Thursday, June 29, 2017

Maxwell - Ten Months

Maxwell has reached double digits and is only two months away from his first birthday! I'm pretty sure he thinks he is 10 months going on 10 years! He continues to crawl EVERYWHERE and is just starting to stand unassisted and cruise along the furniture grabbing everything he can get his little hands on. He'll even take steps now while holding onto someones hand. He is also a climber from stairs to chairs, but has yet to master the art of coming back down. He continues to be the happiest baby on earth and his grin is so large that he has to squint so it can reach from ear to ear. He is growing out of some 12 month clothes and moving on up to 18 months, except for pants, as his little legs just can't keep up. Food continues to be of utmost importance in his life and you know he really enjoys something when he moans through his meal. Two of his new favorites are scallops and shrimp; although any type of sausage still tops his list. He sleeps through the night now for almost 12 hours every night. He continues to take two naps per day, although these are often in the car or at the pool due to my and Lily's schedules. "So Big" is a new favorite game and he will often initiate it by raising his arms and just staring at you. Just being with us makes his day and he loves trying everything out (including being buckled into Lily's booster seat). We have some big things planned for month eleven and you just never know what Maxwell may have up his sleeve so stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


When Ryan is bored he always finds the one toy we haven't played with in ages and does something amazing with it!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Picking Time

It was slim pickings this year as we got out into the strawberry and sugar snap pea fields towards the end of the season. We had fun though and still managed to eat more berries than we picked! Gotta keep up the tradition and this year AJ joined in on our adventure!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Underwater Adventures

AJ and Grandma came down for the weekend which meant that AJ brought all of his cool toys including his GoPro. Katelyn even got in on the action this year with us since she was at the pool. Check out all of our pool adventures!

How Big is Maxwell???


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Look Mom No Hands

I swear Maxwell learns a new skill every day. This week he is perfecting standing on his own. This can only mean one thing...he'll be walking before we know it!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

You're Killin' Me Smalls

We hear the words "You're Killin' Me Smalls" come out of Dad's mouth quite often. We figured that we should document this in some way since we probably hear it literally every day so for Father's Day we did just that!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Batter, Batter, Swing

Today I got to see what it would be like to play in the big leagues. I took batting practice and worked on some fielding at Miller Park. It was just a teeny bit different from my little league fields to say the least!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Oh Brother!

Here is what happens when Lily and Maxwell are expected to sit through an entire baseball game - it starts with Maxwell cheering me on, and ends with Lily realizing that her headband coordinates with Maxwell's outfit and he just has to try it on. Oh brother!