We have a two year old!

It seems like with having Max’s birthday party a couple of weeks before his birthday, that we have been celebrating for a very long time! What’s not to celebrate though about this wonderful boy turning two!
 
Year two was a big year for Max! He moved from his crib to a toddler bed, traveled out of state, learned some great dance moves, and became a big brother!
 
Max continues to grow and weighed in at 30.4 pounds putting him in the 76% for weight and measured at 35 1/2 inches, placing him in the 85% for height! I think it is his healthy appetite that is helping him climb the charts!
 
 
We are loving this big guy!



Max and Jason at our family birthday dinner for Max.  Coloring and Pizza, what more could a two year old ask for?



Max and his favorite little sister!  She hasn’t even tried to steal any of his birthday presents! (Yet…)

Max the Cowboy

Last Saturday, we celebrated Max’s second birthday with a party out at my parent’s house!  There were horse rides, kittens to cuddle, puppies to chase, and tractors to drive!  Thank you to all that came to help Max celebrate!
 

Max driving the tractor

Max on Misty, our first horse.

Aunt Heather and Grandma Karen helping Max to the arena.

Safety first!  Max loved wearing the helmet!

12 Months = 1 Year! (Very, Very, Belated…)

Those who know me, know I dislike math to a very high degree.  These are some numbers, however, that bring me joy!

12 Months in Numbers
2,065 Bottles or Nursing Sessions (Rough Count 😉
912 Wardrobe changes (Counting jammies!)
4 Teeth
1 Thanksgiving
1 Christmas
3 States (Max has traveled to Nebraska, Missouri, and well, he lives in Iowa)
100 Food Pouches (Very happily eaten!)
1,825 Diaper Changes (not exact, but probably pretty close!)
15 Super fun cousins!
9 Cool uncles!
7 Loving aunts!
4 Wonderful great-grandmas!
2 Fabulous grandmas!
2 Awesome grandpas!
2 Very Proud Parents
1 Super Great 1-Year-Old
Max at 1 year!

Max at 9 months!

Max at 6 months!

Max at 1 week!
Happy Birthday, Max! 
(also thank you to http://www.rachaelmariaphotography.com/ for all the photos!!!)

What a little MAN!

Max continues to grow up right before me!  I love this little guy and am so excited watching him become a little MAN!

Lately, Max has been sitting and playing with his toys.  I don’t know why this is so cute to me, but it just is!  He looks like a big kid and he can entertain himself for long periods of time!  Win, Win for mom and dad!!!

Max is so excited to be sitting and playing with his fish book!

He loves social situations and can’t get enough of watching people and every so often, he will even start babbling to interject his opinion on the topic to many conversations!  The other night we were at my parents house and Max was so busy watching his cousins Hailee and Brody that he tuckered himself out far into the next day!

This past Saturday was Jason’s birthday.  I tell you what, in my humble opinion, there is no better man than Jason!  I am so pleased that Max will get to grow up with such a great role model! (and that I get to be his wife!!!)
Our friend Rachael watched Max for us so that Jason and I could go out on a date!  We went to dinner and then to All-Play to play some games!  Our favorite was Wheel of Fortune.  We often play at home while watching it on TV, so it was fun to actually feel the pressure of being in the hot seat!  🙂

Happy birthday to my wonderful husband!!!!