Here is my baby and he is not a baby anymore. I can't believe that he is already 11. Well actually he will be 11 tomorrow but I have to go out of town so we had his party over the weekend. It was just a small sleepover party with a few friends. They played video games all night and had lots of fun.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wow, it has been so long since I blogged that I forgot the way to upload pictures. So you are getting the pictures out of order in this post. Oh well. You understand right?
So summer is over and both of the kids are back in school. Krista started high school and Max started middle school. Here are some pictures of Max as I drove him to school and dropped him off.
Both of the kids really like their new schools. They were excited to get back because they are going to new schools. We did have a good summer though. After Comic-Con I had almost two weeks off so we got a hotel at the beach again and stayed down there for awhile. It was fun and nice to get away. We had some friends stop by and hang out and we built a fire near the water which was nice.
After we got back from the beach I helped the kids clean and organize their rooms so they would be ready to start the school year right. For Max's room we bought him a new little couch that makes into a bed. He needed something for his room the made it more fun to hang out in. He hasn't left his room since we got it. We also bought Krista a new rug for her room which is really cute.
Both of the kids also got new phones. Krista got the nice fancy one and Max just got the basic one. Now Krista texts all day if I let her. Of course she got her phone taken away the very first day of school and didn't get it back until the end of the week. I said 'don't get your phone taken away', but she didn't listen. Now she knows.
Max is still playing basketball. He has three games left and then I am going to make him take a season off. His hair keeps growing and growing. I ask him if he wants to cut it but he says NO. I don't care either way.
This is a picture of the wart that refuses to got away. I tried to use compound w on it but it just got bigger. I guess he'll have to go to the doctor and get it burned off.
I love the freckles and dark brown eyes.
How was your summer?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Max has the best imagination. He loves to play and pretend. Here he is in a big mud puddle. He is making potions. What better way to spend a nice summer day?
See his homemade potion kit? He likes to stash away tiny bottles and save them in his potion kit.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Here are a bunch more pictures of our walk. We tried to take pictures in front of flowers.
Max acting goofy again. This is his favorite face to make.
At least he usually gives me one good shot too.
He is always wearing a hat or a beanie.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I have to tell you that walking with your kids is one of the best things that you could ever do as a parent. If you go for a walk with your kids on a regular basis it is the time that you will find out all the things that you really should know. They just seem to open up on a walk. Things they tell you they would not if they were at home in front of the TV. If you want to know what is going on at school, go for a walk. If you want to know what is wrong, go for a walk. They will open up to you. They want to tell you if you are willing to listen. A walk is the perfect time to be a sounding board for them. Even better if you just take one but this time I took two. Here are our pictures...
If it is just me and one of the kids our conversation are sometimes profound. With both together they don't open up as much. Either way it's all top secret you know?
Well they tried to have a team party. Krista went. Too bad only two other girls showed up. Once again it wasn't very organized. I guess that is what happens when no one wants to be in charge. Anyway I'm glad softball is over. Now I guess it's on to water polo? Right now Krista is at High School camp. They are spending the night in the mountains.