Max is being super funny. He crawls everywhere, stands everywhere and thinks he's really funny. He's starting to get an attitude. He likes to be a BIG BOY and stand on his own. I don't think he'll be walking for a while, but he is a good stander. He's got 1 tooth so far but can tell he's miserable at times feeling others come up. He's a good picture taker. Everytime the camera comes out he is ready for smiles. Jim and I are pretty head over heels with him. Sometimes we'll just look at him and wonder how we made such a cute baby. I hope Molly is just as cute. I kind of hope they look like twins but hope she has curly hair and girly parts. Max is also scared of this froggy pool we bought for him. We thought it would be fun for him until the pool got warm enough, but he is scared to death of it. We cant figure it out. He's also scared of Jim when he puts on his motorcycle helmet. He does not like it all and starts to cry. Then he takes the helmet off and Max will smile.
Jim's 29th BIRTHDAY is on Saturday. He's getting so old. I mean not as old as me, but he's pushing 30. His new past time is the PS3 and golf. Him and Michael (bro in law) go about once a week. Jim almost killed a guy on the course by hitting the golf ball right to his head. Little do you know the guy was no where near the ball was supposed to be headed....like the hole. But Im sure Jim is really good at the game. The nights where I head off to bed early so I can wake up at 4:30am to go to work, he spends his nights in front of the TV killing people. That is he's playing Modern Warfare on the PS3. He is becoming addicted. Besides all that, he is being a good daddy. Getting Max ready in the morning, feeding him, changing his diapers and getting him dressed. He drops him off at the babysitter and manages to get to work on time. Max loves his daddy so much !
I am still working 3 days a week at Bank of America. It's nice to have this job still. It's helping us not be poor. I talked Jim into getting a bigger car because the car we bought right before Max was born is too small. I can't stand it. It's a Mazda 3 and while it's a really nice car and get's good gas mileage, the back seat is really, really small. I told him there was no way 2 car seats are going to fit back there. So even though we have our family car now, we don't even drive it. Jim says I have to wait till Molly is here so we don't waste gas. Which I am okay with. We haven't sold any of our cars yet so we have 4 cars in our driveway and 2 motorcycles. My motorcycle which hasn't been driven in months is collecting dust. Along with Jim's 71' Volare. All which work yet only 2 drivers. We are weird. We managed to also make a budget this month. We categorized our money in 5 different areas. We were NOT allowed to go over. Once the money was spent, it was spent. In the past we blow our budget and say "screw it" about the 10th of every month. BUT...this month is different. It's now the 20th and we are still in budget in all categories. I did take from my personal savings for Jim's present and birthday festivities, but everything else is in check. Im really proud of myself. Jim doesn't spend money anyways so it wasn't hard for him. It really does make you aware of how much money you spend on things. Useless things. Our most common transaction is $1.71. Can anyone take a guess on what we buy? Yep, TWO 44oz swigs from Circle K. $.85/piece for a total of $1.71. I love this habit. This might be my favorite one that I have.
Mother's day was nice. Max and Jim got me flowers and some perfume and made me pancakes in the morning. We ended up having a nice dinner for my Mom and Brock and Jesica's house.
I'm starting to get varicose veins. I'm not sure if that is how you spell it but I am getting them. I've had little spider veins here and there since college, but they are getting out of control now. Some are purple and some are blue and I have a MONSTER one running down my inner thigh. I think it's the after math of having Max. Along with thinning hair and large love handles. Oh and about an inch thicker through the middle section (not being pregnant).
Well, that is our life in a nutshell for now. Hopefully the next post we'll have cooler things to share.