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.