Helping hands

Marco was quite the assistant over the winter holidays, helping his mommy make lots of goodies for friends and family.

He helped roll the molasses ginger dough in raw sugar:

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He and Daddy lined up the cookies on the cooling rack (after they were already cool, don’t worry)

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Marco pinched the pie crust for a pumpkin pie

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He also poured dried cranberries into the oatmeal cookie dough without spilling, and tried to clean up mommy’s messes.


A very late photo gallery of our Disneyland trip! 😀 This was Marco’s second trip to Disneyland, but his first time seeing it all decked out for Christmas.

It rained on the 2nd day for a few hours, but we didn’t let that deter us from having a good time! It happened to coincide with our lunch, so we feasted at the Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square. Marco was so excited that he could see the “pirate boats!”.

His favorite rides this trip were: the train (we took the trip 5x), Pirates of the Caribbean (5x), Peter Pan, and the Haunted Mansion (2x). Another favorite was the fireworks show in front of the castle. Everyday he says “Mama, I member the castle! I member fireworks go BOOM!”

A trip to the zoo

Heading into the city – a beautiful day for the zoo!

“Dadda! Monkeys!”

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Riding the steam train with Mama

Snuggling koalas

Making friends with the goats

Marco carrying his booty – he loves a sale 😉

On the way home from the zoo, little man decided his elephant was a girl, and he named her Eva (picked all by himself!). Marco had such a good time at the zoo, Mom and Dad bought a membership!


Last month, Marco visited the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo with his mom, dad and Grandma Denyse.


The day before the trip, we showed Marco a picture of the jaguar on their website, and the entire drive over he chanted ‘Jaguar, Jaguar!’.

Grandma bought Marco a stuffed jaguar and he named it Roar. It’s now one of the more popular babies in his collection.

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Marco loves this book!


Marco enjoys watching ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ with Mom and Dad 🙂

1st birthday pics

I’m still waiting on pictures from the attendees of the birthday bash, as I was unable to take many photos (hard to do when you’re corralling 30 people!), but here are a few from the big celebration (Friday cupcakes at school, Sunday party with friends and family, and Monday playtime and cuddles).

Picture updates…

Marco is 9 months old!!

He’s pulling himself to a stand on EVERYTHING!

He loves to stomp his feet on the ground when he wears shoes

Marco has a puzzle set that he loves to play with, though he mainly just chews on the pieces. A few days ago, however, he started to figure out that the pieces were meant to fit into the spaces, and has attempted to put them in their proper place. No success yet, but it is fun to watch him try!

He also loves this music table that we’re borrowing from the Gomers.

On Wednesday, Marco has his 9 month wellness checkup; I’ll post the height/weight updates then. 🙂

1st Halloween!

Marco was just the cutest trick-or-treater ever!! We went with our neighbors, Jill and David, and their daughter, Emiline. Lots o’ fun!!

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Marco’s busy weekend consisted of swimming, playing, and cuddling with friends and family