Malachi is 6

You can hear Taron saying “all done” in the background. Only one of the candles lived up to its “trick” potential…

Nanny’s blog

Since I cant seem to find the extra time to get all these things in, I’ll let you in on a little secret. My nanny blogs! Kristin gets some great photos and quotes from the kids when she is with them. So I wanna share the love 🙂 Here are some of  my favs!


Arwyn’s Birthday

Vange’s birthday.

and Tarons teeth


Vange is 3!

Back in August Vange turned 3!

We had owl cupcakes.

We played a balloon stomping game. Inside each balloon as they popped each person found a pic of Vange with a scripture to pray over her as they are reminded of her by putting the pic on there fridge.

And we decorated a big banner with pictures and words of affirmation to her, to be hanged above her bed. It was grand.

food: banana, pomegranite, banana bread, oatmeal, eggs
I want to be cowgirl when i grow up

love tomake crafts, blow bubbles

favorite animal: monkey
my color is red

The MAIN birthday gift

We gave him a teaser when we celerbrated with Steve and Devon a week prior to his birthday, knee pads and wrist bands. We had to show him You tube videos of boy his age skating that also wore them t oconvince him it was cool and necessary, and common. He has been talking about this day, getting a board, for months now and it didn’t disapoint. He has surprised me and actually practices every day. Now A is bummed that he can go faster than she can on her skates. I am tryin to explain that skater is actually easier in the balance and speed department but her compettive nature just won’t hear it.

Excitedly but patiently waiting for dad to put the optional handle on, to turn it into a scooter for beginners. Enjoy those curly locks along with me, M is requesting to cut them off. 😦

the trick trying begins

this completed his day as the “best birthday ever”. Course now he is saying when he turns 6 he wants water skis!

Malachi’s birthday of treats

This is the 3rd year where M has requested Monkey bread for his breakfast on the morning of his birthday. Course now in India the recipe has changed a little from the first and second year (which didn’t get blogged about because we moved a week later to India). But enjoyed just the same. Below is how he woke up. He wanted a spider man cake and after I looked up a design that I thought I could handle drawing on his Baskin Robbins ice cream cake I realized that I couldnt make the frostong necessary for icing a cake cause my sugar available is big cubes not powdered, and my grinder mixer is broken. So I made a”spidey web” on his bunk the night before and he woke up to this surprise.

The generous boy that he is, he shared his mini monkey bread with his 2 favorite sisters.

His choice of acivity for the day was to watch movies, and so he did, 3 I think. For lunch we went to our favorite ( and only) restaraunt where he ordered (surprise, surprise) cheese pizza and french fries, then his usual hot fudge sundae, below. We brought the “5” candle that Nana had brought from AZ in may and we whisper sang happy birthday in the restaraunt. I love thsi picture!

Josiah found some “man flare” to add the occasion, fire. These candles were more like fireworks than candles, in fact he had to do a test run outside to see how big the flame was going to be before setting it on front of our son. In the evening we brought out the ice cream cake with the requested choclate and vanilla ice cream.

I think we may have traumatized him, look at all his faces below.

Then some more traumatizing, Josiah didn’t stop at fireworks on the boys cake he had to get a candle we saw the week before on someone elses birthday cake, the middle torches and sings and then the side little ones pop out to blow. You can see the relief on his face when the torch is gone and only tiny ones are left… pretty funny!

To get this picture Josiah had to tell him a funny joke, cause he was still uptight from all the fire. Oh! what a cutie.

Then after cake we sent him on his hunt for gifts…

Happy Birthday 5 year old!

5 years ago today , well tonight ( 8:11 am  Ca time) Malachi Josiah was born. Making his debut 3 weeks early at 37 weeks on the nose.

He came fast and furious and still his today.

We love you “little man”, we hope you understand how special you are to us.

We pray that  you will know deeply the good plans that God has for you.

(celebration pictures to come, celebration in progress)