Simon and Max take a bath every night after a fun day of playing and sometimes the playing continues in the tub.
Last night the fun games were about 2 dogs named George and Bea, Superman and Donald Duck.
The boys are growing like weeds and we all had lots of fun this summer, and here are a few impressions.
Entertaining themselves more and more these days.
Swim lessons at Sherwood Pool
The boys assisting papa shopping at Lowe’s
There is always time for the pool, and the little one is still good for fun.
Simon also was due for a haircut.
More progress at the new house.
Riding time at the beach.
Max also spent time at the helm.
A house with a view was our home for a week.
Firefighter Max is learning about the important job.
Morning walks with Mama are fun indeed.
Max fell hard during quiet time and the bandaid is the lame work of the father.
The souvenir Max received when he fell against the edge of the bed.
Lawn mowing assistants at the new lot.
Simon is modeling near the Porch restaurant.
Giving the brother a ride. No Uber needed.
Hard work for Max with Emmie.
Fun times on a slide
So many sweet delights and Papa says no.
More work at the new house.
Going on a train ride.
Max loves the new harmonica
Simon also joined in the concert
The cherries were clearly very yummy
Good times with papa at the Lighthouse
Ready for horseback riding lessons
Shanigans at home
Testing papa’s aero helmet
Yes, the house.
Mama was away on business but we were busy.
Hair stylists in the tub
The next morning an accident forced a special bath
We love fresh bread
But Max was under the weather
Intigued by Zion’s Daughter
Simon got to be a big boy and walk to class on his own
Big tears because papa walked outside with the trash
Helping papa with the tag for mama’s new car
That pumpkin bread from Camino Bakery is very popular
A walk with papa downtown
After a run with papa
Helping out to clean up the new lot
Max working intently with Sarah
Yeah, mama is home
We have been tardy with updates recently but can promise that the boys are well and growing like weeds. We simply have been too busy otherwise, but here is what happened the last few months.
Hanging out at the farmer’s market downtown in early December
Shopping for a tree a few days before Christmas
Breakfast out with papa before going to the dentist
Good times and good teeth at the dentist
Oh no, that papa is so mean
Sampling candy canes for the first time
And yes, those German gingerbread cookies
Finally in Columbia, SC and helping GiCi out.
Freshly bathed and styled enjoying a milk before bed
Gift exchange at GiCi’s house
From Germany with love
Monkeys at the front door of GiCi
Good times at the Columbia Zoo
And the carousel is always popular
Opa showing the boys how to play pinball
Bathing at Opa’s house
The gift exchange assistants hard at work
Entertainment at the Columbia Mall
A snack on the road to Macon
Fun times with Dodad and Bear
Entertainment for all
And a hug for Nana
A monster slide in Macon
A surprisingly adept climber
Back at home enjoying the new bath colors that came from David
Time to punt the Christmas tree – well, recycle it
Back to school in reasonably mild temperatures
Potty training in earnest
But Max first embraced underpants
It is always great when mama comes home from work
Helping papa to convert the cribs to toddler beds
Hard at work building steps with Legos
A very worn out young man
The bike is loaded for a big trip
Shenanigans with the bike not loaded
Bottle feeding a lamb on Jan and Maria’s farm
The little lambs were super cute
Driving the tractor was an extra bonus
Ready for Valentine’s Day
Good friends send great gifts
Oh yes, this is good
So happy sliding in the park
But brrr it turned cold
And then there was snow
Good for sledding
This was fun for sure
This year we drove to Philadelphia for Thanksgiving and good times were had by all. We spent time with Vinnie and Beverly where Simon and Max’s dad was an AuPair from 1987 to 1991.
The weather has certainly gotten colder, thankfully not every day.
Playing ball with Opa in the mountains on Sunday before Thanksgiving
Grilled cheese and ham at the mountain house
On the drive to Philly on Wednesday we had favorable traffic
Oh boy, snow in West Virginia
Walking with the boys in suburban Philly. Narberth to be precise
Finishing that cereal milk
When in Philly, eating a cheesesteak is a must
Drinking milk before going to bed and the wood floor is just fine
The day after Thanksgiving we played a fun game with Beverly’s mum
Bread with strawberry jam hits the spot here
Max also approves of the food
Simon and Max got to meet a little lamb in the Please Touch Museum
The piano was the perfect size for Max, but the interest was there for just a few seconds
Captain Simon piloting s mighty ship
Max was fascinated with this music box
Dr Simon checking out a patient in the hospital of the Please Touch Museum
The diggers were great fun
A very tired 18-year old
There was time for another cheesesteak
All good things must end
The cold temperatures actually are just a sad coincidence, but it was time for the boys to get haircuts. Each time though they look so much more grown up.
On the way to the hair salon with papa
To sit high enough a skateboard helps out
Time to get the hair wet
Checking out the other action
Walking home with a fresh haircut
That night one of the Beatles joined Simon in the tub.
The next day Max got to join in the fun. Here he sits with papa to wait for the cut.
The hair of Max seems to grow faster and thicker.
Working hard to change Max from Beatle to little man
Max outside the Hair Bomb Salon
Someone is clearly happy about the new haircut