Friday, March 23, 2012

Max is 2!

For Max's second birthday I wanted him to wake up to lots of balloons, I knew he would love it because he loves the movie Up a lot. I tried to sneak them into the car but when we were getting out he saw them and got so upset when he couldn't have them that we just let him have his birthday balloons on the eve of his birthday.
He woke up to a birthday banner and presents by the fireplace, we got him a big orange ball, a little people batman set, and Elmo plate, bowl and cup.
He was so cute opening it all and being so happy.
For breakfast I made him a toaster waffle(he loves them ok) with whip cream and fruit on top.

Mason had a show down in Spanish Fork that night for St. Patrick's day. So for fun and so I could see his band play Mason's parents got hotel rooms for us and his family. It was so fun, Max opened more presents, then we had dinner at Cracker Barrel, where my mom joined us. After that we did cake, we got a really delicious carrot cake from Bakery and Brews.
Mason had to go to his show and I tried to put Max and Jack to sleep so I could sneak out while Mason's parents watched them.
Poor Jack had the worst of his teething that night so I didn't get him to sleep until after 11pm. And Max stayed up till 12:45pm...I think he just didn't want his birthday to end.
The next morning we all got up and went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast(it was the only restaurant around).

It was a great weekend and such a fun way to celebrate my little St. Patrick's Day baby.

Max dancing to Mason practicing

Attempting to get a cute kissing picture

After that picture Max slipped off the bed and hit is chin on the cake...
So I held him

Happy Second Birthday my Maximus
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

The many faces of Jack

He is always so HAPPY!
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Friday, March 16, 2012

dear Max

{your "Cheese" smile}
Oh my sweet buddy, you are going to be 2 years old tomorrow!
You sure are a crazy boy at this age. You love your brother so much but are not to good at being soft yet. You love giving him sweet soft kisses but then they turn into slobber sucks and then you try to hug him a little to tight...:).
You are such a fun boy, you LOVE your daddy, you guys have such a special buddy club bond. You have started to do the sweetest little hug with your arms around my neck hugging me just tight enough whispering "mommy" in my ear, and you do it for no reason at all and I love it.
Your favorite movies right now are Up, Tangled, Ratatouille, and Toy Story 2. There is a part in Up when Ellie is in Carl's room when they are little and she says " I ripped this right out of a library book!" and I would laugh at it, so now every time that part comes up you look at me and do the cutest loud laugh.
I love watching you get lost in play. It is the best thing when I see you just sitting in your room making noises while you move around a car. Or when you just pull out books on your own and look through them.
You love music, you put it on whenever you are on the iPad and then dance to it. The songs you mostly play are, the Gorillas: Feel Good Inc. & Dare, The Pixies: Where is My Mind, and Muse: Starlight. You are also getting really good playing your drums.
Your favorite things to eat are, fruit snacks, pasta, waffles, and anything with sugar. You still are a big fan of fruit too. You also love making toast in the morning and waiting for it to pop.
You are talking so much now my big boy, you are starting to talk in sentences and ask for things. It is so fun!
You are such a boy, you are crazy at times and just want to throw things, but you can also be so sweet.

I love you so much my cutie bug, I love watching you grow and just hope I can just teach you how to be a good, kind, and caring person.
Oh my love bug I just love you SO much and even though we have our hard times too I just want you to always know that I love you more then you will ever know.

Happy Second Birthday (tomorrow) my BIG boy.
Love, your mommy
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

pillow for Max

Since Mason got me my sewing machine for Christmas I have not really made anything with it yet, just some practicing on things. So when Mason got me a Groupon for a fabric store I was so excited.
I went there and picked out a bunch of scrap pieces of cute fabric. They are each a quarter of a yard so I thought it would be big enough to do some simple projects.
after getting home and looking at the size of the fabric pieces I decided to try making a simple pillow. I think it turned out pretty good and Max loves it so that makes me happy.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A day at the park

Yesterday was such a beautiful day(but very windy) so we decided to make our first trip of the year to the park.
I feel bad I don't take Max to the park as much as I should but now with Jack being older and the weather getting nicer I am going to try and take him often.
Mason was sweet and sat by the stroller while Jack slept in it. Since Max has not been to many parks he was so funny, he was so nervous to walk on the playground where you can see through the little holes on the platforms. So he would crawl everywhere or want me to hold his hand. It was so cute though how he would get kind of scared and say to me "scawy". He got more and more brave though and at the end went down the big twisty slide all by himself(on his belly)!
He was very sad to leave but I told him to say goodbye to the park and that we would be back soon.
By the time we got home he was sound asleep in the stroller, so I carried him up to his bed for a nap. What a great end to a nice trip to the park.
It was so nice to get out in the sun and only be wearing a light jacket.
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Friday, March 9, 2012

Jack is 6 months!

My baby Jackamo is 1/2 way to a year already! I can't believe it, I already miss him being a newborn. But with 6 months comes lots of fun milestones.
Here are the ones Jack has achieved:

He can sit up!
although I am still a little nervous
leaving him without a soft pillow behind to catch him.

He has started eating baby food!
He has had rice cereal
banana &
Sweet potatoes
He still has not caught on to how to eat yet though.

He laughs so much!
Mostly at his big brother Max
and when mommy tickles him

He LOVES his daddy and Grandpa!
he will wrap his tiny arms around Mason's neck
and just hug him like that for a bit.
he loves it when either of them sing him pat-o-cake
or itsy bisty spider and help him do the actions.

He can grab and play with things!
he loves to sit on the floor and grab for things
of course he always wants things that are not toys
TV controllers
the iPad

He talks!
he babbles and makes the cutest little squeals.

I love this kid sooooo much. He is such a sweet heart and oh my gosh that smile of his gets me every time I just want to scream and squeeze him. He also has the cutest laugh. I love seeing my little guys personality come out more and more. And he is still very much a mommy's boy, he can't stay to long in someone's arms when I am in sight.
And I love it ;)

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Max, I love you

I love this kid so much and he is has been talking SO much lately.
Don't you just love that smile!?
He says "Cheese" every time I have the camera.
I took him outside the other day(a rare for us these days, since the weather has been awful I have let Max watch more Blues Clues then I would like to admit) and let him play with the umbrella so I could get some cute pictures of him.
He was so excited about it and then kept trying to run down the path by our house.

We made hot chocolate and him and Mason kept doing "cheers"

This is how I found him one evening, sitting on the stairs with my shirt on his head.

Arabian Man

Max is such a cutie and I can't believe my BABY is going to be 2 in a couple of weeks! I love the way he asks to watch shows he will either ask for, Up, Tangled, Touille(ratatouille), or bues cues(blues clues). And I can't get over how much I love it when he calls me mummy, and he says it just like that. And I love that he calls the iPad "touch". AH I just love this kid!

Max you are the best.
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