Friday, August 25, 2017

Kai Turned Four!

So... We were too busy camping on Kai's birthday to get any pictures. We went up to Casper to see the eclipse, which just happened to be Kai's birthday weekend. AND our trip up to Wyoming overlapped our cousins' drive from Yellowstone to Mount Rushmore, so we had Aaron, Gabriella, Grandma Sue, Uncle Scott, Aunt Julie, our family, Jeeves, and a few hundred other campers to hang out with. Other campers even caught on and serenaded our little guy with "Happy Birthday." I don't think I've ever seen him smile so big!
I had made Minecraft themed cake pops to take in the cooler, and we got some freeze dried ice cream. That was enough for a birthday party. (I remembered birthday candles, but forgot matches. Luckily, hundreds of other people were camping right next to us...)
Kai is small but mighty! He still wears 2T pants, but he's incredibly bold, and will talk anyone's ear off. He loves any activity where he can run, climb, jump, swing, or dance. He's fiercely protective of his little sister, and adores his older brothers. His favorite color is green, but he's red-green colorblind, so I haven't figured out if he actually likes green or just a certain shade of brown... He passed his food challenge for fish (no more Epi-pen!), but still hates salmon. He'll eat it if bribed with mint chocolate chip ice cream though!
Kai is the only kiddo in his Primary class, which he prefers, because he gets his teacher all to himself. He's super excited to start preschool and meet new friends though. (And has requested to go by "Malachi" instead of just "Kai" while he's at school.)
We love our little angel!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Birthday Photos

I decided to try taking Abi's birthday photos myself. I learned a lot... But I think they came out pretty well in spite of my noob-ness. It helps to have an awesome subject!