18 Months!

What a milestone! Happy 18 months to my little man and happy 18 months of parenting to Jason and I! 

Max is such a pleasure to be around! I am so thankful that I get to stay home with him now! Thanks to my hubby for working so hard so that I am able to love on Max every hour of every day!

So much has happened in the 6 months that have passes since I last blogged!
Max has had two haircuts! One in February and one at the beginning of May. He was much better the second one around which I owe much to the lollipop in his mouth! 
He has his checkup tomorrow and I am anxious to see how much he has grown. He is wearing clothes ranging from 18 months to 2T. 
Max’s first word was dog. He loves all dogs, especially our Peanut. Every time there is a dog on sight, Max let’s us know!

Max also says shoes. I believe he learned this one because he realized when people put on shoes, they go outside! He loves the outdoors and could be out there all day long!
Other words include cheese, socks, daddy, baby, ball, and book among others. 
Max loves to read books and his newest book is all about welcoming home a little sister! We don’t think Max has quite the grip on what is going to happen come August when his sister is born, but we hope to prepare him the best we can. When asked where the baby is, he does point to my tummy!
He also has helped start to set up her room and put away her clothes! We were given a lot of clothes and have also come across some great garage sale finds! I do love garage sales and tis the season!
Looking forward to a great summer of playing outside and preparing for little sister! Happy 18 months Max Robert Rude!

Apple Orchard!

Tuesday Max and I joined some lovely ladies for a trip to the Center Grove Apple Orchard.  We had never been to the orchard before and were so impressed with all of the things to do and see!  Here are some photos of our trip!
Max in the corn pit!  That is his friend Madilynn in the background!
Max had so much to look at!
We were trying to get the goat to kiss our fingers.  Max thought it was so funny!
Max in the corn pit again, Nicole had buried his legs!
More of the goats.
We nicknamed this the goat suicide bridge.
This goat reminded me of my pet goat, Clyde, that I had growing up.
Nicole and Clyde.  (And Ashley and Sadie in the corner!)
These baby pigs were my favorite!!!  Max liked them too, he looked at them forever!
Max was a little impatient when we stopped at the “potty barn.”
I love this little man!
There were some crazy chickens there!
Max is wondering what he is doing in a pool of corn.
Liz and Madilynn feeding the goats!


It is the last day of January and Max and I just got back from a walk… OUTSIDE!  We walked to MaryBeth and Addison’s house, which we were so pleased to find out takes only 10 minutes, were treated to lunch there, went to the park, and walked back home.

Rumor has it, it is 64 degrees outside!  I believe it.  It was so nice to get some fresh air.  This was our second walk of the winter; our first was with Aunt Julia a couple of weeks ago.  How spoiled are we???

Max enjoyed being outside and seeing his friend Addison.  We even got to see cousins Eden and Brielle on the way back from the park.  The girls were outside playing and were excited to tell Max all about their new bunk beds!

“Mom, I am having such a great time.” 

“This seriously could not be more fun.”

So sleepy after his busy afternoon!

How cute is this little guy?

Peanut hasn’t made an appearance on the blog for awhile.