Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy First Birthday, Malcolm!

Happy first birthday, sweet baby boy! 

Height: 31.8 inches (98th percentile)
Weight: 24 pounds, 4 ounces (88th percentile)
Head: 19.4 inches (off the charts -- still! Somehow there's something greater than 100%)
2 teeth 

Malcolm's favorite things are mama, food, and following dada and sister around the house.  He will eat anything now, except eggs.  Eggs make him angry.  He eats three meals a day, and nurses four times a day (morning, naps, and bedtime).  

Just in time for his birthday, Malcolm began walking! May 1st he took off and hasn't looked back. 

Malcolm plays in the kitchen, mostly pulling everything out and then walking around everywhere with a spatula or the pretend pizza cutter. He loves his dinosaur. He gives hugs now and loves to dive to give hugs, then right back to mama or dad.  He has also started giving (very open-mouthed) kisses! 

Last night as an 11 month old

For Malcolm's birthday we took him to the Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.  We all had a great time! 

The zoo proved to be a little too exciting for the birthday boy

My birthday boy!

My little Pooh Bear: always hungry! 
Making his cake, letting him taste the frosting, per tradition!

A quick photo shoot of the birthday boy:

Birthday prayers

Cake Time!

"Mama, why did you take my fork away?"

Playing peek-a-boo

How many people does it take to clean up a birthday baby? 

Answer: 1 Nana + 1 Grandma

Sunday, April 16, 2017



We celebrated Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection with both sides of our family this year. It was a double blessing! 

Discovering her Easter basket! 
 Finding the hidden eggs!

Malcolm took a big spill off the stairs outside two days before Easter! 

Each year we partake in a mini Seder meal, which reminds us of the long-awaited prophesies fulfilled by Christ's life, death, and resurrection. He IS the ultimate Passover lamb. 

Trying the kids' "wine" (aka grape juice)

The kids cover their eyes during the hiding of the Afikomen.  After the Easter meal, we let them hunt for it, and the finder gets to redeem the Easter basket for all to partake.

Noah found the Afikomen!