Welcome to the story of our first baby!

Welcome to the story of our family.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

early christmas present

Since we've had Max the amount of pictures and video we take has increased immensely. We've been considering purchasing a nice camera but they aren't cheap. Luckily our parents agreed to contribute to the cause and to do it early so that we could take awesome pictures during the holiday season. We absolutely LOVE the camera. Thanks to Grandma Sandy, Grandma Linda, and Poppy!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Toys

In order to continue the birthday celebration and prepare for Thanksgiving I've taken the week off which has given Max and I plenty of time to play with his new toys. I must be wearing him out because he's on his 2nd two hour nap of the day!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

1 year check up

Max had his 1 year check up. Boy is he growing. He's up to 20 lbs and 14 oz. They measured him at 30 in long, but my at home measurements show that he's taller than that. He was in the midst of a meltdown when the doctor was trying to measure him which made it a bit of a challenge. Here's what he's been up to lately:

- eating 1/2 a PB&J sandwich and fruit for lunch
- attempting to use a sippy cup
- drinks half milk / formula bottles in attempt to transition off of formula
- aggressively hates getting his diaper changed or get his clothes changed
- walks when holding on to your hands or furniture, but isn't brave enough to try without holding on yet
- "plays" with Mook and the kitty every chance he gets
- calls Mike "dad" instead of "dada"
- shakes his head no whenever you say the word yes
- loves opening and closing drawers and cabinets
- wearing 12 - 18 month clothes
- has 6 teeth but the doctor said that his molars are getting ready to come in

Happy 1st Birthday Max

This has been the most memorable year of our lives so far. We have experienced the most life changing event...becoming parents. Each day I look at Max and I cannot believe that we created him. He is half me, half Mike. He is a mini Mike when it comes to his appearance, but he's all me when it comes to his demeanor and facial expressions. I cannot believe that in just 1 year he's gone from this tiny little, non moving, non talking baby to this super tall, mobile, jabber jaw little man. I can't wait to see what the next year brings!

To celebrate Max's first birthday we invited over our family and friends for a celebration. Grandma Sandy & I decorated the house while Mike prepared the food. The menu consisted of BBQ'd hamburgers and hot dogs, pasta salad, potato salad, and some fruits and veggies. We had a blast and were so thankful for all of those that came to celebrate with us.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mommy is SOOOO hilarious

Max is laughing so hard that he eventually falls over. I must be hysterical :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Indoor Park

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Going to the park can be a bit challenging since Max can't walk yet. He go on the swings, but that's about it. We decided to see how he would do at the "indoor park." He loved it! We let him go down the big blow up slide on his own and I'm pretty sure he was upset that we did that. Oops! All in all, the indoor park was a hit and sure we'll go there again. Too bad it's not free like the outdoor park.