Sunday, April 25, 2010

Some Really Good Pictures

Our friends have a "farm"- it's a cabin on a massive amount of land and we've been out there a couple times to basically play in the dirt. The guys build bike ramps and trails and Maximus runs around like it's the greatest day of his life. There's a little stream, lots of hills, sticks, dogs, mud, cows and bikes. We met Alexandra Matzke and she took a bunch of pictures of Maximus. These pictures captured Maximus at his finest. Love her work! We're looking forward to some family photos with her soon. These are only a few of the dozens she took:

This last picture was when I told him it was time to go.

Monday, April 19, 2010


After a totally miserable winter that left me swearing at Nebraska daily, spring is SO LOVELY! Jesse isn't working a million hours a week and he's home now, so doing things as a family during the day is well deserved.

Today we went for a ride to a garden. Lincoln's bike/walk trails are something I will miss about this place. They go through the entire city, there are little parks and ponds along the way and there are always a bunch of people out. Maximus likes to say "hi" to each person we pass and likes to point at the ducks.
This is what Maximus does when you tell him to smile. (Click on the picture below so you can see what I'm talking about)

Friday, April 16, 2010

I Forgot About EASTER

What were we thinking when we only hid 10 eggs?! We had to re-hide them because he loved the search! We took Maximus to the backyard and began the hunt (they were pretty much laying in the grass, but you know what I mean) and he walked around calling for them, "ball?"

Rather than placing them into his basket, he lined them up on the grass. Of course.

The whole idea of finding "balls" in the grass, peeling the shell and consuming them wasn't something that Maximus found very cool. Jesse peeled one and told him to take a bite and looked at him like he was nuts.

Sticker Skirt

We drink protein shakes and the containers the powder comes in are gigantic. We finished a bottle and I don't know why, but I took the sticker off and Maximus took over. I wore a skirt that day and I think he wanted to be like me.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bike Race

Last weekend Jesse raced. I love watching him do it. The races are usually held in huge parks and Maximus likes to run around, but this last race Maximus was sick and the weather sucked. We ended up watching most of the race from inside the car and got out for the finish. All the other families were doing the same thing.Water bottles. Obviously.
The view we usually have here in Nebraska. Ug.
Since we were cooped up in the car, I ended up taking a lot of pictures...

Maximus is actually pointing at Jesse in this one.
I think he came in 9th? Pretty good considering an accident caused by some teenager held his group back.
The race wore the Maximus out.
Downtown Lincoln.