Our Two Little Monkeys

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After a long weekend away (DE, NY, and CT) seeing family, celebrating Passover, and spending countless hours driving, we are pooped. Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight.

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Max got to participate in his first egg hunt today! I love his face in the second pic. Can I eat it??

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Tried some baby-led weaning today with Mr. Max. I already knew he liked puréed bananas, so it was a safe first try. He gummed, mashed, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Only one gagging episode, and a giant mess. All-in-all, a win! 

Side note: this process stressed me OUT with Jack. Happily subscribing to a little bit of everything for #2 is way better!

Tried some baby-led weaning today with Mr. Max. I already knew he liked puréed bananas, so it was a safe first try. He gummed, mashed, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Only one gagging episode, and a giant mess. All-in-all, a win!

Side note: this process stressed me OUT with Jack. Happily subscribing to a little bit of everything for #2 is way better!

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Weekend iPhone pics:
1. Taste the rainbow
2. Soccer moves (with a basketball)
3. Soaking in the sunshine
4. Shoes optional
5. Smiles
6. Snoozin’ & swingin’
7. Weeee!
8. J conquers the mega slide

One week of work before my spring break! Hope it’s a good one for all! :)

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Friday night Corner Bakery tradition continues. Jack has declared the hibiscus lemonade to be “the best ever!”

Friday night Corner Bakery tradition continues. Jack has declared the hibiscus lemonade to be “the best ever!”

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7 months of Max!!

Oh sweet, silly Max! You are so much fun. Everyday you wake with a smile plastered on your drooly face, and it pretty much stays there till bed.

The past month was filled with several milestones, including rolling over, a bottom tooth, and your dad successfully putting you and your brother to bed in my absence. (Phew!)

You love to be part of the action, at daycare and home. You aren’t content to just lay in your bouncy seat anymore! You love the jumperoo, rolling all over the room, and pulling your socks off.

You have begun waking a bit more often at night, seemingly starving! I may not always seem happy, but secretly love the extra nursing sessions. I know these quiet, cuddled moments will end. If you are hungry, I will feed you.

As usual, your photo shoot this morning was a happy one.

We love you, Maxaroni!

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11 Answers/Questions

I got tagged by dofnj to answer 11 questions and then come up with 11 of my own. So here is how it works:

Rules:
1. Post the rules 
2. Answer the questions the tagged set for you. Write 11 new ones.
3. Tag 11 people. 

4. Let them know you tagged them. (Ask, message, etc)

  1. What do you do for a living? I am an elementary music teacher with aspirations (and the degree!) to be an assistant principal. I love my current job, but am excited about leadership.
  2. What is your favorite smell? It’s a tie: fresh baked bread and Burberry perfume. 
  3. If you could live in a fictional universe, which would it be? (i.e Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc.) Umm, clearly I’d be hanging with Zack, Kelly, Slater, Lisa, & Screech at Bayside. 
  4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? I took a 10-day trip to Sydney years ago (before kids) and absolutely fell in love. The flight was brutal…but 100% worth it.
  5. Favorite movie villain (live action or animated) I love the way Snape was depicted as a villain in HP. His tortured past, unrequited love, and overall appearance was perfection. I also love how he wasn’t the villain at all. 
  6. What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? SO MANY! I spent my teens/20’s going to as many shows as humanly possible. Top 3: The Bangles (Michigan Fest, 1989), Barenaked Ladies (saw them 7 or 8 times in high school/college, Ben Harper (Wolftrap, 2012)
  7. What is your biggest insecurity? Ugh…my weight. I have always been overweight, and cycled through a million diets. Guess what, moderation and exercise work! Just gotta get motivated!
  8. Describe your dream house. 4 bedrooms, wraparound porch with a huge sundeck in the back, country charm with modern twists/amenities. 
  9. What big plans do you have for the remainder of 2014? Nothing big at the moment, and I’m really ok with that! We don’t have any major trips or plans…just being with family as much as possible!
  10. All-time favorite movie? Shawshank Redemption
  11. All-time favorite television series? Parenthood. I have never connected with a family more than I have with the Bravermens. I cry with them weekly, and love this modern depiction of family.

My 11 questions:

1. What is your dream job?

2. What is your biggest pet peeve?

3. What would you say is your biggest achievement, to date?

4. Going out to eat…where do you go, and what do you order?

5. What is your biggest regret?

6. What is the meaning behind your tumblr name?

7. Most overrated celebrity?

8. On a scale of 1-10, how satisfied are you?

9. Pancakes or waffles?

10. If money wasn’t an issue, what luxury item would you buy for yourself? (Not for your kids/family)

11. Why did you join tumblr? Has your blog evolved since you began?

Ok, tagging 11 of you! No pressure to complete, just fulfilling my duty! mywildloves, ourbeachbaby, ourcrowdedcouch, daysofthedad, maeganbobaegan, saraplainandtall, staciefaces, grumpy—dad, designingdaddy, lazydad, punkdad