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!