Oh, how our little Max has changed in a year. This is a picture of Max last year at the pumpkin patch, where it may have been a bit of a stretch to get his to stay put during the picture...
And here is a picture, ironically enough, of us trying to get Max to stay put while taking his picture!
And another...Max had a really good time at the pumpkin patch helping mommy and daddy pick out the perfect carving pumpkin. He's such a good little guy!
Here is Jo Marie and Max in front of the winning pumpkin, picked right off of the vine! Don't worry, the blemish on the front of the pumpkin is just a little dirt!
And here, you will find Daddy and Max, enjoying the thrill of the hunt!
Besides visiting the pumpkin patch, we were also lucky enough to head out to South Carolina to visit with Grandpa Frank and Grandma Kathy. Our trip was amazing, as the weather and food were good, the company was fun, and Max wasn't the loudest screamer on the plane. In fact, prior to getting on on our flight out of Kansas City, we met an adorable little girl who is just a month older than Max. She and her family ended up sitting on the same side of the plane as us, about 8-10 rows back, if I had to guess. Not long after take off, she screamed her little head off, for much of the duration of the flight. At several points, Max would hear her, and fake scream, as if to mock her. He certainly had the couple of rows behind us cracking up at him! Here is Frank & Kathy with Max at the Mellow Mushroom in downtown Greenville, which is one b-e-a-utiful place to visit in the fall!
Here, Grandpa Frank is giving Max his first taste of a southern staple, Shrimp & Grits. We spent Saturday morning at the Fall for Greenville Festival, which was awesome. Max LOVED Frank's Shrimp & Grits, and nearly ate the whole bowl!
We also got to take a ride in Frank & Kathy's new home on wheels, which is really, really nice! It'll be fun to see them when they roll through Kansas on their trek across the US next year!
All in all, we have been really busy, as you can probably tell. We are getting really excited for Papa Tim, Nana Renay and Muncle Josh to visit next weekend. They will get to see Max over Halloween, which should be quite the hoot! The little booger is beginning to walk, so be sure to stay tuned for a great video of him doing what he does best, which is showing off.