Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Visit With Baby Max - Recap

We had a good time visiting with the cutest little nephew on the planet, Max!  We arrived late Friday night, around 10pm at the airport and Max, David and Jen came to pick us up.  He was sound asleep and stayed that way the whole ride home.  Car rides definitely put him right to sleep.

Max sleeping in the car

We had been warned to bring ear plugs, but surprisingly the first night we didn't hear a peep!  He was a good boy and Jen even said she got some good sleep.

Saturday he was also super good.  His nickname is angry bird when he is super hungry and we only saw a little bit of angry bird Saturday.  Marla did a good job of soothing him.  She was a pro.  I got to feed him a bit and he played on his play pad. 

 Hangin with Auntie Marla
Feeding supplement time
Playing on the play pad o' fun

We even headed out to Pure Taqueria in Duluth for dinner Saturday night and he was super good, he was sleeping the whole time and a SUPER loud train went by twice and that didn't even phase him. 

Sunday a little more of the angry bird came out.  We went to dinner at Antonetta's Italian restaurant close by and poor David had to walk him around to keep him quiet and we found out later he took almost an entire lap around Kroger next door while we were eating.  Good daddy.  Bummer I didn't think to get a picture.  I think the picture below was from first thing Monday morning.  I had to put at least one picture of him crying, cause that's all we got. 

Not quite full angry bird mode
He is only a month and a half, so he's not quite at the throwing the football stage, but he does have quite a grip and when you put him on his stomach on his play pad, he doesn't really like it and he is strong enough to roll himself onto his side almost.  I bet he'll be crawling ahead of schedule. Or he may go right to the dancing stage, he's definitely got the moves, not quite like Jagger, more like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.

Not so excited about stomach time...kinda twists to his side
Dancin' dancin' dancin'
John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever

Sunday night he woke up a bit more than the previous two nights and unfortunately David had to relocate to the office floor downstairs to get some sleep.  Another missed photo opportunity.  I think Jen snapped a shot, perhaps we'll get a behind the scenes recap from her this week on her blog.  

Cooling off a bit
Play pad in Technicolor
Good times
Almost asleep with the elephant pacifier
And of course, MOLLY!  Such a good girl.

He is definitely super cute and fun and it is certainly true that babies are a lot of work.  David and Jen do a great job of taking care of him.  It certainly is not easy, but when you see him smiling and happy and playful, that makes up for the angry bird episodes.  Of course, that is very easy for me to say, since we were the ones in the room with the earplugs and we got to play with him during the fun times and hand him over when he wasn't so happy.  That's what Aunts and Uncles are for!  See you again soon Max, don't grow too quick!


Jen S said...

So cute! Love the disco dance moves :)

Jen said...

So fun! He misses you guys already! Love the color technicolor photo.

Chris said...

We miss Max too. I actually slept better the one night he was crying than I did last night with 3 kitties waking me up at various times. :o)

Marla said...

I already miss the little cutie pie!! I think we need to live closer so we can have more Max time...

Anonymous said...

great recap! (michelle)

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