Thursday, May 29, 2008

Last known picture of...

...Max sucking his thumb. I've been meaning to blog about this story, but I forgot until I read a friend's blog about weaning her kids from the pacifier. In April, we went on one of our favorite family outings to Home Depot. While in the store, a piece of wood fell on Max's thumb and cut it-a little. So, while everyone watched as he screamed VERY loud, a kind employee brought him a band-aid. That night, he was having a hard time going to sleep, so I tried to take the band-aid off so he could suck his thumb, but he wouldn't let me. After a week, you can imagine how nasty the band-aid had become, so we gave him no choice. The band-aid had to be removed. He never looked back. I guess it does take 7 days to break a habit. He hasn't sucked his thumb since. That was just too easy! I had already been worrying about when and how to begin breaking this habit, and I never imagined he would do it on his own. What will I do when the other kids are not quite as easy?!


Max is sitting on the stairs behind the "gate" because he is in time-out. He always sits behind the gate because Atticus now joins him every time, and it drives Max crazy. As soon as Max is sent to time out, Atticus crawls right on over and sits on the bottom step until Max comes out. It is really cute, but I have no idea why Atticus does it. Perhaps he feels sorry for Max, or he thinks time-out is cool because Max is doing it?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Atticus was not too happy about this picture session.

It's a boy!

Are you annoyed by those people that just HAVE to find out the sex of their baby before the baby is born? Well, I am one of those people, and the sooner the better! We had an ultrasound 2 weeks ago, and it was quite amazing. I had never had an ultrasound at 13 weeks, and I had no idea how developed the baby already is. It was awesome and most definitely a boy!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Our good friend, Sam Duncan, came for a visit on his way to more beautiful sights out West. If you haven't checked out his blog, you should: PCA Trail Guide to the West.

Monday, May 12, 2008

We went to see cousin Pierson for his 2nd birthday.Poor Atticus got a black eye.
I turned into Captain Poofy-hair.
And Pierson was ready for us to go home!