Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Childhood friends...

Max has been going to the same babysitter since he was 3 months old. Now he is 5 and heading to kindergarten in August...but I hope he will always remember the friendships established at such an early age. Trinia Knepp is his babysitter - and I can't say enough about her and the way she has helped raise my little man. As a working mom, I have constantly worried about not being there for Max day in and day out, but I can honestly say Trinia has treated Max as one of her own. Max has found many, many friends at Trinia's. I have tried to get pictures here and there to share with him when he gets older, like one I snapped of him and a buddy Emma dressed as a little Amish couple (I didn't even recognize him when I got to Trinia's to pick him up)! The other day I happened to have my camera when I stopped to pick Max up, and all the kids were playing outside. I couldn't resist taking some snapshots for Max to look at when he gets older - because him and his friends will all be going to different schools in different towns. I hope they will reconnect one day and remember the "good old times." These kids are all so sweet and I know Max will really miss them when school starts!
Max, Landon, & Lydia in the sandbox

Max and best buddy Landon

Max and Lydia

Sweet Grant

I haven't shared any photos of our dog, Susie, since we got her several months ago. She has gone from little puppy to pretty huge in just a couple of months - her and Max are big buddies and will probably run around together all summer long!
I snapped this picture of Susie and our home as we were on a walk a couple of nights ago:) The weather change has made all the difference for me - I actually feel well enough to not be as whiny and even get my camera out and enjoy life a little:) By the way, one week from today we find out whether this little Swartzentruber baby is a boy or a girl - can't wait!!


The Gingerich Girls said...

Can't wait to hear what you are having. So exciting:) Susie is so adorable! I will always remember my childhood dog(s) and playing all summer with them and following us around. Ahh, memories

Armes Family said...

I have to first laugh at the caption for Grant..."sweet grant" i'm laughing because on the way to trina's today that kid was actually yelling at me from the backseat because i wouldn't (actually didn't have time) go over the bridge in montgomery!! Second....great post!!!!!!!!!!! Third....EXCELLENT picture of max and landon!!! I would LOVE it if you would email me that picture!!!!!!! Good post!! Love that pic of Max and emma dressed as amish!!! hilarious!!

Tera said...

Love the last picture! Amazing the difference a year makes!! Seriously, you better call or text me on Monday!! I can't wait to start shopping for this babe!!

Brittany Janae said...

Can't wait to hear what you're having!!! I'm guessing Girl :)

Sonya said...

SO excited to hear what you are having:) The pictures are very sweet of your guy and his friends. LOVE LOVE the last pic!!

Chelsa said...

Can't wait to hear what you're having! My guess is a girl!

Your dog is precious! Love the last picture- your house looks amazing. Can't wait until I can take pictures of my new house without it looking like a mudpit/construction zone! ha!

The pictures of Max and his friends were too cute!

Your comment abuot being the whiny one in blog land made me lol- so thanks for the laugh and I never thought you were whiny!
love ya :)

sarah said...

Love the pictures!! They are all so cute!

I can't wait to hear about baby swartzentruber! So exciting!! I am glad you are feeling better:)

Ashley said...

Can't wait to hear what you are having!!! And I second the weather making a difference. This past week made me feel motivated to do A LOT more!!!

And keep taking those pictures b/c I know a lot of times I think I wish I had my camera. I have gotten better...just wish I had more of your photography talent:)