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Aunt Ann’s 60th Birthday, Scoring in Soccer, Building with LEGOs, Halloween Fun

Comments Off on Aunt Ann’s 60th Birthday, Scoring in Soccer, Building with LEGOs, Halloween Fun Written on October 26th, 2014 by
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It’s been a very busy month. Max’s behavior had landed on more green than yellow and red. We’re proud of his behavior in general but we still hope for fewer reds.

At the beginning of October we took a trip to Seacrest, Florida, for my aunt Ann’s sixtieth birthday. We all stayed in a luxury home right on the beach. Max really enjoyed playing with his cousins at the beach, and Ann had a great birthday.

Max has been busy playing soccer. He’s become quite the soccer star. He makes numerous goals per game. His team, the Green Lanterns, counts on him each week. He has two more games this season.

We’ve also been busy building. Max went to Lowe’s this month and built a haunted house. It’s really cute. We keep it on our mantel for decoration. At the beginning of the month we went to a LEGO mini-build. Max made an awesome Frankenstein. It’s on our mantel, too. Also, we participated in another mini-build at Toy"R"Us. It was a Star Wars plane.

Daddy and I got new iPhone 6 Pluses when we returned from the beach. It has been a little bit of an adjustment in getting used to their much larger size.

Halloween has also been in full swing around here. Max is going as a knight this year. His costume is so cool. He has a shield, sword, and hammer.

We went to a fall festival last Sunday and this Sunday. Each event had games and Trunk or Treat. We also went to Trek or Treat in Suwanee on Saturday with our friends Max Mitchell and his mother, Mrs Tanya.

Another fun annual event we attend is Train or Treat at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Max had a blast again this year riding the train, trick-or-treating in the old train cars, riding the hand cart, and decorating a pumpkin.

At school Max had his first Fund Run. He enjoyed running around the track at school with his friends. He also raised $40 for our school’s technology initiative.

Mimi bought Max roller skates and he’s been busy practicing with him. Mimi and Grandpa have been taking him to Mrs Mary’s, where it’s flat. He’s already come a long way.

Max has been learning a lot of sight words. He’s made it through his first whole list. He’s been constantly telling us how to spell words. He’s also been reading to us and using great reading strategies. It’s great to see his progress so far. I had my first conference with his teacher and my friend and colleague, Mrs Banks. She said he’s doing well but sometimes has trouble staying on task. He got his first report card, too. He had all Ss. (S denotes satisfactory.)

He’s spending the night with Mimi and Grandpa tonight and Daddy and I will see him in the morning.

Southeastern Railway Museum, Mario Kart, Visiting Mimi & Grandpa

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Last night I had a lot of trouble sleeping, and I hope to fare better tonight. When Max and Daddy got up they didn’t waste anytime playing Mario Kart 8.

This morning Max and I went to the Southeastern Railway Museum for Locomotive Day. We did a fun locomotive scavenger hunt, played on trains, and drove a handcar. We also rode their small train. We had a lot of fun.

After lunch at Chick-fil-A I came home to take a nap. Max played with his wooden railway while I napped. He and Daddy also got in a little more Mario Cart 8 time.

Max visited with Mimi and Grandpa while Jaddie and I went out to dinner. We got Marlie a Thunder Shirt to help with her separation anxiety and used it for the first time tonight. It worked great. We just hope it continues to work.

Train or Treat at Southeastern Railway Museum

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We all slept in this morning and got a very slow start. When we finally got started we headed to Train or Treat at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Max looks forward to this event every year. He really enjoyed trick or treating all the cool trains and wearing his Iron Man costume again. While there we got to ride a small train and a big train, and we even took a hayride. The weather was perfect! Max had a great time at Train or Treat and is already looking forward to it next year.

When we got home the three of us chilled on the sofa, and that was nice. I even took a quick power nap.

This evening Max went to Parents’ Night Out at Gymnastix. Kids wore their costumes and played lot of Halloween games. Max wore his Hairy Dog costume. His former gymnastics teacher, Miss Sarah, was also dressed in her Georgia gear. Fun times.

We’re about to call it a day. There are only five days until Halloween.

Southeastern Railway Museum, Parents’ Night Out

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It’s been another fun day in Maxland. After taking it easy this morning we headed out for a fun day at the Southeastern Railway Museum. They were having Trucks, Trains, and Tractors Day. We got to explore the trains, ride on a hayride, play in a real school bus, and get a train tattoo. We had a great time aside from the fact that it was extremely hot.

When we left Trucks, Trains, and Tractors Day we headed to Hobby Lobby for crafting supplies and then home for a late lunch. This afternoon Max and I played with his cars and watched Spider-Man cartoons.

This evening Max went to Parents’ Night Out at Gymnastix Training Center. He had a blast. When Daddy picked him up Max didn’t want to leave. That’s a good sign.

Playing at Town Center Park & Visiting Southeastern Railway Museum

Comments Off on Playing at Town Center Park & Visiting Southeastern Railway Museum Written on July 13th, 2013 by
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We’ve had another day full of fun in Doddsville. After breakfast Max and I decided it was a good day to be outdoors with the weather’s being so cool, so we headed to the park. We decided to go to Suwanee Town Park. They have a great playscape. Max made fast friends with another four-year-old named Gage and they played hard for over an hour.

Our next stop was a caboose they have set up in downtown Suwanee. Max and I enjoyed climbing on it. We also took some really cute pictures while we were there.

I really surprised Max with our next stop. It was the Southeastern Railway Museum. He loves this place. We rode the big train and that was a lot of fun. We also toured the trains they have open for visitors. Before leaving we rode their small-scale passenger train.

On the way home my lil’ engineer fell fast asleep.

At Max’s request we’re enjoying the Polar Express movie.

More Images from Last Fall

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Two from gymnastics, seven from Zoo Atlanta’s Boo at the Zoo, five from Max’s preschool, six from the Southeastern Railway Museum’s Train or Treat, and one with Granny at her seventy-fifth birthday dinner:

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

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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.

Train or Treat at Southeastern Railway Museum, Granny’s 75th birthday

Comments Off on Train or Treat at Southeastern Railway Museum, Granny’s 75th birthday Written on October 29th, 2011 by
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Max and Grandpa skipped walking this morning, but they did have breakfast together at Bojangles. When Max came home he was toting “Bo” biscuits for Daddy and me. We had fun playing around the house before getting ready for the Train or Treat event we attended today at the Southeastern Railway Museum.

We dressed Max as an adorable engineer. He wore striped overalls, an engineer’s hat, and a red bandana. The event was packed with fun things for little train lovers to do. We got to trick-or-treat many trains, ride a train, and enjoy a fun hayride. We had so much fun and also got lots of great pictures.

Tonight we celebrated Granny’s seventy-fifth birthday with a family dinner at our house. We had great food and a fun time. Max helped Granny blow out her candle and open her presents. Max got Granny a soft baseball for them to play with at her house.

Daddy and Max are watching Toy Story 3 as I write this, and I’m about to join them. It’s been a fun and busy day.

Big Fun at Caboose Days

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Max slept with us last night. He spent half the night under Daddy and the other half under me. We got to sleep until 8:30 this morning, and we were very grateful for that. When we got up we headed to Granny’s for breakfast. While at Granny’s we noticed two very cool things. First, Thomas and Friends is coming to Gwinnett Arena on May 22. Next, we noticed that the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth was having Caboose Days this weekend. We decided on the spot that we’d participate in both of these exciting events. When I showed Max the Thomas and Friends ad he wanted to hold the paper straight away. Our lil’ fellow loves Thomas!

When we got home Daddy headed straight to the computer to buy our tickets to May’s event. We were so excited to get VIP tickets and can’t wait until we get to go!

After dressing Max in his Thomas shirt we got packed up to go the Southeastern Railway Museum. All Max kept saying was “Ride engine.” The event was so cool. We got to tour a lot of neat engines, railcars, passenger coaches, and cabooses. Daddy took many pictures today of Max aboard the trains we toured. Max was so cute, saying, “Cheeeese!” whenever he knew he was getting his picture taken. He may have said it over two hundred times without complaint. He loved riding the train and was very well-behaved. He walked a lot and even climbed “big” steps to climb aboard the engines. Another highlight was ringing a train bell. He thought that was cool. It made him think of one of his favorite engines, Toby.

Jaddie was excited about getting to tour the Southern Crescent, a train he’d read about in Lewis Grizzard’s books and newspaper columns.

Max was very well-behaved for our trip until the very end. We were checking out the model trains and Max, of course, wanted to touch them. They weren’t the touching kind and that didn’t sit well with our lil’ conductor! It also didn’t help that it was way past his naptime. He threw a tantrum but recovered shortly after we began our journey home. This is the first time we’ve seen such a tantrum from our lil’ buddy in more than ten days.

After getting home Max and I enjoyed a nice nap together. When we got up we looked at all 243 of our pictures from today. When Max saw his pictures he began talking about all that he had seen there. He would say, “Green engine,” “Black engine,” etc. We were glad we got to go today. We know Maxipoo had a really fun time. It’s so much fun to see him have a good time.

Max is hanging his hat with Mimi and Grandpa tonight. When we left he was rolling his trains on the “good track,” the one Grandpa built for him on their deck. Mimi painted railroad tracks on the good track today, and Max thought they were cool.