Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Malachi is 7!

Yesterday we marked another year with Malachi.  My how he has grown!

{Moments old}

{1 year}

{2 years}

{3 years}

{4 years}

{5 years}

{6 years}

Now at 7 years old, Malachi
~is going into the 2nd grade
~reads fairly well at his grade level
~has a good memory for learning spelling words
~can add and subtract (we are almost finished with Math-U-See Alpha)
~writes with neat handwriting (print)
~lost three teeth so far, with one more barely hanging in there (please, oh please let that tooth fall out soon!)
 ~is pretty silly
~wears size 6 pants and a size 1 shoe
~loves to cuddle up with me, and often still climbs into my lap (but he's getting really big!)
 ~loves pizza and macaroni and cheese, which he requested for supper
~usually loves any candy or cookies
~does not like fruits or vegetables (I cannot think of any that he eats voluntarily)...oh wait, he still loves mashed potatoes (if you can count a potato as a vegetable, lol)
~does not like chicken
~eats a lot of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches because we are almost always eating something he doesn't like
~does like chili, chili dogs (when we are eating hotdogs), spaghetti, a homemade "hamburger helper" dish that Caleb makes, pizza hotdish, tacos, in other words we can get him to eat ground beef and tomato sauce if it is cooked into something he is used to eating.  Otherwise, I don't know where he would get protein and veggies from!

 ~rides his bike around our neighborhood and over to a friend's house
~loves to play xbox with his brothers
~sleeps with Zeke and Josh (I have given up trying to give the boys their own beds)
~pretty much tries to match Zeke and Josh in just about everything

 ~requested whipped cream (in the can) and chocolate cake for his birthday

We had some fun celebrating Malachi's birthday.  I don't think he did any school all day.  Hurray for a day off!  Grandma Karen and Grandpa Marc were here, as was our friend Ben.  We had pizza, pizza rolls, macaroni and cheese, and broccoli and cheese for supper.  Mercy, ever my late-bloomer, loved the mac and cheese and even ate a little broccoli and cheese (didn't get that from her momma!).  Malachi was happy as a peach when I told him he could have as many pizza rolls as he wanted.  He had so much food he couldn't finish his last piece of pizza.  :)  We had fun taking pictures with him, too (but wow, what is up with my hair???).  He was a ninja when it came time to blow out the candle--he was super fast!  The whipped cream was a big hit around the table.  I got Malachi a Marvel Avengers version of the popular kids game Guess Who.  It is epic.  

Happy Birthday, Malachi!  We are so thankful for you!

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