Fall has also brought house excitement and visitors.
Since we've moved to Lawrence, we've had a constant project in our yard for everything from water diversion to beautification. Here are some shots.
|Max hiding in his pool with all of his construction equipment in the backyard.|
|Stairs that I build from our raised garden up to our composter.|
Expect this area to look lots better next spring. :-)
|Max, working on his sand table, while Paul and Mr. Larry consult in the back |
about our dry creek bed and rock wall/french drain systems.
|The bosses. (Though not really; it's really me and Larry in charge. )|
|Max, building inside. And that is all his own creation. Just call him I.M. Peiborchardt.|
We were lucky in September to have a visit from my longtime friend Denise Birkholz, along with her hubs and two kiddos, Avery and Xander. Max was in heaven having his own visitors!
|Max and Avery in the tent, playing camping!|
|This picture kills me. Literally looks like Max has his date face on. And with an older woman.|
Love it! One of those things that makes you love the fact of life and the people you share it with. :-)
Max is also taking gymnastics this fall. they won't allow parents in the room, so these are pictures that I have snuck.
|Bar with Miss Natalie.|
Max's first "real" dental visit! He was a champ once he discovered that Cars 2 was on the TV above the seat.
Another great life thing: my friends Trish and Eric Neuteboom, already parents to Max's friend Bella, had a new edition, Miss Quincey! Trish and I spent some time one morning teaching Max how to hold a baby.
|Fun moment in the present!|
Crazy preview of a possible future!
Once he got it down, we both got our cameras. So Bella did, too. Bella says, Max, I have to take a picture of you holding the baby!
|Cute kid moment. :-) Let's just let it be that because I am not ready for the rest. :- )|
A good reminder that sometimes, as we grow up, we do get to pick parts of our family. And I have some pretty cool parts, blood related or not. Glad to share them with my kiddo!