Monthly Archives: January 2017

Layla – 7 Months Old

Layla turned seven months old this week. She sits up on her own now and is almost slithering and crawling, but not quite there yet. She is a good little eater and is growing fast. She’s quite social, and very expressive. She can say ma ma, da da, ba (bath), mmmm (milk) & A-eee (Avery).

Silas took a few pics of his little sis

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NYE 2017

We rang in the New Year with the Avery’s of Pullman and Bonney Lake. Andrew and Nicole spent the preceding week on this side of the mountains, and split their time between Grammy & Papa’s and our home. So when Scott & Manivanh came back to collect them we decided we might as well spend the evening all together. We realized it was our first NYE together since The Year 2000. A lot has changed since then!

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Here’s what we were up to in December when we weren’t in Hawaii or celebrating Christmas:

Riding around with Ethan

Catching snowflakes

Baking cookies, of course!

Snacking on puffs

Avery & Hamza, twinsies!

Taking care of Daddy after he had his wisdom teeth removed

Singing in the Christmas concert

“I love Mommy’s new necklace!”

My Naked Chef (yes, he was wearing underwear)

He got dressed before we frosted the cookies


With Jen (she comes once or twice a year from Singapore). I’m glad they’re having so much fun over there, but I miss her. So thankful for our visits!

Layla & Elina

Avery & Bjorn

Avery and his 3D Big Ben puzzle. It was HARD to put together, but he persevered!

Andrew and Nicole stayed with us for a few days. Here are the kids at the school playground.

Playing Ticket to Ride with Nicole. She now identifies as an adult, not one of the kids anymore. This makes me happy and sad. They grow up so fast!

Nicole & Kieron reading a cookbook together! They were so into it!

Jonathan took Kieron and Silas to Nana’s for a few days. They spent a bit of time splitting this pile of wood and stacking it!

Cheap labor. Kieron fell asleep on the ride home with his $5 bill in his hand!

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Christmas 2016

This was our first Christmas morning completely on our own, just our “little” King family. It was nice having a relatively quiet house in the morning and doing our own thing, although we missed our family and having everyone together for a full house on the holiday. Fortunately we didn’t have to wait long. Grammy & Papa, Nana, Uncle Scott & Aunt Manivanh, and Nicole & Andrew joined us late in the morning for the rest of the day’s festivities.

Snapped this pic from up above of the boys discovering their presents under the tree

Of course we told them they could open their presents after they posed for one quick photo-op in their Christmas jammies

Later in the day… all the cousins

“It’s my first Christmas!”


The kid table

And the adult table

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Christmas Eve

Grammy & Papa hosted Christmas Eve at their new house this year.  We had a fun time being together. Santa even stopped by to say “hi” on his way through Washington.

Look at that giggly face! She loves her Auntie!

Nicole is getting so grown up!

The boys

Posing with Grammy

Time for “the dice game”!


Looking out the window for Santa’s sleigh

All six cousins in their Christmas jammies!

Back at home…

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