Monday, July 20, 2015

Busy times!

Picking out Genna's fish the day before her birthday

She chose a fighting fish - she was SO excited! (must post a pic of her with it on the next blog!!)

Day out at the RSL - Max was loving the fake grass

Genna was loving the 'magic' show

investigating - he was loving poking his fingers in the holes

snack time!

SO happy to get a face paint!!

Another day at the mall they had a dinosaur display - Genna LOVED it!!

free dinosaur painting too - super fun

Max had a ride in a truck while Genna painted ;)


Bath time is more fun together

I know I have a walker - but I LOVE putting things on the upside down stool and pushing it around :)
I was cleaning his room the other day and moved the cot to find all of these on the floor against the wall!!! I thought we were running low on clean dummies (nuks)!!!

Lovely winter day - outside enjoying the sun & bubbles

Genna prepping for her outing to Disney on Ice with Helen (her special bday present) she was SOOOOO excited
All dressed up for the show with her lovely new Ariel doll from Helen

She LOVED it - was absolutely amazed :) And so happy to have a special day out with her aunty!
Back at home - we played blocks :)

Later in the weekend - Dadda put together Genna's big present from us!

Such a poser!

She was nervous at first but then gained a bit of confidence when she realised the training wheels wouldn't let her tip

Always so good at playing with her brother too!

SO tall with Dadda!

Getting into all of Genna's stuff!!

At the park :)

Our for a chilly walk - can you spot the Baba? He has become SO attached to it! When he wakes from nap he often clutches onto it for awhile while playing.

The stool again!!
Playing with his sister - we're trying to teach him gentle touch so he doesn't hurt her accidentally by hitting her in the face!
Big news was I started back at work last week. It was a tough first long day for me and for Max, but by the second day we were both feeling more settled.
He also started 'kind of' using a spoon this week :) Most of it still goes on the floor - but he does get a bit in his mouth!
On the weekend he started the big next step towards being a toddler......
FIRST STEPS!!! He figured out how to stand up from sitting a few days ago then every day progressed a few more steps - I think he's up to 4 now!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

5 & 1 - The Birthday Party :)

Dressed up for 4th of July - Early present opening with Nanna & GrandDad!

Fun puzzle!!

She loves cards even though she can't read them yet!

We LOVE books!!!

Max wasn't cooperating for a nice photo - still cute in his matching red with Nanna!

Helping Max open his gift

I LOVE trucks!

Happy 4th of July too - shame he isn't a bit happier in the photo! Oh well, a fun morning anyway, just time for a nap :)
Birthday girl - 5 on the 5th - her GOLDEN birthday :)

We had a bit of a dress drama and she told me I was 'ruining her life by not letting her pick her own dress'
5 going on 13? So I said fine, you can wear whatever you want - so Christmas dress it is :) She just LOVES the sequins!

She also decided she didn't like her fringe (bangs) so clipped them back

Elsa cake as requested :) Genna helped by doing the star decorations

Max;s dinosaur cake lovingly iced by Dadda :)
It's party decoration time!!

Genna requested an Elsa theme this year

Friends!! Lily, Genna & Sarah

doing her Frozen artwork

Sam & James - our neighbors & friends

Genna, Lily & Poppy coloring the castle

Pin the nose on Olaf game :)

We had to put a plain chocolate cake on the bottom to make it tall enough for Elsa's legs :)

It was a great party! So nice to see all our friends & Genna loved it

Max enjoyed seeing people too

Present time! Everyone was excited to hand her their present!!

Aunty Helen was a great help :)

Max lost interest and went to play instead :)

Our little Maxosaurus :)

Max's turn!

A REALLY fun party! Made wonderful with a group of fantastic friends and a very helpful family to keep everything running smoothly :)
I'm 1 today! I can say 3 words - Dadda, Mama & Baba (his bunny). I also say 'oh oh' and understand what shaking my head No means!

I have completed 3 weeks (6 sessions) or daycare and I'm settling in SO well. I'm enjoying playing with new friends, painting, and playing with different toys.

I love pulling up and have just started furniture surfing.

I know how to brush hair (at least I know what a brush is for :) and how to give kisses to my family when Mama says the word. I know what Birds are and love to point at them and I'm starting to listen (a bit) when Mama says No if I'm doing something I shouldn't be :)

I am SUCH a happy guy

We cannot imagine our lives without our little Maxi :)
Who is now a big boy! Official weight at 1 year is 10.5kg (23 pounds), and official height is 79cm (31 inches)