Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Maximus works, too

Courtney and I are both at work right now, but where does that leave Max? Well, as it turns out he's at home with Ms. Nicole in his reading corner. We are very lucky to have her with us. She's always working on some kind of developmental material, be it keeping his head up, using his hands, or, I this case, reading novels. Ok, maybe not novels, but pictures with words nonetheless.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Maximus, the Entertainer

...or perhaps, the Entertainee.  Here's a little something we snagged last night in between changings.  He's been in a good mood all day, as evidenced here, which allowed us to get some Black Friday shopping in and then watch the LSU-Arkansas game in its entirety, plus a game of washers in the backyard.  

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wake Up!

We've had fun with Max over the past month or so.  He's gotten into advanced baby techniques, such as keeping his head afloat, not crying for no reason, and staring at things farther than 1 foot away, and jamming out to They Might Be Giants.  He still acknowledges his hero/real father, Cardboard Saban, and still enjoys violent and loud movies.  With work consuming most of my time since I started back, and especially now that I started the second season of Big Rich Texas earlier this month (please don't watch it), I struggle to find any quality time.  I do usually get a couple days off each week, but never on the weekends.  So it's just me babysitting and trying to get random things done around the house.  Most recently I finished putting up our TVs outside and changed out our leaking garbage disposal.  And perhaps most importantly, got some updated pictures of Max.  More to come. 

Courtney snagged this one of Max staring away in his room

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Halloween (a little late - I know)

Ever since we moved into the suburbs we have to make sure that we are home on Halloween for all the kiddos.  The first year I was super excited when the doorbell rang and I bought the expensive candy.  The next year we had Lucy so I spent time dreading when the doorbell rang because that meant I had to wrestle her back.  Lucy tends to scare some kids with her bark and size.  I don't know why they wouldn't love a 90+ pound dog pouncing out the door at full speed.  This year I had excitement all over again.  Max didn't go out trick or treating but did answer the door a few times in his costume.  Newborn costumes are so girly but luckily my mom and I found this one ... and it glowed in the dark.  We also wanted a costume that he could wear his skull booties that my mom had made while she was in Montana.  Max spent the night confused that the doorbell kept ringing, Lucy was non-stop running/barking, and everyone seemed to want to take pictures.     
Check it out .. I glow in the dark.