This picture below was actually taken a few days before Malachi's birthday. As part of his school, we write in a journal every day. On May 29, it was our friend Ben's birthday. I was having a hard time getting Chi's attention. I asked him what he wanted to write about, and he said Ben's birthday. I decided since he had learned all his lower-case letters, he could do the writing (with me spelling). He did a great job, considering we haven't practiced writing on lines yet. He was proud of his work.
Pardon the dirt...it goes hand-in-hand with little boys and playing outside, don't you think?
I asked him to show me how old he was, and he started counting it out on his fingers...
Oh, good, he knows he's six!!
Someone is ready for cake...
We love you, Malachi!!
At 6 years old, Malachi...
~still has a million-dollar smile that melts hearts
~loves all things sweet, including candy, cookies, cake, ice cream, pop, etc.
~hates anything with chicken in it (I have no idea why)
~won't eat hotdogs
~loves casseroles with any sort of tomato sauce - ground beef combination (think: pizza hotdish, spaghetti, etc)
~won't eat meatballs
~loves mashed potatoes, but won't eat a regular potato
~and of course loves pizza
~wears some size 5 pants, but mostly size 6 now, especially in shirts
~wears a size 12 shoe
~loves to ride his bike (without training wheels)
In school, Malachi can...
~write all the lowercase letters and several capital letters
~name most of the phonograms that the letters say (a says /a/ in cat, /a/ in cake, /a/ in father)
~read quite a few words (all short-vowel words, and some more complicated words like "leaf")
~do simple addition problems (5+5, etc) and read numbers in the hundreds (316 = three hundred sixteen)