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Overdue Update September 25, 2011

Filed under: Family Updates — Jennifer @ TheMommyArchives @ 10:59 am

First of all I have to apologize for the long delay in updating this blog.  Why no updates you ask?  Well, there is really no excuse but I will give you one:  Max became mobile and sleeps less, therefore less free time for mom.  I’m sure you understand and will forgive this momma.

Max is almost 11 months old now.  He is a professional crawler.  He loves to eat food, toys, and his brother.  He loves dogs and says “dog” even though we do NOT have a dog.  He also says dada, ball, Jackson (which sounds like “duh da”) and he moos like a cow and barks like a dog.

We had a fun summer.  We spent Jackson’s 6th birthday in Hocking Hills with the family.  Jackson got to zipline for the first time.  We took the boys to Kings Island where Jackson rode his first roller coaster and Max rode in a stroller all day.  But as you can see from the pictures below, despite the heat wave and being stuck in a stroller, he had a great time at Kings Island.  Here are some pictures of our summer.

Sun's out Guns Out

Max in his pool

Mike and Jackson at Kings Island

Max at Kings Island

Jackson on the zip-line course in Hocking Hills

Now lets talk about the last month. Whew, it has been a busy month! Max has had a rough month; first a bout of Hand Foot Mouth, then he cut his first tooth -Yea!, then another virus with a sore throat, then he cut his second tooth – Yea!, then came this week. He cut his 2nd tooth and Mommy thought we were in the clear. Mommy thought Max would return to his old self and be a happy baby that wasn’t in pain. Mommy was hoping to start a routine and a normal schedule because guess what, during this month Jackson started First Grade! But mommy was wrong. Mommy made toast for Max and spread a little peanut butter on it. While Max seemed to love it, he ate very little. We finished our meal and got down from the highchair when I noticed his face was red. Then his eye and lip started to swell. Ahh! Max got to round out his very difficult month in the ER. Don’t worry, Max is ok and so is Mom and Dad (in case you were worried about us too).

But after complaining that Jackson cannot pack Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches in his lunch because the school is peanut-free, we now have THAT kid for who the “peanut-free rule” was developed. Talk about Karma. For a house full of peanut LOVERS, this is been hard on us. But we will survive, we are tough! Here is a picture of Max in his little hospital gown in the ER. He looks pretty pitiful doesn’t he? Poor kid.

Max in the ER

What else? Well, how about we let the pictures speak for themselves. Here are pictures of the last month.

Jackson picking apples

We went apple picking. Jackson ate more than he picked. But he had fun. Did I mention that we brought all the neighborhood kids too? Yup, one kid hears we are going and then everyone in the neighborhood wants to come with us. We had to bring 2 cars because we just couldn’t say No to anyone.

All the neighbors and friends!

Max enjoyed apple picking too!

Jackson is a first grader now!

I hear you all asking: Where are the pictures with you Jennifer? Great question! Ha! I couldn’t find one darn picture with me in it! I must be taking all the pics or something. Anyway, just yesterday we posed in front of Brutus so there I am, alive and well.


And in case you were worried about Max, he is doing great. Here is Max this morning reading his favorite books.

Max reading


One Response to “Overdue Update”

  1. Brandy Says:

    We also have a peanut allergy in our family…Miss Brooklyn!!! Britain cannot get enough peanut butter 😉 and the boys have had it several times now and love it! I love it, too, and I practically lived on it when nursing Brooklyn, go figure 🙂 So we understand 🙂 Beautiful family Jen. Take care! Brandy

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