Welcome to the story of our first baby!

Welcome to the story of our family.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wisconsin Bound

This weekend we headed to Wisconsin for my good friend Betsey's bridal shower and bachelorette / bachelor party.  Max and I got to the airport early and Mike met us there after work.  Everything was going well until we hit security.  I had to take away Max's cheerios and he went crazy which led to him poking me in the eye.  It felt horrible, but I managed to blindly lead us through.  We met my mom in Chicago and then drove up to our hotel in Wisconsin.  The next morning we made an emergency stop at the eye doctor to find out that I had a torn cornea.  

While I was cleaning up after the shower my mom, Max, and Mike found some horses in the back yard. 

Since Mike does social marketing for White Castle now and we don't have them in Florida we had to stop so he could try it out.  

On the way home, we bought a big bird in the airport which Max wanted to pay for.  Big bird helped make the trip home a little less eventful.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mook & Max

Mook seems to have a never ending amount of patience when it comes to Max.  He deals with the hair pulling, the yelling, the ear tugging, etc.  Probably because Max feeds him cheeriors or parts of his dinner whenever he can. 

The newest obsession is that Max MUST hold the lease AND the bag full of poo.  It's amazing how Mook has been pulling me around the neighborhood for years but when Max has the leash he walks super slow to make sure tha Max can keep up.  Some of our neighbors look at a us a little funny when they see Max walking around with the poo bag but it makes him happy so we let him do it.

He also gets Mook to set in his chair.  The bottom pic is him giving Mook a hug :)  So sweet.
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Beach Day

There were some big events that occurred at today's beach day. 

1.  Max wore super cool flip flops
2.  He wore his sunglass for a record time of about 30 seconds...just long enough to get a pic :)
3.  Most importantly - we actually got him to go into the water.  He was upset and cried at first but Mike came up with the idea of pretending that he was in the bath tub and that seemed to put him at ease.  He began to love the water which is great news since we'll be spending an entire week at the beach in Hilton Head in about a month. 

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This weekend, we headed over to ToysRUs to find Max an alphabet puzzle.  While Mike and I were searching for the puzzle, Max had a plan of his own.  He found an Elmo book that was in a box with a small Elmo stuffed animal.  He tried ripping the Elmo out of the box and refused to the put the box down.  He's never wanted something like this before so we had to get it!  

He absolutely loves it.  He cuddles with it when he sleeps, carries it everywhere, and even tries to share his food with Elmo.  

It might have been the best $9 we've ever spent.  

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Thursday, July 5, 2012


Attempting a picture with our little man can present some challenges.



Wednesday, July 4, 2012


As a little girl I was in a watermelon eating contest.  Cheesy...um, yes it was.  Anyway, this picture brought me back to that day.