Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Max and Ava

Max had his first play date with Ava! She is so beautiful! Angie, Ava's mom, and I worked with each other at Coldwater and were also in the same birthing class together. Max is about 10 days older than Ava, although she is already walking! They had fun together ... and once again, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" was a big hit!Thanks so much for our playdate, Ava. We can't wait to hang out again!!

This is just random cuteness of Max and his tubbies. He is such a giver and wants to share his rubber duckie!

as Grandpa Dave says, "Old proverb, To share one's rubber ducky, is the mark of a great human being. "

Sunday, January 11, 2009

It doesn't suck to be Max!

Max got this great stool in the mail from The Barrett family. He loves it!! He can stand up while leaning on it and he likes to take the letters out and bang them around. It's funny how much he digs it. He's having a blast!


We took Max's new snow suit that he got from Grandpa out for a spin yesterday. Little Mister was toasty warm and loves being out in the fresh air.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Ready ... Set .... GO!

Well, the game is officially ON! Max is pulling himself up on furniture and crawling all over the place. He’s so fast too! I can only imagine how much harder it’s going to be to keep up with him once he’s walking. I guess the bright side is, I’ll never sit down again and maybe I’ll finally lose that baby weight … seeing that he’s gonna be a year old soon! *sigh*

The child locks and the gates are going up. One of the good things with all the new found exercise is that Max is sleeping through the night and later in the morning. All that working out takes it toll … or … it could be the cold he’s fighting. We’re hoping the sleeping through the night thing is his new pattern.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Max and Kendyll

Here is Max playing with his new found friend, cousin Kendyll.

Max's Indian Call -- Playing with Grandpops Bob

Christmas 2008

What a fantastic Christmas! We went to Massachusetts to visit family and had a blast! Tommy’s dad came in from Corpus Christi to spend the holiday with us. It was wonderful for Max to have all his grandparents with him. He also got to meet Grandpops Bob, various Aunts and Uncles and a truck load of cousins. His favorite was Kendyll who he took a shine to.
Travel there was tough. Our flight out of Spokane was delayed quite a bit and we missed our connection in Vegas. So, we did the next best thing … flew into Manchester, NH and had Mema and Grandpa pick us up at 2:00am Christmas morning. Max was an angel baby and didn’t melt down until we got to NH and after 18+ hours of travel, he was entitled.

Max had a good time meeting all the new people, although he was a little overwhelmed with 30+ people wanting to hold him and being in a totally new environment. He’s also got 4 top teeth coming in and fighting a cold. So, he was a little clingy to Mom and Dad. So, the only part of the trip that wasn’t perfect, was pawning Max off on grandparents so we could sleep. He wasn’t having that. But, that’s OK. Although Mema might not agree. She wanted some more Max snuggle time.

We had a FANTASTIC day with Grandpops in Boston. We took Tommy’s dad out for some sight seeing and great food at Quincy Market. We also had a great worship service at Grandpops church. Max had a great time leafing through the hymnal with Grandpops. That was a very special day. It was also great to see Great Granny Rose and Ryan!

We also got to see some friends that we’ve been missing – The Ranalli family! Boy, it sure was great to see you guys and to finally meet beautiful Nicholas! Carol and Vinnie, The Silvernails (I can’t believe how big the boys are!), The Barrett family, Julian is a stud! … and too many more to mention! We are so blessed with wonderful friends and family!

I just wish we had more time to visit with everyone. It went by way to quickly! We love you and thank you for making Max’s first Christmas so special!