My mom made these cookies when I was visiting with Max. He loved them! He is way into cookies and these are perfect because they’re good for him. I don’t really care for the cookies because I REALLY like sugar. My dad tried a cookie and said that you won’t find him finishing off the batch. Haha. But Max loves them so that’s what I care about!
Max did well during his two-year-check up. He only had to get one shot. He sat in my lap and didn’t cry when he got the shot. He did yell, “Mommy!” though. Poor kid. He was rewarded with a sticker and a sucker. He was very excited about both.
I told him he could have his sucker when we got to Target (not in the car). He NEVER forgot about it. Every few minutes all the way from the doctor to Target he would say, “Mommy! Sucker!” And I would remind him of when he got to have it. Here he is in sucker heaven.
Max is now two! Its hard to believe. We had a family birthday party for Max this year to celebrate.
On Max’s actual birthday I made him birthday pancakes.
Blue C happens to have cupcakes for birthday boys.
After that we had a play date with Max’s friend Noah and my friend Tina. When Kelly got home we went out for sushi (Max used kiddie chopsticks!) and then we played around at the mall.
Height: 3 ft. (90th %)
Weight: 27 lbs. (50%)
Head Circumference: 20 in.
Favorite Books: Mooncake by Frank Asch (This is the first book he has asked for by name), Ask Mr. Bear, Thomas books, Dinosaur Train books, I’d Really Like to Eat a Child, Where is Farmer Brown,
Communication: I stopped keeping a list of words Max said a few months ago because there were too many to keep track of. He’s saying LOTS of stuff and its awesome! He says a lot of two word sentences. He says some three word sentences as well. Examples, “Papa mow grass,” “Mo cheese pees.” Phrases we hear most often are, “Mommy mere!” (Mommy come here!/look!”) and “Daddy hand!” (Daddy take my hand I have got to show you something amazing!)
Favorite Foods: pancakes, waffles, cereal, cheese, FRUIT SNACKS, popcorn, ice cream, cake, cookies, carrots, humus, broccoli stems, peas, apple sauce, yogurt, toast with butter, homemade popsicles, strawberries, blueberries, bananas (especially during Target shopping trips), macaroni and cheese, tri-tip steak, summer sausage, bacon, nutella
Likes: his new bed (thank goodness!), CONSTRUCTION anything, his blankets (especially his bear blanket),having books read to him (we read a ton of books all day long), watching Thomas or Dinosaur Train (this is quite rare especially because when its time to stop watching Max gets really upset), CONSTRUCTION, the Target dog (we watch Target TV long enough to see the target dog on each trip to Target), riding his trike, CONSTRUCTION,playing with his water toy outside, digging in what used to be our garden with his construction toys, CONSTRUCTION,being chased, peeking at us through bushes, throwing balls, playing with play dough, CONSTRUCTION,us blowing bubbles, him blowing bubbles (Fubbles: No spill bubbles!), playing with dogs, CONSTRUCTION,patting Sprinkles, jumping, stomping, shrieking, chasing Sprinkles, opening presents, getting the mail, firetrucks, police cars, buses, farm animals, tractors
Dislikes: having his teeth brushed. I let him brush his teeth (he sucks the toothpaste off of the toothbrush) then I help and we either brush his teeth together on a good day or on a not so good day I do all the brushing and its not pretty. Other dislikes: having his diaper changed (he’s not very interested in potty training – this will be an age three goal), being told/asked to stop an activity to do something else, getting dressed, having shampoo rinsed out of his hair, getting shots
Social/Emotional: helps putting things away (sometimes), likes to pretend, has temper tantrums when frustrated/told no, frequently does the opposite of what he is asked to do, very curious, has difficulty sharing (we practice taking turns and find that easier for Max to understand), usually plays alone even when other kids are around, says, “no” to many requests, insists on trying to do many thing by himself (he says, “Self!”)
Adaptive: uses utensils most of the time, removes loose clothing like his jacket
Physical Development: draws with crayons or markers (tells us he is drawing circles), stacks 4-6 objects, throws smalls balls overhand about three feet
With the weather being so nice we’ve been able to be out and about a lot.
Kelly’s brother got this great water toy for Max. He plays with it every day. I put ice cubes in it and Max really likes that.
I pulled Max to Lake Meridian in the bike trailer last week. He played in the water a bit then played on the big, cool playground there. This was definitely my last time pulling Max until after baby #2 is born!
Max got to help my dad fix his lawn mower and install a new blade this week. This kid loves tools.
Max got to go camping with my parents last weekend. He had a blast! I love this picture of him!
Max eating a blueberry popsicle on a sunny but not so warm day.
Kelly built a raised garden a few years ago. We decided not to plant anything this year because Max enjoys playing in the dirt so much. On this day we encouraged mud making!
After participating in a toddler study at UW, Max and I went to Green Lake to have dinner and play.
I am so glad Kelly and I took a birth class. We learned a ton through our Bradley class and awesome teacher. Now the best part of the class is that we have instant friends with kids the same age! Its the time of year now when all of the babies from the class are having birthdays so we get to see our friends a lot more often. Here are pictures from Frances’ garden party birthday. The kids got to dig in their garden, plant starts and seeds and plant their own seeds and starts to take home. We spent the whole day there and had a very tired and happy almost-two-year-old afterward.
First sucker. I said no on the sucker but Kelly said yes. Look who won out – Max
Yesterday, Max and I got to go up to Edmonds and have a crepe breakfast with my friend Lisa. I’m pretty sure Max’s favorite part of breakfast was eating the whipped cream on the side. Afterward we went to the beach. Max play for hours! I asked him if he wanted to put his feet in the water and that was a no go.
He had a great time throwing rocks into the water, climbing under logs, watching other kids and looking at trains and boats.
I brought Max’s diaper pail into the kitchen to take out a particularly stinky diaper. I keep new, empty plastic grocery bags in the bottom for quick change outs. I grapped a new bag from the bottom and shook it to open it up. It sprayed poop/potty water all over my face and who knows where else in our kitchen. I stood there frozen for a little bit not really knowing what to do. Then I hopped in the shower and tried to sanitize the kitchen. It still smells a little like poop. This may be the grossest thing that’s happened to me yet as a mom. YUCKY!!!!! Hopefully I won’t end up with pink eye in both eyes!