Out and about

Here is what Miss Molly has been up to! She still inch worming around. She occasionally gets up on all fours and rocks. She’s still a great eater! She LOVES to feed herself. She likes to eat green beans, mangos (from Great Grandma Dixie), bananas, pancakes, waffles, cooked carrots, cherrios (of course) etc. Some other things that Molly likes to do are, take baths and splash in the water, “pet” the cat, inch worm around and play with toys, tip over her toy bin to get to her toys, play in boxes, play in Max’s tent, play with balloons, ride in the front pack or back pack, watch Max do almost anything, get her feet nibbled, clap, be startled etc. Molly does not like having her diaper changed (I distract her with toys), being laid down to sleep, being tired, teething. She is still a pretty calm baby – woo hoo!

Max and Molly’s Great Grandma (GG) spent the night after Max’s third birthday party. We got to enjoy lots of GG time.

GG and molly

mollys pool

We discovered that this blue bin is a perfect pool for Molly

sun baby

I think the glasses were a wee too night after seeing this photo…

sun baby 2

Playing a computer game with Daddy.

father daughter bonding

Eating Max’s birthday cake (shhhh don’t tell him!)

chocolate cake  molly

Peacefully sleeping.

sleeping molly 3

A straight jacket of a bib. Molly is excellent at taking off her bibs. So I found these darling little things!

  dr seuss

Sink baths at Whidbey

The kiddos and I were able to go up to Whidbey with Betty for a few days this week. The weather was mostly rainy but there was a lot of playing chase and other games. We also learned what double sinks are really for.

whidbey sink bath 2 whidbey sink bath 3 whidbey sink bath


Sleeping Molly

While on our walk the other day Molly fell asleep. I just don’t know how you could look at that and think it was random chance. She is such a gift from God.

sleeping molly on a walk

Higher level thinking

Max will be three this month. Yes, THREE. He’s almost getting his drivers license he’s so old! Every day I can tell he’s getting smarter. Kelly or I read three books to him before his nap and before bed time. If he’s being a little rascal and not following directions getting ready for either slumber session we take away one book. Yes, we are horrible parents and punish our child this way. It works fairly well though because that kid loves books! Yesterday I had to take one book away before nap time and Max was not happy. In his room I told him to pick out two books. He was dilly dallying around and so I told him two books or no books. (I was pulling out the big guns.) He told me, “Mommy, don’t be mean to me because it makes me feel mad.” Whoa a little almost three-year-old cause and effect! I informed him that I was sorry if he felt mad but he still needed to pick out his books.

Here are some activities Max has been up to:

boy in a bin

Reading in the clothes hamper.

bunny max

Being a cute little carrot eating bunny. The boy loves eating carrots!

carrot cake muffin 2

This is Max saying no to the mommy paparazzi. He was just so dang cute in his “farmer hat” eating his carrot cake muffin. I couldn’t resist.

carrying max and molly

We had some spare time on Friday so we walked to the school to play on the playground. There are some horses nearby. Well less than a mile. Round trip it was about a three hour walk. Molly fell asleep and Max had a great time finding dandelions, rocks and sticks. He liked getting to see the horses and hear them make funny noises. On the way back he started to get tired. He would tell me he was tired and needed  rest so he would just sit down on the side of the road. It was pretty dang cute. I offered to carry him on my back and he loved that idea. It was quite a lot of effort to get him up there while having Molly attached to my front but as you can see it worked out. We were quite the sight!

daddy and max

We had this strange kush type ball that Max loved playing with.

diaper and boots mxa

He just had to go outside as soon as possible and didn’t have time for clothes! Who needs them anyway?!

doll hair at natalias

We were at a friend’s house who has a daughter the same age as Max. I saw him brushing the doll’s hair. It was so cute and sweet! He gave her hair a few brushes then decided to run around.

max not wanting his pic taken



Molly is eight months old!

8 month molly 1I couldn’t help but put bunny ears on Molly for her eight-month-photo shoot. I was able to keep her in one spot by bribing her with Cheerios. Oh and why yes, those are watermelon socks with teal sock ons on her!


Molly and her big brother!

molly eating cherrios

Eating snacks out on the deck watching Max play.

molly loves boxes

Molly has a brown cloth bin of just baby toys that I keep down on the floor for her. She’s able to tip the bin over and get her toys out.

shirt hair with meow meow

Doesn’t everyone wear shirts on their heads?!

sleeping molly on a walk

She fell asleep in the ergo on our walk with Max to see some horses today. It was really sweet seeing her beautiful sleeping face. Babies are such a miracle from God.