Friday, May 28, 2010

Go Dodgers!

Tonight was Malachi's first T-ball game of the season. He was so excited all day and it was really fun to see him playing this evening.

Swing batter batter...
Run Malachi!
His friend, Isaac, was the first baseman for the Orioles.
He scores!
When I first started videoing I forgot I had the camera sideways...oops!
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Malachi's improved a lot since last year - he'll hit the ball, run the bases and (kind of) pay attention while in the field. Next week he has games on Tuesday and Friday, both at 5:30!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Big Boy!

Elliott's working on a new skill:
Apparently he's concentrating so hard on not toppling over that he can't smile!

This picture about sums up how he feels about his big brother:

I'm pretty sure Malachi has no idea what's going to happen when Elliott starts moving for real. He's going to have a constant shadow!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Kindermusik Party

Yesterday was the end-of-semester party for Malachi's Kindermusik class. We had a great time going to the park with our friends for a picnic, bike riding and some exploring.
Thank you, Miss Kelly, for making sure Malachi and his friends had a fun time learning about music. Thank you, Papaw and GranMols, for giving Malachi the gift of Kindermusik this winter/spring - he had a lot of fun!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

So Tired!

This is how I found Malachi during his nap a few days ago. I could barely open the door enough to take this picture and the flash didn't even make him flinch! Normally he doesn't sleep, so I was really surprised to find him like this. We have been pretty busy lately and our schedule is catching up with the best of us.

T-ball practice is in full swing and games start at the end of the month. Here's the schedule in case you want to see Malachi play:
Friday, May 28th @ 5:30 vs. Orioles
Tuesday, June 1st @ 5:30 vs. Blue Jays
Friday, June 4th @ 5:30 vs. Rays
Friday, June 11th @ 5:30 vs. Reds
Monday, June 14th @ 5:30 vs. Astros
Friday, June 18th @ 5:30 vs. Orioles
Monday, June 21st @ 5:30 vs. Blue Jays
We've also been busy working in our basement. The walls have been framed and we're running the electric and doing plumbing now. Hopefully we'll be able to start hanging drywall soon and finish everything in the next couple of months...that's not too optimistic is it?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Bowling Ball Champion

Last Sunday afternoon we participated in family bowling day with over a hundred other people from church. We had a great time and Malachi loved it. He kept telling everyone that he was the bowling ball champion! He also showed us some dance moves:

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Cincinnati Children's Museum

Last Saturday the boys and I went to Cincinnati for the day to enjoy the children's museum with our friends from Richmond, Kari and Camden. I wasn't able to get many good pictures because Malachi's in an anti-smile-for-the-camera phase. Oh well!
The water area was a favorite for both boys. Thank goodness for the smocks...although they didn't help Camden too much - he was soaked from head to toe!

The oversized puzzle on the wall fascinated Malachi. He kept telling me how cool it was that the pieces had velcro on the backs.

These shapes were magnets that you could arrange and build different things. Malachi made Camden, on the left, and himself, on the right. He wanted to make this face in the picture because "Camden" has eyes (so his right eye is open) and "Malachi" doesn't (his left eye is closed).

Both Malachi and I are already looking forward to our next trip!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

6 Months Old

Although it's almost unbelievable, a half a year has passed since this little cutie joined our family. Elliott is the happiest little guy I've ever been around and he is a true blessing to me, Erik and Malachi. This month Elliott's been eating more, moving more and becoming more vocal. He's now eating cereal twice a day along with a fruit and a veggie. He's rolling a lot and squirms around so much that he can wriggle to get toys that are just out of reach. He also loves to laugh and his big brother can always get a good giggle out of him. While we were in Boston his first tooth popped through and just this week a second has joined it. He's still sleeping well - at least 12 hours at night and also a couple naps during the day. He's getting more and more aware daily and I'm excited to see what next month's developments will be!