Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bloody Wednesday

Mistake #1 - going to the mall on a perfectly beautiful summer's evening
Mistake #2 - allowing our child to have some fun
Mistake #3 - wearing a white shirt

...Max was getting antsy, it was time to let him free. All of the other kids were playing in this lovely, empty common area - nobody hangs out there except for children who need to blow off some steam and their exhausted parents. Max joined in on the fun and promptly tripped, and crashed face first onto the floor. By the time we scooped him up, there was blood gushing from his mouth and nose, poor little guy! I was very prepared - I had 2 tissues which seemed like the size of a postage stamp - good god, that wouldn't do! We managed to get the hell out of there, Max hysterical and both of us covered in blood. The evening didn't improve and Max went to bed with a fat lip and a sore little mouth. Perhaps we skip the mall from now on?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hello Shadow!

Early Saturday morning...Max was introduced to his Shadow! We had a great time waving and making puppets on the wall. Now Max can spot his shadow wherever we go and will always wave and say hello.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Good-bye June!

It's been awhile - I know. Father's Day has come and gone and Carmon's birthday was yesterday - it is time that I got in gear! We have had some busy weeks - nothing new or even that exciting has been going on - just a whole lot of playing! We are enjoying the summer weather and we are spending our time outside as much as possible. If we are in the house, Max will look longingly out the back door into the yard and then he gets persistent, digging out our shoes and dropping them at our feet! It's hard to say no to this sweet little face.

As 17 months is nearly upon us, Max is really a little boy now. Running everywhere, making truck noises, chasing balls, chatting at every dog that passes him on the street. He is saying words like 'ball', 'duck', 'bye bye', 'dad', 'mom', 'nose', 'eye', 'book', 'car', 'tractor', and lot's of animal noises. He is a lot of fun, constant entertainment, and a whizzing little ball of energy. We spend a lot of time at the park and Max is getting very brave as he explores the great outdoors - sometimes a little too brave, resulting in a few spills lately. Today he fell face first into the sand - it was glued to his drooly face, up his nose, in his mouth and down his pants!

We are excited for July! There is a lot going on for us, heading home soon to celebrate my brother's wedding, stomp the night away at a barn dance, and welcome a new niece or nephew as Carmon's sister is ready any day now! Can't wait!