Well hello there! This is the place where I share my crafts, recipes, knitting and crochet projects, photos, and moments of family life in the Midwest.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas Time

Max at Christmas time at Grandma and Grandpa Pregitzer's home. Max got many toys this year and probably every year from now on. He was just starting to walk this Christmas so he was getting into everything!

Christmas with Grandma Jo.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Thanksgiving 2005

Family photo on Thanksgiving. Max is 7 monthes old here. We had a great meal at the Pregitzer's (yes Jered did do some of the cooking!) and we all had a good time talking and being with each other.

Thanksgiving 2005
Originally uploaded by shaunadieter.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Friday, September 09, 2005

Sitting Up

I can situp by myself

Max can situp now which is cool for a couple of reasons. One he doesn't need us there to support him and two he sits and plays with his toys quietly. (Which makes mommy very happy) Max is such a happy baby most of the time. He only is upset when he can't get a toy or book or whatever he set his mind to. He is getting very very close to crawling too. He goes up on his hands and knees, but no forward motion yet.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

silly daddy

my kitchen

So I have been working on the house this month. I'm also working on baby-proofing it. Max is get more and more mobile so pretty soon he will be into everything. He rolls over and over to get places now, and is still trying to sit up. I'm sure he is going to make it soon.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

First time rolling over

Max can roll over! He rolled over 4 times today. He is getting very strong and is trying to sit up as well. (no luck yet on that!)

I love my turtle gym

First roll over

Thursday, July 14, 2005

3 monthes old!

Max is 3 monthes old! He is getting so big, he has out grown his newborn clothes and is into size Mediums now. Pretty soon he is going to be too big for his car seat and we will have to get him a new front facing one. He will like that better because he is already trying to twist around to see where we are going.

3 monthes!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

At the Party

They had a very nice party at the church. We got to take a lot of pictures of family together. It was the first time everyone was there. It's amazing how large a family gets in a generation.

Daddy and me at the party

Four generations

Saturday, July 02, 2005

First Trip!

We went on our first trip to South Dakota this month. It was my Grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary. Max did well considering he is so small and doesn't understand why he has to be in his car seat all the time! He was very tired like all of us when we got to the hotel.

South Dakota is far.

Friday, June 24, 2005

First laugh

Max is such a happy baby now. He laughed out loud for the first time today. It was so funny! Jered and I couldn't stop laughing, which made Max laugh harder. He is such a wonderful baby. We love him so much.

happy boy

Thursday, June 16, 2005

I'm very active

Big Guy

Max is 2 monthes old now! He is getting so big, he is 12.5 lbs now and 23 1/2 inches tall. Almost 2 feet. Max is now in the 75 % of babies his age. He is getting more awake and active and is cooing all the time now.

Two Monthes Old

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Memorial Day Shower

The baby shower was really great. Max is getting a lot of use out of all the gifts. He loves his bouncer and the play yard. He is almost two monthes old already. Time is moving so fast now.
Pretty soon he will be sitting up and crawling. Baby's are so amazing.

I love my bouncer.

baby shower

Thursday, May 26, 2005

good smile


6 weeks

So Max is six weeks old now. He is getting so big! He is really starting to talk and laugh, not often but when he does it's great. On Monday we are going for our first trip to Ames. I feel really good about it. Max hasn't been spitting up very much and he really likes to sleep in the car. So my plan is to feed him a bunch and put on a clean outfit, and hopefully we won't have to stop more than once or twice. We are still going to leave early from here so we aren't late to the baby shower. I'm so excited! Max will get to meet everyone finally.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Love this Picture

So baby Max has figured out how to flip onto his tummy now. He sort of surprised himself by doing it quickly. His legs are very strong and he kicks alot. So when he gets his feet under him he can really push off!

Monday, May 16, 2005

Growing Up

Max is smiling now! Yesterday he had his first real smile and today after "tummy time" he was very playful and smiled again. It's so exciting to see him changing. He changes fast instead of slowly. He's learning in leaps instead of a slow climb of trys. Either he does or does not. He just stares at you like he is figuring it out before he attempts the task. In that way he is a lot like my brother. He looks abit like my brother too. It's nice to see some of my genes came through.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

One Month

Maxwell is one month old today. It's hard to believe that it has already been a whole month since he was born. In some ways it seems much longer, since we have been talking to him and calling him Max when we saw that he was a boy on the first ultrasound. In other ways it seems like just yesterday we were in the hospital having him. He is starting to make cooing noises and I think I saw a few attempts at smiles. He has grown a inch more so he is 22 1/2 inches now. Max is holding his head up really well, and doesn't mind tummy time so much now. I can't wait to see what he does this next month.

One Month Old

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Mother's Day

Me and Mommy

Happy Mother's Day! Max and I went to brunch at Daddy's work and everyone got to meet Max. This is a very happy day for me since I have been wanting to have a baby for a few years now. Max has been out for 3 weeks now but it seems like he has always been with us. It feels natural now to wake up and take care of him. I love being a mom and it's going to be hard to go back to work when my time on leave is up. At least Max has a wonderful Dad to take care of him while I'm gone to work. Jered is the best.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

My Daddy and Me

So tomorrow is Mother's Day and the first one I get to celebrate fully. Jered is cooking brunch for everyone in Iowa City at Devotay. Max and I will be going down around noon to see him and eat a bit. I'm sure it will be crazy but oh well.

The weather is absolutely beautiful here in Iowa. Jered and I and Max are happily enjoying our porch. I took this picture today and it's my new favorite.

My two men.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

More Max

Max is getting so big so fast. I guess that is to be expected since all he does is eat and sleep. He is getting more aware these days. He was quiet and awake last night at 2 am. Looking around the room with big eyes. I wish I knew what he was thinking. I can't wait until he starts to talk.

My Sweetie Posted by Hello

Monday, May 02, 2005

Mad Max! Posted by Hello

Baby Maxwell Logan born at 4:17 AM on April 14 2005 Posted by Hello

In labor on April 13, 2005 Posted by Hello

The first post

Well I thought I should start blogging again. It's a nice way to stay in touch with people far away. Plus with the birth of our first child, there is a lot of people who want to see him and keep updated. So I will keep updating this site and changing it until it suits our needs.
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