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Looks like we went and missed another week of blog posting, which means there’s a lot to catch up on. I guess we’ll start from the beginning.

Two weekends ago Max took a trip out to the aquarium with his buddy Mikey. Those two were running all over the place trying to get a look at all the wildlife.

For example, these camera-shy penguins.


…and this rare stink-faced humanoid.

Unfortunately, the lighting (and the fact that we were wrangling these kids) meant that it was tough to get a photo of both of them. This was about all we could manage:

Maximum bloom! (yes, I just did a joke for the two computer geeks who read this blog…one of whom is me)

We also managed to get a decent one of the family, with similar lighting conditions.

Family’s about to get a little bigger…

After all of that fun, we started the process of trying to upgrade Max’s room a bit. The results speak for themselves.

Mmmm…dusty…


Mmmm…chairy…

Couldn’t have a little fun without making him earn his keep around here, though.

These numbers are all wrong. Get corporate on the line, now!

Which brings us to this weekend, when we got a lovely visit from Nan…

…who almost had a nice and neatly made bed to sleep on.

On Tuesday of last week, we finally got the go-ahead for swim time from the doctor (we don’t have a photo of his hand this week…it’s remarkably unremarkable at this point). That meant that Nan got to join Max for his first pool day in nearly a month. Despite our assumption that he’d be a bit timid about it, he strode right into the pool and made a beeline across the shallow end over to the shelf that separates it from the deep end.

…and there he stayed.


…and stayed.


…and stayed (yes, I nervously brought the camera into the pool).

Nan even taught him a nice new trick to do in the pool.

So you want me to do it?


Alrigbblbllublublublublublublulublub

Having distracted everyone with new tricks, he proceeded to steal things.

First from mommy…


…then from Nan.

I’d say a good time was had by all. Many thanks go out to Nan for letting Christy and I get a date in for what might be the last time before little Owen is born.

Speaking of which…

We’ve been fairly lax on the Owen updates during the course of the pregnancy. Given that we have Max to occupy our time I guess that’s not so surprising. We’ll have a little bit of an update on the little guy later in the week (I need to get the scanner out). What we have for now is some photos of the new nursery. Max, of course, was happy to help get them taken.

Dressers and letters and curtains…


…and cribs and more letters…


…and chairs and closets and more letters…


…aaaaand panorama done.

The closet is still hiding the last of my packratted electronic equipment, but I’m sure we can move that stuff somewhere within the next three weeks or so.

Three weeks.

Yikes.

If you want to see the rest of the photos from the last two weeks, you can hit up any of the sets we uploaded today. There’s the aquarium, Max’s big boy stuff, the Nan visit, and Owen’s nursery (should you be inclined to see some larger photos).

Hopefully that’ll make up for the two week gap from the last blog. We’ll try to get that other Owen post up sometime soon.

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Richard 30 July 2009

Thank you for posting the recovery updates for Max. Millie and I have really been concerned about Max’s burn. Millie I know has lost sleep after seeing the first picture and that’s all she talks about since. Hope you all are handling it well.

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Millie 30 July 2009

I thought once the bubble popped it would look better. It still looks like he has a ways to go to be healed. Thank goodness he is handling it as well as he is. Poor Baby! Poor Parents! Sorry you are having to see him hurt so.

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Millie 30 July 2009

I thought once the bubble popped it would look better. It still looks like he has a ways to go to be healed. Thank goodness he is handling it as well as he is. Poor Baby! Poor Parents! Sorry you are having to see him hurt so.

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