Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!

What a wonderful Easter!!! We started our day off with an INCREDIBLE Easter service at our church, where Max sang with the other children. It was the coolest thing to watch him! He had been practicing at home all week, and he was soooo excited to be up there!! It was so special for Stephen and I to have Max be a part of such a special worship service. These past several days especially, we've really been talking with Max about Easter, and how awesome the story of Christ's resurrection is! Its hard enough for a three year old to really grasp, let alone one who's still fairly new to English, but we really think he's "getting it"! Last night, when we were praying as a family, Max's prayer was "Jesus, thank you that you are wwwwaaaaayyyy up high now!!!" (aka "risen") Makes sense to us!!

Stephen's sister (Aunt 'Ginia) was in town this weekend, and it was so nice sharing the weekend with her too! We colored eggs, and then Max hunted for them today after church. His Easter basket was filled with way too much candy, but even cooler than that......he got a replacement guitar! The one he had gotten for Christmas has been out of commission for a while. I think it took him all of three weeks to wear through all the strings. So, we got him a simpler (and cheaper!) one to use for now! Luckily for us, he's got a great imagination, and he's not at all picky! He's been using his baseball bat as a guitar since his last string broke, so since he saw the new one this morning, he's been on cloud nine!!!

I'm also including pictures of the Easter gifts we made for Grandma and Meemaw this year. We painted small flower pots for them and Max had a blast! We used my mom's as center piece for her birthday that we celebrated week before last, and since we had to mail Grandma's all the was to N.C. we decided to send along packets of flower seeds that she could plant at home!

We are LOVEing the weather these days! Max can't get enough of being outside and I don't blame him! Hope you all are having an incredible day and as we were reminded in our service today I pray you are celebrating the EPIC VICTORY of Christ!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Look at us now!

Oh my word......6 months!!!! Are you kidding me?!?!? I can't believe how fast these last 6 months have flown by! And man, Max has changed like crazy in that short time! He's a brand new kid, in a very fantastic way!

As I've said a bazillion times, he's a rock star in every way! He aced his preschool screening, so much so that he qualified for no special services...and will be attending a private preschool in the fall. What?!?!?! How's is that even possible? Because our little guy is AWESOME!! And because our God is fabulous, and knew exactly what he was doing!!!!

He's one great kid, and we couldn't be happier!!!

Here's us then.......

And look at us now!! Oh my!!!

So blessed by this little man!!! So looking forward to a million more "six month anniversaries"!!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Max + Laughing Gas = HILARIOUS!!!!

Today was dentist day :( Never a fun day! But, Max was a super trooper. Our first trip to the dentist with Max when we brought him home was......tough, lets just leave it at that. We took a month break. Did a lot of "practicing" at home with dental tools we bought at the store, and headed back for a cleaning about three weeks ago. That visit went a TON smoother, and Max was such a big boy!!! Along the way, they discovered two cavities that needed to be filled. With Max's history of not enjoying the dentist (understatement of the year!!!) we wanted to approach it carefully to say the least. Yesterday afternoon we headed out for a consultation, where the dentist showed Max all her tools and walked him through what would happen today. We decided to have only one of the cavities filled today, the "easy" one, and use it as a little test to see how he'd do. Well....the little rock star passed with flying colors!!!

They gave us a brochure to take home about the nitrous, and Max was most nervous about that part. I don't think he liked the idea of having the tubing strapped to his face. But, he and Daddy had a long convo about it and looked through the pictures...and he was ready this morning. A couple of deep breaths of that stuff and he had no cares in the world!!! He was so silly....he just kept giggling! After about 5 minutes in the chair, breathing in the happy juice, the dentist came in and got to work. She explained everything she was going to do before she did it, but I don't think Max heard a word of it, he just kept giggling!!!! Afterward, they had him breath fresh air for a few minutes while he enjoyed a sucker. I was soooooo proud of him. I can't believe how far he's come with his fear! I planted a big smooch on his cheek....and noticed when we got home that my lip gloss left a big 'ole mark! That's what mom's are for right?!?!?!?!

So, three weeks from now, we'll head in and have the second cavity filled. This one is a little deeper, and will take longer to fill. But, I really think he'll do just fine. Max knows exactly what to expect, and even just talking with him this afternoon, he had such a pleasant experience today, he has no reservations at all!!!