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Comments Off on Halloween Written on October 31st, 2013 by
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Today is Max’s favorite day of the year: Halloween. To Max Halloween is like getting presents with a bunch of friends for about three hours.

Dressed up as an elephant, he had a good day at school. We went to Granny’s after school, and when Mama’s schoolday ended, she come to Granny’s, dressed Max in his Iron Man costume, and took him back to First Baptist Church of Buford’s fall carnival, where he stayed until trick or treating began. At the carnival he asked classmate Annabelle to marry him. Mama said she didn’t hear an answer. When we first began trick or treating in our neighborhood Max melted down because he wanted to go with our new neighbors. But they appeared not to be leaving home, and our little fellow couldn’t get over it. He melted down and we brought him back home for an attitude adjustment.

We went to a nearby subdivision and trick or treated about a hundred homes. Mama and Max found former classmate Rylen, who’s now in kindergarten, and went trick or treating with him. I drove the van while they covered at least a mile of homes. Then we went to Uncle Larry’s to trick or treat. We visited for a little while, but our little buddy was exhausted and so was Mama, so we came home and got ready for bed.

Aside from how it started out this evening, Max’s Halloween was grand.

Halloween Pictures

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Nine from Halloween:


Comments Off on Halloween Written on October 31st, 2012 by
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What a fun day we’ve had! When I got up for school this morning Maxipoo popped up from under the covers. I told him to snuggle with Daddy and that’s what he did. He went right back to sleep and Daddy had to wake him to get ready for school. Max had a good day at school, and when Daddy picked him up he was ready to go to Granny’s. They didn’t stay long due to Max’s needing a nap before trick-or-treating.

Max took about a two-hour nap before getting ready for his big, fun evening. We first met up with our neighbors and friends, Delaney and her family, to trick-or-treat our neighborhood. The two of them had so much fun and looked so cute. Max was dressed as a shark and Miss Delaney was a cute witch. It was so much fun for us to see them run from house to house with such excitement. He visited every house that had a light on.

Our next stop was to meet friends Jodi, Lilianna, Christina, Ted, and Jack to trick-or-treat their neighborhood. Max had a lot of fun there, too. He was able to keep up with Lilianna and Jack toe to toe even though they’re much older than Max.

Max filled his treat bucket twice before heading to Granny’s. She had her favorite grandson lots of treats! He was so excited to show her all of his treats.

Max got a cool treat bag from Mimi and Grandpa and sweet card from Aunt Mary and Uncle Buddy. Our lil’ shark has had a great Halloween!

Images from Southeastern Railway Museum, Granny’s Birthday, & Halloween

Comments Off on Images from Southeastern Railway Museum, Granny’s Birthday, & Halloween Written on December 31st, 2011 by
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Seven from Train or Treat at the Southeastern Railway Museum, two from Granny’s birthday, and twenty-one from Halloween:

We’re still two months behind on images.


Comments Off on Halloween Written on October 31st, 2011 by
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What a fun day! Grandpa brought Max home around 10:00 am, and the little fellow played with his trains creatively for nearly an hour. He took parts of two wooden railways and rolled his own. But after a while that started grating on my nerves, so I coaxed him into watching Toy Story 3. We watched the whole movie and then had a long lunch. Max ate a ton of Cheetos and potato chips. About the healthiest thing he ate was a slice of cheese. I tried to get him to eat part of my veggie burger, but he said, “No, thank you.”

After lunch I took him upstairs and lay down with him while he drank a bottle of PediaSure. Then he eagerly went down for his nap. I told him that we were going trick-or-treating when he woke up, and he jumped into his crib and lay down immediately. Usually, his lying down is a process, but today it happened in an instant.

During Max’s nap his teacher, Mrs Eileen, phoned to have a parent-teacher telephone conference. She said our little fellow was “very smart,” but he didn’t appear to be able to recognize his name in written form. I believe he may be able to recognize his name, but I believe it’s a matter of whether or not he’s paying attention. Getting Max to pay attention to something other than what he’s focused on at any given moment can be a futile exercise.

Mama woke him about three hours into his nap, and it took him a few minutes to light his firebox. He decided to dress up like Buzz Lightyear, one of the star characters from Toy Story. Then Grandpa, Mimi, Baybay, Mama, and I went to our friends Jodi and Eddy’s for an extravagant Halloween shindig. Max got to play with Jodi and Eddy’s daughters, Danielle and Lilianna, and their cousins Jack, Matthew, and Kaitlynn (sp?). Their church’s minister of music and his family were there, too. Eddy had prepared about three large pots of soups and dips, and Jodi had made a very large spread of about a dozen sweet treats. For goodness’s sake, there were two kinds of cupcakes, a chocolate pudding with Oreos, Rice Krispies pumpkins, white chocolate-covered pretzels, and more. We appreciate being invited to such a grand soiree.

After Jodi and Eddy’s party, we went trick-or-treating in their neighborhood, and then we headed to back to our neighborhood to see what treats we could fleece from our neighbors. We had the good fortune to see our friends and neighbors Jon and his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Delaney, who was dressed as Belle from Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. The five of us went trick-or-treating on Grandpa’s golf cart. Max and Delaney had a wonderful time together. Eventually, we’d hit all of the homes in our small neighborhood that had their porch lights on, and it was time for Miss Delaney to go home for the night. Poor Delaney didn’t want the night to end and she boohooed as we headed back to Mimi and Grandpa’s on the golf cart.

We still had to trick-or-treat Uncle Larry and Granny, so we loaded into the van and headed out. I pulled out in front of a car in front of our subdivision and almost had a bad wreck. I thought I looked, but apparently I didn’t. Mama screamed and I tried to apply the brakes, but I caught my foot under the brake pedal. If the oncoming car hadn’t swerved out of the way, we—and our brand-new van—could’ve been hurt. Max was upset because of Mama’s scream, and the whole thing made my heart pound. I’m so glad that was just a close call and not a call to 911.

Shaking like a cat pooping razor blades, I drove us to Uncle Larry’s, and we had a good time trick-or-treating him. He gave Max lots of great goodies, including Reese’s peanut butter cups and Reese’s pieces. Then we made our final stop of the evening at Granny’s. She prepared a large bowl of goodies for her favorite grandson. It was as heavy as his already-heavy trick-or-treat bag. We headed home and once we arrived, I walked up to neighbor Jon’s to photograph his pumpkin lights.

So it’s been a busy afternoon and evening, but we had lots of fun and took more than a hundred pictures, the best of which we hope to share here before too long.

Max and Mama are upstairs watching a Max & Ruby video and I’m about to join them. We’ll have to cut the video short tonight because Max has to go to school in the morning. Mama, however, had the foresight to take tomorrow off.

Images from Halloween & Macy’s Pink Pig

Comments Off on Images from Halloween & Macy’s Pink Pig Written on November 26th, 2010 by
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Seven from our trick-or-treat outing on Halloween and two from Macy’s Pink Pig:

There are one or two images from Halloween that I forgot to process and include in this set. I’ll update this gallery in the next day or two.

Fifteen Images of Halloween & Fall Fun

Comments Off on Fifteen Images of Halloween & Fall Fun Written on November 6th, 2010 by
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Here are three images from Gymboree’s Halloween party, two of Max in his cow costume for school, two from the Haunted Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands, and eight from First Baptist Church of Buford’s Fall Festival:

Next up are precious images of Max in his Barney costume.

A Fun Halloween

Comments Off on A Fun Halloween Written on October 31st, 2010 by
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Another big day! The day started out as a typical Sunday. We slept a little longer than on weekdays and then got up and headed to Granny’s for breakfast. While at Granny’s today we did a short photoshoot in her front yard. Max, however, wasn’t in the mood, so we cut it short. We came home and the lil’ fellow took a nap.

When Max woke up we went to Mimi and Grandpa’s for dinner. Then it wasn’t long before time to get dressed for Trick or Treating. Max was such a cute Barney. It was the perfect temperature for his padded costume, about fifty-eight degrees. Before leaving we headed down to our studio for a few shots of Maxipoo as Barney. It wasn’t going so well until I turned on some tunes. We can’t wait to check out the images we got.

We decorated Grandpa’s golf cart with a Trick or Treat sign and then headed over to Mimi and Grandpa’s to pick up our driver. Grandpa was the chauffeur of the trick-or-treat-mobile tonight. We visited with a lot of our neighbors and had a great time. One notable thing about tonight was that Max was a little shy. At each house he wanted to hold both Jaddie’s and my hands. He also didn’t want to put the candy in the bag. He liked holding onto it. I guess he thought it might disappear.

After we finished in the neighborhood, we headed to Uncle Larry’s to trick or treat. Max had a fun time seeing him. Our last stop was at Granny’s. She had Max a lot of treats for her favorite little Barney. Granny even had his favorites—Cheez-Its and cookies. When we left Granny’s we headed home to get ready for bed. As I write this Max is still up and it’s just past 10:00, and that can only be explained by one thing—sugar! We’re going to let Max sleep with us tonight, and I hope we’re all in bed by 10:30.