December 31, 2013

Clean in 2014!

Washing off the icing of 2013!

Do I really have to take a shower?

Happy New Year Ansdel Court!

Helping Ceci blow out her 4 candles 

Slide cam

December 30, 2013

Bundling up

Our heat broke, but Max took the chilly temps in stride. He asked for his hat and coat and also asked for a hat and coat for Pawley.   

Someone is still in the holiday spirit!

December 29, 2013


Max and Jackson behind the wheel

Thanks for teaching me how to drive, Jackson!

December 28, 2013

Order up

Max put Pawley in his seat, prepared him a meal in his new kitchen, and fed him.  He even blew on the broccoli in case it was too hot. 

December 27, 2013

Nine to nine

Max set two personal records today- he slept until 9am and stayed up until 9pm; the 3.5 hour nap sandwiched in between was also a nice treat.  Winter break is shaping up to be as exhausting as it is fun!

Max was dying to go ice skating.  He pleaded, "Ice skate- my turn", every time we walked by the rink.  Since they actually had skates in his size, we decided to give it a try.  As we attempted to jam his three-sock layered feet into the skates he eagerly repeated, "get them on" and "tie them".  He was excited when Aunt Arielle and I walked hand and hand with him towards the rink.  But once we hit the ice, the General had a sudden and severe change of heart.  A minute later we were back inside taking off the cutest little ice skates you ever did see.

If you're happy and you know it snap your fingers 

Kisses between baskets 

December 26, 2013

December 25, 2013

Merry, Happy, Jolly, Jumping for Joy Christmas!

Max had a blast on Christmas!  He smiled, played, danced, and literally jumped for joy non-stop all day, so much so that he took a 3.5 hour nap and promptly walked himself upstairs to sleep at 7:20pm!  It will be tough to top the Christmas two years ago, when we brought Max home from the hospital, but this one came pretty close!

Max must have been a very good boy this year- Santa was quite generous!

Wrapping paper fight!

Chef Max at work in his new kitchen 

Max loves his new presents but his heart still belongs on the basketball court 

Christmas lunch

Playing his birthday guitar in his Christmas playhouse

Max was jumping for joy all day!

Straining to keep his eyes open to watch the last quarter of the Heat-Lakers game

December 24, 2013

24 months old!

Max is TWO! 

Last chalk board picture until next December...

Max loved his birthday/Christmas Eve dinner

Happy two year old!

Family photo

Brooks family favorite meal with our favorite birthday boy

Aunt and Uncle love the General!

Grandma Barbara and Aunt Arielle 

Shoot two for two years!

Max loves his new gui-tar!

December 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Party!

Max had two birthday parties and 200 cupcakes on his last day of being one!

Max's 2nd birthday party

Uncle Santa made another appearance at Max's birthday party!

King me!

Music time

Very serious about music time

School party!

December 21, 2013

Warm Winter welcome

Is it really the first day of winter?  

No jacket, no hat, and a lot of fun!