Monday, August 30, 2010

We've moved!

First of all, let me apologize for not updating the blog to update the status of our house and family before now. On August 20, we moved from our first little home on Rhode Island Street in downtown Lawrence. We sold the house in a short 6 days, and thankfully, the nice folks that bought our home also own a townhouse on the west side of town that they agreed to lease to us until we can find our next home. So, we closed on the house, and moved. Although the house hunt continues, we are so very grateful to have a comfortable place to settle in the meantime. Other than that, Jo Marie has gone back to her respective jobs. She is:

1) Teaching two math classes online,
2) Observing student teachers in the math department for KU,
3) Teaching two courses at her Alma Mater, Washburn University, and
4) Selling items on eBay, when time permits!

I am very proud of her, and her ability to manage her time so effectively, doing the things she really enjoys!

Max is still growing like a weed. He is crawling faster and faster, and this past weekend he managed to stay standing up while moving from the ottoman to the coffee table, albeit the trip is only an arms length away! He is talking his own language non-stop, and at the pool, he even sits on the edge and jumps in over and over again, laughing the whole time. Jo Marie and I often talk about how blessed we are to have such a happy little guy to call our own son.

Here he is laughing about wearing his 'Max' hat that Grandma Rozzelle made for him, although now it is a bit too small!

And here he is being the happy little fellow he is (most of the time!).

Thanks for checking us out, and I'll post some more pictures when I can of the comings and goings of the Bolick clan!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Max!

Well, it was obvious that Max was excited about his first birthday, since this is how we found him after his morning nap:

After his nap, he was lucky enough to spend the rest of his birthday with his new friends at Ginger's daycare, where he shared bubbles with all of his friends. Later on in the weekend, we were able to have a lot of Jo Marie's family out to the house, along with our closest friends with children (that all happen to be within a few months or so of Max). There, we officially celebrated Max's birthday party with cupcakes, Jo Marie's #1 cake, fruit, veggies, meatballs, and more!

Max even got his own cupcake, which he loved!

Afterwards, we opened presents, played with our toys, and visited with friends and family. All in all, it was a very fun (albeit stressful) event!

Max has truly been a joy to the lives of Jo Marie and I. Each and everyday, we cannot believe the fun little guy that he is turning into. Each day is a suprise, to say the least. Happy 1st birthday Max, and here's to many, many more!