Match Making?

My good friend Naomi has four precious kiddos. The youngest is a little younger than Molly. I think it is special that she and I were pregnant at the same time. We spent quite a bit of time together for the last two years. Max and I would go over and play with her at the time three kids. Max loved it there. They also lived right next door to an awesome park that Max loved!

Anyway, she has one four-year-old son. He is adorable and she emailed me the following today:

” I have to tell you something funny. Kai was a little sad that it is not ok to marry people in your own family, so he decided he’d like to marry Molly. He said he knows he needs to get her a ring, and then he asked if they just had to dance together to be married! LOL! I told him the girl has to want to marry him as well, and you go through a ceremony. I would love for Kai to have awesome in-laws, though there are many years between now and when dating and marriage is a real possibility. I just thought it was so cute. :-)”

She also reminded me of the time we all went to the zoo last spring. Here are the pictures that I took that day.

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Max's first solo carousel ride. He was so sad when the ride stopped,
Max’s first solo carousel ride. He was so sad when the ride stopped,
Our four kids (that weren't in our bellies at the time) This picture is very special to me.
Our four kids (that weren’t in our bellies at the time) This picture is very special to me.
This is the horse he picked out.
This is the horse he picked out.
Such a sweet picture.
Such a sweet picture.

Fort Stevens 2014

We went camping at Fort Stevens on the Oregon Coast last week. My parents took my sister and I there camping when we were growing up. My Kelly and I also camped there for a week the summer that Max was one. We have great memories of that. So we camped there again with Molly, my parents and my sister. The weather was pretty good and we had a great time together.

Molly tapped out on car seat time about an hour in. Too bad it took three to get there.
Molly tapped out on car seat time about an hour in. Too bad it took three to get there.
This was a typical day. My dad secretly loves their dog Bella.
This was a typical day. My dad secretly loves their dog Bella.
Papa Lynn with Molly.
Papa Lynn with Molly.
Aunt Kelly and Molly sharing a snack.
Aunt Kelly and Molly sharing a snack.
Molly clapping with delicious birthday cupcake frosting on her hands.
Molly clapping with delicious birthday cupcake frosting on her hands.
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I love that she’s trying to stuff as much cupcake in her mouth as it will allow.
She looks like a big kid to me in jeans and this adorable hood sweatshirt!
She looks like a big kid to me in jeans and this adorable hood sweatshirt!

 

Molly is a fan of the golf card and of course we took it camping.
Molly is a fan of the golf card and of course we took it camping.
Daddy preparing to cruise the campground with Molly.
Daddy preparing the golf cart to cruise the campground.
Molly in four wheel drive.
Molly in four wheel drive.
Our first day at the beach was crazy windy and cold but Molly had a good time digging.
Our first day at the beach was crazy windy and cold but Molly had a good time digging.
Molly helping me build a sandcastle.
Molly helping me build a sandcastle.
Day 2 at the beach was nicer. Molly doing serious playing on the sandbar.
Day 2 at the beach was nicer. Molly doing serious playing on the sandbar.
So cute!
So cute!
Checking out some kids squealing and laughing.
Checking out some kids squealing and laughing.
This is one of my favorite pictures from our trip.
This is one of my favorite pictures from our trip.
The beach was so windy Kelly put up a tent for us. We ate licorice and watched people.
The beach was so windy Kelly put up a tent for us. We ate licorice and watched people.
Molly digging in the sand.
Molly digging in the sand.
Look at that cutie!
Look at that cutie!
Another one of my favs.
Another one of my favs.

 

 

Molly is ONE!

I cannot believe it but Molly turned one! We celebrated with a joint birthday party with Molly’s cousin, James who is 9 days older than her. This was with Kelly’s side of the family. Then we spent six days down at Fort Stevens on the Oregon Coast and celebrated Molly’s birthday down there with my parents and sister. Right before Molly’s birthday she and I took a mini road trip up to Bellingham to see my dear friend, Suzanne. We’ve been friends since 7th grade! She offered conduct a birthday photo shoot of Molly. This was so sweet and generous of her. Its been hard at times to feel celebratory of Molly’s birthday because Max isn’t here to celebrate with us. However Molly does need to be celebrated! This photo shoot helped to get me in a better frame of mind.

Suzanne's three-year-old daughter Jubilee let Molly borrow her pretty necklaces.
Suzanne’s three-year-old daughter Jubilee let Molly borrow her pretty necklaces.
This is one of my favs.
This is one of my favs.
She loved that balloon...until it popped...
She loved that balloon…until it popped…
Don't you just love the pink swimsuit with the tutu!
Don’t you just love the pink swimsuit with the tutu!
I love this picture!!!
I love this picture!!!
Jubilee and Molly. Jubilee loves babies!
Jubilee and Molly. Jubilee loves babies!
Molly sitting with Jubilee and Asa, Suzanne's six-year-old son.
Molly sitting with Jubilee and Asa, Suzanne’s six-year-old son.
Look at that little belly button!
Look at that little belly button!
I love how this photo captures her eyes.
I love how this photo captures her eyes.
Suzanne's three-year-old daughter Jubilee let Molly borrow her pretty necklaces.
Suzanne’s three-year-old daughter Jubilee let Molly borrow her pretty necklaces.

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Molly is bear crawling here. That's her go to form of transportation on grass.
Molly is bear crawling here. That’s her go to form of transportation on grass.
Suzanne gave Molly a ballerina book for her birthday. Molly loves looking and playing with books.
Suzanne gave Molly a ballerina book for her birthday. Molly loves looking and playing with books.
We finished off all of the hard work with some chocolate birthday cake for everyone!
We finished off all of the hard work with some chocolate birthday cake for everyone!