We headed down to watch the Terrace Days parade with Grandma Shirlene and set up next to the announcer at the start of the parade. I think it was just some guy that lived on the street, but he did a good job. The volume was little low--which was fine for those of us sitting in front of the speakers--but you could barely hear him from across the street.
It rained a bit when we first got there, but it cleared up.
"Hey, Dad! Are you watching this?"
Here's Papa Breon!
He looks different... last year he looked liked this guy...
"Ah, man! I'll I got was handfuls of Tootsie Rolls!"
"Yay! Non-Tootsie Rolls!"
Actually, Max walked away with a bag full of candy, most of it of the non-Tootsie Roll variety. It didn't take him long to figure out how to play the game. He would give a fake smile, wave and say "Hi!" Paraders couldn't resist throwing candy at him. It also helped that we were at the start of the parade before the candy reserves started to diminish. It was a really nice day, the perfect temperature, the rain stayed away, and it was cloudy so the sun didn't shine in our eyes. And Max really enjoyed how much candy he got!
So a bunch of stuff has been happening in our little family sense I have last blogged. Trev has finished yet another semester at Weber State and he is doing so well. He has never gotten under 3.6 GPA(knock on wood), and I am so proud of him. His is currently doing a summer semester as well. Also another big exciting thing, is that he received a Full ride scholarship for next yr. woot woot. Max is growing up so fast. He is going to be 4 in late July, and he is super smart. We have been working with him on his reading and numbers and he is doing so well. Trev is much better to teaching him then I am. He is almost at a First Grade level in his reading, and he can count to 25. He is rally working hard and I am so proud of him. Also he is so proud, cuz he now has his phone# memorized. Not allot going on with me at this time. I am thinking about going to school. There is an Interior Design Program at Weber and I have always been into Home Decor, and Architectural design, Etc. I was just recently put in as a Nursery leader, and of all the callings I have had, this is my Fav. I hope all is well with everyone, we love you. XOXOXO
So Trev had exactly one week off between Spring Semester end, and Summer semesters starting, so we decided that we would take Max to the Plain Museum at HAFB. Here are some pics. Thanks for coming with us Grandma Lu!
As Trevor's hair has gotten longer, it has also gotten curly. When Max noticed, he became quite concerned. "What happened to your hair? It's all circley."
Max telling Daddy a bedtime story: "A long time ago, there was a strange man. And his name was Superman. And he was to stop the bad guy, and to save the girl.
"I need to tell you one more story, and then no more.
"A long time ago, there was a strange man. And his name was Spiderman. And he was to stop the bad guy, and to save the girl."
Max, on his long fingernails: "Daddy, you need to timber my trimbernails."
Max, describing what he wants most in life: "A bonka tree daddy! It's a toy and it bonks everybody. You cant play with it, it's only for big boys. But my finger is stuck in this rope! Watch me Daddy! Can I have a teenage ninja turtle?"
This one is better without an explanation: "Mom, I pooped and got Superman!"
Speaking of poop, Max likes to count the "plop!"s as the poop hit the water, and he sets goals for himself: "I'm not done yet! I need to poop ten times!"
After getting back from dinner at the Schroeders, Max was informed that it was time for bed and started to throw a tantrum. "I can't go to bed! I need to eat first, then bed!"
"No, you just ate dinner at Grandma Lu's." Trevor said.
"But I NEED to eat!" Max replied.
Max, looking sad an dejected looks up at Trevor. "Can I sleep with a 'tia?" ("tia" is what Max calls tortilla). Max could only hold the fake sadness for a second before it turned into an angry glare. Then, angrily enunciating every word, Max flatly finished the sentence: "... And ... Eat ... It!"
Max comes out of the bathroom completely nude and walks up to Trevor. "Max, did you forget something?"
"Where are your underpants?"
Max looks down in shock, "Oh! Right!" Then he runs off into the bathroom and shouts, "I'm putting my underpants on now!"
A moment later he struts out the bathroom, still in the buff.
"Max, did you put your underpants on?" Trevor asked.
Max pulled his cool-dude pose and pointed at where his underpants should have been. "Yes I did! See?"
"Max, I think you forgot your underpants again."
Max looks down in shock. Again. "Where'd they go?"
"Salt Lake is where they have the factories that make gas--it's like chocolate for cars."
Yesterday we had such a fun Family day. Trev didn't have school, so we decided that Trev, Max and I along with some good Friends would go see Coraline. A few years back Trev and I were able to to go see the Author, Neil Gaiman speak. During his speach he read a Passage from Coraline. We loved it, so as soon as we heard that it would be a movie, we new we would have to go. Max did quite well, I think at the end there were a few parts that made him nervous, but I think he really like it.
After words we decided that we would drive to Trevor and now I think Max's favorite toy store, Smith and Edwards. They have some pretty snazy toys there for the little boys, I was very impressed. Afterwords Max told me that he was so excited to go back. I think he liked it better then the movie. Thanks Dan and Sharann for the fun day, and again for the movie.
Sorry that I have been MIA for so long. To be honest, I have never really been that good at this blog stuff. So far 2009 has been filled with small exciting milestones for our little family. Max has entered Sunbeams now, and loves it to pieces. He is growing and maturing so fast. He is my little buddy, and I love it. He has also hit a very exciting milestone that both Trev and I couldn't be more thrilled about. I think it is now safe to say that Max is Potty Trained. He is so excited to be a big boy. Trev has been very busy with his next semester at Weber, and I think he is loving it. We are so grateful that we have had this opportunity for him to go back to school, and we would not have been able to do it with out our very supportive family. We most definitely have a ways to go still, but I am just for grateful. We are also so excited, becasue Trev's Dad and Step-mom were so kind to give us season tickets to Rogers Memorial Theater for our Christmas, so we will be able to have our date nights periodically, and we love going to plays. Anyway we are doing great, and hope all is well with you. OXOX