We Have a Roller!

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks here in the Moore household. We enjoyed a visit from Greg, Leah and the girls over the Labor Day weekend. On Labor Day we met up with Fred so he and Max could meet. Those of you who were at our wedding will remember Fred, who played a very important role…yep, he’s the one who married us! Last Wednesday I had my oral surgery. While I can’t say it was a pleasant experience, it did go well. He was able to extract what was left of my tooth and go ahead and put the implant in, which was great. Now I wait for four months and then can get a crown. So far the most aggravating thing is I’m not supposed to chew on that side of my mouth until the crown is in. I go back on Friday for a follow-up visit and they’re going to switch out the abutment (?). Hopefully everything will be looking good and that won’t involve another one of those killer numbing shots to the roof of the mouth.

Last weekend was a busy one, on Friday Max and I journeyed to Bellevue for Jeff’s company picnic. It was held at a park in downtown Bellevue, and the weather was beautiful. This will be really fun for Max in another year or two, as they had one of those bouncy castles and all the ice cream bars you could eat! This year he settled for hanging out in our laps and taking in the scenery. We got lots of compliments on his cuteness and exclamations over how tall he is for his age. Then on Saturday we went up north for my cousin Sarah’s wedding. This was another outdoor event and once again the weather was most cooperative. This was Maxwell’s first wedding and he did very well.

The biggest excitement of the past few days is that Max is now rolling over! He did this for the first time last weekend. So far he only goes from back to tummy, and prefers to roll to his left. Having mastered this skill, he has shown no interest in repeating it the past couple days. My mom was here taking care of him on Monday and he didn’t once roll over for her. Thankfully we caught it on video so we can prove that we aren’t just overexcited first time parents.

Almost as exciting is Max’s first taste of solid (okay, semi-solid) food! We started on Sunday with baby oatmeal and have also tried avocado and sweet potato. So far avocado has been the biggest hit, but he’s eaten all three things. It’s fun to see his reaction to the new foods.

Whew! I think that’s all the news to share for now. On to the pictures!

Max and Daddy:

Reading stories with Elizabeth and Emma. No, that isn’t a midriff-baring jacket he has on, it’s just pushed up a bit.

With Fred:

At the picnic, more interested in trying to chew on his overalls than in smiling for the picture:

Family photo at the wedding:

Zonked out after the ceremony:

Revived post-nap and ready for the drive home:

First time eating oatmeal:

I’m not so sure about this, Mom and Dad…

Hmmm, still undecided but I’ll try some more…

Okay, maybe this isn’t so bad after all.

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