Sunday, October 30, 2011

First Haircut

While we were in Texas, Max got his hair cut for the first time.

I did not want to let go of all of those cute curls. was getting pretty shaggy, so away we went.

We wanted to get it done at a place that specializes in children's hair. Max had more fun, and we felt more comfortable knowing that the stylist was used to squirming. Plus, since we were in Texas, Grandpa and Aunt Amy got to join in the fun.

Max thought he was big stuff in his little yellow taxi.

Goodbye sweet curls.

I may have wanted to swat her hand away right here.

Max did really well.

He spent most of the time "combing" his hair and driving the car.

He never cried, but he was not a fan of the clippers. He got used to them, but he made the funniest faces when she first started using them.

No more curls. I miss them, but even I have to admit that he looks cute with his big boy haircut.

I am a huge fan of these. It would have been much harder to get him to sit in a regular chair.

My sweet big boy with his grown-up hair cut.

He knows he's cute.

Picking out a sucker with Daddy.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

State Fair

It's pretty much a law that if you are in the Big D in October you have to go to the State Fair of Texas. It's right next to the law that says if you go you have to eat as much fried food as you possibly can. Look it up.

Things are a little different this year since my dad can't do as much as he used to, but we still managed to have a fabulous time. And the fried food abounded. This year's selection? Fried PB & J, fried pineapple upside down cake, fried cookie dough, fried ribs, corny dogs, nachos, fudge, and cinnamon rolls. We missed quite a few I would have liked to try (hello El Bananarito), and some I have to admit I'm glad we passed up (Deep Fried Bubble Gum...Really?). But overall, I consider it a success!

PS: According to the State Fair website, el bananarito is a deep fried banana rolled in a flour tortilla, topped with whipped cream, powdered sugar, a dusting of cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla extract topped with chocolate or caramel. Somebody want to make me one?


Proof that my sister was there. Or at least her legs were.


Going to the Lodge

Mike was able to join us for a week in Texas, and we spent a lot of that time with my family at Great Wolf Lodge. It is a great time of year to go, and it was so nice to not have to worry about crowds in the water. My dad can't really get in the water, but he had fun watching Max. We had a good time swimming, hanging out in the arcade, and playing in the hotel. I highly recommend it!

Of course, even though there were five adults there, too, it seems like only one little guy was the star of all my pictures. He LOVED the water, and any time we put him down in the water park he would head straight back to the toddler pool. He still thinks he can swim, so we definitely had to watch him!

He hated his life jacket.


Okay...this looks mean. But he seriously loved it.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Feed Me

Eating zucchini bread at Mimi's house...yummy and messy!


"More please??"

"Pretty please...I'll give you my cute face!"


"All Done!"



We're gearing up for this weekend's fall festivities around here, so today I put together a little trick-or-treat bucket for Max. Nothing fancy...just a little 15 minute project with some vinyl and my Silhouette SD. I feel kinda thrifty, because I paid about $4 total for this project. I do love Hobby Lobby.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Life in the Fast Lane

Max had a blast riding the cars at the mall in Texas. I'm telling you, whoever came up with those things is a genius. I am going to put one in the foyer at church and just sit back and rack up the money. Mimi was happy to provide many-a-quarter to indulge in the Maxster, but he had just as much fun just sitting in them. Which is probably why he threw himself down on the ground in the middle of the mall and screamed like a crazy person when we made him leave.
Ahh...the toddler years are going to be fun!

PS: He learned really fast in the coming days that it was more fun to move. When they stopped, he would cry, sign "more," and point to where you put the money in. Oh dear.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Harvest Fair

The first Saturday we were in Texas, Max and I went to Harvest Fair with my family. They had a farmer's market, music, food trucks, and games for the kids. Good fun, good food, good times! And I have a bazillion pictures to prove it. Please note Max dancing...hilarious.