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!!

8 comments:

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!!!! jarmes@rtccom.com!!! 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:)