i can't help but be amazed about the past year of our lives! i look through our pictures and i can name the place, age, outfit, etc from each one! the top picture was from a time my mom and dad were visiting and max was crawling all over the place. he was starting to take steps and he was laughing all the time. the one below was last week at the steelers game at the bindewald's house. max was running, playing, and laughing his head off. it has been such a terrific year.
tonite i was walking about ten steps behing max. he was walking into a restaurant with his granny and aunt erin. i was behind because i had forgotten his bag. he had been giggling and talking as he walked into the restaurant and i heard a young couple say "i love seeing happy kids". i wanted to cry. all the failures and shortcomings you see in your parenting are all blown away when you hear a stranger compliment your child. and what a compliment!