Monday, April 25, 2011


On April 15th my little Max turned 5! I can't even believe it. Man, did we celebrate! We started the day off with cupcakes at school...his teachers and classmates sure made him feel special. After school we came home and got ready for the big family party.  It was so fun to have our cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas and Grandpas come over to help us celebrate!  After partying all day Friday, we got up Saturday morning and started again.  Max really wanted to have a kid party so we invited his whole class, his cousins and his great friends.  That was too many kids to have at our house so we headed to the Log Gym.  We were exhausted by the time the weekend was over...but we sure had fun. Thanks to everyone who helped make Max feel so special!

This is Max's Wolverine (X-Men) Birthday Cake. It's Wolverine's claw/hand coming out of the cake.  This is what he wanted, so I thought I'd give it a try...I was a little disappointed with how it turned out, but seeing Max's face when he saw it made it completely perfect!

Max showing his 'claws'

Kaysie testing one of Max's cupcakes! For some reason she didn't want to pick it up, she was eating it directly off the table.

Max and Kaysie waiting for the party guests to arrive

Blowing out the candles
Max's friends playing games

What great friends!!! Notice Kaysie is the backwards one...she was so excited that Max's friends were paying attention to her, she didn't want to stop talking to them!

Friday, April 15, 2011

About Kaysie

Since I am always sharing stories about Max I thought I'd write down a few about Kaysie....

Kaysie loves princesses, and a few weeks ago she fell completely in love with Cinderella. As she sat on my bed watching Cinderella she sang along with all the music, danced along with Cinderella and when Cinderella danced with the prince, I had to be the prince and dance with her. (That's a long dance!) But when Cinderella left the ball and lost her glass slipper Kaysie came unglued! She stood up on the bed and started yelling, "Wait, wait!" over and over. I wasn't sure whether she was upset about Cinderella leaving the prince or because Cinderella left her shoe. Kaysie is a shoe lover! Since then I think we have seen "Rella" over a thousand times.

Another thing Kaysie loves...fingernail polish!  She'll find mine, my sisters or my mom's and run to one of us saying, "Toes, please! Toes, please!  Pretty."  She loves to have her toe nails painted!  She is always wearing her pretty jewelry and the other day she had every finger covered in rings and she had bracelets from her elbows to her wrists.  Her jewelry is still a little too big so she has to walk around with her arms up to keep them on.  As she was walking around the house a ring fell off and landed on the floor.  Kaysie bent down to pick it up and every piece of jewelry she had on slid off...she was pretty perturbed about it and wheeled around and yelled, "BUZZ!" like it was Buzz's fault. 

Kaysie and Buzz.  She loves to bug him so that he'll lick her-but when he does she yells, "OH YUCK!"
Kaysie showing her Daddy her favorite bracelet
The other night I had both the kids in bed, stories read, drinks, and bathroom breaks were all done by 8:00, so I was feeling pretty lucky. 9:00 rolls around and I can still hear Kaysie talking in her room. I didn't want to go in and mess with her so I thought I'd give her a little longer to fall asleep on her own. I wasn't paying attention and sooner rather than later 10:00 came and Kaysie was still talking in her room, so I finally went in to see what was going on. As I opened the door she stood up and handed me her pajama pants and said 'help.' I asked her what she was doing and she replied, 'cause.' She gave me a plain and simple 'cause' the next few times I asked her. Where did 'cause' come from. I started laughing and then Charlie came in to see what all the commotion was about. When he asked her about her pants he got the same answer, 'cause.' After a few more giggles and 'cause's' Kaysie finally said it was her princess. She had been wearing her princess pajamas and wanted her princess baby doll to wear the princess pajamas. She is such a goofball.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Field Trip!

Max's class had a field trip to the Bordman Farm and it was so fun! Max wanted me to go and then  Kaysie wanted to go, so we followed the bus and joined Max and his friends on the farm.  It was so much fun, the kids had a blast.  I didn't think it was possible, but somehow Max is a little 'city'  When we were looking at the sheep - outdoors- and he kept plugging his nose and saying that it stunk really bad.  I honestly couldn't tell the difference from the air there or the air at our house...seriously we have cows across the street!!!  Kaysie really liked the chickens. I couldn't believe it-Kaysie kept petting them, she even wanted to take one home and she definitely didn't want to leave them there.  Kaysie can't say chicken very well, so instead she has been calling them ducks. :-)

Kaysie telling me about the hens...'ducks'
Max and Wil

Max trying out the tractor

Max is testing out his boots.  We had to borrow boots from can't be on a farm without boots!!!


Here are a few highlights from the Wonderful World of Max...these are too good not to share!

Max recently watched Batman and since then has been completely obsessed with the Bat Signal.  As I was putting him to bed the other night he asked me if I could open his blinds.  When I asked him why he acted like I was the dumbest person he'd ever met.  He said, 'Because I need to be able to see the Bat Signal if it goes off."  I told that to my sister and she said that I better keep my eye on him and the doors locked, just in case he really thinks he sees it!

Speaking of Batman...Max came into my room the other morning and said, "I've been dreaming about Cat Woman all night."  I was trying to stifle my giggle when Charlie rounded the corner, "Me too, buddy, me too."  What am I going to do with those two?  Later in the week we were telling Max's Grandpa John about his dream and Max heard us and got embarrassed and tried to cover by saying, "But I'm not falling in love with her! I just like her super suit!"  Again Charlie replied, "Me too buddy!" hehe!

After Church last Sunday Charlie happened to be laying on the couch when the doorbell rang.  Max answered the door and proceeded to tell the young men at the door, "That's my Dad, he's laying on the couch.  He doesn't ever do anything."  I couldn't stop laughing.  Charlie didn't appreciate it much, he has been teasing Max about it all week. 

Last weekend when the weather was nice Charlie and Max finally got to go to the course.  On their way home a song came on the radio that said something like, "we've lost what we love the most..."  Max piped up from the backseat, "We lost what we loved the most, Dad.  But we got it back, huh?"  Charlie asked him what he was talking about..."Golfing!"  Thank you warm weather...keep it coming!!!

This is a goodie...not from Max, but from the other little funny man in my life!
A few weeks ago Charlie and Hudson were teasing each other.  Charlie finally said, "Yeah Hudson, you would."  Hudson turned around and said, "No, Charlie! Your a piece of wood!"  Ha ha!  That one is too good!