Thursday, March 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Max!!!


Today my baby turns 8!!!  Yikes, every birthday he has just reminds me that I'm getting older too. This is obviously a big year for Max- he gets to be baptized and he is starting cub scouts! I have been an emotional wreck. I have a love/hate relationship with milestones. Well let me tell you about my first born!.....
- Max was by far my largest baby, 9lbs 5 oz and 21 inches!!!! His birth was not an easy one. He still is on the larger size. He looks like a 10 year old.
- Max was my easiest baby. He was very mellow. He hardly cried. He loved to sit on a bed and just stare at the ceiling fan.(i miss those days) Then he turned 18 months and turned into Mr. energy. 

-He has always been very friendly. He Is NOT shy. He will talk to anyone, go up on any stage and loves to make people laugh. He is infamous at the Brea plunge. (which may be a bad thing) I get stopped in Brea all the time by people asking Aren't you Max's Mom? Thanks Max for helping my social life.
- Max has a tendency to go in his own world(I think he gets that from Scott) You may think he is not paying attention but he will surprise you.(sometimes)So watch what you say. When Max was 3, my friend and I were talking  about some hardships that were going on in her life and Max very calmly from the back seat of the car said, Sarah don't worry, It's a GOOD world out there. He actually made us cry and feel better. Cuz he was right, it is a good world.
- The picture below we were trying to rake a grand kid picture and NO one was cooperating. We told Max to hold onto Rocky and don't let go. And the boy NEVER let go. He ended up holding onto his foot, as Rocky was screaming for dear life. I realized that Max will always take his job seriously.
-Did I mention how funny Max is. He is very creative too. When he was in preschool, he had a fundraiser to sale cookie dough and instead of calling up our friends and family he wrote a song. So we brought his mini guitar and we knocked on their doors and he sang his punk rock song called buy my cookies. It pretty much was him pounding on the guitar singing, IF WANT TO BUY MY COOKIES, YOU CAN BUY MY COOKIES, JUST GIVE ME  10 DOLLAAAAAHHHSSSS!!! Needless to say he sold a lot of cookies. I am actually sad that i didn't have a blog to document his Maxisms, cuz he ad A LOT of them.

-Max's likes are...Video games, Pokemon, adventures with Dad, pancakes and Xoe,Xanthe& Jacob  (his cousins) His dislike- homework, too many foods to name(he is really picky), cleaning his room and watching the same movie twice. 
- Max I could go on and on about you. You were my first and you will always be special to me.(yes I'm crying) I have learned so much from you. I am very lucky to be your Mom. You make me so proud. I love you.

13 comments:

sarah said...

Max looks so grown up! Your boys are adorable and you make one hot mom.

Kellies said...

hahaha the gimme 10 DOLLLLAHZ part cracks me up. sounds like a funny kid.

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

aw, that was so sweet. he looks so grown up in that first pic! wow, baptism - crazy! happy birthday max!

Ian said...

You never know what you'll see when you click 'next'. You take great photos.

Georgia said...

Unbelievable how big Max is. He certainly is getting more handsome as he grows!

Happy Birthday to him!

Christy said...

I seriously love Max. And especially his songs! I am his biggest pimp to get him to sing anytime and anywhere. Max is amazing and has a special place in my heart. Thanks for giving X&X a great cousin to love and have as a best friend.

amber buhrley said...

OK, I cried too! Are you surprised?

Beth said...

I Love that Boy!

I look forward to every Wednesday when I get to see him run to my car with excitement when I pick him up from school. And then I get to spend the next couple of hours hanging out with him. He is an amazing kid!

Happy Birthday Max!!!

Jenny said...

Very cute boy! It is sad that they grow up and get older, you just want to keep them small. I loved his comment about the world being good, that's awsome, well done Ruthie!

Carrie Anne said...

I can't believe your baby is 8 either! holy cow the time goes so quickly! man! what a super fun post about him!

Kim said...

This is really cute Ruth. It was fun to meet your boys in person instead of my computer. Its always fun to see you. Happy Birthday Max!

heather said...

i loved max's baptism. he was so cute and excited.

michelle robinson said...

happy birthday big guy!