Friday, March 26, 2010

Max and Annalise

Matt and I went over to Jess and Dave's for dinner and games a few weeks ago and Jess took a bunch of these cute pictures of Max and Annalise.

Sweet little Annalise
Havin' so much fun together
I love his sweet little face.
Max is trying to teach her to share...

...and again. haha I love her face in this one.

My cute little guy. These are some of the last pictures of him before his big boy hair cut.
MAX AND ANNALISE'S FIRST KISS!!!! He's kissed her many times since, and she always seems to like it.

Now Max is using his healing powers on Annalise.

She's really feelin' it.
And after all that kissing and healing...he's beat. : )

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekend at the Coast!

This past weekend, our good friends Jess and Dave invited us to go to their family's beach house in Manzanita for the weekend. Our good friends Todd and Julie (and their friend Dan who was visiting from out of town)also came, as well as some of Jess and Dave's friends, Nicole and Gilbert. Anyway, we had a blast and I must say that the whole thing went by MUCH too fast! And I didn't get near enough pictures of everything we did. We were having too much fun and I just didn't think to take my camera out most of the time. : (

Isn't it beautiful?!?!

Max playing with Annalise's toys

Dan (who's not LDS) made up this game called "Who's the Better Mormon?" It was HILARIOUS!

Dan's a graphic designer, so he made this shirt for the winning team. It says "I'm a Better Mormon that You." haha

Matt and I won...and by Matt and I, I really just mean Matt....because he pretty much answered ALL of the questions. We were laughing pretty hard when we saw the shirt.
While we were there we visited the Tillamook Cheese Factory. It was my first time and it was fun trying thr different cheeses as well as the YUMMY ice cream!
Us. : )
Me, Jess and her sweet little girl, Annalise
I realized that Jess and I had no pictures of the two of us together, so we got a few. I just have to write a little bit about Jessica since she's become one of my very best friends in the short time I've known her. I met her through Todd and Julie last October at Julie's suprise party. She came late and we just started talking and continued talking for the rest of the afternoon, long after everyone else had left. We just clicked right away and I couldn't wait to spend more time with her. We get along really well and understand each other so well. I guess it's just exciting because we meet people all the time but, atleast for me, I find that it's so hard to find a friend who you instantly love and feel like you've known forever. Anyway, I just love her to pieces and am SO grateful that I met her at this stage in my life and now get to be friends with her forever. : ) 
They have this cheese called "Squeeky Cheese" and it actually squeeks while you chew it...and it's rather tastey.

Max and Matt
Max LOVES being in this backpack. He seriously can stay in it for hours and be happy. Sometimes if we have a lot to do around the house and Max isn't content playing by himself for long, Matt puts him in this while he does stuff around the house. It's quite funny.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but this tree is 15 1/2 feet across and 750-800 years old.
Julie, reading with Matthew and Max.
Julie is just one of the sweetest most helpful and organized people I know. Her and Todd are two of Matt and my favorite people. We consider them family. They're the type of people that EVERYONE wants to be friends with and I always feel so good that they choose to spend time with us.We  LOVE them!
Max loves her too!

Max's first time on the beach...and just a side note-  You can tell this picture wasn't taken with my camera because it looks SO good! It was taken with Todd's super nice expensive camera.
Annalise, Matthew and Max
This was HILARIOUS! Liam put his arms around Matthew and Annalise and squeezed...he was practically  strangling Annalise. I laughed very hard. He was just trying to be sweet. 
Me and my boy

We weren't looking and put pulled himself and got to the plate of cookies...and proceeded to stuff them in his mouth. It was very cute and funny.
This picture probably looks like I;m feeding him more, but I'm actually trying to get to huge hunk of cookies out of his mouth, since he only has one tooth on the bottom that's barely in. He sure enjoyed the cookies though.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Back to NY

After visiting Zanesville, Max and I drove back with my family to NY. We stopped into Youngstown, OH where my dad's family lives and it was so good to visit with them. I got to see my Aunt Dawn, Uncle Rick, Uncle Stan, Grams, my cousin Carly, Steven, David, Nicole and her husband Carmine and daughter Melina. Sadly, I didn't take any pictures...I was just enjoying being with them and forgot to take out my camera. Anyway, I loved seeing them! You'll notice there are a lot of pictures of Max, but I just can't help it...I just think he's the cutest thing! I can't get enough of his sweet little face.
Max and his Uncle Scott. Scott was so good with Max...he loved to hold him and play with him. Nate did too. I'm so lucky to have such great little brothers and Max is so lucky to have them as uncles!
Max taking a nap with his grandma...I didn't take many pictures while in NY. I wish I had taken more.

I love this. I saw that Max was getting sleepy and so I went over to take him from Scott and he didn't want me to. It was the cutest thing...which you can see in the video which is hilarious!
He sleeps with his mouth open, like his daddy. haha

This is sooo glad I got it on video.

One of my very best friend's, Whitney, came to visit me and brought her sweet little girl, Pepper Anne. I was so glad I got to see Whitney and her baby. It was actually perfect timing because she'd just gotten back from Idaho a couple days earlier and was leaving 2 days later to move to California to be with her husband. I loved holding her beautiful little girl. Sure love and miss my Whitney.

I also got to go have lunch with 2 of my best friends from highschool, Aileen and Rachael. I was so good to chat and catch up. We could have talked for hours...definitely went by waaay too quickly! Love you girls!

Max really wanted to play with Lexi...mostly climb on her and pull her fur...Lexi wasn't a fan of Max and pretty much moved away every time he came near. haha

I was there for my dad's birthday. That's him with his cake and ice cream.

Max just hanging out on the table

eating cake...he LOVED it!!!

Max has loved climbing and pulling himself up on things even before he was crawling, but now that he can get just about anywhere, he gets up on everything! haha It's so fun to watch him learn and explore.

He also loves to try to eat everything...

He loved this box. He went back to it so many times. haha

playing with his JaJa

Max crawled over to my dad and climbed was funny.

My cute little boy standing against anything he can.

I love that sweet smile.

I love how handsome he looks in his church clothes.

He tried climbing in my suit case after we got home.