Saturday, October 6, 2012
Time goes by so fast! I swear I’m never going to be caught up on the blog… Oh, well. Here’s December 2011, at least!
December 1 - Kisses
Max has started giving kisses lately. It is the cutest thing ever to watch him give his daddy a kiss on the cheek! Little stinker still won’t give one to his momma, though…
We started a Christmas chain today. Max gets to rip a link off the chain every day until Christmas! He’s pretty excited about it, LOL!
December 2 - Advent Calendar
Max started off this morning by not eating breakfast… He thought it was more fun to throw French toast sticks and banana slices at the cats. He laughed hysterically all morning while he was doing it! Stinker…
I didn’t get pictures of Max at breakfast, but here’s one of the little guy at lunch…
December 3 - Santa is Scary!
Max met Santa again today--first time this year! He did not like him as much as he did last year… LOL! We met him at Ryan’s work party this morning. His company decided to do breakfast at a country club. It wasn’t bad, but they ran out of food pretty fast. Then Santa made Max cry, of course!
Not much happened today… Here’s some pictures of us doing the advent calendar and the Christmas chain when I got home from work tonight!
December 5 - Grapefruit and Scout!
Today is Josh’s birthday! We didn’t see him for his birthday last year because he was in Idaho for school, and we don’t get to see him this year because he’s in Italy on his mission! We are thinking of him today and hope that he has a happy birthday, anyway.
Remember how I told you about Max’s new love of grapefruit? He stole a grapefruit off the counter this morning before I even had a chance to cut it!
December 7 - Sickies
Well, I finally wound up catching the cold going around in my house… To make things worse, I had to work tonight with it as well. Ugh. But, the boys had fun while I was gone! Ryan learned that Max will stick out his tongue if he does, too!
December 8 - Extra Sick
I woke up before 5 a.m. this morning to be sick… I never get sick, so it’s weird that it happened a month ago and it’s weird that it happened again today! On top of being sick, I had a baby who seriously refused to let me wipe his bum and put a new diaper on him for a couple changes today. I basically spent my entire day just wishing that Ryan didn’t have to go to school tonight. And then something amazing happened--Ryan ditched school to play with Max so I could lay in bed and take it easy. My husband is the best, and I am so very grateful to him for doing that for me today!
I totally forgot I bought taquitos for Max and me to have for lunches this week… I found them in the freezer today and boy, are they a hit!
At work today, I rang up a guy buying a pregnancy test. As I do to all customers I ring up, I asked him how he was doing today. He said, “I’ve been married 14 years, I have five kids, I’ve had a vasectomy, and I’m buying a pregnancy test. THAT’S how I’m doing today.” It was hard not to laugh. Before he left, I told him I hoped it came out negative, and he said he hoped so, too!
Here’s the little cutie, tired and ready for his nap today…
December 11 - Oops…
I got off to a great start today… I was so tired, I hit the snooze button on my alarm four times. When I did finally wake up and head to work, I arrived seven hours early… Ugh!
December 12 - Coffee Addict!
Here is my silly little guy trying to finish off the last drips of my afternoon coffee today, LOL!
December 13 - Hot Cocoa
We woke up to snow this morning! Max and I had hot cocoa with our breakfast. It’s so fun to do stuff like that with him!
December 14 - A Baby Brother!
I had to work tonight, and when I talked to Ryan on my lunch break, he told me that he’d just learned that his mom was five months pregnant! She’s due in April with a baby boy. Ryan is getting a baby brother! Ryan has been a little overwhelmed by the news, but he wants to try having a relationship with his mom again and he wants to know his brother. So we are excited!
December 16 - “Duck!”
I am so excited--Max said a new word today! He said, “Duck,” today, while he was holding one of his rubber duckies!! It was so cute!
He is growing up so fast… It’s crazy. He is way too tall all of a sudden and has been pulling everything off of the kitchen counter and dining room table today!
December 17 - Ready for Christmas!
Max got a cupcake for breakfast this morning. My silly boy LOVES frosting!
December 19 - Ups and Downs…
This is Max, the early morning grumpster…
Max had Trix and bananas for breakfast this morning… He LOVES cereal!
December 21 - Tooth #13!
Max officially has 13 teeth now! He cut his top left canine today--his first new tooth in over four months!
December 22 - Migraines and Cinnamon Bears
I started off the day feeling like a migraine was headed my way… Not a great way to start the day off, especially when my baby wanted to bang pots and pans on the piano or when he wanted to use me as a jungle gym… Luckily, my prescription strength ibuprofen and RockStar finally did kick in and helped ease it up a bit! But not until after I’d dipped 381 cinnamon bears in chocolate. Max decided to sample a few bears for me… He liked the chocolate, but not the cinnamon bears! He also thought it would be fun to keep his bears in my old coffee mug from this morning, LOL!
December 23 - Gearing Up for Holiday Cheer
I started making sugar cookies today. Apparently, I started following a different recipe than I intended and they were not cookies that could be frosted, so that saved me some time! Max really liked them… Ryan and I were talking in the kitchen and Max ran in, grabbed a ball of dough off of my cookie sheet, stuck it in his mouth, gave us a sneaky little smile, and chewed it while we laughed. It was hilarious! I struggled to make the cookies, though… Our oven did weird things today. Some of my cookies turned out burnt, and some of them were doughy. And these were all cooked in the same batch!
Before I headed to work today, we decided to decorate our Christmas ornaments. We couldn’t afford the cutesy ones from the Hallmark store that I loved so much, but we found some at Hobby Lobby that we could color ourselves. Max had a lot of fun coloring his with markers!
December 24 - Christmas Eve
I had to work this morning and took an extra long lunch so I could talk to Josh when he called home from Italy. It was nice to hear from him, though it was hard to talk much with him--we were on a conference call with the whole family!
Before we put Max to bed, we let him open one Christmas gift. He got a new pair of pajamas and a book!
December 25 - Christmas!
I got my first real kiss from Max today… Two of them, as a matter of fact! Smack on the lips! I love that boy. He is such a cute little sweetheart!
Here’s my sweetie in his bath today…
December 27 - Silly Boy!
Max is such a silly little sweetheart… He’s been trying all day to share his chocolate Goldfish with the cat!
Here he is trying to wear Mr. Potato Head’s glasses… Such a silly cutie!
December 28 - My Grandpa’s Birthday
My grandpa turned 73 today! Here’s some pictures I took at his house tonight when we went to go celebrate with him…
December 29 - Ryan’s 26th Birthday!
My husband is 26 years old today!! And my dad is having surgery on his neck today as well… Interesting day…
I got up early to make Ryan a birthday cake. This is about how well it went…
December 30 - Hospital Day
Max and I went to visit my dad at the hospital again today while Ryan was at school. I borrowed my dad’s truck so we could go visit him. It’s a little tricky getting a baby in and out of a big ol’ truck like that! My grandma was visiting while we were there and we went to Wendy’s for dinner with her. She needed help getting in and out of the truck, too!
December 31 - Crazy Days!
We’ve been having some problems with our washing machine lately… Ryan got some new parts for our washing machine this morning and it now works!
We decided to take Max to the Living Planet Aquarium today. It was a lot more fun and exciting for him this time!