Friday, January 29, 2010

Being Brave

This week was transition week for Max - we took him to Daycare on Wednesday for a little introduction. Carmon and I were able to stay and play with him, get him comfortable with his new environment and meet the other kids. On Thursday and today, we dropped him off for 2 hours and left him there alone...gulp. Max did fine. Carmon and I? We are trying to be brave...

TGIF everyone! I can't tell you what a relief it is to see this week wrapped up. Tomorrow is my big 3-0 so I am signing off to enjoy a few more hours of my 20's.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Eleven Points to Share

We wish Max a happy eleventh month, this is the last month in a year of milestones - amazing how we saw a different little person almost every week...after this sweet boy, you are one year old! Today, I feel it is important to report about what Max is up to these days - eleven points to share with you:

1. hanging out with daddy - solo, for one whole month
2. zero teeth
3. up and down on the furniture, in and out of the cupboards
4. roasted sweet potatoes are still #1, grilled cheese may be a close second...
5. calling us from his crib at 5 am "ma!"..."da!"
6. watching 'Old McDonald Had a Farm' on You Tube
7. a fluttering fool in the swimming pool
8. squeals with glee when he sees his buddies
9. has shared a french fry or two
10. walking is imminent
11. starting day care in one week

p.s. these photos were taken around the nine month mark - I came across them again today and couldn't resist including them...isn't he just the cutest??

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Anxiously awaiting Baby Jones

We were very lucky to have spent some time with Chris and Jeff over the holidays as well. They are two of our oldest and dearest friends and we are thrilled that they are expecting a wee one any day now...eek! So excited for you two!

We had such a good time catching up and Max loved playing with their sweet new puppy, Berkely. I am at the edge of my seat - will it be a boy or a girl?? Can't wait to welcome you to the world Baby Jones!

Max's Christmas Adventure - Part Two

On Christmas day, we headed to my parent's house. Everyone was anxiously awaiting Max's arrival...

a welcoming front porch

Max with Great Grandma and Grandpa Goad

Max and Grandma

at this house it wasn't the tupperware cupboard that had Max's was the recycling collection

a great day for a sleigh ride with Katrina

furry hats and rosy cheeks

lots of cows

an attempt to take a nice photo...Max was not having it, and ripped his hat off just seconds before this was snapped

with uncle Eric...hat back on...

...hat off again...with uncle Ian and Holly

It's amazing how fast 10 days go - we are never able to fit everything in. This was a very special Christmas and we are so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family. Thank you everyone for spoiling us rotten!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Max's Christmas Adventure - Part One

We headed back to Alberta on the 19th of December - geared up for 10 days with friends and family. I think we were all really excited to have Christmas with a little one this year - it has been a long time since we've experienced the joy of a little one rummaging around under the tree and tearing christmas wrap to shreds. Max didn't really understand what all the excitement was about but he was certainly game for the festivities!
We began our stay at Carmon's parents first...

out in the quiet country

loving Baba's tupperware cupboard

outside, looking in

up high on uncle Dan's shoulders

bouncing on Grandpa

Mennonite Carolers...yes, people still Carol!

back in that cupboard again

a friendly face-off with cousin Dylan

a perfect view

Max with Great Baba, Great Geddie and Great Grandma Blacklock

Max and Baba

with Auntie Brookelyn at Great Grandma Blacklock's 80th birthday bash

twinkly lights

delight on Christmas Day

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year...New Job!

We have settled back in after a wonderfully wintery trip to Alberta - details and pics to come soon, I promise.
...I have a lot on my plate starting tomorrow - gulp! I will now be working as a Product Developer for President's Choice (PC) Home and have an entire Christmas 2010 assortment to plan and execute in a VERY short amount of time...I can already feel the stress level starting to rise. I am also a little sad as I will miss my days at home with my boys. Max will be kicking back with his Dad for one month and then it is off to Day Care in Feb. It is remarkable to think that almost a whole year has gone by - what a wonderful, memorable year it has been - I am blessed to have such a beautiful and healthy little family and an exciting work opportunity. do I juggle it all?