Saturday, December 30, 2017

Illinois Cousins

We switched up our New Year's routine this year and headed down to Chicago instead. We spent a lot of time with our cousins resulting in lots of Nerf gun fights, art projects, and video games!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Go Marquette!

We were able to make it to a Marquette game during break, and what a game it was, with Marquette almost pulling out a win over Xavier. We also managed to get on the Jumbotron (again), which was to be expected because when you're this cute the cameras just can't resist!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Max and Sissy

When you have a sissy who loves dressing up babies, I guess you just have to accept that sometimes that may involve headbands.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Green Bay Christmas

Another year, another great Christmas as we spent the afternoon and evening celebrating at Grandma Jackie's in Green Bay. We enjoyed family, good food, and presents...especially watching Maxwell open his gifts. He was really into sitting on or in all of his gifts, and he fully participated in tearing the paper off exclaiming "uh-oh" as he went along. He also enjoyed dinner, and sneaking into the kitchen to grab snacks from anyone who would feed him. We definitely had a merry Christmas!

Christmas Morning

Waking a little after 6:30AM, we rushed downstairs in our coordinating pjs, and discovered that Santa had come! Maxwell was amazed by the lights and the presents, and wasn't even sure where to begin. We all helped him along though and loved the pure joy on his face as each and every present was torn open. Santa (and Mom and Dad) spoiled all of us yet again, and we loved everything we received!

Sunday, December 24, 2017


We baked cookies just in time for Santa to enjoy them this year, and made sure to leave carrots and reindeer food out as well. It is important that everyone is well fed for the big night, which includes us, so we made sure to sample plenty of cookies before heading to bed for the night.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Candy Cane Lane

Our annual tradition of visiting Candy Cane Lane was that much better this year because of Maxwell and his full appreciation for each and every light and inflatable.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

We LOVE snow!

We're pretty sure that we are filled with Midwestern blood (even though two of us were born in Arizona) because we LOVE snow! We could literally play all day and all night in it, and it would never get old. Our yard makes it pretty fun too because it comes equipped with built in snow hills, and the plow always piles the snow a mile high at the end of our driveway which makes for some mean king of the hill games and awesome tunnels! Max is old enough to get in on all of the action this year too with sledding being a new favorite. He of course thinks his cozy coupe is AWD too, and insists on being pushed around in it even though the snow makes it near impossible to move. He is a champion too letting us bundle him up in snow gear galore. He is so puffy he can barely walk so we resorted to hauling him around in the sled, to which he happily obliged. Today was a perfect day too because the snow was perfect packing snow so Lily and I each built a snowman this year all on our own! It is pretty fair to say that all we want for Christmas is more snow (and maybe a few other things)!!!

Friday, December 15, 2017


Maxwell - the man, the myth, the legend...oh, and did we mention he really likes crackers!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Busy 15 Month Old

Now that Maxwell is 15 months old he pretty much understands that he is probably the cutest thing in our house and he can get away with just about anything. One of his favorite things to do is go through the cabinets in the kitchen and pull out everything he can get his little hands on. This is a daily occurrence and has resulted in a lot of messes (but a few cute pictures as well). We've also learned that he really is watching everything we do with his newest acquisition turning him into Chef Maxwell. With hot pads up to his armpits he tries to open the oven door and the word "HOT" is being uttered constantly. His smile is getting bigger too with 10 teeth filling that little mouth now! He continues to amaze us every day and our smiles are bigger too because of him!