January 20, 2009

Life on the Edge

Well, again sorry for the delay between posts. Dada is still working on the bathroom remodel. This bathroom remodel MUST be worse than child birth. I've been in labor with this thing for 3 months now!!

Max has been super awesome lately. Everything I thought a baby boy would be. Let's see, first things first, he came home from daycare last week wearing his "change of clothes" that are a requirement in case something unmentionable happens at daycare. This unmentionable; however, involves mass quantities of finger paint/body paint. Apparently they were finger painting at daycare last week and something went horribly wrong, leaving Maddox coated with paint - head to toe. See exhibits A and B below. He had paint in his hair (remnants still on the back of his head, even after a washing by his daycare teachers). He had paint all over his shirt... mostly on the back and arms. How he got paint on his back I will never know. It was almost like he was making snow angels with finger paint. And of course, all over his shoes. This is one of those moments that is really too funny to be mad at anybody. Although, lets be honest... the "washable" finger paint is only about 90% washable. And in mass quantities, it really reduces down to be about 75% washable. Don't believe the hype.

From First of the Year Pics

From First of the Year Pics

Another reason I'm super glad to have a son lately is because he is on the verge of really being able to enjoy live sporting events. As Nicole mentioned in her blog, we all went to the Dallas Stars game and it was awesome. I was so proud to be there with Nicole and my boy! Sure, we were 1 row from the very top, but that doesn't matter. Plus, the higher up you are, the more stuff you can see... and point at. Max was a champ. He sat in his chair the entire 2nd period... just eating popcorn and soaking it all in. Intermission was complete with several Zambonis that we got to see and point at. And the entire 3rd period was viewed while standing in his seat. If you asked him if he would like to sit in your lap so he could see better, you received his patented head shake. He was just happy to be out I think. It was a great first hockey game.

From First of the Year Pics

From First of the Year Pics

From First of the Year Pics

Reason #3 I'm happy to have a son lately... look at what he wanted to do with his chair. Exhibit C below shows his preferred location to sit. New flimsy, lightweight red chair... oh lets put that on the kangaroo climber and hang out up there for a little while. Why not? Let's go ahead and push the limits of "safety" as far as we can. What's the worst that can happen, right? Oh, and yes, this attitude lately has got us a bloody nose last week (the first ever) and 2 bloody lips this week. On Sunday, on the way to church, his body was moving a little too fast for his feet and his face paid the price. Bloody lip number 1. Then at daycare today, more of the same. Bloody lip and all. He's an animal though. He usually only accepts loving for about a minute before throwing his body at the ground for you to put him down. That's my boy!

From First of the Year Pics

His the latest on his likes/dislikes list:


  1. Going Outside.
  2. Juice.
  3. Living life dangerously.
  4. Mama putting him down.
  5. Wheels on the Bus (the song).
  6. Bathtime.
  7. The speed and uncontrolled feeling you get right before you face plant.
  8. Stairs.
  9. Chairs.
  10. Blackberries.
  11. His red shoes.
  12. Flushing toilets.


  1. Actually face planting.
  2. Diaper changes.
  3. Being hungry.
  4. Being done with dinner early, but having to wait at the table while dada finishes.
  5. Dada rocking him to sleep.
  6. Frustration that his Lightning McQueen won't get on the brick fireplace like he's supposed to!
  7. Waking up by himself.
  8. Not having his red shoes on.


queenbquiltco said...

Granpappy B says:

Dear Cody:

Maybe you need to lighten up about Max's preference for elevated vantage points.

After all, he does have US Navy SEAL blood in him. But come to think about it, he also has crippled roofer blood in him.

You're right. Look after that boy. Love, Granpappy B

queenbquiltco said...

Max comes by the red hair in back honestly, ask his Ma.

And I don't want to alarm you two, but the massive amounts of red paint all over his body makes me think perhaps that a girl was involved and someone was showing off!


That_girl said...

I can see why he is upset about the shoes... they are pretty terrific.

Sidney said...

Max, where did all of your babyness go?? He is so much fun just reading about, you are very lucky to experience all of this first hand!
...I thought for the longest time why in the world a Zamboni would be on a basketball court. hahaha

debrabain@sbcglobal.net said...

I know the teacher must have turned her back for a split second - I have never seen a little boy that can move his hands faster then he can!!!!!!!!!

Poor teacher - I bet she was afraid to tell you - but had too!!!
Even though she loves him so!