Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Then and Now

I love looking at Then and Now photos. Max is growing up so quickly and it reminds me to treasure every last moment.

So here is a fun Then and Now: Max with an ice cream cone.

Summer 2009
Summer 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Whoa Max!

Max loves everything about going to grandma and grandpa's house. They have a dog named Abby and a sandbox in their backyard and he's allowed to take naps in their big king size bed. Do I need to go on?

They have a dog. We don't. They have a sandbox. We won't. He sleeps in their bed. Right, not going to happen.

In other words, he is in heaven at grandma and grandpa's house and is encouraged to play rough, get dirty and break the rules. That's what grandparents are for, right?

One of Max's recent discoveries, in the corner of the basement at Grandma's house, is a big red rocking horse. This used to be my mom's horse when she was a kid, was then passed down to me and my brothers when we were little, and now Max and his cousins get to take a joy ride on this wooden horse.

To say he loves this red horse is an understatement. I just hope the duck tape at the bottom holds up. Max does not take it easy one bit when riding this horse!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Welcome Quinton James!

It is my joy to announce the birth of our newest nephew, Quinton James.

Making the day even more special, Quinton shares a birthday, and middle name, with his Uncle Sam.
Both born on July 7th.
So welcome to the world little Quinton and happy 30th birthday to my love, Sam!

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July

From a 4th of July parade...

To our annual neighborhood rib-off...

To an impressive fireworks display...

I would have to say our Independence Day celebration was perfect.