I can't even believe that my sweet baby boy is almost 17 months old. It really blows my mind how fast time flies. Max is the sweetest baby...and I'm so lucky to call him my son. Some of his most recent words and phrases are "Jakie" (his Uncle Jake), "Mo Mum-Mums" (more num-nums), "Bo-Bo-Bo" (ho ho ho). His favorite words are definitely still up, Emma, Elmo, Daddy, Mama, and Doggy. He has started putting 2 and 3 word sentences together and my most favorite recent achievement of Max's is that he HUMS the song "Elmo's World". He is really mesmerized by music and if he is wound up a song can calm him down. He is consitantly taking 10-12 steps at a time! I love you Mr. McGhee.
Here's his picture timeline.
Just a few days old.
I love you sweet boy. Please stop growing up so fast!
My father died very suddenly when I was 15. It was tragic and unexpected. The hardest thing for me is that my children will never know him. They will never know someone who influenced me and shaped me and helped me the person and mother I am today. They will never experience his hands on type of love. They will never get to walk along the rail road tracks with him in the fall, or fish with him in the summer. They will never be able to hear his infectious laugh. One of my biggest fears is that I will forget...I hope that I am able to keep him alive by teaching my children who he was and how he lived his life. He had a spirit about him, he was happy, he was contagiously silly, he loved with all of his heart and I still miss him every day of my life.
Dad with my sister Anna (age 3) and me (age 7).
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change…
Courage to change the things I can
And Wisdom to know the difference…
When Matt and I fell in love, we started a beautiful blended family filled with lots of love and laughs, and lots of struggles along the way. Our kids, Hannah and Emma and Max are 14, 4 and 1. This is our story.
Matt and Sarah. Mommy likes: White wine, sweatpants, and the occasional evening out. Daddy likes: Red wine, football, anything with the 'guys', and baseball. We are slowly getting a hang of this parenting thing!
Hannah Marie (14 year old). Loves reading, boys, anything electronic, leaving her socks on the living room floor, and swimming.
Emma Rose (age 4). Loves ballet, singing, all things art, but mostly asking questions!
Max (1 year). Loves Elmo, his sisters and his blankie!