Sunday, June 28, 2009

Max's First Baby Shower!

What a great time we had at Max's First Shower! We even had a great time squeezing in for this group photo. The only one missing is from the photo is my mom (Kay) who was the lucky photographer. Max was blessed with many wonderful gifts! He got everything from bottles to baby wash. Everyone was so generous! He now has a car seat and a stroller, so he's ready to take on the world. It was a great afternoon to catch up with teachers from WRMS as well as some close friends from Lawrence. I think everyone is anxious to meet baby Max (Zak and I included)!
We are going to the hospital on July 1st for our pre-admission appointment. Once all of that paperwork has been filed the hospital will be ready and waiting for us to come and have this baby - although, in this case, later is better than sooner! We'll let everyone know how the hospital tour went, as well as our next Dr.'s appointment on July 6th (33 week check up).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!!!

Well, it is hard to believe, but this will be my last father's day that I am not officially a father. We are just 60 days from today until the due date, and we couldn't be more thrilled. We went to the doctor last week, and Max is head-down, which is a good thing. He is also measuring right about perfect at 30 weeks, although we are at 31 as I am typing this. Joie is feeling pretty good, although the heat of the summer seems to be getting to her. She has her first baby shower this week, put on from the ladies at her school. It should be a good time, so be sure to check us out again later in the week to see pictures of the event! On another note, Jo Marie hit the mother load on license plates yesterday garage saling. She found a gentleman who was trying to collect a plate from every state, but gave up after collecting 21 states. Long story long, she ended up purchasing 21 different states' license plates for just $.25 apiece! So, if you have gone through the trouble of picking Max out a plate from here or there, please get them to us as we are beginning to get enough to finish the room! For all of you fathers out there, we hope you enjoyed your day. For us, we are counting down the days where we are in fact, mother and father!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Some Great Maternity Pics!

We had maternity pictures done about a month ago and wanted to share the link:

Our $2.50 Creation

This is our latest addition to the nursery, and I must say we are QUITE proud! Jo Marie picked up this quilt rack at a garage sale for $1.00 and then found some scrap wood at the hardware store on clearance for $1.50. I used the wood to turn the quilt rack into a functional book shelf for Max's wall. As for the books we put on the shelf, Jo has a rule of not spending more than 50 cents on Dr. Seuss books and 25 cents on all of the rest (although she did fork out a whole $1.00 for the Giant Book of Mathematics!). So, books included, the shelf set us back a whopping $5.75. Cute little Raggedy Andy was mine when I was little. We love it! The rocking chair that Jo's mom gave us will sit in front of the shelf. It's all coming together!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Max's First Vacation (well, sort-of...)

Well, it's time to pass along another update of what is happening in Max's world. We are just 73 days until the ever-anticipated due date, and we couldn't be more thrilled. We recently took a quick trip down to Florida, wondering if it would be the last time we went on a 'real vacation' for some time. Here is a picture from our trip...
We spent some time at Disney World (thanks Theresa for a great time!), and then headed to the beach at St. Petersburg. We really had an awesome time. Max even got a few souvenirs. Here is one:
It is hard to tell, but that is a "1st Time Visitor" button that was presented to Max on the last night of our stay at the fabulous Port Orleans Riverside Resort. You can see the excitement pouring out through Joie. Speaking of Joie, she got her own little treat:

Yes folks, that is funnel cake. You should have been there. It was truly magical.

In other news, the nursery is coming along great. We spent some time yesterday hanging all of the license plates that have been pouring in through the mail. We really appreciate the plates, and each time we receive a plate we are sure to write who it is from on the back for Max's benefit. Here is an updated look at the nursery.

The red license plate on the far left is the last one on that wall, and we have almost two whole walls to go! HELP!!! One thing that we do not need help with at this point is clothes for Max. For example:

Here is a crib FULL of clothes ranging in sizes NB to 12 months. These are just the outfits, Joie has stashed the onsies, sleepers, sleep sacks, etc. in another place. She is also (possibly) nesting, as this room has been organized, reorganized, and re-reorganized. But it has been fun for sure!
Stay tuned for more from the 'Bolick family in the making...'