Marco, pointing to the waiter: Tell the boy I don’t like these french fries.
Mom: I will not. That would not be polite, buddy.
Marco: Well, you can say ‘excuse me’.

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Marco received a special gift from Mom & Dad for Christmas – an acoustic guitar! His face lit up when he unwrapped the oddly shaped box and saw the instrument inside.

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A few days after Christmas, Grandma Lori, Grandpa Keith and his aunts Mandy, Hayley and Maddie were treated to a performance!


Visit with Auntie ‘Caela

Micaela came up to Napa to visit Marco’s mommy, but mostly to see Marco. We had dinner at a Japanese restaurant Eiko’s in town

Snuggling and reading books on the couch the next morning!
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A few videos from Summer and Fall of 2012, and this past Spring. Mom and Dad are very behind!

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Fall 2012

Spring 2013


Today Marco Amadeus is 3 years old.

Marco weighs 35.2 lbs (80th percentile) and is 39 1/4″ tall (90th percentile)

He spells his name constantly “M-A-R-C-O!”, and has successfully written his name several times.

Favorite book: Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman (that’s my boy!)

He drew his first ‘smiley’ face in his friend’s birthday card:


Favorite music: The Decemberists

Counts to 40 before he stumbles a bit. Knows the alphabet backwards and forwards. Starting to recognize numbers and letters when he sees them in random places.

Marco has been potty trained since December of 2012 – and has had a total of three accidents (two of which occured during the 2-day training).

Fashion choices: sunglasses, Toms, capes, and nail polish on his toenails

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This boy is growing so much everyday.


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I wish we could freeze this moment in time for just a little while.

Birthday party pictures coming shortly!

Comedy act

Just a few bits of Marco’s ongoing comedy routine…

Marco: Mommy, I’m tired.
Me: Me too.
Marco: Oh no. Mommy, you’re five tireds!

Marco slipped on his step stool after brushing his teeth, and smacked his little bum on the edge. He started wailing and with tears streaming down his face, yelled: I NEED A NEW BUM! MOMMY!
Me: Marco, you don’t need a new bum! It’s okay.
Marco: I need a band-aid on my bum!

Marco: You my fwend?
Me: Yes, I am your friend.
Marco: Daddy my fwend, too?
Me: Yes, Daddy is your friend too.

After finding Marco in bed with two cars and a train whistle:
Me: Marco, I told you no books and no toys in bed!
Marco: Mama! I no has no books!

Tim tried to put him in bed at 7:55pm. Marco looked at the clock.
Tim: Marco, it’s bedtime.
Marco: No. Not like this! (he stood with his arms at the 8 and 12)

Marco: Mommy, you silly.
Me: Why am I silly?
Marco: You kiss Daddy! You silly.

One of our favorite radio stations is 89.9 KDFC, a classical station. We listen to it every morning on the way to school. One morning, we heard one of my favorite pieces, ‘Night on Bald Mountain’
Marco: Wow. That song is crazy.

Marco, Tim and I were getting ready in the morning. He started staring very intently at my wedding/engagement rings.
Marco: What that?
Me: My wedding ring. It means that I am married to Daddy.
Tim: Yep, mommy and daddy are married. I have one too.
Marco: Me too! I’m married too.
Tim: Who are you married to?
Marco: I married to Mama!
Me: You can’t marry mama.
Marco: Otay. I marry teacher Lizzie.
Me: She’s a little too old for you.
Marco: Umm…I marry Judah. (his best friend)

Marco came into the living room after he was tucked in for the night.
Marco: There monsters in my room.
Me: What do we say to monsters?
Marco runs down the hall to his room.
Then he slammed his door.


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I’ve been so ridiculously behind on posting these adorable and hilarious videos of Marco…apologies!

Here are a few dancing videos.

Dancing with Eva (he even ‘dips’ her) to Christmas music

We love Haim around here…and yes Marco is wearing a Jimmy Eat World tee shirt 😀

More videos in the next few days!