Welcome to the story of our first baby!

Welcome to the story of our family.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A goal finally accomplished

For months Max has been trying to catch the kitty. Today he did. He now has the speed to get the cat and boy is he having fun. After the cat escaped from the tail grab he had had enough and hid behind the couch. Max wasn't done with him yet and was trying to get behind the couch to get him.

This is not a game....


Resulted in this...

Friday, December 30, 2011


Yes, that is poop all over Max's back. I'm posting this picture so that when he starts bringing home girls I can embarrass him by showing this picture.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

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We woke up early to open presents. After we opened our gifts we skyped with Grandma Sandy while Max opened his presents from her. He got lots of fun stuff. Next step was breakfast. Mike made eggs, bacon, and toast. We cleaned up a bit, hung out, and then Max had a bath and went down for a nap. Grandma and Grandpa Killi came over in the afternoon, Max explored the new swing set and then we skyped with Jenn, Ben, Owen and Vivi. Later we even skyped with some of the Killi's! After a great dinner and some pie we were all ready for bed.

It was a great day.

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Christmas Card 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011


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Here's what Max has been up to:
- still hates getting his diaper changed...it's a 2 man job
- gives hugs all the time and kisses sometimes
- no longer drinks formula
- wears some 12 month clothes but mostly 18 months
- talks all the time, but the only things I can understand is mama, dada, "kie" (mookie)and sometimes I think I hear him say ok, no, and Susie
- refuses to give up on trying to catch the cat and dog
- has 6.5 teeth
- no longer eats baby food - oatmeal for breakfast, PB&J and fruit for lunch, and then whatever we are having for dinner.
- still wears size 4 diapers
- is beginning to master the sippy cup
- his favorite toy is the animal train
- dances & claps whenever music comes on
- is all over the place and explores everything
- doesn't like being strapped in the car seat, stroller, grocery cart, etc. He wants his freedom!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Adult Cup


We are making progress on drinking out of a sippy cup, but for some reason Max would prefer to just drink out of a regular adult cup. Today he just went over to the couch, picked up a cup, and started drinking.
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Let me out of here!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Everything goes...

straight into the mouth.

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We've got a stander!

Max is on the verge of walking. He just lacks the confidence to take that first step. This week we've made it our mission to help him. We've only been at it for 2 nights and he can now stand on his own for an extended amount of time! We are making progress already.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pizza Night

Dinner out is a bit challenging these days so tonight Adam & Jenn picked up dinner and brought it over. We chatted over great pizza and wine followed by brownies and ice cream. Max even tried on Adam's glasses.

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I love black and white photos

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Fun Day

We returned to Latte Fun for the second time. There was a bit of mixed emotion today. The first hour was full of fun - playing and interacting with the other kids. The second hour was a combination of some fun and some not fun. Max is teething hardcore so while he tries to have fun sometimes he just can't get pass the pain. It was getting close to nap time and I could see he wanted to leave, but we stayed just a little be longer so that when we got home he'd take a long nap. It worked. He slept for 4 hours! We are hoping that on our next trip to latte fun Max is walking :)

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Thursday, December 1, 2011