Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Sausage! Love Auntie and Uncle Cashew

Sausage, we hope you have a Happy 1st Birthday. Sorry our video isn't all that good, but it was past your uncle cashews bed time and he was a little grumpy! We miss you and can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

Love, Auntie Em and Uncle Shew

Monday, October 27, 2008

Early Birthdays, potty's, and a little ape

Little Sausage,
Grandma and Grandpa and I (Auntie) came out for a long weekend just to spend time with you! We got in late on Thursday and peaked into your room...and wow we couldn't believe how big you were! Auntie thought you were almost as tall as her.

Friday after your nap you woke up to a big surprise...a Birthday Party! With PRESENTS! Since we were not going to be there for your party, we decided to have a party a few, 6 weeks early. You had so much fun pulling off the paper and were so curious about what was inside.

Here's a picture of you with your party hat on, about 3 seconds before you snapped the elastic and started crying.
Presents! (Notice the hat is gone).
Hmmm...what's in here?
After that, against your mother's wishes, it was cake time! You loved it so much you screamed when it was gone! Which is kind of your thing right now. You also taught us a good lesson...never put sprinkles on a 10 month old's cake...your mom was trying to get sprinkles out of your nose for about 30 minutes after! Opps!

MMM! Where has this been all my life?
You are getting so big you are even starting to sit on the potty! You've been successful a few times. We are all SOOO proud of !
Your magazine of choice was Better Homes and Gardens! You enjoyed the pictures of the doggies. Which there was surprisingly a lot of.
You always preserving your modesty!
On Saturday we went outside and ran you up and down the drive way. You LOVED your little push car. You're such a little dare devil already!
You stopped to pose with auntie, but just for a minute.

Once we were done, I wanted you to pose for a few pictures with the pumpkins...unfortunately you were not very happy with me that I took you off your car!
Here's one of you 'posing' for me...
Since we also would not be there to see you in your Halloween costume, we dressed you up early, and this time we were a little more successful at posing on the front porch!

You posed with's one of Grandpa!
And Mama and Dada
And the Grand Mum!
I already miss you a bunch and wish I didn't have to wait until Christmas to see you!
I love you Sausage!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pumpkin Heads

Here's some funny pictures from the farm today that I almost forgot about. Mommy's picture is on another camera, maybe we'll add it later.

Happy Fall

This week Grammy and Ms Mary took Max to Krohs, a nursery to have some fun taking his picture amongst the signs of fall.
Today, we went to Applewood Farms and took a look at the animals in the petting zoo. Here we were looking at the goats. They were cute and took a minute to get used to. There was also a donkey with a cross marking on his back, to remind people that Jesus came to Jerusalem on a burrow, a big black potbelly pig, and some ducks.
Hey! Over here, I found one! Can we take this one home? PLEASE?
OK, I like these, lets take these, can we? Can we?
That's it for a few days in the life of Max. Happy Fall!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Max's TV Debut!

Max made it on the local news twice today! See what good fortunate it is to be a Cubs fan..errr....well at least it gets you on the news (even if they did say you were a she)!

10 months Old

Max!?! You are 10 months old, well, 10 months and one day! That's Crazy Talk!

5 teeth, crawling, pulling himself to standing, even shuffling himself sideways along the fireplace at Grammy's house. (That makes all of us nervous.) It's been a bit of a rough month. He's been sick off and on with this crazy end of summer/ beginning of fall cold everyone seems to have and be passing around. That, coupled with him getting all his teeth at one time has made for a rough month. He's doing really well through all of it. It amazes me at so little how he just sucks it up and keeps on chuggin. You'd think a little kid would just want to sit, be held, and be sad...nope, not Max. He's cheery and trys so hard to not let it get him down. Keeps on keepin' on. It amazes me. Makes me want to be a better mommy for him everyday!

You also made it on the news in Chicago today and you are in the slide show on their website...twice.

Sorry for the lame update, but that's all I've got for now.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Big Weels Keep on Turnin'

UPDATE: 9 month well visit: 29 1/2 inches; 22 lbs see 6 month well vist to compare

I know, I know! It's been a while. I'll try to be better, I may even go back and post some stuff that we've missed. But this! This is priceless! Check out this video of Max riding Michael's old big wheel.

He really is just so funny!

We have the big 9 month appointment this evening...yep~ 9 months already, can you believe it? Me either! I'll definately give an update for that. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Auntie's August Visit

Again, another post that is overdue! Auntie came to visit in August, this trip was on work as they needed me there for a few days for some audits. I flew in early to spend the day with you and as soon as I got to your house your parents skidded out the door...apparently I was baby sitting!!! We played in your pool on the porch, which was a lot of fun, until you started trying to drink the pool!!

I'd get up early just to spend some time with you in the morning, and if you know your auntie at all, you know that's LOVE! Especially considering your house is over an hour drive from my office! And all day all I could think about was driving another hour home to come see you and get home in time for bath time! I gave you a bath every night when I was visiting, including the day you really grossed me out and POOPED ON THE SIDE OF THE TUB! GROSS!!!! You were sitting in the tub and looked at me like you might poop so i scooped you out and I didn't know what to do so I put you on the side of the tub and I thought maybe you decided not to poop, but when I picked you up to put you back in the tub...ewe...a present was already sitting there. Thanks a lot Sausage!

Besides that, I saw your first 'crawl' when I was there. Your mommy and I were sitting talking while you were playing and all the sudden you crawled about one foot but it was enough for your mom and I to get really excited!!! I tried to get you to crawl the rest of the week, but it usually ended up in tears (yours by the way). You got very mad at Auntie about that...and sure enough as soon as I flew back to Chicago you were crawling all around town.


Monday, July 21, 2008

July Visit!

Oh little Sausage (thank your Uncle Cashew for that name by the way)! It's been far to long since I have posted and I have missed some key moments. It's actually September when I'm posting pictures from July! Anyway here are some pictures of fun times when you spent a whole week in the midwest!

Your Uncle Shew got a lot better at holding you! He even fed you! That was a big step for the Big Ape.

Grandma let you go swimming in the hot tub, you loved it! It almost put you to sleep every day, don't worry though, they turned the heat off so it wasn't TOO hot.

You got to see all your Grandparents out here along with a lot of other family.

Especially at Girls Day were stuck with all the girls!!!

Lucky for you your cousin Adam, born a couple months after you, was there too! You even tried to steal his bink!

When Grandma was trying to get you and Adam to smile for a picture, she danced around and yelled and thought it was HILARIOUS, Adam did not have the same feeling and wondered who that crazy lady was....

Your Auntie

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Kid can sleep anywhere

This is what happens when Momma has work to do and the kid just wants Momma. He had fun riding along, but as you can very, very tired.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Crazy hair

Max has a fun trick...

Can you see it? Can you see the static? His hair looks really long, if you can tell!

Assume the Position

Yes, it is no secret Max loves his bottle. I handed it to him, went to another room and came back to this:
Someone please remind old is this kid? 7 months? Huh? You don't say.
Cracks me up totally! I guess he's got it down...all about relaxation!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

6 month well visit

On Monday Max had his 6 month well visit. He really does good at his visits. He hates the poking and prodding, but don't we all! He just fusses a little as if saying..."Hey Doc! Cut that out! That really doesn't feel good, is it really necessary?". Then come the shots! He cries for as long as it takes the Dr. to give the shots (very quick, I might add) and for me to pick him up. Once mommy has him, he's fine! Oh, I guess you're probably wanting the stats 29 inches (97th percentile) and 21 lb 2 oz (90-95th percentile). For those of you who know about his head, you'll be proud to know he's moved from the 50th percentile up to the 75th percentile...Geesh!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Pool Time!

Whew! Was it hot here yesterday, and today and tomorrow and probably the rest of the summer. Good thing Max likes the water. When we got home, since he was such a god boy the whole ride home, mommy and daddy blew up the pool and out we went to play. Don't worry, there was a blanket under that pool, up on the porch, in the shade.

The Grove

In Ocean City there is this fabulous restaurant that from the outside looks like a bait shop, turned, liquor store/ pizza joint for the locals. On the contrary! It is this eclectic little place that has fresh seafood that they smoke right out back, they also have duck, lamb, and steak. The place is a family favorite and is so hard to explain and sounds like the most bizarre place, but it is absolutely wonderful. Their menu changes daily, based on what seafood they have. There is no menu, the waiter will get the attention of everyone in the room...3 plastic picnic tables worth, (I think there are 6 tables total) and tell you what they are offering for the evening, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We go for the food but LOVE the desserts, fresh berry pies that are picture perfect every time!

Beach Weekend

Now that Max is 6 months old (I KNOW!?!?!) we decided it was time to take him to the beach. We went "down the ocean", as they say in these parts, for a few days. Max did really well all weekend in a new place. He was sick before we went, I was hoping it was just teething, so we had two rough nights with him in the same room as us, our last night there was fine, but we decided it best that we come home, especially since mommy and daddy are now sick too.

As you can see, he loved the beach. He found the sand very interesting and when he wasn't trying to eat it, he was squishing it in his hands and feet. We washed his hands off in the water and boy oh boy did he like sucking his thumb after that. I don't think we've seen him suck his thumb for that long before.

Its about a 2.5 hour drive to Bethany Beach and Max did really well there and back. He just goes along for the ride, which is fabulous for us. He does like to have company with him back there, but that's OK, because mommy likes to play with him.