Friday, September 15, 2017

Fun With Chalk

The weather has been so beautiful that we can't help but spend as much time outside as possible. Today there were bubbles, cozy coupe rides, bikes rides, and chalk...lots and lots of chalk.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Dreaded Sippy Cup

There are not many things that reduce Maxwell to tears, but just the mention of a sippy cup brings out the lip, and when he actually sees it...don't even go there! You would think his world is ending. This kid would do almost anything for his milk too, except drink it out of a sippy cup!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fun to be One

Even though Max is one now, not a whole lot has changed in his life. His hair may be a bit longer, he got a new pair of walking shoes, and he can now lock (himself in) Harley's kennel. Other than that he is just enjoying exploring his world!

Friday, September 1, 2017

4th Graders

Today we head back to Donges Bay as fourth graders! Summer has officially ended, and it is no secret that we are a bit bummed as summer is always an adventure and we had so much fun hanging out with Maxwell. Unbelievable to think this is our fifth year at this school and we only have one more to go! After arriving at school we quickly settled in, and we'll admit that it was a good day for both of us and fourth grade probably isn't going to be so bad after all! Here's to our forth grade adventures!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Maxwell - 1 Year Old

I officially survived my first year!!! Today I turned one, and what a year it has been! I am officially walking (running), talking (screaming), climbing, and doing everything most one year olds do. Although most wouldn't understand, I am saying Lily, Ryan, Harley, and Daddy. I can also sign more, all done, and milk. I understand lots of stuff too, although sometimes I still play the one year old card and pretend I didn't hear you (especially when told "no"). I am still growing thanks to all the eating I do and measured in today at 24 pounds 1 ounce (87%) and 28 3/4 inches (12%). I am wearing mainly 18 month clothes, although I can stretch into some 24 month old things already and squeeze into some 12 month stuff like pants since I have short little legs. My head is measuring in at a whopping 49 cm (almost 99%) which just shows you how smart I am. I now have 6 teeth, and yes, I do bite! I don't mean to hurt anyone, but sometimes shoulders and legs look so squishy that I just can't help myself. My absolute favorite thing is still dancing, especially to the Curious George theme song. I will break out my moves for most any song though and will stop everything just to dance when I hear music. I also love doing anything outdoors. Cruising in my Cozy Coupe and going for a stroll are a few of my favorites! I am still sleeping through the night although I've had a few setbacks due to vacations and just plain stubbornness. Mom and Dad quickly get me back on track though. Mom is slowly weaning me off of bottles, although I am the first to admit that sippy cups cramp my style. I have tried five different kinds and in my opinion they are just too much work! I am sure, like most things, I will give in eventually. All in all it has been quite an adventure this past year. Stay tuned for year two because I'm pretty certain it will be just as spectacular!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Jawsome Party

 
What a year it has been as a family of five, and today we celebrated our little man with a shark themed birthday bash! After a gloomy morning we were certain we'd have to move the party indoors, but almost as if it was planned, the clouds parted and the sun peeked through just in time for us to set up. Virmond Park was the perfect setting, and the perfect mix of people joined us for what turned out to be a "jawsome" party!