Wednesday, August 16, 2017

8th Grade...

Happiest 8th Grader Around!
I'm sitting here with a mushy heart, in disbelief that my little boy started 8th grade today.  He didn't want to wear a Batman shirt today, he wanted The Beatles.  He told his teacher the work he wanted to do this year is playing a game.  He visited with his teacher and heard some of the things he would be learning about as an eighth grader.

After school, I asked him what he thought about school starting back up.  He answered, "My mom I think it's awesome."  I agree, buddy.  I hope it's a great year.

Just look at him growing up before our eyes!!

1st - 8th Grade first days of school.

He wanted to make his own sign.
And he loved his sign.
Happy first day of school!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Max goes to work...

Max had an adventure yesterday.  He went to visit Daddy at work, for the first time ever!  For the first time in Max's life, Daddy doesn't work at home.  He's been setting up shop and Max was excited to surprise him on a Friday afternoon for a visit.

It's been a learning curve for this Momma to be flying solo during the day, but Max is being a great helper and was especially helpful as I drove through afternoon traffic to take him to Daddy's office.

Max got to check out Daddy's classroom and pretend like he was the instructor.  His favorite part was the slicky floors....he and Daddy can race super fast on the slicky floors!

Daddy showed him his laboratory, and all the machines he uses in his work.  Max has an idea of what his Dad does for work, but he's never actually seen all the machines in use.  Steve took him to check out things under the big magnifying computer.

They looked at a computer circuit board magnified.  But, what else?  

 They went outside to find some treasures.  A pinecone...

And a cool rock... 

Max got to meet everyone and see some of the pals he already knows.  He waited patiently while Daddy finished up and then we convinced him to ride home with us, so Momma didn't have to drive the big van back home through traffic.

When is take your child to work day? Max will be ready to go!

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Max has been working hard at getting his ideas across in art therapy lately.  Yesterday he was frustrated with no being able to express himself exactly like he wanted to, but he stuck it out and was able to get his thoughts across so he could make exactly what he wanted, a t-shirt for his Aunty Angie.

He thought he didn't have any blank t-shirts, and kept telling us he needed to go to the store, and needed to go buy it.  I asked him what did he need to buy? He spelled out "a lot tsirt" - which I confirmed was t-shirts.  He had plenty of blank t-shirts so I asked him who he wanted to make a t-shirt for, and he said "Aunty Angie."

Once he was able to tell us he wanted to make her a t-shirt, he had to make sure we knew what he wanted to put on the shirt.  He spelled out G-E-R-A-F-D, giraffe! Which just happens to be her favorite animal.

He got to work and chose his colors, said it needed two giraffes and a heart, and then it was all done.

He was so proud of himself once he finished it that he wanted to go right away and give it to her.  So, once Daddy got home from work, we loaded up and took it to her to surprise her.

Hooray for stencils! 

He was yellow giraffe she is the black and a pink heart in the middle. 

She didn't know what he had to bring her right away, but she was excited to find out!

"A plain white tshirt? That's my favorite!  Thank you Max!"


Happy Aunty with her lovely new shirt from her guy Max. 

He's such a thoughtful guy.  I wish it wasn't so much work for him to get those thoughts across, but we love it when he's able to.