Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Look at me, I can STAND!

Max has had an eventful week. He turned 11 months on Sunday, and it seems like the newest developments are HUGE!
As you can see, he's standing on his own now. Not for long, but he does take a few steps from time to time, we've even caught some of it on video (see the video posted below).

His top teeth are now coming in, and just like with the bottoms, he doesn't like them one bit.

He's got two words down. Mom and Dad. "Dad", we're pretty sure means "dad", "mom" we're pretty sure means "food". Bobbie Jo is, of course, thrilled. [As I write this, Max just called one of the cats "dad"- either BJo has some serious explaining to do, or he's still fuzzy on the "dad" thing too].

He's eating these little "puff" things, which are little tasteless crackers. He grabs them in his chubby little fist and jams them in his mouth. For some reason they make him laugh. Amazingly enough we've captured that on video as well, and on the same video as the walking. Here it is:

He's drinking most of his formula from a sippy-cup now, he's doing pretty good. He switches to actual cow milk in a month. We will not miss buying formula every 5 days!

It's continued to be a ride. It won't be long and we'll be celebrating his one year birthday. Wow!

We're very behind on pictures, so here are some of the pictures we've taken over the last few weeks. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


On January 1st, I left for Vegas for work. I didn't return until Jan 13th. It was a LONG trip, and a long time away from Max. It wasn't easy, but I was extremely busy, and Bobbie Jo sent pictures and video when she could. We even found time for one quick video call. Bobbie Jo did come down for a few days, we weren't able to spend much time together, but it was nice to get away.

I don't have a whole lot to post, only that Max is extremely mobile; crawling a lot, standing as much as he can, and even attempting a few steps on his own from time to time. He's become a pro at the stairs, and we let him scale them at least once a day.

He's been a lot of fun, and I'm really enjoying my first weekend with him in almost a month. We play a lot, and he gets into everything he can.

One week from today, he'll be 11 months. It's sure gone fast!