Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Apple Picking Adventure

With autumn leaves falling and cooler weather approaching, Max and I decided to join Kristen and her gang at the apple orchard and picked 1/2 bushel of delicious, organic, apples.

It is hard to believe it has been a couple of years since we visited an apple orchard. Max was only about 5 months old the last time we picked apples. Look at how little he is!

And now our little boy is not-so-little anymore. This adventure was right up his ally. He absolutely loved picking apples. And eating them. In fact, he spent more time eating than picking. I caught him over and over again picking an apple, taking 2 bites, and then tossing it into his bag. After I realized he had done this with more than a dozen apples we had to have a little chat about "respecting the apple orchard" and "not wasting the precious, organic apples."

All in all, it was a fantastic day and a fantastic memory. I am looking forward to this becoming an annual tradition. And wouldn't be surprised if we find ourselves back at the apple farm later this year picking a different variety of delicious apples!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Post for Uncle E

We decided to sign Max up for an indoor soccer clinic on Saturday mornings. I am not sure who is more excited each week to rush the soccer field - Max or daddy?

Max has proven, in a very short amount of time, that he has some soccer skills.

I thought that Uncle E (Emily's bro, who is also quite talented on the soccer field) would enjoy this little video.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

OBX 2010

That's right! We returned (a bit early thanks to Hurricane Earl) from our annual family vacation. This year, we had 16 adults and 11 children in one big house. Outer Banks seems to be the perfect location for all of us. The ocean, the charm, and of course for the menfolk, golf courses galore.

Max was a blast this year. He loved the sand, the ocean and the constant playdates with his cousins!

Here are some of my favorite photos:

Enjoying a snack poolside

Daddy's gift to Max:
his first boogie board

I can't believe Max picked up this (not so alive)
horseshoe crab

Mommy and Max's favorite after nap activity:
collecting sea shells

Another year=
Another attempt at a cousin photo

Flying High
in OBX