Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Eye Exam

"What are you doing, Kooky?"
"I'm thinking I might need to get glasses, Maximus. My vision has been a little blurry lately."
"Don't you worry, Kooky. I have skills. Come here. I can examine your eyes for you."
"Okay, Maximus. I hope you know what you're doing!"
"Open your eyes as wide as you can. And whatever you do Kooky, DON'T blink."
"Stay with me Kooky, and continue to keep your eyes open. I'm going to perform a series of different tests."
"First, I want to apply some slight pressure to your nose."
"Next, I need to cover your left eye."
"Sometimes this maneuver helps me determine if you have vision problems."
"In extreme cases, I've found that a tap to the head with a teething ring does wonders for clearing up blurry vision."
"And one last tug for good measure should do the trick."
"That about does it, Kooky. How is your sight now?"
"Are you kidding me, Maximus? What kind of diagnosis was that?"
"I told you, Kooky...I have SKILLS!"
"I am speechless, Maximus. And exhausted after that ordeal."
"You're not the only tired one. That took a lot of work..."
"...And you're welcome, Kooky."

Happy day!

Monday, November 28, 2011

42 Weeks

This guy is starting to look like a little man. Or perhaps it's the hair...I think I prefer him with his "wild" hair do.

Lately M likes to cough...and if someone coughs back, it starts a little game of coughing back and forth. I am going to have to try and get a video of this.

The last two nights, I've only had to get up once each night to nurse him. Could it be that he's going to start sleeping through the night??? I really don't mind too much either way. I realize that this time lasts only a little while and I'm fortunate to be able to nap during the day if I need to.

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving!

Happy day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

41 Weeks

Maximus is getting more and more mobile. He doesn't always lie still for his weekly poses, so here's a different view this week. 

He really likes to rough house with his Papa, and yesterday when they were playing, Rob had him in the air and Maximus folded himself in half as he was coming towards Rob's face. Maximus' forehead hit Rob's nose and "pop"...(that would be Rob's nose). Yep...you guessed it - Maximus broke his Papa's nose!!!

Oh boy...at least it will be something we can all laugh about later.

Hope you have a great week!

Happy day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rainbow in the Sky

I saw this a couple weeks ago when opening up the curtains after Maximus awoke from an afternoon nap. It reminded me that God ALWAYS keeps His promises!

And God said, "This is the sign of the agreement between me and you and every living creature that is with you. I am putting my rainbow in the clouds as the sign of the agreement between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and a rainbow appears in them, I will remember my agreement between me and you and every living thing. Floods will never again destroy all life on the earth. When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and I will remember the agreement that continues forever between me and every living thing on the earth."
Genesis 9:13-16 (New Century Version)

Happy day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

40 Weeks

It's getting increasingly harder to photograph this guy on the floor each week. He doesn't like to stay in one spot, so I'm working up a sweat trying to get him distracted and on his back. How do professional photographers do it?

Last week he started to crawl a few steps on his hands and knees. He is an active little guy, but at the same time, he loves to play quietly with his toys and discover new things around the house. He's a nice combination of fun, silly, sweet, feisty & serious. He looks SO much like his Papa in this picture. It's amazing the resemblance and I am thrilled, because I always wanted a little boy that looked just like Rob.

I was telling you last week about him on his changing table. I caught this video of him a couple days ago and thought I'd share it with you. He loves flailing his extremities all over the place. Funny thing is, he gets even wilder than this! But, I think he knew the camera was going, so he might have been a bit reserved. And that's a sock in his hand. He loves them socks. haha

Happy day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

39 Weeks

Maximus is exactly 9 months old today!

Lately he has been smacking his lips together. He also started taking his fingers and running them up and down his mouth. I think he likes to hear all of the different sounds he can make.

The other day he got up in a push up position. Is he trying to tell me something? "Hey Mom...this is called exercise...Why don't you join me?" haha...

I do get some exercise though...him and I enjoy dancing together in the kitchen. He's a great dance partner. And Papa and Maximus continue to like to play together and rough house.

Maximus got a new wooden toy last week and Rob stood him up by it. Maximus grabbed the top of it, hung on and stood by himself.

I need to try and get a good shot of this on videotape...when we put Maximus on his changing table, he goes nuts with his arms and legs...moving them up and down like a wild man. It's the funniest thing and always makes me laugh.

I've come into his room a few times now to find him sitting up in his crib after taking a nap. We've lowered the crib to the lowest setting...but the next thing we'll have to do is remove one of the mattresses, and then just hope that he doesn't figure out how to climb out of the thing anytime soon.

Hope you all have a great week!