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Daddy’s 45th Birthday

Written on August 13th, 2014 by
Categories: Max

We got a little scare when we woke up this morning. The clock said it was 7:33 am, and that’s way past when we’re supposed to be at school. Thank goodness the power had gone off last night and messed up our clock. We were fine.

When Max got up this morning he ran downstairs to wish Daddy a happy birthday all on his own. We thought that was sweet.

Max had a yellow day at school. That means he got a warning. Mrs Banks said he’s doing fine and just learning the boundaries.

Tonight Mimi, Grandpa, Max, and I took Daddy out for his birthday. We went back to Granny’s for cake and ice cream. Max got Daddy a basketball for his birthday. We played for a while at Granny’s before coming home.

We’re all about to call it a day around here. One week from today Max will be six years old.

A Little Better Behaved Today

Written on August 12th, 2014 by
Categories: Max

Max got up well this morning. We got to school in plenty of time but were short one book bag. That’s right, we forgot Max’s book bag this morning, which included his lunch. Daddy looked everywhere but couldn’t find it to bring to us. Max had to buy a lunch today. Maybe we’ll do better tomorrow.

Today Max had better behavior. He got on yellow, which is a warning. This was an improvement from yesterday’s red. Max had to sit out for a few minutes on the playground. I was out with my class and had saw Max’s serving his timeout .

After school staff kids gathered in the gym. Max had a big time playing hockey. When we got home he played Wii U bowling with Daddy. Mimi and Grandpa stopped by for a visit. We headed to bed early tonight. We’re looking forward to a good day tomorrow, which is Daddy’s birthday.

In Trouble at School

Written on August 11th, 2014 by
Categories: Max

Max was ready for school when I picked him up at Mimi and Grandpa’s this morning. We got to school in plenty of time. I saw Max around lunch today and then again on the playground. Lil’ fellow got on a red apple today, which means he got into trouble, and lost his recess. I guess he wants to learn the hard way, like Daddy always does.

After school we stayed only for a while and then came home. Daddy wasn’t happy with Max’s news. Tomorrow if he’s on a red apple he will have everything in timeout. Let’s hope for a better day tomorrow.

Max went to Mimi and Grandpa’s this afternoon and they played baseball and made arts and crafts.

Tonight we read stories, watched Max and Ruby, and now it’s lights out for the Dodds.

Church & Spending Night with Mimi & Grandpa, Uncle Larry’s 75th Birthday

Written on August 10th, 2014 by
Categories: Max

Max got up and went to church with Mimi and Grandpa this morning. When church was over he wanted to go to Granny’s. He stayed with her for a while and I picked him up after running a few errands.

This afternoon we went to Uncle Larry’s to see him on his seventy-fifth birthday. Max wanted to give him one of his dollars, which we thought was very sweet. Max carried his bat and ball to play with Uncle Larry, but that didn’t last long. Lil’ Buddy stepped in an ant bed and ran for the house. Uncle Larry said he’d never see anyone run that fast. As an added surprise, we got to see Uncle Bill and Aunt Shirley.

Max and I enjoyed a nice Sunday afternoon nap today. When we got up we played Wii U bowling with Daddy. Not long after that Max headed out with Grandpa for the night. Before leaving he gathered up a lot of his trains to carry with him. Daddy and I will miss our lil’ buddy tonight, but are about to enjoy All in Family.

Another Good Day, Visiting Mimi, Grandpa, & Granny

Written on August 8th, 2014 by
Categories: Max

Max was easy to get up and going this morning. He had a good day at school and stayed on a green apple all day, which means he was fairly well-behaved. I popped in the lunchroom and had lunch with my favorite Ivy Creek student. He was so excited to have me join him for lunch.

When we left school we went to visit Mimi and Grandpa. Max was so excited to learn they Costco pizza for him. We stayed with Mimi and Grandpa for a while before coming to pick up Daddy and Marlie to go to Granny’s. Max and Marlie stayed with Granny while Daddy and I went out for dinner.

Max is very tired but he won’t admit it. We’re hoping to sleep late in the morning.

Good Day at School, Trains, Wii U Bowling, Building Hideout

Written on August 7th, 2014 by
Categories: Max

Max had a pretty good day. He was better about getting up this morning. When we got going we made it to school just in time. He was the first student in Mrs Banks’s class this morning. She asked him to pass out the morning work and he did, but he didn’t understand when she asked him to do his morning work. He told her that he did it yesterday, and he wilted when she told him he had to do it every morning. Mrs Banks thought that was cute. I didn’t see Mr Max all day, but when he got to my room this afternoon he was so excited to let me know he stayed on a green apple all day, which means he was well-behaved.

My grade level planned math this afternoon, so we stayed late. Max got to play with other staff kids and loved it. He said he loves Ivy Creek.

When we got home Max got busy building his trains on the living room floor. The boy loves trains. We also played Wii U bowling and Max’s skill has improved significantly. His two top scores today were 169 and 167.

Tonight in our bedroom Max built a cool hideout out of blankets. He decorated the inside like a house. Inside he put a watch, picture of him and Dad, and a basket of books. Daddy and I thought it was so creative.

We’re about to head to bed. Max is looking forward to Saturday and Sunday.

First Day of Kindergarten

Written on August 5th, 2014 by
Categories: Max

Max didn’t sleep well last night. We think he was a little nervous about his first day of kindergarten. We put out the “jitter glitter” Mrs Banks gave us at open house. It was supposed to help calm Max’s jitters about kindergarten.

When we got up this morning it wasn’t hard to get Max going. He was so excited. We snapped a few pictures and then headed out. We stopped by Granny’s to drop Marlie off and take a few more pictures. Daddy came to school with us this morning.

We stopped by Mrs Banks’s room for more pictures and then headed to my room. Daddy took Lil’ Fellow to class this morning and then went to a meeting for kindergarten parents at our school.

It was so cool today when I took my kids to the bathroom and my little Maxipoo was there, too. He was so surprised to see me. When his classmates saw him hug me, they said, “Who’s that?” He said proudly, “My Mommy.” It warmed my heart!

Max loved kindergarten and got a smiley face on his first day! Yahoo! Only 179 more smiley faces needed!

Mimi and Grandpa picked up for their favorite kindergartener some Costco pizza for dinner and also gave us money to go get ice cream to celebrate our first day of school.

We’re in the process of getting his school year off right with going to bed early, so we’re hitting the hay.

The Day Before Kindergarten

Written on August 4th, 2014 by
Categories: Max

Max spent the night with Mimi and Grandpa last night and called Daddy at 8:30 this morning wanting to come home. He and Daddy watched Despicable Me 2 before heading to Granny’s. Max and Marlie stayed with Granny this afternoon while Daddy ran an errand. I picked them up when I left school.

We came home and Max played trains, had dinner, and then we went to Ivy Creek Elementary to take a few pictures. When we got home we took our baths and read The Night Before Kindergarten. Now we are getting ready for bed. We can’t believe our lil’ fellow is headed to school with me in the morning. Max is excited and Daddy and I are nervous.

We better get things turned off and shut down around here.

Sleeping Late, Breakfast at Granny’s, Trains at Home, Spending Night with Mimi & Grandpa

Written on August 3rd, 2014 by
Categories: Max

Max slept until about 10:30 this morning. He was so tired and we’re glad he got some much-needed sleep. When we got up we headed to Granny’s for breakfast. Max ate well. After breakfast Granny gave him a good haircut. He wasn’t so excited about getting his haircut, but he looked so cute when it was done.

This afternoon he and Daddy played with trains on the living room floor. Max found a set he got for Christmas a couple of years ago at Granny’s and brought it home. He added it to the track he already had set up. He had a lot of fun playing with it.

Today we got his birthday party invitations sent out. He is so excited and can’t wait. We went to Toy"R"Us this afternoon to do some birthday “window shopping.” He loved making his list.

Mimi and Grandpa came home today and he went to hang with them tonight. There are only two nights until our little fellow begins kindergarten. Yikes!

Trains & Running Errands

Written on August 2nd, 2014 by
Categories: Max

We slept in this morning, as planned. When we got up we watched Despicable Me. Then we went out to do some errands. We got lunch and then went to pick out a book bag for lil’ fellow. He picked out a Hot Wheels book bag. While we were out we bumped into two of Max’s classmates from last year, Joshua and Valeria. When he saw Valeria he was so excited. He said, “Daddy thinks she cute and I said you do, too.” He said, “Don’t tell her that Mommy—she’s a girl!”

This evening we grilled out and had a nice dinner together. We’ve also been busy building a track that spans all over our living room rug. Max has had multiple trains running.

We’ve also been working on his birthday party invitation. His party is three weeks from today. Too much is happening at once—starting kindergarten and turning six. Just thinking about it makes me tired.