Monday, February 28, 2011

Together again!

Last weekend, we headed up to Chicago to spend some fun time with my side of the family. You'd never know that since Max has been home, he and his cousins have only been together three different times! Noah and Max are just so darn cute together! It was a really nice, chill weekend. The boys had a blast swimming together at the hotel pool and of course, playing trains!! Next weekend we're headed to Nashville to spend some time with Stephen's folks. Max hasn't gotten to see them since Thanksgiving, so we're really excited to show them how many cool new things he's saying and doing!!! I'll be sure to post pictures when we get back!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Perfect Valentine's Day

So, being the only girl in the house, sure has its perks, especially on Valentine's Day!!! My boys were so sweet to me! Stephen let Max pick out something to give me, and true to who he is, he picked out a Mickey Mouse cookie! We planned to share it over lunch, but turns out, it tasted terrible!!! Its the thought that counts. I also got flowers delivered to me!!!! Not a huge flower girl myself, but its still really nice to get them every once in a while! Plus, I LOVE the notes that Stephen sends with them, he's so darn creative, and I usually end up laughing hysterically! Max and I spent the day decorating the dinning room and making a special dinner for Daddy. We also baked and frosted cookies! Such a fun day, with my two favorite Valentines!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Beating those winter blues!

So, like most of the rest of the country, we have had a TON of snow and ice the last week or so! Stephen actually took a snow day one of the days, so that was a nice surprise! Max and I were finally getting into a grove of going out during the week and doing different things when.....we were all of a sudden stuck in the house for a week! So...we did the best we could to be creative and have some fun! We played lots of games, including Candy Land for the first time, we baked cookies, made bagels pizzas for lunch one day, played with playdough, had multiple movie nights with Daddy, and oh let us not forget.....LOTS and LOTS of drum playing on Max's part!!! If that boy doesn't grow up to be a musician in some form, I'll be amazed! I also tried to really take the down time and work with Max on learning his colors (something that still really has him stumped) so, we made some "color" pictures from magazine cut outs. All in all, we had a lot of fun! And, it must have been from being stuck home with Mommy and Daddy all week, but I feel like all of a sudden, Max's English vocabulary has doubled! Its awesome. His new thing is adding "real quick" to the end of everything. "Mommy, I'm going downstairs, real quick." "Mommy, I gotta go potty real quick". Silly kid!

Enjoy the pictures, and stay warm!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jam Session!

So, I know I've talked about Max's drums a lot already, but the boy just can't get enough of them! And....he is STUCK on Christmas songs! He sings them all day long, wants to sing them at bed time, you name it. If he's singing, nine times out of ten, its a Christmas song! And, one of his absolute favorites is "Away in a Manger." And, he has this funny way of looping the song around so that every other line is "the stars in the sky". I don't know what it is about that line in the song, but he has to sing it at the top of his lungs, especially the words "star" and "sky". And with his cute little Thai accent, they come out just sounding too sweet. The other day, I was in the kitchen, and I heard him "rocking out" on his drums singing his favorite song, and I just had to get it on video. I know the quality isn't very good at all, and its a little hard to hear him, but pay attention, and you'll hear him singing "the stars in the sky!" And, I'm not sure about the stethoscope. I guess he just decided to wear that to add a little pizazz!!! Silly boy! He sure is one of a kind!