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

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

just so you know...

it's another boy!
and since he is growing so fast and they just never knew when i acctually got pregnant cause my body just doesn't like to function properly... they changed my date. it's nice to gain a week with out even trying! around october 13th we'll be meeting this little fellow.

xoxo, mollymalia

Saturday, May 22, 2010


so all i can say that since my trip to hawaii with merrick and the two weeks i spent with out playing on the internet (the internet diet, a great thing) i just would rather spend my time else where... like playing with my little fella, working long hours at work and working my days around my tired achy self with a combo of dry heaving, gagging, barfing and yes, a grumpy ol me... not that i'm complaining... i'm excited to be having another wee one this fall!!

but then i started thinking about my mom... i started this blog mainly for her... so that she could see what we have been up too... and show the kids off to her co workers... so sorry mom... i'll try and be better and send you more photos so long as we get to talk everyday still!

we went to visit grandma helen... like i do every year down in orem. when i lived closer i used to stop by all the time and just lay there on the lawn and chat. i would imagine my kids sitting with her telling her what to tell me and to be happy.
as we were walking back to the truck, merrick turned around and waved to grandmas head stone. he then waved and said 'bye bye'.

but this here is a great photo of what we have been up to these days.... independent merrick... so i better go... until next time... when ever that may be!

xoxo, mollymalia

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

one year photo...

here's my little man... merrick kekoa.... one year later.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

my artist

this afternoon we had art hour. it was fun! merrick got to use markers for the first time and i thought that he did a very good job. he started out as a lefty... then wanted to hold all the pens. he was having a blast creating this master piece and i love it! even having a little taste of the brown was an event... with a brown line down his lip and chin with a 'chocolate' tongue!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


we went sledding the other day at sugarhouse... we found that it was more fun when the slopes were warn from other sledders and a bit icy... we caught more speed and more laughs... i would cause the sled to spin, it scared jord the first time i did and she called me a 'bad driver', but then on the next run she would yell at me to do it again! kasey had to convince both jord and i that it was time to go and that we could come back another time...
i wasn't to sure what merrick thought about it all. he would sort of whine like a puppy on the day down... no smiles... then when we reached the bottom he was all smiles and would try to get the sled to move some more...

it was a good day! anyone want to come with us next time??
xoxo, mollymalia
happy new year by the way!