Max couldn't WAIT to go on the airplane. I pulled the suitcases out of the basement. He filled one up with toys and said he was going to the airport. So, I let him walk outside with the suitcase, and he just kept on walking. It took me forever to get him to come inside. He was halfway down the street before I convinced him the airport was in the other direction. That got him inside...with a few tears, though.
We were hoping to be able to see more family while we were back South, but it didn't work out. I had just gotten diagnosed with thyroiditis (which has now lead to hypothyroidism) and it just wiped me out.
We did get about an hour visit in with Shelby, a good friend of mine and former roommate in college. It was great to get to see her and catch up with her!
Max reminds us all the time - that next time, it's going to be HIS turn to have a party and cake with Pierson.
Max REALLY wanted to find a waterfall on the lake to "ride down". We did find a waterfall, but he quickly realized we couldn't ride down it.
Max did a little tubing with Dad. When it was Atticus' turn, Dad immediately flipped him into the water on his head, so he cried the whole time and I don't have a picture of that terribly frightening episode! Atticus might now be a tubing-hater for life.
The moment Katie accidentally hit Max with the drum stick. 1 second after this picture was taken, Max is screaming!