Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Max and the Big Boy Swing

When we stopped off to see Jenn and Hinkle this weekend Max asked to swing on their big kid swings. So I let him. And he was totally into it! Jenn was nice enough to do a little video for me of this big moment. :) Sorry it is sideways. Just turn your head to enjoy it. :) Sound is not necessary and mostly consists of a pinata discussion and me coughing...


Photos/Videos from the wedding will follow.

But Max's new thing is to say "Wheeee!" when we are in the car going around a corner or when he is going down a slide. Too cute. :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

18 Month Stats

Max had his 18 month check up. He's doing very well although we need to work on his body part identification skills and his animal noises.

He was measured standing up this time, for the first time, so we are now measuring height instead of length. His height is 30.5 inches which is the 25% percentile. His weight was 24.2 pounds which is the 30% percentile. So he is way down from his previous 80% percentile height and 60% percentile weight. His head, however, is still gigantic. 19 inches, which is the 90%. That is also down from the previous reading of 95% percentile but still plenty big!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Words Max Can Say

Thank You

And he recognizes Nik and Julian when you say each of their names but he makes no attempt to say either name.
He makes a sound similar to keys when I give him my keys, but it sounds a lot like kitty.
Gretel is lucky enough to get two words. :)
I"m trying to get him to make a different sound for cheerios/kix/golden grahams but so far he is content to just shake his head no when I offer him each choice. I'm also trying to get him to say cheetos when I give him the baby cheetos, but I think cheetos and cheerios sound too similar so he mostly just points to the side of the kitchen where each are stored.

He does the signs for milk, more, and all done. And is now doing the sign for "all done" when he is done in the bath.

He will also drag me to the fridge and then take the carton of milk out himself if he thinks I am being particularly slow in understanding his desire!

Max the problem solver

I was getting ready for work yesterday and Max was already up and running around. I had my skirt on but didn't have my shirt on yet. Max looked at me. And then ran over to the dirty laundry basket. He returned to me holding up the shirt Mark had worn the day before. I think he had figured out I didn't have a shirt on and wanted to help me. Unfortunately he was not very excited by my refusal to wear Mark's dirty shirt instead of my own clean shirt. Ah well!

Max is also very interested in his shape sorting toys now. He has 3 different kinds at our house and one at Joanna's house too. One of the ones at our house is a cube with one side that opens. He really loves to play with the star shape, and can put it into the right hole in the first try, and long as you show him the side of the cube that has a star shaped hole. And being a baby he is willing to do this over and over and over again!

Friday, September 18, 2009

More bathtime fun

Last night Max demonstrated for Mark that he knows how to use a washcloth! He got it off the little shelf, dunked it in the water, and then used it to scrub his belly! Too cute!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Max helps Mommy

Max really is a nice little boy. :)

I recently changed the soap I use to wash my face at night, so that I could wash my face while taking a bath with Max. So now I wet my face with my hands, lather up the soap, and then rinse off the soap.

Max watched me the first couple of times. And then he figured it out. And figured out how he could "help" me. So now when I rinse my face I feel a very light touch of tiny little baby hands, helping me.

He's such a sweetie!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Max at MyGym!

Happy Max!
What is the only thing better than one Max? Two Maxes!

Chilling out...

One of his favorite activities is climbing up the slide. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Random Max Photos

Max running to me in his adorable jeans and tiny baby Clarks.

A boy and his dog. I'm pretty sure Max is making a light saber, since he almost always makes a light saber out of the mega-blocks that are only one bump wide. Gretel is very good with him. Perhaps because he likes to throw his cheerios on the floor for her when we are not watching him closely enough!

Max in the 3D glasses leftover from Coraline. What a silly baby!

Max and Gretel both giving me the wide mouthed smile! Max loves to sit near Gretel and play.

I don't know why he came out pink in this picture. But this was meant to demonstrate the super cute baby Clarks!

Max with his handmade wooden trains from Laurie's grandpa Max.

Max just being a ham...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Still Helping!

Max is now very excited about taking his dirty diapers and putting them into the trash can. You hand him the diaper and he takes of like a baby on a serious mission.

And then this morning he added to his list of self-imposed chores. He had me get him out of the high chair, and then he had me give him his oatmeal bowl and spoon, and then he walked over to the counter and tried to put his dirty dishes over where his brothers put their dirty dishes! Smart baby!

Unfortunately Max has also learned another trick from his brothers. Last night I called to him, and he turns to me and said "Huh?" and then looked at me, as if waiting for me to ask my question a second time! No!!!! Not already with the "Huh" and blank look!

In which Max is adorable, in spite of the vile banana

Thanks to Angie for the outfit...