Monthly Archives: May 2017

Dakota: Four Years Old!

The photo was just a month late. ha. The interview only just happened this week though…

What is your favorite color? Pink,  purple, and orange

What is your favorite animal? Bunny rabbits

What is your favorite book? Elmo

What is your favorite TV show? Masha and the Bear

What is your favorite movie? Frozen [still some prompting required to explain the difference between a TV show and a movie]

What is your favorite song? “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

What is your favorite food? Mint chocolate chip ice cream

What is your favorite drink? Chocolate milkshake

What is your favorite clothes? Shark dress [she was wearing it when I asked, may have answered differently if she was dressed differently]

What is your favorite game? Sago Mini Pet Cafe [a mobile app that she just downloaded a few days ago]

What is your favorite toy? Unicorn stuffy

Who is your best friend?  Aria and Kimberly

What is your favorite thing to do? Playing pretend

What is your favorite thing to do outside? Playing basketball

What is your favorite holiday? Valentine’s Day

Where is your favorite place to go? Swim class

What do you want to be when you grow up? An astronaut

What did you do on your birthday? Eat cake

Dakota helped decorate the shirt this time. 🙂 Past years:

3 years

2 year

1 year


Mal: One Year Old!

And now to execute my new master plan of keeping the kid progress photos going entirely on my phone. No more fancy camera and downloading and editing on my computer and all that jazz. So here we are! Of course the photo was taken 3 weeks late and it’s been several more months since then, but whatever! Keep the dream alive! 🙂

(Link to Dakota at one year.)

Mal’s Monthly Photos Combined

I went back through Mal’s photos and redid the cropping so that they were all the same size. It was much easier compared to Dakota’s since the background blanket had a repeating pattern on it. If I ever do this again I’m just going to throw a yardstick in the photos, that’ll make it super simple. 🙂

mal 1 year combined

Here’s Dakota’s:

Combined Photos

And here’s Mal’s 1 month and 12 month next to each other. Spoiler alert: He got bigger!!

mal 1 month 049Mal 12 months 019

Mal: Twelve Months Old

Woo-hoo I managed all 12 months! This last one was actually taken just 3 days late, but then it took me another 3 months to get it off my camera. Sigh.

Mal 12 months

(previous even months)

Mal 10 monthsMal 8 monthsmal 6 monthsMal 4 monthsmal 2 months

(Here’s the link to Dakota at 12 months)