Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cruel and Unusual Photography

That's what Andrew calls it, but I just think Max the Elf is cute!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy "White Bread Rolls" Day!

Some people think Thanksgiving is about turkey or being grateful or some other such nonsense.  My kids have it all figured it.  It's the rolls!  Fluffy white bread with butter: mmm, mmm, mmm!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

First Food

Smax is joining the ranks of big kids everywhere.  He's sitting in a high chair and eating food.  His meals was rice cereal mixed with sweet potatoes plus some banana chunks scattered in front of him so he could chase them around instead of trying to steal the spoon.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Max has finally figured out that you can jump in the jumperoo, and boy does that kid jump!  It's by far his favorite thing to do these days.

Monday, November 7, 2011

It's Snowing!

So of course you should wear a short sleeved princess dress and sandals.  Ask Claire; she'll tell you it's appropriate for all social situations.

Claire ran outside and spun around in the two minutes of very light snowflakes we got today, but she had a great time celebrating the arrival of winter.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Food Friends

Some days I'm amazed at how easy it is to entertain my children.  We picked up our Bountiful Basket this morning, and as usual there were some questions over just what the food was.  Fennel was the mystery object this time.  Owen was so excited about the watermelon, and claimed it as his so I drew his face on it.  Then of course, all the other fruits and veggies wanted to join in.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Six Months Old

It's hard to believe the Sugar Smax has been around that long!  He's becoming a lot happier as he figures out how to make the world work for him.  New things this month are tripod sitting, two bottom teeth (Oct 29 and 31), reaching and successfully grabbing things including his beloved feet, and gargling.  Yup, I really said gargling.  For some reason, Max loves to make that noise.  He still loves chewing on his hands and rolling whenever you try to put him in one place and he's working hard on crawling motions, but he can only get the back half or the front half moving at one time.