Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Play Date!

Max and Hudson were able to spend some time together yesterday. They had so much fun, they were being so silly! Here are some pictures of the fun things they did together.

Max and Buzz...lounging around before Hudson came
Max and Hudson would wreck their cars into each other and then get out and then "fix" them. Watch out JC Auto, you might have some competition!
Max pretending to be Buzz Lightyear...nice helmet
Max and Hudson found the Barbies I keep for my nieces
I think they liked playing with them the best. They called them "The Girls"

The two cowboys on their trusty steeds watching Toy Story

The boys had a great time together, but when all was said and done they were ready for naps. When Cari came to get Hudson, I was rocking the boys and they were both half asleep. What a great day!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Last night as we were eating dinner Max was being a goofball as usual, so I thought I would try out a "Knock-knock" joke on him.

Me: "When I say 'knock-knock,' you need to say 'who's there.' Okay?"

Max: "Okay"

Me: "Knock-Knock."

Max: "Open the door."

Me: (between giggles) "No, when I say 'knock-knock' you say 'who's there.' Get it?"

Max: "Okay."

Me: "Knock-knock."

Max: "It's open door."

Me: "Knock-knock."

Max: (pretending to open a door) "Come in Mama, the door open."

I don't think he is quiet ready for the joke just yet...but we were sure having a good laugh!

More giggles:

Sunday mornings our family has "snuggle time." Max climbs in bed with us and we watch cartoons until it is time to start getting ready for church. This last Sunday we were having "snuggle time" when Buzz started crying at the foot of our bed. Max climbed down to play with Buzz-or so we thought. The next thing we hear is "Teamwork Buzz!" We looked over and Max was trying to get Buzz to help him stack up pillows. I believe his goal was to help Buzz climb onto the bed with us. Charlie and I had the giggles all day!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Beautiful Max

I got out of the shower this morning to hear; "Max is beautiful mama." I turned to see this:
Yes, he got my mascara out and beautified himself. You can't believe how difficult this stuff is to get off once it dries!
It wasn't just on his face-it was on his hands and his pajamas. I haven't found any traces of mascara on my floors or furniture yet.... I am keeping my fingers crossed that I never do.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Family Vacation Continued

Phase Three...

We left Grand Junction and took the beautiful -but scary(dark and rainy)- four hour drive through the mountain into Denver. We were headed to my Aunt Susan's house and a trip to the Zoo! We had a great time staying with my Aunt Susan and visiting my cousins. For those of you who don't know-I have tons of relatives in the Denver area. Max loved seeing my cousin's little boy, Alex. They had a blast together-especially at the zoo.

Max and Daddy looking at the new baby giraffe, it weighed 150 pounds at birth!

Max was able to touch a giraffe pelt

Max and his cousin Alex

Riding the train through the zoo

Max loved the bears, the Polar Bears were blowing bubbles in the water and he thought it was hilarious.

The Grizzly Bears were eating....for some reason Max thought they were eating "birthday cake." It looks like a bone to me!

Max really liked the elephants and the lions, I think it is because they were easier to see than most animals.

We ate dinner one night at the Aquarium...this was so fun!

Max loves sharks-he thought this place was great!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Family Vacation

We finally took a Family Vacation! We decided to drive down to Colorado so we could visit family and Charlie could golf. We were gone for a little over a week, it was a long trip. About a half day through Max was already homesick for his Nana, Papa and Hudson.

Our trip started out by Max and I leaving his dog and best friend, Buzz Lightyear, at his Papa John's house. (Charlie's Dad) This was the hardest thing he has ever had to do. As we were leaving John's house without Buzz- Max started crying his eyes out. He did not want to leave Buzz, he thought Buzz was going to get to go the the zoo with us. "No, take Buzz to the zoo," was all he could get out between sobs. Papa John to the rescue...he told Max that Buzz couldn't go to the zoo because he was too little and the animals might want to eat him. Enough said! Max wouldn't let anything bad happen to that dog. So Buzz got to have a "spend the night" with Papa John and Grandma Ro. Lucky him! They spoiled our dog rotten while we were gone! I am so thankful that they took care of our dog, with no complaints for an entire week!
Our trip was in took place in three phases...

Phase One...

After leaving Buzz, Max and I drove to Daddy's work (in Basin) and picked him up and started the rest of our trip. The driving part! We only drove to Casper that night and when Charlie was checking us into the hotel Max had melt down. He wanted his Nana and Papa, he called them on the phone and told his Nana to "Come get me Nana, in Casper, Nana." Max thought that our hotel was incredible. He started calling it a "castle." Apparently we don't get out much.
The next morning Charlie was able to meet up with his good friend Scotty and do a little golfing while Max and I got ready. We left Casper and started the long drive to Grand Junction. Six hours later we were there!

Phase Two...
Charlie's Mom has been working as a Tr
aveling Nurse and is currently in Grand Junction. It was so great to be able to spend a few days with her. Max had so much fun with Grandma Donna. They seemed to be inseparable! Poor Donna..she just couldn't shake him! haha! Donna took us up to the Colorado National Monument. That was a beautiful place. If you are ever in that area you should just drive through it, it only takes a little over an hour and some of the scenery in unbelievable. Charlie packed Max's clubs so they were able to do a little golfing together as well.

To Be Continued....
(eight days makes a long post!)

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Picture

Here are the last two pictures I took before I lost my camera. When I realized that I had lost my camera I was very relieved that I had recently taken all of the pictures off of it-except the ones I had just taken of course. Those two pictures being lost made me feel so bad, I wasn't going to be able to save those for Max. To some of you this may seem very silly, but if you knew how much golfing with Daddy means to my son, these pictures would be priceless. Thanks to nice people returning my camera- my son won't miss out on that memory.