Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas

We are enjoying our Christmas celebrations in MI with family and friends. It's been so good to be with our family as we celebrate God's gift to us, Jesus. As Malachi would say, "happy birthday Jesus." The cold air, bare trees and blazing fireplace have kept us in a festive mood; our childhood memories will be forever linked to a midwest Christmas experience not sunny skies and California palm trees. Although we love the fact that we will soon be greeted by CA warmth when we open the door rather than frigid mind numbing wind. We've had some snow and just enough to give Malachi the delight of making snowmen.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

an opa sighting

my dad had a meeting in pasadena yesterday, he flew in that morning and out in the evening. so we drove to hang out for about an hour and a half, we'll take anytime we can get. malachi was excited to see opa and it also thrilled him that opa flew on a plane to see him. the last week every plane we see has been opa's plane and we've had to explain that those planes were not actually carrying opa at the moment. malachi is also obsessed with mater and mc queen from the movie, cars. he has never seen the movie, but he has a book about them. so he received a couple little cars as a surprise from opa and they are now with him all day long. this adds to the excitement of malachi now sleeping in a big boy bed with is new pillow shaped like mater the tow truck, its worked great. he loves sleeping with mater and he has transitioned out the crib and now claims the bed as his own. he stays in bed once we put him down and he stays in bed in the morning until ryan or i come to get him. it's gone a lot easier than i imagined, now if everything else about an almost 2 year old energetic litte boy could be as easy. like how to stop him from throwing food to the dog or sitting in abram's baby swing....

Sunday, December 2, 2007

2nd Annual Tryptophantastic 4.7 K Run/Walk video

our friend allison shot this short clip - it is a little belated...