Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Break Fun

It's spring break, though spring break really doesn't exist for me anymore. I'm having a hard time understanding this! We were able to do some fun stuff this week, though. We went to the zoo on Tuesday with a bunch of our Corsicana friends. Ava and Max loved it, especially the howler monkeys. My favorite part was getting to eat at Chuy's afterwards and discovering the creamy jalepeno dip (Ava loved it, too...she was licking it out of the bowl) and the fried avacado.

With the gorilla statue

On Friday we met Grammy at the Dallas Arboretum. It was very pretty with lots of great spots for pictures. Unfortunately I have children who don't care to pose for pictures. Ava loved all the fountains and water and fish. Max liked walking on the grass. We ate at Keller's with Grammy and Papa Jack when we were done and then went to see Grandmama. I really like Dallas.

Max's First Birthday

We had Max's first birthday party at my parents' house in Lone Oak. He had plenty of guests and we were happy they were all there.

Max's train cake that I made. Impressive, even though my fondant isn't totally smooth.

Happy Birthday to Max!!

Cheesing for the camera

The cake tastes great!

One of the very few decent pictures I have of both of my children. We were at school on Max's actual birthday and Lanette got them both to look and smile!

12 Months Old

Max is a year old! We are all a little better off than we were a year ago. Micah and I both love our kids very much, we are just definitely not baby people and prefer it when our kids are a little older. Just turning one is the perfect age for me. Max is so fun right now. He's learning new things all the time. He mimics things we say and things we do. He can make an elephant noise, roar, clap, sing songs, eat A LOT, and he can officially walk. Really really well. And with walking he has become much more independent. He wants to go wherever he wants to and if he doesn't get his way, he throws himself on the ground and cries. He eats and drinks all the time and sleeps well as long as he is in his own bed. He doesn't like to be in the car too long and he doesn't watch tv! I guess that's a good thing. At this age (and still) Ava was glued to the tv whenever it was on. Max could care less. He is a big time mama's boy. He loves for me to hold him and always gives me a huge hug when I get him out of bed in the morning. We go to the doctor later this week, so I will update all his stats then!