Coming In June…

….or potentially in early July: A baby! We are thrilled to share that our family will grow by one this summer. I’m due June 26 with Maxwell’s little brother or sister (though I’d bet you money it’s a brother, I’m positive it’s a boy).   I’m in that wonderful second trimester, where I no longer want to gag at the thought of a salad but don’t yet have constant back pain. We know how blessed we are to have one healthy son and another baby on the way. Here’s a current belly picture:

We had a fun and busy weekend. Max started another session of swim lessons on Saturday. I didn’t get pictures this time, but we’ll get some soon. Max enjoyed being back in the water and thought it was hilarious when Jeff would put his face in the water and blow bubbles with force. From swim we headed south to a birthday party for Maxwell’s friend Holden. The party was a robot theme and I wish I’d taken pictures of the decorations, everything was so cute and well done. I didn’t get too many pictures, but I have a few to share. Here’s Max handing me my lens cap back:

Then they got out the bubbles, which were a big hit:

Let’s not forget the cupcakes! Max chose one with orange frosting. I wish I had gotten a picture of him practically face-planting into the thing, but he moved so fast I missed it. Here’s a bit of the evidence on his face afterward (there was more, but he helpfully wiped his mouth with his sleeve):

Maxwell was so hopped up on party excitement that he didn’t nap, even though the drive home was just over an hour. So by early evening he was pretty tired. We enjoyed some snuggle time on the couch, checking out the Penzey’s catalog together:

I may have mentioned in an earlier post that we’re pretty sure Maxwell is working on his two-year molars. He’s been doing a lot of this lately:

Saturday night some friends and I had a moms’ night out. I stayed up later than I have in I don’t know how long and had fun talking with everyone who came. And I have to give a shout out for the chicken sandwich and fries…simply amazing. I’m still longing for those fries and their homemade ranch for dipping. Locals, you must visit Roosevelt Ale House in north Seattle.

Today I got to meet my friend Laura for coffee, and then Max’s friend Emmeline came over to play for a couple hours, while her mom and dad got time to relax. Emmeline is about two months older than Max, and her mom is due about three weeks after me this summer! It’s fun to have kids so close in age. They had a great time today, here are a couple pictures:

We wound down the weekend with a little football. Sadly, neither the Vikings nor the Seahawks made it this far, but we still wanted to see the games. Max spent quite a while laying on our glider chair with his feet hanging over the side, holding onto the colored sugar shakers he’d been playing with, watching the game:

A most excellent weekend!

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