Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In Which Max is a Very Busy Boy

Max was very surprized at the return of his brothers last Thursday. He enjoyed seeing them but didn't appear to initially understand that they were going to stay. He is now back on track with assuming they will be around. He loves to try to play with Nik and he loves to follow Julian around. He loves to draw on the easel in Julian's room. And he loves to dance to the "music" from Julian's birthday cards. Spongebob singing Happy Birthday is equally dance-worthy as the Star Wars theme. He's just happy to dance!

Max still very much loves his bath time. He isn't a fan of getting his face wet, but he does love everything else about a bath. Yesterday he fell in!!! He was playing with the bottle of soap and it went in farther than he could reach. So he stretched. And went right in face first! He was very surprized! I got him right out and got him stripped down and he got back in the bath and had a wonderful time. The question is if the shock of falling in the water will be enough to prevent the allure of the water from causing him to fall in again! And this is why he is never left alone with the bath for a moment when it has water in it. He still likes to help get the bath ready and is happy to trot around to our bathroom to get his towel. After my shower he also wants to help me get my towel too.

Max also also now learned how to flush the toilet. He is very excited about this. And we are not! Not only is there the potential for him to flush the toilet while we are in the shower, but this also means the risk of toys being flushed is increased! The rules about the toilet seat being down and the door to the bathroom being shut are in effect!

Max is very excited about his little baby forks. He has been using a fork at Spartans to eat pancakes. I cut them up into little bites and then he stabs them with the fork and gets them into his mouth. And that is with an adult sized fork. At home he has his small forks and that is even better for him. This week he had wagon wheel pasta with tomato sauce and that worked out quite well. The tines of the fork went in the spokes of the wagon wheel. Yesterday we had spiral pasta with cheese sauce and he used his bender fork to spear them. He is very excited about having his own little bowl and using his fork.

Max still loves Little Einsteins. When he hears the theme song he comes running to watch it. And when it is time for the mission he runs to me to sit in my lap so we can pat his lap to help Rocket take off. Don't worry -- he's still a fan of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report! But now he also likes a show that is geared to his age range! :)

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