Monday, February 7, 2011


merrick went in a few weeks ago to have tubes placed in his ears... i would like to say that it worked... well it seemed to have work for a few days, then he was crying about them and pulling at his ears again... we go in on wednesday again to get him checked out...

it was so sad to see him upset in the hospital... he was terrified! i tried to stay as calm as i could... kasey wanted to just take him and run! i'm glad we had it done, i just wish that merrick would feel better.

and as i type, merrick is screaming in the other room cause kasey is drawing him a tub... merrick used to love tub time... now he screams then entire time and i have to hold him in the tub and wash him with a wet towel...

so sad...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

merricks 2nd birthday party...

so, um i'm way behind... we had merricks bday party earlier this month... at least i'm posting this in the same month as the event right, not that bad!

merrick and his buds had tons of fun! kasey made this race ramp the night before... last minute idea! and it worked out great! we had been collecting, with the help of my mom, match box cars from savers for the kids to play with and take home... they raced down the ramp and played on the track rug that we found at ikea... i remember having one when i was younger and loved it!

thank you betsy for all your help! it was fun having you and the girls here... merrick really misses niki and g.

Friday, December 31, 2010

the next chapter... potty

merrick is so proud...

...of his choo-choo's.

he has quite the collection of thomas the train. books, pjs, dvd's, tracks and trains, a back pack...

and the latest edition to the merrick obsession...

big boy b-b-d's...

to which he wears over his diapers...

he has been so good about letting me know that he has to go (i think he does cause he knows he gets a lolly pop)... he likes to sit perched high on his throne... he looks at books and flexes his arms like hulk when he poops. i love that kid!

xoxo, mollymalia

Thursday, December 23, 2010

christmas 2010

kasey thought this was just torture and almost didn't had merrick over to santa.. he began screaming when we stepped inside the santa shack in sugar house...
but as for me... i wanted the picture! and besides, the ones of the screaming kids are the best!!! does that make me a bad mom? santa had a hard time holding him... but, on the other had, i don't blame merrick... santa smelt like b.o. and soggy, stale cigarettes.
last years photo was just to pleasant... christmas 2009

Monday, December 13, 2010

knox @ 2 months

so my little pal went in to get his shots today... it didn't go as well as merricks... ox cried til we got to the car. poor guy!
so here are his stats...
weight: 10lbs. 15 oz. (32%)
lenght: 22.5 in. (33%)
head: 39.5 cm (38%)
vs. merrick at 2 months
height: 24 in (88%)
weight: 10 lbs 12 oz (24%)
head: 39.5 cm (41%)
currently ox loves to eat... sleep... and cuddle.
he can roll from his tummy to his back... loves tummy time even gets a few push ups in! it so cute!
he is smiling a ton, coos and laughs.
i'm glad that i have another great sleeper... i put him in his bed at 6pm awake... it takes him about 5 min to fall asleep on his own... then he wakes at 2am to eat and then is up at 7am.
he hates his car seat... but sleeps in the car... as long as the car is moving... red lights and stop signs are no longer his friends.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

happy thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

blessing day 11/14/10

knox was wearing the same aloha suit that merrick wore about a year and a half ago... merrick was about 4 months when we blessed him... the top fit fine, the bottoms we couldn't pour him in to. knox on the other hand, fit the shorts, but was bursting at the buttons around the belly! at about 5 weeks!? knox is our 'el tubbo'.

the scratches, by the way, were done about 10 min before he was blessed... so it made it great for pictures... right? and why not... one didn't want to take pictures, one couldn't sit still and the other was just chillin.... why not. something to look forward too during all family photos...
xoxo, mollymalia

autumn leaves

kasey got out the leaf blower a few weeks ago... merrick loved it. anytime he heard it go on he would run to the door. these leaves were the first round to fall... oh how i love my maple trees!
i guess its a good thing that we no longer have big dogs with big poops in our back yard.... that would have been one stinky merrick... still, some how he had leaves and dirt in his diaper... boys! love em!

xoxo, mollymalia

Saturday, November 20, 2010

really... been busy... okay! its only been over 3 months since i last posted... this is just the begining... i'll throw some more on in the next couple days!


xoxo mollymalia

Monday, July 5, 2010

amen to freedom!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


i am seriously behind again on my blogging... sorry. oh well...
we have been so busy playing out side, getting the backyard ready for a make over, redoing the garage and the basement, de-cluttering.. again, swimming, taking long walks at sugarhouse park and playing in the garden... you know... my typical nesting routine... oh and smooching the cheeks off this kid! he is our entertainment these days... could you ask for anything more?? i love getting home from work to run around the backyard before dinner and then watch him water my garden (which is growing great again this year!). the pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, green beans, jalapenos, peppercinis and green peppers... mmm i'll be hanging around the cherry tomatoes right mom?!
merrick is growing fast! he had his 18 month check up last week. 23 lbs. and 33 in. tall. he doesn't turn down any food... love it. working on spitting out words, and is very good at communicating unless he is tired... love it. loves the water... love it. naps on the the bottom bunk... love it. loves to be tackled and tickled by mom and dad every night before bed... love it. sings and dances to music... love it. grabs my chin or my cheeks and loves to plant kisses on me then tilts his head to the side, says something in gibberish and flashes his dimples!... love it. hangs out in the garage with dad playing with all the tools... love it. what would i do with out this kid? and soon i get to love on two of them!! thank you kasey!

xoxo, mollymalia