Saturday, October 31, 2009

GiGi & PopPop visit!

We had such a great time with GiGi & PopPop who visited with us this week! We spent time at the ocean, celebrated GiGi's birthday, enjoyed trick-or-treating with our neighbors and showed GiGi & PopPop the train and carousel in Los Gatos! A fun filled time to say the least. We miss them and cannot wait to see them again at Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ah man!

Last night, Max did not want to eat his dinner. Instead, he wanted to watch a "Thomas The Train" episode on TV. I bribed him (it happens a lot) and told him that if he ate his dinner, he could watch TV. Max whined for a while and I continued folding laundry, waiting for him to stop. He finally did, asked for his dinner and happily jumped on the couch to see his program. (I won)! I made sure to tell him that after the show, he needed to go brush his teeth and go to bed. He agreed. The program ends and Brent says "Okay little guy, time to go brush teeth". Max responds "Ah, man"! It sounded so cute and grown up!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Max and buses

Max loves trains, cars, airplanes and trash trucks. And buses. One morning last week which we were driving to day-care he saw a bus. He shouted; "a bus, beautiful bus"! So cute!

Morning with Max

I had such a great moment with Max this morning. We walked (he rode his tricycle) to Starbucks on Park Avenue where Max ordered his own milk. We sat down for a while, drank our coffee and milk and shared a chicken/pasta salad. He was adorable and cute and so well behaved. I cannot believe how big my little baby has become.

Roaring Camp Railroad

Yesterday, we visited Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton, a small town nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Max was able to see a real steam engine! It was a little scary when it made noise and let out steam. Here are some pics from our day.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Our big boy!

This afternoon when we got home from day-care, we asked Max if he wanted to go out and ride his bike. He said he wanted to ride his red bike. His tricycle is red. We have not used it in a while since we have been trying out the blue glider and Max never seemed to get the concept of actually pedaling without us pushing him along on the tricycle. But, today, he got on and took off as if he had never done anything else. Amazing how quickly they learn!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Isn't that wonderful..

We went to the beach today, as we often do on the weekends. We choose Twin Lakes beach as usual. We threw the frisbee, played in the sand and had lunch at the Crow's Nest (we should be part owners of that place by now).. On the way home in the car, Max asked Brent; "what you doing Dada"? Brent answered that he was driving the car. Brent in turn asked Max what he was doing. Max answered; "picking nose"..

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Weekend in Dallas

The first weekend in October, I made a trip to Dallas to visit with Carin & Jim and attend their couples baby-shower, co-hosted by me, Helene, Jenny S., Lena and Jenny O. I finally got to see Carin & Jim's beautiful house! It is on McCommas Avenue in the "M street" area, one of the favorite neighborhoods in Dallas. After seeing the house and the adorable nursery for Mia, Carin and I took a stroll down to a cafe/bakery on Greenville for a mocha, went shopping at Northpark and met up with Jim at home for dinner from Eatzie's, drank wine and sat up talking until midnight. On Saturday morning, we drove up to McKinney to see the family, Brian, Holly, Dom, Gail and the girls. I met Lexi for the first time and we attended Ava's soccer game. It was great to see everyone. The baby shower began at 7pm Saturday evening at the Honebone's new home. The party was a great success with awesome food and fun guests. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and Carin & Jim received some very nice gifts.