Thursday, May 26, 2011

Everyday Life

A few photos of our everyday life.

This move singlehanedly made life a little harder to control.

Applause, please.

Making biscuits.

He was making "biscuits" for about an hour.

All she needs are some pots and pans.

He Made One for Her

If you can remember Max's great invention, The Pillow Blankie, you'll be happy to hear he's expanding his market to include babies.

A satisfied customer.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Here are some highlights from our vacation.

  • Alongside the road, we spotted armadillo, donkeys, white cows, vultures and hillbillies (most of which were in Alabama).
  • No matter how many toys you have to distract her, a 9 month old doesn't care. 
  • But a 2 yr old will be content with scotch tape and a cheerios box. 
  • I had forgotten how much I missed my favorite drink from college - Captain and Coke. It was even more delicious when I could enjoy it while overlooking the ocean and sitting quietly (sans kids) with Nick.
  • Our kids were spoiled with private bedrooms while their parents roughed it on a pullout couch. 
  • I am not a fan of oysters.
  • You can not finish a 1000 piece puzzle in one night (a bet Nick lost) or even in one week. 
  • It didn't rain a drop all week.
  • Max really loves go carts - as do I.
  • It wouldn't have been a vacation without me getting burned (happened on the last day) and a celebrity dying (R.I.P. Macho Man). 
  • And last but not least, in the eleventh hour of in-car travel with two kids, this was the best parenting idea I had.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The grass, flowers, trees and bushes are growing and turning green around here...finally. Which means we've been enjoying our days outside. 

Typical Max.

Cedar Creek



Thursday, May 5, 2011

9 Months Old

Violet agrees that it's crazy funny how fast 9 months has flown by. At her doctor's visit, she weighed in at 17 lbs, 7 oz and has grown to 27 1/2".

Sunday, May 1, 2011


On Saturday, we took a long hike through the Lion's Den Gorge - a plot of undeveloped land along the lake. When we came up on the water, it was one of the only times I've seen Max sit still. It was a beautiful day with our little family.

Isn't this cute?

Max took a snooze while we finished the hike.

Unfortunately, Max was sleeping when we came to this creek. We'll have to go back for him to throw hundreds of rocks in. 

A little beach to play on when the weather warms up.


We had a few thousand marshmallows left over from the Easter Bunny, so before Max could vacuum them up with his mouth, we decided to use them creatively instead.


So proud to show off his toothpick. 

And a few bites off of one toothpick.
Really enjoying it now. After a few more bites, we had to shut it down. 

A sugar high toothpick mustache.