Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Last 6 Months

Busy Busy. I figured that instead of going all of the way back and posting everything we had done in this last 6 months or so I will just sum it up. We have had a lot of fun, built many lego castles, made cookies, we went to the State Fair, I went to Florida for a Neonatal Review, Max was a Doctor for Halloween and We went on the Polar Express which Max loved and didn't even notice that Santa was Grandpa Emerson. Now that school is out I promise I will be better, but atleast this sums up the last 6 months or so.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cooper de DOO

Corey woke up this morning and came out to the livingroom to find Cooper all wrapped up like a little sausage in the sleeve of Corey's sweatshirt. Ha Ha just thought this was too funny to not share.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Truck

Well, I've never posted anything on our family blog. I noticed my Wife never put a picture of my favorite toy. This is my sweet truck I've slowly been fixing up over the last few years. I've sold most all my other toys to help on getting threw college this last past year. I've put some time into making it. Hopefully I'll be able to get a sports car or a old muscle car later to build after Katie and I get settled and I of course get Katie the SUV she wants.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

515 in the AM and I am up!

I just thought this picture was funny.

Max woke up at 430 this morning crying, he has been doing that lately, I don't know why I changed him rocked him and put him back to bed. Now I am up, thoughts are racing through my head of school, work, plans for how I am going to exercise and get Max everywhere.... and then I jump to what are we going to do with both Corey and I in new jobs (without seniority thus no flexibility). How are we going to juggle things where are we going to live? Argh!!! Anxiety, not a full on panic attack, but just enough that I can't go back to sleep.

Corey became an Elder 2 weeks ago, I should mention that, and this week he got his patriartical blessing. He has been such a hard worker, much stronger than I. I am so proud of him, and proud that he takes things very seriously when it comes to church, because I believe you should.

Max is getting so big and so tall, and I both love and hate the 2's. I am excited to see him continue to grow and talk and at the same time not so excited for him to have moments of "hating" me. I decided to do swim lessons with him this year which can I say are a nightmare!!! 1/2 hour every day for 2 weeks needless to say I have not followed through everyday in going. Your day revolves around swim lessons and he likes only some parts of it. Next year, next year will be better right? I feel like I am always applying that statement to everything. When will things REALLY calm down!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Demolition Derby!

The first year I went to the derby was the year that I met Corey. The derby is held every year at about this time in Heber. It is so much fun!!! Especially if you are a people watcher because there is a really interesting mix from Park City to Wallsburg. There are a ton of people who dress up for the event. with mullet wigs, overalls fur vests etc.... Very fun.

Corey's parents were part of the judging group and got to sit in the box seats, they also got us great tickets close enough we all ate dirt. Before each heat we would pick our car my favorite... the silver car! Then during the derby Corey and I took Max to the pits and visited Corey's friends, that was really fun to see all that goes into one of these cars.

Corey especially had a great time he was sitting around a lot of the people he grew up with and got to talk (one of Corey's most favoritest things!). One of Corey's friends gave Max a bit of tissue to put in his ears, we had forgotten how loud the derby was. Max was mesmerized!!!! He was good the whole time and took turns sitting on everyones laps. I think we will go again. Hey if anyone else wants to go next year let us know early we'll get you tickets!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Finally I am out of school for almost a whole month, so Max and I decided to celebrate and I took him on his first Trax ride to the Gateway. We had so much fun and Max was pretty good though he thought a scary guy stole his seat on Trax and wanted him to move.
It was plenty hot at the Gateway and so we cooled off in the fountain with the other kids and ate lunch, shopped and then headed home, Max was sooo tired after that but he had fun. I love that he has no fear of people too, he wants to talk to everyone and loves everyone he must have gotten the "Talking" from Corey, I hope he never looses that.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Thanksgiving Point Animals

On the 22nd there was a Wool and Sheep festival and so my mother and Max and I went to see the animals. Max loved it, well except the horse, he cried the whole time he rode the horse.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Potty

Ahh.... The Potty!

So Corey came home a couple of weeks ago with a little potty for Max figuring that at some point maybe he would be interested, so we got it out (just incase) Max was beyond thrilled to get the box open and to get it put together so he could sit on it. He insisted on putting it in the front room in the middle of it all! (Yeah, No!). So it went in his bathroom and everytime he went into brush his teeth he wanted to sit on it.

So like a week passed and Max started saying things like "utohh...peepee?" and he would try to pull his pants down and wanted to go sit on his seat. Curious hmm... I didn't teach him that... So I let him.... Come to find out, he is one of the youngest in his class in daycare and so the older ones they take to the potty or ask if they want to go potty throughout the day. Max has been watching. (I LOVE DAYCARE!) So now he seems to be "intune" with his bowels! He isn't actually going in the potty but I thought it was hillarious that here he sits toothbrush in one hand, car in the other pants down and DIAPER still on, on the toilet! (Yes those are Christmas PJ's hey, they still fit might as well use them!) He can't quite pull his pants up over his BUM yet though but then sometimes I have that problem too!

Oh my little boy is growing up!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

That's My Swingline Thapler! Don't be putting it in Jello now!

Corey bought me a Swingline Thapler from Costco because it was red and reminded him of Milton in "Office Space" Milton was right it doesn't bind up! I just stapled 30 pages together in one hit! LOVE that thing I had to take a picture of it. Oh and nobody better stick it in Jello!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mom Mommy Mama So Familiar!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Piggy Bank

So Max has this Piggy bank that Corey bought him (of course because Corey is the Saver). Corey and I have been teaching Max how to put change in it. He didn't like the idea of putting dollar bills in there at first because he thought that you only put change in it but he likes it and now we have to hide the piggy bank until he has change or I think he would carry it everywhere. If his bank isn't with him whatever he finds goes in his pocket. It is so cute to see him collect change and put it in his pocket, that is weird I know but he is so careful about it, it is cute. Every so often Corey takes him to the bank to put his change in his savings. He has quite the start of a College fund that boy.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Max & Corey's Favorite Thing to Do.

Any chance Corey gets to plow he takes, and Max likes to go right along with him. He gets all bundled up and comes back with a red nose. Really it is funny to see him walk in his snow suit and boots do you remember "The Christmas Story"? Max would be a slightly modified version of Ralphie. They plow and I make the snowman, Max isn't too interested in making the snowman yet.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Max actually had fun opening presents this year. It took along time because he would rip only small pieces off but he enjoyed it.

We spent Christmas Eve night with Corey's family mainly and read the story about the Christmas orange. Then everyone got oranges, Max however was more interested in throwing his.

Karen gave Maurice a special gift wrapped inside many boxes including one that was ducktaped. He got a new wedding band, it was gorgeous.

Max Loved being the youngest and the center of attention. Here he is sitting with Karen, Sarah and Wendy.

I did actually get a clear picture but I thought this one was funnier. We tried taking a photo of the grandkids together at my parents house and I turned out to have like 5 pictures of Claire and Meghan moving around and Max sitting completely frozen. It was hillarious.

Corey and one of his presents from his Sister.

Max got a steering wheel toy from Grandma and Grandpa Christensen and it really turned out to be a hit with all of them.

Me cheesing it, of course.

Grandpa Christensen getting in position to hand out all of the gifts with Meghan Claire and Max all ready to go.

Santa's Reindeer!

Well we didn't get to see Santa but we did get to see some of his Reindeer. Thanksgiving Point was taking care of them for Santa and so we went to visit them just before Christmas. It was Fun Max thought they were really neat.

Daddy just had to get a picture of me with Max even through Max really wanted Daddy to hold him.

Can you see Max and Corey peeking through the fence?