Monday, March 1, 2010

1/2 birthday

happy half birthday max! it has been the best 6 months of our lives! although you're quite the crankster, your huge smiles make up for it! we love you so very much!

Friday, February 26, 2010

woo woo we have a tooth!

ever since my friend's daughter got her first tooth at 4 months, i've been checking max's gums for any signs of teeth. so far NOTHING. finally a few days ago i said it was crazy for me to keep checking so i stopped. my mom was over and said he has a tooth coming in and low and behold i see a speck of white! that would explain the past several nights of constant waking!
so in the past few days, max has started rice cereal, is beginning to sit up on his own, and is cutting a tooth! 6 months is looking to be a busy month!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Memories

on january 1, 2008 ryan got his first taste of solid food. he just turned 6 months and although he was a bit unsure of what to think of it, he kept it all down. from that day on, i went to several different grocery stores a week so that i could buy the best organic vegetables and fruits to puree for my little pumpkin. crazy to think that in just 1 week, i will be doing it all over again for my little max. btw i noticed that at 6 months, ryan was wearing 3-6 month clothes with the sleeves rolled up. max has been out of 3-6 month clothes for a couple months now and wearing all the clothes ryan wore when he was 1.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Boo!! Another Surgery!

ryan had his appointment at ucla today and left with some bad is advising he go in for another surgery on his eyes. it wasn't such a blow as i knew in my mind all along that he might need another surgery down the road. i was just shocked that he said BOTH eyes were crossing. i thought it was just the right eye, but nope he said the left eye just wasn't as visibly noticeable. we're just keeping our fingers crossed that lightening doesn't strike twice.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Memories

my favorite place in the world is europe. doesn't matter which country in europe-i love it all. i swear i was a european in my past life. craig and i took a trip to munich and prague in october of 2004. we had so much fun. hopefully we will be able to go back soon and take the boys with us.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Memories

ryan's first trip on an airplane was when he was around 3 1/2 months. craig had to go to montreal for BW's convention so it worked out perfectly that we could tag along and see his family and meet our latest nephew. it was nice to get away and actually taste some fall weather!
LOVE the fall colors!!
hunter and ryan
we carved pumpkins (CHR= cohen, hunter, ryan)
all the grandkids get their own chair. ryan's is blue.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Meet Ryan and Max

so to check off #1 on my short list, lets meet ryan and max!

ryan douglas
nicknames- ry, ry ry, fry guy
birthday - 6/28/07
chinese zodiac- the uber special golden pig
zodiac sign- cancer

favorite food- anything korean, cake, ice cream, goldfish crackers

hobbies- watching ppoong ppoongie(the orange korean character that farts), running in the middle of the street, and waving to complete strangers

random tidbits- ryan was born 4 weeks early during one of the HOTTEST weeks in the desert(118 degrees with humidity). he was born with an extra chromosome(aka Down syndrome) and has to work extra hard at doing simple things that come so natural to "typical" babies. he has come so far and i couldn't be any more proud of him. he has got a major case of the terrible twos and loves to climb up onto tables and other high places and perform his ppoong ppoongie dance. most of the time he loves his "little" brother and give out lots of kisses and hugs. right now he's really into imitating everyone. not a single day goes by that i don't laugh, scream, and pull my hair out.

maxon tino
nicknames- max, maxers, maxaroni
birthday- 8/29/09
chinese zodiac- cow
zodiac sign- virgo

favorite food- mommy's milk-fresh not frozen

hobbies- tummy time, watching big brother ryan, and crying

random tidbits- max was born 1 week early and weighed a whopping 8lbs 11oz...kinda big considering i'm not that big of a person. he was born with the typical 46 chromosomes, but has cranky pants syndrome. this kid just LOVES to cry. at 5 months i have to admit that it is getting a *little* bit better. he is smiling a lot and when he does his mouth opens up super wide. he is grabbing everything in sight and loves to put it all in his mouth.