Category Archives: kid stuff

Mal: Six Months Old

Boom. Only 6 days late. πŸ™‚

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mal 5 months

Mal 4 months

mal 3 months

mal 2 months

mal 1 month

I gotta work on my color balancing skills.

(Compare to Dakota at 6 months.)

 

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Mal: Five Months Old

Sigh. I’m a whole week late on this one. Noooo I’m slipping!!

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Mal 4 months

mal 3 months

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mal 1 month

(Here’s a link to Dakota’s 5 month photo.)

Mal: Four Months Old

Whoops, this one’s a little late. I was only a day late taking the actual picture though, so I’m still giving myself full credit. πŸ™‚ I haven’t yet managed the combo of smiling/looking at the camera/in focus for the monthly photo, but I’m getting close.

Mal 4 months

mal 3 months

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Here’s Dakota at 4 months.

Mal: Three Month Old

Hurray another photo actually taken on time!

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I even remembered the ground hog stuffed animal! And I think I got the photo cropped to the same size as last month, though there’s only so much time I’m willing to spend staring at circles on a blanket… πŸ™‚

mal 2 months

mal 1 month

And a bonus picture! Mal’s figured out how to grab the belly sticker, and I’m up on a step stool trying to take his picture, so my special helper kept putting the belly sticker back in place for me. Complete with dinosaur tattoos on her hands. πŸ™‚

sticker helper

And of course, here’s Dakota at 3 months.

Mal: Two Months Old

Woohoo two month photo!

mal 2 months

And I just realized I forgot the stuffed animal again. :(Oh well, soldier on! Here’s one month:

mal 1 month

And Dakota at 2 months.

Dakota: Three Years Old!

Okay, I love these kid interview things, so I wanted to give Dakota one… Here are her responses, no prompting/suggesting answers on my part. But a few answers warranted a follow-up question, and I’ve clarified a few of the answers for posterity as well. πŸ™‚

What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite animal? Tigers
What is your favorite book? Sadness [From “Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions”]
What is your favorite TV show? Diego [“Go, Diego, Go!”]
What is your favorite movie? Finding Nemo [disclosure: I listed out the movies she’s seen because she doesn’t know the difference between a movie and a TV show]
What is your favorite song? Twinkle Twinkle
What is your favorite food? Broccoli [disclosure: we smother her broccoli in butter, which probably helps. :)]
What is your favorite drink? Milk
What is your favorite clothes? Shirts [Which shirt? My white one]
What is your favorite game? Toca Blocks [an app on the smart phone]
What is your favorite toy? Dinosaurs
Who is your best friend? Kimberly
What is your favorite thing to do? Spinning [I think she means twirling in a circle?]
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Sliding
What is your favorite holiday? Dance class [she starts dance class next week]
Where is your favorite place to go? The playground
What do you want to be when you grow up? A big person [But what job do you want to do? Helping Alaska (our dog)]
What did you do on your birthday? Blew out candles

3 years

Past years:

2 year

1 year

Mal: One Month Old

Mal is a month old, hurray!

mal 1 month

He’s not quite as big as Dakota was at one month, but he’s certainly trying to look it with that double chin. πŸ™‚

I’m still taking pictures in the living room, but I laid the (awesome handmade gift) blanket in the middle of the floor instead of on the couch, in the hopes of somewhat more even light. And while the legwarmers were fun for Dakota, I figure there’s enough going on with this new blanket so I’ll keep the clothing super simple this time.

I do have a stuffed animal for his pictures, but I completely forgot about it until I went back and looked at Dakota’s one month photo. Curses! But I’m not going for perfection here, and I’m happy with the shot I got, so I’m not going to drive myself crazy trying over and over. I’ll just have to remember for next month. πŸ™‚

Dakota: 2 years, 9 months

So I’m almost 3 weeks behind on taking this photo, but at least I got it done! Dakota really likes these photo sessions, which gives me a pretty good incentive to try and keep them going. Yay!

2 years 9 months

Past months:

2 years 6 months

2 years 3 months

2 year

Dakota: 2 years, 6 months

Whew, A bit late on this one. I’ve been trying to crop the progress photos to the same size by counting the bricks on the fireplace, but I’m going to have to start cropping wider if I keep going… She keeps getting taller, surprise surprise. πŸ™‚

2 years 6 monthsAnd past months:

2 years 3 months

2 year

Dakota: 2 years, 3 months

Whew, 2+ weeks late, but I got ‘er done!

2 years 3 months

And previous picture for comparison:

2 year

Her hands are behind her back for the current picture because she refused to put down her very own special camera:

With Camera

I negotiated the photo session by agreeing to take turns having my picture taken with her new camera. Here was her best attempt:

Toddler camera skills

Not bad. Sadly her camera doesn’t have a flash so non-blurry indoor shots are probably going to be tough for her. I actually originally set Dakota up with my 10-year-old point-and-shoot, but it’s so small that her fingers ended up blocking the lens at least 90% of the time. She liked it enough that I decided a camera more designed for her current dexterity level would be worthwhile. Really the old iPhone that we set up to be “her” phone with games and such has a much better camera, but it just doesn’t look sufficiently camera-like. I wonder if there exists an iPhone case that bulks it up and makes it look like a “real” camera with a “lens” centered on the back and such. I’d buy that. πŸ™‚