Thursday, December 11, 2008

Max and Mommy

I've gotten comments that there a lots of pictures of Max and Daddy ... where's Mom? Well, Mom is the crazy lady behind the camera taking 90 million pictures! As my dad says, Max will be the most well documented baby on the planet!

So here we are ... me and the joy of my life! I can't even remember how I thought I was happy before he came along. Between my angel boy and my terrific husband, I am the luckiest lady in the world! What an amazing family!! When God answers prayers, He does it in a B I G way!

Monday, December 8, 2008

9 months!

Max is already 9 months old! Hard to believe! He went and had his check up on Friday and he grew 3 inches in a matter of a couple of months! I thought for sure he would weigh about 97 pounds because he feels like that a lot of the time ... but alas, he is 30 1/4" tall (95%) and 22 pounds (70%) . The noggin is still above the 95% at 19 inches! He's got a very big brain!

We did some trekking in the neighborhood this weekend and Max just loves being in his backpack riding around with Daddy! He was bundled up in his patagucci from Auntie Becky; so he was toasty warm and enjoyed being outside.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Max met Santa and it was pretty successful. He cried a little bit, but we managed to get a half smile out of him. Then we made the rounds and said, "hello" to all our Creeker friends. It was a good afternoon and left Max pretty tired.

Thank you Coldwater Creek for having this great party for the Creeker kids and letting us meet Santa!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Commando Crawl

Max has been doing the "commando crawl" for a couple of weeks now. I thought for sure he'd be into a "real" crawl by now. Anyway, his new trick is that he can pull himself up to the sitting postition from the crawl. Everyday, it's something new!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Max and Chloe

Well, I finally got Max a play date and it was a big step up from B.O.B (boy on box). Chloe is the most beautiful little girl and I think Max has his first crush. She's only 6 days older than Max so they have a lot of fun playing together. I think Max was just thrilled to see another baby and know that there are more of "his kind" out there in the world. It was a lot of fun to watch the two of them interact and engage with each other. I could tell Max was really enjoying himself.

Jennifer, thanks so much for having us over. It really was a wonderful time; we look forward to seeing you when Santa comes to visit the kids!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Max, before he ate his sweet potatoes ... then we needed a costume change because he was a mess! I also had to change my clothes because he decided to blow raspberries while having his mouth full. Very nice... LOL
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The food was amazing and I'm about to pop! Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, potato casserole, squash, cranberry sauce, rolls, peanut butter pie, and pumpkin pie! I'm sure I'm forgetting something!
It's always fun to see Max being dressed in "big boy" clothes and not in his jammies. He looks like such a little man. I can't stand it! He got all gussied up for his first Thanksgiving; he knew he was having guests and wanted to look his best. We had Misti, Virginia and Loren join us for dinner; Gina make a guest appearance and brought the wine (which we all really appreciated!) Brian even came to give us good cheer early afternoon!
Luckily there were a lot of hands making this meal happen because I don't know how someone could do it and watch a baby too. Thanks, Misti, for coming over and helping me stuff the bird and watch Max so I could take a shower. And to Tommy, who was up until 5 am chopping and preparing the ingredients. And Virginia who brought the horse devours. It really does take a village. ha ha ha
We have blessings beyond belief and have an incredible amount to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.. the best family... fantastic friends.... taking a moment to recognize that felt wonderful.

Max was super social and had a great time hanging out with all the friends. He's such a happy guy; he just makes everything more fun.

After all the friends and playtime; Max crashed hard. We're hoping it's all the way through the night. *fingers crossed*

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Snugglin' with Uncle Brian

Max had a big date with Uncle Brian this afternoon. Tommy and I went out to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe a year has gone by already! It's a blur; that's for sure! Anyway, Uncle Brian was cool enough to come play with Max so we could have a "date". It sounded like they had a great time together ... until Max got tired and a bit fussy. Brian had to walk him around the house to keep him mellow. By the time we got home, Max was crashed on Brian's chest, looking very content, snuggling with his favorite buddy!

Thanks again, Brian! We luv ya!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gifts from Aunties

This is the car that Auntie Cindy and family sent Max for Christmas. He thought B.O.B. was fun, the car is even more fun! Truth be told, we still have the box because Max still loves B.O.B. ... but I 'm working on a play date for him so he can hang with a real baby!

Auntie Amy sent these super cozy jammies to Max! I LOVE the feet! Just had to give her a shout out and say thanks for the cozy PJ's ... Max loves them and they make it even greater to snuggle with him.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jax Creations ... she's done it again!

Ok, Jackie is officially my favorite photographer! She took some photos so we can use one as a Christmas card. It was a tough session for Max, as it was his nap time. So he wasn't his normal happy go lucky little guy. But, we only need one good one for our Christmas card!

Again, if you are in the Sandpoint area and need a photographer for family photos, weddings, etc ... you MUST see Jackie!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The boy that lives on the box ...

Auntie Cindy sent Max an early Christmas present. It's this great rider toy that converts to grow with him. I'm sure Max will get many hours of fun logged on this bad boy. He's already having a blast with his new friend ... the boy that lives on the box. He keeps doing his commando crawl over to his new friend ... yelling all kinds of things at him ... and then touching his face and talking more to him! Max's first imaginary friend ... the boy that lives on the box! We shall name him, BOB (boy on box)

Maybe he does need some more play dates with other little babies! LOL!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Max says, "Mama" .... well, sort of

Now, I realize he doesn't associate Mama to me ... yet ... but it still makes me feel good! LOL

Finally... the Jumperoo won it's first battle. I was letting him jump around like a mad man, when suddenly, it became very quiet. Never a good sign. Little guy was passed out in the jumperoo!

Max was having some fun wearing Daddy's hat that Auntie Becky gave him!

Friday, October 31, 2008

First Halloween

Max had his first Halloween ... and much to many people's dismay, he did not get any candy! He did really well considering it was nap time and he was really hot in his dino costume. He looked super cute! I'm sure I had more fun showing my pride and joy off to my friends at Coldwater Creek than he did attending the party .

He couldn't wear the dino hood because his head is just too darn big! Mr. 98% of the noggin! It was funny to see other babies the same age with normal sized heads. Made me really think he's got a big one! Oh well, just means he's going to be really smart!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

tubbies and two toofers

Here is a fun video of Max having a tubby. He just loves to splash around! He made quite the mess today ... soaked the counter, the cabinets, the floor ... LOL ... but we were both cracking up. He doesn't even want to come out because he's having so much fun. But, I figure its time when he's all pruney!

Wow, dem toofers sure do come in fast! Max has two toofers that are quite visible now. He chews like he's a puppy and now when he nibbles on your fingers, it can hurt. Time for the chew toys ... like a rawhide bone? aaahh... no... just kidding.

This was Max at 2 in the morning last night. It was a little cold and his two toofers were chattering, so I wrapped him up in the dino blankie Auntie Cindy gave him while I made him a bottle. He looked too darn cute not to take his picture!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Here is our boy... getting bigger and bigger! He's got 2 bottom teeth starting to come in . If you click on this picture to zoom in, you can see one of them! Now, that little nub is kinda sharp when he chews on your finger. All I can say is I'm glad we're done breast feeding, cuz he would have been shut off quickly otherwise!

This is just random cuteness! He looks so classic in the backpack with his bunting, baby sunglasses and binky! He is really starting to like trecking around in that now.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Big Boy!

Max is getting to be such a BIG boy! We had a nice cruise in the back pack downtown. He was all bundled up in his patagonia bunting that his Auntie Becky got for him. Which was good because it's getting a bit chilly in Northern Idaho! But not for Max, he was all cozy! We did a walk and a stop at Octoberfest. He's got quite the styling rig and likes being up high and seeing everything going on while riding on Daddy's back.

Max has officially outgrown his infant tubby and is now bathing in the sink. It's a whole new world where he can splash around and have some fun with rubber duckies! Now bath time is super duper fun.... a bit messy because he splashes water everywhere! But it's sooo funny to watch him enjoy and play so much!

We can thank Daddy for the strategic placment of the rubber duckies as to avoid future embarassment!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Max's Dedication

We got the video from Max's dedication. Thank you Cedar Hills! It was a very special day and we are so glad we had loved ones to share it with.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Max's first cold

It's official ... Max has his first cold and he's miserable! Poor little guy ... and I gave it to him! I've been fighting this thing for a week now, and being the giver that I am, passed it along to Max. Tommy has been up most of the night with him and I'm on duty now. Since I wasn't feeling great to begin with, I'm staying home. We've learned that Max hates the booger sucker outter thingie and having his nose wiped. Oh well, he better get used to it. It seems if he sleeps upwards, with his head on my shoulder, he's less congested and can breathe a little better. Everything I've read on the internet and books says cold meds for kids under 2 is not a good idea. It's all about the snot sucker and a humidifier. Ok moms out there, bring on the advice!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jax Creations

If you live in or near Sandpoint, and need some family portraits ... you have GOT to check out Jax Creations! Jackie is a wonderful and talented photographer that is doing Max's pictures for us! She's amazing! We could not recommend her any more highly! We just adore her! I'm sure we'll be getting a million prints of Max's most recent photo shoot ....

Check out her blog at:

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Max's new odoor world

Max had his first experience in the grass today! He loved it and spent most of his time ripping it out of the ground! He and Daddy had a great time exploring the new territory! They were two little peas in a pod! Doesn't get any cuter!!

Max is enjoying the cooler weather. He's been crusing in the yard with Daddy the last couple of nights. It's nice that's it's not so hot that he's uncomfortable and is enjoying being outdoors more now.

Max is starting to teeth big time. He was pretty upset last night and we had to bounce him quite a bit to keep him from fussing. Max woke up late night and Daddy did some "freeway fathering" and drove Max until he fell asleep. This little pouty face was just before his fussy period. He looks like he's about to cry.... poor little guy.