Thursday, May 24, 2012

We'll just let this one slide

I think poor Max got my fear of heights. But on our recent trip to a community fair in Atlanta he bravely climbed up a two-story-ish inflatable slide with one of his cousins.  
He started off all smiles...

Then it went all down hill from there...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A peachy trip to Atlanta

Last week Elisa, Max and I took my mom to Atlanta as a present for her 70th birthday.  As you can see from the photo below, there were plenty of relatives to visit, including her brother, her brother's kids and his grandchildren. As an added bonus, her sister and brother in-law flew out from LA for the weekend, too. 

Two 5 year olds + four 2 year olds = a full house
Catching up with Elisa's Aunt Mary who also lives in Atlanta 
A trip to the Georgia Aquarium to ponder our finned friends. 
Playing at a street fair bouncy house with cousin Cosette
A trip to the laser show at Stone Mountain
My mom, Aunts Debbie & Robin still looking good nearly four decades later 
The Lane kids
Celebrating my mom's 70th with the fams
The 18 of us hit Turner Field for a Braves game, too
Max of course felt right at home at the ballpark 
We root, root, rooted for the home team (even though it wasn't our home team or the home team that pays our bills) 
A run in the park

Finally, how cute is this? Six second cousins walking hand-in-hand at ballpark spontaneously chanting "We are kids!" Off the charts adorable, right?!

Belated (or ridiculously early) Mother's Day brunch

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stuff my three year old says

As Max's vocabulary grows, so does his hilarious conversation skills. Here are a few gems from just the last 24 hours:

Max: Can I have a cheetah?
Elisa: No.
Max: Why not?

I have to wash the windows with an ice cube.

Max: When I grow up will I become a little girl?
Elisa: No, you'll grow into a man like daddy, and you'll be able to drive cars and buy your own ice cream.
Max: Ok, I will become a man, then.

Does the baseball game have Zambonis?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Balloon boy


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

RIP Maurice Sendak

This post is dedicated to the man who helped our imagination run wild and assisted us in naming our son.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tickled to meet Elmo

Everyone's favorite red Sesame Street character paid a visit to Safeco Field today. And nobody was more excited to meet him then Max, who waited outside his dressing room like a groupie.

His smile says it all. Sometimes your heroes are even better in person.