Monday, June 18, 2012

Picture Update!

We have had so much fun this past month!  One of these days, I will blog along with life, rather than a month late...but until then, enjoy the overload of pictures!  

Our little monkey!  We go to a gorgeous park called Horseshoe lake a lot as a family and love it!
As you can see, the toys are a little bit different than the usual park toys, but that doesn't
stop Max from having a blast!
Attempted Family Picture...gone bad!!  At the end of May, the WHOLE SIDE of my family got together for
a reunion!  We hadn't all been together for 4 years, and we had a blast!  Thanks to my awesome mom and dad,
all 33 of us stayed at an awesome cabin in Park City for Memorial Day weekend. (My parents and Elise and Bren made it possible for us Clevelandites to fly out for this which was sooooo generous of them, thanks guys!!)
  I wish I would have taken more
pictures of the group!  It was the best being together, eating way too much junk food, being destroyed in ping-pong (I
say that for myself...), laughing our heads off, shopping, and getting caught up from the past four years!  Thanks mom and dad for that amazing memory!  
Thanks to my awesome sisters and mom, we were able to all have identical t-shirts for the reunion!
We all went to Wendy's before heading to the outlet stores.  The poor Wendy's staff and guests were privileged to be
there when we crashed the party!   Max's shirt is a little too big for a shirt still, but makes a great night-shirt!
My mom, Elise, me, Max, my Dad, Brenna, Sydney, and Eli after our VERY nutritious meal :) 
The cousins had a blast being together.  They were so cute with Max and the other little
ones'.  It was so fun to see them all playing together!  
Max and Eli hanging out at Grandma and Grandpa's!
Dick's Bakery Doughnuts...need I say more?  I crave these almost weekly living in Cleveland,
and oh boy, I ate enough of these delectable delights to ease my cravings for a while...! 
Some of the cousins: Juliana, Talmage, Daniel, Brenna, Eli, and Max!
I got to see my little Aspen Grove Romper Counselor as well!!  Annie is working up
at the camp that I did 4 years ago...!  I can't believe it has been 4 years.  I. Am. Old.
Annie is the best counselor there, and seeing her was one of the highlights of my trip!
Love ya Grim :)
Two of my good friends are having their babies within weeks of each other, and
we had a combined "hooded-towel" shower at my house!  Thanks to
Malorie (the babe in the blue sweater), Cassie and Brooke went home with 2
hooded towels each for their sweet kiddos!  Malorie sewed all night, bless her dear
heart!  It made me realize how badly I need to learn how to sew!! Love all of you girls!
Beach time!  Max spent 4 hours doing exactly what this picture shows...except
I don't know where his bucket is.  I am working on his appreciation for the beach water,
but hey, I'll go and relax for 4 hours while he is satisfied with the sand!
I teach piano to my darling next door neighbor Natalie, and we had her first recital last week!
She is so awesome, as are her parents for diligently practicing with her :)  It has been
wonderful seeing her progress so much in such little time!
There was a sweet parade last week by our house, so we hopped on our bikes
in the heat of the day, and got to see some cool stuff!
Max, on the other hand, didn't think the parade was that cool...!   We
got there and left pretty quickly!
Some of you already know, but for those of you that don't, Mr. Max has a peanut
allergy :(  It has been a hard thing for Tim and I to deal with, but luckily we think it is only
peanuts.  Since we found out, we have slowly given him different types of nuts (besides
peanuts), and thankfully he hasn't reacted to them :)  Last week we gave him some nutella (hazelnut)
to try, and yeah, no reaction!  
Judging from the aftermath, I think we'll be regular buyers of nutella!  
Our very expensive and massive backyard pool!  
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TIMMY!  I made Tim pork spare-ribs, his request, for
Father's Day dinner :)  They are a bit time consuming, but I guess Tim is worth it.
No, I couldn't have asked for a better hubby or daddy for Max than Tim!  I love you babe :)
Again, I don't have a dog, I have a husband...
My wonderful boys!  
Max loves saying "cheese" to the camera, so this morning we had a  "cheese" session.
I can't believe how big this guys is getting!  And yes, those are curls on top of that cute head!
No idea where he got them from, but I'm afraid that if I cut his hair, they will never grow back!
Sweet little buddy...
Max will be 2 in August!  AH!!!  I am so lucky to have a happy, healthy, and  hilarious little
bud to play with.  Currently he loves to run from one end of the house to the other probably 30 +
per day, eat cookies, sing the cougar fight song, learn his letters, play with his trains, answer "No!" to ANYTHING
Tim and I ask him, copy and play with his daddy, read books, pick his nose and give me the treasures he finds, jumping and talking in his crib for almost 2 hours every night before he falls asleep, giving hugs and kisses, and kneeling down to pray at random times while outside or in public!!!  We love our Maxwell James!! 
Mama and Max!

The End.  

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! You have a sweet looking family in Utah. I'm glad you had such a great trip! Max is such a sweet, cute little boy and we are so lucky to have him as Mallory's buddy! In the picture of you and Natalie, I can't believe how much she looks like you...haha! You could pass as her mother...haha! Thanks again for the great baby shower! You're a great friend! The pictures of Max covered in Nutella are hilarious, but not as funny as the picture of Tim in the baby pool...haha!!