Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thumbs up for the 4th!

Happy 4th of July!

Max got his 4th of July wish. He got fancy and made it to the Ritz like the high tone baby he is. He wore his "Baby's 1st 4th" outfit from his Aunt Sherrie. And he saw a firework show from the ocean. And I proved to myself that I can take this baby ANYWHERE because he is so go with the flow.

I'm not going to lie and say he enjoyed the fireworks. He slept through the first half. And he did whimper a bit during the second half. But we wrapped him up like a burrito and put our hands over his ears to protect him from the loud explosions in the sky and he was fine. He enjoyed the rocking motion of the boat for hours and hours. It was a baby's heaven to be rocked the whole entire day.

And to top it off he found his thumb! I wasn't sure if it was possibly a fluke that he was sucking his thumb on the boat. But he's sucked it every day since, so it's safe to say that he likes his newfound finger. It's only been 4 days since I first saw him sucking his thumb, and I can't help but think that is the cutest thing in the world. It probably sounds silly to moms with older kids because I know it can be very hard to get a kid to stop sucking their thumb. But for now I think it is absolutely precious.

I love it that Marc and I are able to do fun things with the baby. Some people think having kids means your life is over. But really it is just the beginning. We are so enriched with Max in our lives and it was so much fun to celebrate July 4th with him.

It is also nice for Marc to see how much we can do that includes Max.

Days like this are completely wonderful. Marc had planned to go on a trip to India this year without the baby and me. But he is starting to see that it is a bonding experience when we have family outings like this. It makes us all want to do it more often!

Now he is talking about taking a family trip of some sort. He suggested that we go on a road trip somewhere. I love it when we all spend time together and am so happy that his thinking is evolving in this direction. I especially love it that I didn't even ask him to reconsider his travel plans, but he came to that conclusion all on his own. YAY!!! I look forward to a trip when the time comes. Wonder where it will be.....

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