thank you for being the most amazing father to our boys. for teaching them things. for playing with them. for loving them the way you do.
thank you for being my husband. for being so sweet and caring.
thank you for working so hard. at your job. at home. for getting our backyard ready for max's party. for repainting our bedroom in one evening. for doing at least half of everything that needs to be done every day, every week, always.
thank you for making my life so amazing. i love you.
Friday, June 22, 2012
a couple of days later (friday), his buddy luke turned 5. max got to go with luke for a fun day at "happy hollow", followed by lunch at the uffelman casa and movie time. they had such a great day. at the end of the day, we joined them for dinner and dessert to celebrate luke. fun night!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
i can't remember if max was challenging at age two. 'terrible twos." i suppose so. i bet he was. most all kids are and it all makes sense. they are trying to show independence. they want to try to do things on their own; make some decisions. whatever the case might have been, i am sure (absolutely sure) that there is no way that max was as challenging at age two as he is at age (nearly) five. no way. not a chance. we are going through a rough patch. max is pushing buttons EVERY day. we fight A LOT. we take away MANY privileges. he is so STUBBORN.
i don't know where he gets it...
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
the t-ball season is over. max had his last game this morning. if was fun, they did great and nobody got hurt or cried. the game was followed by the closing ceremony and the entire team received their trophies. what a proud moment for the bulls team! it has been so fun to attend the games and get to know the parents of the other team members better. what a great group of moms and dads! we will miss the games and all the fun but bet we will keep busy with new activities very soon!
Friday, June 1, 2012
until recently, finn has been waking up before max in the mornings. i go and pick him up from his crib and he and i sit together on the couch while he drinks his milk. it is a special moment between just us that has been going on for many months that i treasure tremendously. unless max isn't awake by 7am, finn and i go in and wake him up together. this week, things changed. on wednesday morning, we heard max wake up and begin talking to his little brother. shortly thereafter, they both came running out from their room. brent and i were a bit surprised to see finn following max out of the room as he sleeps in a crib with the mattress lowered to its lowest position. how did he get out? max said proudly; "i helped finn out of his crib"! the next morning, it happened again. this morning, i heard that finn was awake. since max went to bed a bit late last night, i decided to go and pick finn up and let max sleep...just as max woke up. max was rather unhappy to see that his little brother was already out of his bed. it was something he wanted to help with. i guess my special morning time with finn has come to an end. i don't mind. it has been replaced by a special moment between two brothers.