In the Easter Basket

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I love holidays. Any reason to decorate, make themed foods, give gifts and celebrate – count me in! Gunnar is getting to the age where he enjoys opening gifts and can start sharing in the excitement.

Here’s a roundup of all the fun toddler things you can put in your little bunny’s Easter basket this year.  Continue reading

First Weekend in Spring 2017

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It’s rare that we get a full weekend with Leep. He typically works Saturdays and we have to squeeze things into one day. This weekend we were lucky and had him with us for a full weekend, and man did we make the most of it! Join us for a weekend in the life of the Malmy’s!

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One Year of Madness

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What started as a playful idea between my best friend and I to occupy our down time. Thinking back to my first post, I’m surprised it’s survived a whole year. “They” say the first year is the hardest. I’ll admit, I haven’t devoted much time to this blog – I need to be better at posting. I’ve only posted 40 blogs since its fruition. That’s not even once a week. Shame on me.

But even with my lack of posting, you all, about 6 thousand a month [!], are still here with me, still reading and still loving the madness.

Thank you!

To thank-you for your ongoing readership & support, let’s kick off Malmy Madness Year 2 with a giveaway! Continue reading

Mr. ONEderful – First Birthday Party

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A few weeks ago, my baby boy turned one. ONE. Excuse me while I go wipe the tears from my eyes. I am so excited for the little man he is becoming but miss my little, snuggly baby. Watching him grow and learn has been the most wonderful experience.

Now, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a first birthday party, or even where to begin to plan throwing one. Children can be very unpredictable with their moods, do you serve alcohol, how long should it last, do people really wanna watch him ‘open gifts’ [eat the paper].

After all the stress and craziness – it ended up being the perfect day and truly a ONEderful party. See all the details here!  Continue reading

Hello Stranger, Welcome Back!

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Boy oh boy! The past two months have been a whirlwind. 2 out of town weddings, a first birthday, holidays, home renovations and so much more! Sadly, Malmy Madness was the last thing on my mind and fell to the wayside.

Well… I’m back!

I have so many exciting things to share with you all. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so buckle up and stay tuned because I’m going to be firing them at ya!

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Toddler’s First Fall Bucket List

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Fall is everyone favorite season, right? Football, weather is perfect [most of the time], all the best holidays, the list is endless. I always see these awesome fall bucket lists, but after looking into them more they aren’t reasonable with a baby/toddler. No baby wants to go apple picking! So I’ve made our very own ‘Toddler’s First Fall Bucket List’.

Follow along with us below, I’ll be updating the list as we complete it!

  • Make homemade apple sauce & enjoy it’s deliciousness
  • Pick & carve the very first pumpkin
  • Play with pumpkin guts & toast the seeds
  • Have a bonfire & roast s’mores
  • Meet out of town family
  • Go trick-or-treating
  • Go on a nature walk
  • Finger paint with fall colors
  • Have a first birthday!
  • Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast

What are some of your favorite fall activities?

A Weekend in the Life

Oh man – was our weekend filled with lots of Malmy Madness! Ever wonder what it’s like to live a weekend in our shoes – follow along!

IMG_4517.JPGIt all started when Leep came hobbling home early on Friday complaining of toe/foot pain. Off to the doctors he went to come crutching home with a burst tendon diagnosis. My first thought was “Man, those crutches are going to make our fun-filled weekend a little more tricky!” I also learned that the bedtime routine for a 9 month old of playing, bathing, changing and feeding is a lot harder solo. [shout out to all you awesome single parents]

Gunnar typically wakes up around 7:30a and we play and have his morning bottle. After I got ready, Gunnar & I packed up and headed to Meme & G-Dawgs house to grab some breakfast and let Leep rest his foot peacefully, but not before stopping at Starbucks – of course.

The 4 of us went to a cute little breakfast/lunch restaurant in Pungo – The Bee & The Biscuit. It was a busy morning but the weather was perfect, so we grabbed a table outside to wait. They have a bar and an assortment of games for you to play while you wait for your table. Gunnar enjoyed his favorite game of throwing everything off the table while I enjoyed their Seasonal Sangria and Meme & G-Dawg both had a Sassy [spicy] Bloody Mary. We all enjoyed a delicious breakfast [Gunnar ate his weight in scrambled eggs] and by the time we were done Leep was at my parents house waiting for us. It was time for a nap for Gunnar before off to our next adventure!

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When Gunnar woke up, the 5 of us headed off the the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival! It was hot, it was crowded and the lines were long. But there was more beer, bourbon and bbq to taste than one person could consume. We hit up a few tents sampling various beers, flavored bourbons and some new bourbon batches – it wasn’t long before everyone was sweating and Leep was tired of crutching around. We found a shady spot for him to sit and Gunnar to get out and play. We had a good system, taking turns going to get everyone different samplings to taste and friends would stop by to chat and love on the baby. We were even close to the tasting theater where every 2 hours they would host a different distillery to sample their bourbons. Overall the event needs some improvements, but we made the most of it and had fun!

After a long day of boozing and sweating, Sunday was reserved for the pool! We spent most of Sunday swimming and splashing at my parents house and spending time with G-Dawg before his surgery on Tuesday. This baby loves the water and is already a great swimmer. He loves jumping in so his face goes underwater – it’s so cute!

Overall the weather was great, the company was even better and we made the most of our daylight hours! What did you do this weekend?