Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Here Comes The Rain Again

"From the looks of it Kooky, neither of us got much sun from last week."
"Really, Maximus? I thought for sure I got a tan."
"What's a chicken gonna do? I need to get some sun and it's been raining today!"
"Maybe I can get some rays through the window. You think?"
"I think you're more apt to rust, Kooky."
"But don't worry. It's supposed to be a nice 4th of July weekend.
You can get some sun then."

Do any of you have exciting plans this weekend? Rob is going in for shoulder surgery tomorrow, so we'll be spending time at home helping him re-coop.

Happy day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

20 Weeks

Happy 20 weeks!

Here's a little synopsis on Maximus these days...
He LOVES his swing and that's his primary place that he sleeps. The longest he's slept in his crib at one time is 2 hours; however, he does well dozing off in the car carrier/seat when I take him shopping.
He's not sleeping through the night, but when he does wake to nurse he goes back to sleep real fast.
He has moments where he talks a lot and is pretty vocal with his sighs and yawns. He does this dramatic, 'aaaahhhhhhuuuum' sound...(like 'hey, I'm bored!')
When he gets laughing good, he'll squeal.
He nurses every 2-3 hours and naps are usually 45 minutes long.
We have a sound machine that plays different sounds/white noise and it helps him sleep and stay asleep. In the car if he's crying, we turn it to static and that usually does the trick. He also loves listening to Journey. Maybe it's because Rob played it a ton when I was pregnant.
When he's super inconsolable, the vacuum cleaner is his best friend or we'll listen to Michael Bublé's version of, "Feeling Good." I'll look it up on youtube, the live version with David Foster and I'll play it for him. It's like a magic pill. ha!
The Max Man is also rolling over a lot. We'll put him on his tummy and if his arms are out in front of him, he rolls immediately to the right.
He likes reaching for things. And whatever he gets a hold of, goes towards his mouth. He likes lying on his play mat and reaching up at the different toys hanging above. When he can't get them, he tends to get a little frustrated at times. I would too! :)
Bath time is one of his favorite things. I think he's going to be a good swimmer.
He also enjoys looking outside and being outdoors. I like taking him for walks in the baby jogger around the neighborhood.
He can be both independent and cuddly. I kiss him about 200 times a day.
Maximus and his Papa adore each other. It's so fun to watch the two of them together. It melts my heart. I have to say that I am pretty blessed! Rob is such an amazing support! He loves spending time with Maximus and is always offering to pick up food, go to the grocery store or help with anything else.

I am one happy girl!

I hope you all have a lovely week!
Happy day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hello Summer!

"Hey Maximus...Did you know that today is the first day of summer?"
"I think maybe you should work on your tan, Kooky."
"Well, since you mentioned it and you're just sitting there Maximus, why don't you make yourself useful."
"Just be sure to hold me still. I want to get a nice even tan."
Uhhhh...I hope he doesn't plan on sunning himself all day...

Happy day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

19 Weeks

Maximus is having fun rolling over from his tummy to his back.

Happy day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful Dad's out there!

I want to wish my Father a Happy Day! Dad, you are such a kind, gentle, loving man. Thanks for your steadfast example. I couldn't ask for a better Father!

I'm also very grateful to have an awesome Father-in-law. Happy Father's Day to you, Bernie! I hope your day is special.

Last, but not least, I want to say, Happy 1st Father's Day to my husband. Rob, I love watching you with our little guy. You are an amazing Father and Maximus is so blessed to call you his Papa! You are the best!
One of my Favorite Photos - Maximus (3 days old) with Rob


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Playing Dress Up

"What is that on your head, Maximus?"
"Oh, I'm just playin' around, Kooky. It's one of my blankets (a.k.a. burp cloths)."
"Wait! What happened? I can't see a thing, Maximus!"
"Hahaha...that was funny."
"Oh...real funny, Maximus."
"I can't help it, Kooky. You're fun to tease. How's this?"
 "You look like you could be a Sheriff from the Wild West."
"Oh brother. Then what are you?"
"I'm a wrestler..."

Happy day!

Monday, June 13, 2011

18 Weeks

Happy day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Around the Pond

The weather is finally starting to cooperate, so Maximus and I have been going for walks in the neighborhood. The pond across the street is one of my favorite spots.
Such a serious look...but I can assure you that he REALLY did have fun!

What are your plans this summer? Are you going to hang out close to home or do you have any big trips lined up?

Happy day!

p.s. Blogger is driving me crazy. I am still running into issues of leaving comments on certain blogs. I really hope they get the issue resolved soon!

Monday, June 6, 2011

17 Weeks

It's hard to believe how fast this little guy is growing up!
He'll be 4 months old tomorrow.
Before we know it, he'll be graduating from High School...
But, we still have lots to look forward to and we are enjoying each and every stage.

We love you, Mr. Maximus!!!

Happy day!