June 28, 2013

Little boy blue-berry

Blueberries are one of Max's favorite foods, so picking them straight from the farm was the perfect activity for our first week of summer break.  He also had fun visiting David's basketball camp, but had a tough time understanding why he couldn't play.  So he played anyway.


First in line at the concession stand (6.28.13)

Last music class (6.28.13)

Who moved the blankey?
Probably the same person who took the photos. (6.27.13)

Where is Max?
Running in between two basketball games at once! (6.27.13)

Dr. Max examined Daddy at his
18 month appointment (6.27.13)

Sleepys (6.27.13)

Right after Max came down, he climbed all the way
back up the twisty slide (6.27.13)

Very proud of his first
climb onto the couch (6.26.13)

Enjoying the fruits of his labor.  Literally. (6.26.13)

Missed you, Sadie! (6.26.13)

Blueberry picking (6.26.13)

No time for pictures, mom.
These blueberries are calling my name! (6.26.13)

YUM (6.26.13)
Blueberries and basketball?!
You can hardly see Max in this picture,
but he can see the hoop. (6.26.13)

Farm to belly (6.26.13)


First breakfast of summer break! (6.24.13)

Flirting at dinner (6.23.13)

What? (6.23.13)


Max immediately recognized "cake",
 and said it, too! (6.22.13)

First time in a big boy booster seat (6.22.13)


Supermax! (6.22.13)
Shopping for snacks (6.21.13)

June 21, 2013

School's out for summer!

This first day of summer is also Max's last day of school (ask- playing with Sadie Jean everyday).  While most kids relish the end of school, there is no doubt that Max will miss seeing his girlfriends, Jen and Sadie every day.  When Max first started at Jen's,  I carried him in, along with his three bottles of formula and a stack of burp rags.  This morning, however, he ran up to the door, ahead of me, and practically climbed into his high chair on his own.

Savoring every bite of his last breakfast with Sadie (6.21.13)

Running late for his last day (6.21.13)

Goofy (6.20.13)

The latest copy of People (6.20.13)

Apple cinnamon ice pop-yum!! (6.19.13)

Dental hygiene at its finest (6.19.13)


Max is growing up a Heat fan- two for two so far in his lifetime!


June 19, 2013

Countdown to summer

The past few weeks of nearly summer sunshine have been busy and fun! Max has a blast at the farmers market, running around with friends and inhaling yummy snacks.  He is warming up to the pool; this week he actually asked to go in (by himself) and went under (by accident), but had lots of laughs playing catch and splashing in the water.  The weather has been perfect for spending time in Max's favorite place- outside!  He loves being pulled around in his wagon, but when it comes to the stroller, he prefers to push it himself.  The General can spot a swing or a basketball hoop from a mile away- and cannot resist either one.  From the zoo to the Town Center, to our own backyard, if it is not raining, Max is outside.  And when it is raining you can find Max, louder than thunder, red-faced, hanging from the backdoor handle, trying to pry it open with all his might.

Max is becoming more curious, aware, and hilarious everyday; photos do not do his antics justice, but the video outtakes are hilarious.  His current obsessions include: turning the light switch on and off, opening and closing the drawers on his train table, blowing bubbles, playing with hats (and saying "hat"), jumping on the bed, playing with balls (and snatching them from anywhere- peoples' lawns, the grocery store), racing daddy up the stairs before bath-time, stopping to look at Grandma and Grandpa's picture on the way up the stairs, climbing up slides, going through tunnels, drawing with sidewalk chalk, and peanut butter.  He still loves books and listening to stories; he also loves to dance and grabs the television remote when he wants the music channel turned on.  Max is not a huge fan of watching television shows, but recorded basketball games have successfully extinguished the flames of a few recent tantrums.  When it comes to meal time, Max enjoys feeding other people.  He earnestly pushes his fork, usually with ABC food (not to be confused with this favorite song), in the face of a lucky customer.  Lately, he has become more discerning in his food choices- opting for cookies over his old favorite meal- meatballs and peas.  But he still loves fruit, especially bananas and blueberries.  And apples- a delicious snack and a ball all in one!

Green thumbs! (6.18.13)

Itsy bitsy at Target (6.18.13)

Go long! (6.17.13)

Cooling off (6.17.13)
A stroll and a spill (6.16.13)

Happy Daddy's Day! (6.16.13)

Big boy swing! (6.16.13)

Tunnel cam (6.16.13)

Second serenade of the week!
The band played Max one of his favorites- the ABC song (6.15.13)

First attempt at a carnival game (6.15.13)

Exploring the zoo with Gianna and Jackson (6.15.13)

Chicken coup (6.15.13)

Can't I ride the pony? (6.15.13)

Four little pigs (6.15.13)

Blowing his nose...not the bubbles (6.15.13)

Taking a break (6.15.13)

Tough guy (6.14.12)

Working on a card for daddy (6.13.13)

Car bats? (6.13.13)

What are you looking at Oscar?
I'm the grouchy one today! (6.13.13)

Max enjoyed being serenaded by a pretty woman
at the farmers market (6.12.13)

Max's first taco (6.12.13)

Finally knocked the gate down. (6.11.13)

Peanut butter lover (6.11.13)

Lunch fun (6.10.13)

Success! (6.9.13)



Belly ball (6.9.13)

Wiped... (6.9.13)

out. (6.9.13)

Recycling (6.9.13)

Preferred the pizza over the pool (6.8.13)

Pool party! (6.8.13)

Spit out the chocolate
milk to make room for the apple (6.8.13)

That's a wrap (6.8.13)



Front car of the train (6.7.13)

Daddy's hat (6.6.13)

Gimme five (6.6.13)

Samples at TJs (6.6.13)

Dream date (6.6.13)

No cuts, Max! (6.6.13)

And apple, an ice pop, and an art project
at the farmers market (6.5.13)

Let's go Heat! (6.4.13)