Monday, November 22, 2004

I love my Max!

I am sure that I am being way more nostalgic about Max because Ben is right around the corner, or it could be that because I normally run at 100-150 miles per minute I never get to see the little things and bed rest allows you to see everything... including dirty floor boards (see previous post).
Max had his 2 yr birthday last Sunday. My sister has always been very into birthdays... every birthday should be special and every birthday should be celebrated to the hilt. I am not like this. I know that my 2 year old doesn't comprehend what birthday means, much less is he going to remember it.... oh contrare....
So after we got home from dinner and my dad's memorial service we brought the kids happy meals. They really had no interest in them because they were wired from playing together all afternoon. Karen was trying to coax Max into eating some of his dinner, but it just wasn't going to happen. Then she started into the "who's birthday is it?" game. And to my surprise, my son very excitedly grabbed his chest and started chanting "birthday! birthday!" I thought this had to be a coincidence.
So since it was getting later we skip the happy meals and move to the cupcakes. Max had picked out his "Shrek" birthday cup cakes the night before with Daddy and he was very excited to see them presented to him with candles lit on top. He knew they were for him... he knew he was supposed to blow them out.... his eyes were just glowing in the candle light with excitement that this was for HIM!!
Then it was time for the presents... again... he knew they were for him and he knew that he got to keep them. And they were "BOY TOYS"... trucks and cars and and an aqua doodle. The aqua doodle was cool, but Kaitlyn played with it while Kameron and he played with the trucks. It was the 1st time we ever saw them split up into sexes versus ages to play.

The hugs are so tight right now...
The kisses are genuine... not just because I ask...
The smiles light up my soul...
He sees me frustrated in bed and tries to tickle me to make me laugh...

I need to botttle this and keep it safe...

2 comments:

ME said...

It's True. Max is angel. I know it right down in my soul

Em said...

yes - he is an angel! sweet max!