Friday, August 13, 2010

A Letter to Max

My sweet little man,
Where have the months gone? How has half a year passed already since we first laid eyes on one another? Your world is changing so fast - so much progress in such a short amount of time. I'm in awe of all the things you can do now. I can tell that you're just as impressed with yourself as we are. :) Dad and I have done quite a bit of growing in this short amount of time too. We are the same people we were before, but better since having you. We've agreed that we appreciate everything in the world more because of how different and wonderful it all feels with you in it. Thank you for bearing with us as we have tried to figure things out. We try every day to make the very best decisions for you so that you will one day grow up to be confident and happy and kind. Thank you for being so good - for eating well, and sleeping well and brightening our days with your heart-bursting smile. Happy 6 months, Max McAlister. You are the light of our lives - over and over again.

My whole heart,

I can't wait until Max is old enough to look back on this blog and read about all of his first adventures in life. This is his "baby book" in a way. There are just not enough pages in the regular ones to capture everything! Below are pics from his 1/2 birthday...
Brave Baby!
Max got three shots at his 6 month check-up and has the bandages to prove it. I think the experience was worse for Mom & Dad to witness than it was for him. Max is as tough as woodpecker lips!! :)

Max says: "No biggie, guys. But I WILL take this paper home with me if you don't mind."

Animal Max:

We treated Max with a trip to "Max's Autodiner" for his half-birthday. It was more of a treat for us this time but we really want it to be a tradition we have with Maxer every year. Billy and I shared a burger (called the "Animal Max":) while Max helped himself to his chubby fingers...

Max says: "Ready to get the party started, Dad!"

Waiting for our food.

So he didn't feel left out at his own celebration we brought along a special treat - Blueberry YoBaby! I was so excited when Dr. Kate told us he could start eating yogurt. The first bite was questionable, but after that he couldn't get enough and made a growling noise when I put the spoon away. Animal Max!?
"What the heck was that?!"
"On second thought...I'll have another bite!"
Happy guy back at home :)

A good day should end with a good book. "I love You, Stinky Face" is our fav. Luckily he had just gotten out of the bath so he wasn't so stinky anymore.

1 comment:

  1. Max looks quite dapper in his driving cap. Can't wait for our big date this Friday.
    -Aunt EB