Wednesday, October 20, 2010


We are eager to show all of the holiday fun to Maxon and we are SO EXCITED that he interacts with his environment.  Next week is our Halloween countdown with parades, baking cupcakes, pumpkin carving and trick or treating.  FUN!

Spooky Vampire Mask!

Loving the Pumpkin Patch

Mommy and Max

Which Pumpkin are you gonna choose, Max?

"That one, Mommy!"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Summertime.....and the living is EASY!

We have had the best time teaching Max about what Summer is all about.  Pool, BBQ, Friends and hot, sticky summer days (well maybe not so much on the last one.....kinda been a cool summer).  Maxon didn't get to spend too much time in the water and while he loves his bath, we might have to wait for the next summer months to dip him in the pool.

Here are our attempts........

Max and friends at a swim class led by our friend Amy Ray.

Max's friend, Ryan, had a pool party for his First Birthday

Splish Splash!

At a BBQ, taking a dip.

He loved the spa, much better than the cool pool

Kicking back with Daddy

Fun Bath Time

Friday, October 1, 2010

Family Vacation

Tyson had some days off so we took advantage and hauled our family to Big Bear Lake. Maxon, like most of his everyday life, lives it full of firsts. First time on vacation, first time sleeping all night in a playpen, first time in a boat, first time in LA, first time eating avocado and bananas and one of MANY TIMES that he was a perfect child. He whined and cried, but he was hungry or tired. We took him out with us to late night dinner and he slept. We trekked him all over LA and he enjoyed it all. And when we got home late last night, he whined for his cozy bed. He wrapped himself in his soft blue blankey and slept magically. He is one simultanious arm and knee correlation away from crawling and one day away from sitting up by himself. Time to really get the kid gate/baby proof plug ins/softer furniture in order!

Checked out the Big Bear Discovery Center where they had information on vegetation, animals, hiking trails and history of the town.

Maxon LOVED the stuffed animals.  We are teaching him to touch gently. Nice Kitty.....

He loved being on the boat.  Gorgeous day at Big Bear Lake! 

Maxon drove the boat and followed all rules!

Loving his rattle (which was Tyson's rattle when he was a baby)

We hung out with Jen and Matt on the boat and had a BLAST!

Maxon was enthralled with the huge mammoths and sloths at La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles (loved his cute sticker)

First time seeing the Hollywood sign for Max and I.

And the award goes to......MAXON CRUZ BLAKE!

LOVED LOVED LOVED the red laterns in Chinatown

Daddy playing with Maxon as the storm threatens the sky......SCARY!