Life before Max and Laney (and Alex). There was just little Mabes and Mary Frannie!
Me and Mike were talking the other day how when we look back at our lives, we think of memories with our boys, even though we've only been parents for 6 years out of my 32 mike's 34. For some reason its like we look at these past 6 years of parenting in comparison to the 26 years I spent not a parent. Maybe its because in these past 6 years I've learned more than I did in those 26! These past 6 years we have crammed in a lot of memories and a lot of life lessons, it's been an amazing ride called parenthood. It's incredible what being a parent teaches you. It has most definitely taught me unconditional love. It has taught me pure joy. It has given me more purpose in life. It has taught me more emotions (good and bad). It has taught me a lot. I am so thankful for all 5 of the grandkids, my two boys, and my 3 nieces. They are such blessings in my life. You can not help to smile when you are around them. They will make you laugh, they are just so much fun.
Today, February 12th, Laney turned 6! Laney is Max's cousin who is 4 days older than him. Max will be six this Monday, February 16th. I love to see them play and be best buddies.
|Happy Birthday Laney|
I love to look back at Laney and Max's journey. I can't believe it's been 6 years since the two of them came charging into our lives. They kind of turned our world upside down, but in the best way possible. Happy Birthday Laney and Max!!!!
|I love this picture of Laney on Jennie's lap. Laney was born on a Thursday night. I met her as soon as I got off work.|
|My brother was now a dad of 3 girls!|
|Grandpa meeting Laney|
|Laney meeting aunt Ashley and Uncle Mike.....we were still not parents ourselves quite yet|
|Grandma and Laney|
|Water broke that Sunday the 15th at 3:30 in the morning.....Max arrived Monday morning on the 16th!|
|me and mr. max|
|he was so tiny!|
|Grandma proud of baby Max|
|Mike showing off Max|
|My brother came to meet Max only a few days after holding Laney for the first time.|
1 week after they were born.....the friendship begins
|Aunt Kell with her new niece and nephew!|
|They got held at the same time a lot|
|taking a walk in their double stroller|
|needed two laps for naps|
|LOVE this picture of the 4 cousins|
|starting to pull up on things - this is when it started to get interesting!|
|Laney's 1st Birthday|
|Max's 1st Birthday|
|Max and Laney having their own little convos|
|Turning 2 together at chuckee cheese|
|Max and Laney aren't the youngest anymore! We added a 5th to the crew. Alex arrived September 2011 when Max and Laney were both 2 and a half.|
|Laney and Max have the best facial expressions|
|playing at Grandma's house|
|Laney turns 3|
|Max takes Laney on a drive.I can't imagine when they really start driving!!! That's in like ten years right? oh gees|
|40th Anniversary pictures for Grandma and Grandpa|
|One of several Chuckee Cheese trips|
|LOVE these smiles|
|Naturals Baseball game|
|a little sword fight|
|Vacationing in Branson. Max helps Laney carry her bags|
|craft time in Branson|
|Laney and Max turn 5|
|tacking the ocean together (with Mike)|
|Max heard Laney was going to be a Ninja and look what he ended up wanting to be....a Ninja. One Black and one pink|
|Back seat trouble|
|Aquarium field trip together|
|and that leads us to today.....6 years old|
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!
Happy Birthday Laney and Max!!