Max will turn 4 in about 3 hours. I don’t have it in me to write a sentimental after-bedtime post like I did last year. I’ll be posting a few things this week, leading up to his party this weekend, so instead I’ll share some of his birthday portraits.
His birthday party this year is a construction theme, per his request, so we went all out for his pictures!
I was so thrilled to find this random piece of heavy equipment parked by the side of the road, in a lovely grassy field and everything, so it was the perfect location for his shots!
Happy Birthday, Peanut. I love you more than ever!
It’s the last Thursday of Max’s 4th year… I think I can legitimately put it on my resume now, “Not afraid of committing long-term to a project; took more than 400 consecutive weekly photos of her adorable son, Max.”
So here’s what we’ve got this week:
"Hey Max! Let's take a handsome picture for Thursday!" "No thanks. I'm busy."
"Thanks for looking at me, but I don't like the light in here. Let's go outside instead. I'll give you a cookie!"
"Yes, that's a cool car. Look at me please."
"Please take off your angry face."
"Dude. You are freaking me right out. Can I have a handsome smile please?"
"OK, fine. I give up. But I'm totally eating that cookie."
Oh well. They can’t all be winners!
Max on his mini-vacay at PapaNana’s house, photo courtesey of Papa, while I was otherwise indisposed.
You have your choice of 2 photos this week, Max Jekyll or Maxwell Hyde.
We just couldn’t choose, so there are two official Thursday pics this week! Bonus for the grandmas!
This is one of those scary ones where I can totally see what he'll look like as an adult... do you see it?
This picture pretty much embodies the kind of day we all had yesterday:
Of course, in true Max fashion, I ask him where he’d like to take his first Thursday picture in the new house, and he chooses the hallway. Super exciting, people! Also, this is the BEST of the 20 or so shots he let me snap before running off, so grandmas, this is the best I can do for you this week!
So we’re settling in, and I’m hoping to get back on a good blogging schedule soon!
Our last Thursday in the house where we’ve lived for all the previous 200 weeks… but at least here you can see how he *really* feels about the move.
Also, the last photo with the crib in it! This weekend, it goes to a new home, for a new kiddo to sleep in!
Tune in next week for the first new house Thursday picture!