Thursday, February 28, 2008

Vacation and Spring is coming

I'm on vacation!

Life has been crazy busy at work for me the past 6 weeks...and this is supposed to be our slow time of the year where we rest up for the spring time rush...hah! Last week I actually found myself wishing for that spring time rush because it would be a slower pace than the pace I was currently running. So yes, these 5 days that I'm taking off are much needed.

I am looking forward to spring. Warmer weather, green grass, leaves on trees, birds chirping...all of that. It is really not that far away...at least that is what I've been telling myself. I've convinced myself that even more now that I've smelled a skunk on two occasions, my sister saw one last weekend, and I talked to another person that smelled one...I've convinced myself that skunks hibernate and they are starting to "awaken" just like I am hoping nature will do soon. Actually, I am afraid to Google skunks out of a fear that I will find out that they don't hibernate and that their coming out of dens is a sign that winter is only 1/3 over.

I've also noticed that it is getting noticibly lighter in the morning and staying lighter later in the evening. I can't be the only one that feels this way about this winter...it seems like it has been snowy for ever. So here's to hoping for an early spring and that you see and smell a lot of skunks.

And just so you know it's 7:30 am...I've been up for 3 1/2 hours (I meet with a group of guys at 5am on Thursdays) and I'm going back to bed...until Max wakes up then its off to Lowes. It's a great day to be on vacation!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Listro Visit
















Sunday, February 17, 2008

A champ....like we didn't know that already!

http://msn.foxsports.com/story/7787722?MSNHPHCP&GT1=10937

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Clap Your Hands

Max is busy working on his trick repertoire. Here he is clapping his hands. He started crawling Tuesday, one day after his 9 month mark.

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

I can walk!

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It's been a big weekend here:

Max learned how to bite...thankfully not us but his animal crackers. If you put one in his mouth and tell him to bite he does it...then he laughs as we make chomping noises and say yes.

He can also identify Abby, the dog, and mommy. If you ask him where his mommy is he will look at Natasha and start to smile. If you ask him where the doggy or Abby is he looks all around until he can find her then laughs and shreaks.

Max also knows how to give 5. Granted the other person has to do most of the 5 giving, he does hold his hand up for it. He has been clapping his hands for a week or so, and now today he will start clapping if we ask "Max clap your hands".

And as you can see from the above clip he can walk around while pushing his toy. It's a big weekend for Max.

I am amazed at the development in 9 months. He still has 2 days before he has been here for 9 full months. I often find myself looking at him and wondering where in the world this kid came from. Its been an amazing 9 months...I am excited to live out the next 9.