We finally broke down and had family photos taken by Souder Photography. They’ve sent me a few, though I won’t be getting the rest until later once they’ve finished processing them and cleaning them up and what not. I’m only going to share one right now, as some of you may be getting a picture for Christmas…

This one makes me laugh. It’s very Max.

The Max Expounds

The Max expounds on an important point.

Daddy and Max

Daddy and Max

Every day I look at Max and wonder how we wound up with such an incredibly adorable baby. I mean, seriously, just look at him! He makes me smile. Actually, he makes pretty much everyone that meets him smile.

Max decked out as a little Cubs fan

Max decked out as a little Cubs fanDaddy and Max

He’s real good at this sitting up thing now too.

Hard to believe it, but my book is finally out! I’ve got a big HUGE online book launch party going on where I’m giving away bunches of prizes and also an off-line (i.e. Real World) party this Saturday at our house (live anywhere near Illinois? C’mon by!). There’s even going to be a vampire magician/balloon animal artist coming by.

In other news…will post pictures soon from Max’s visit with his great-grandma. And the little guy is sitting up on his own now…still wobbly, but definitely doing it. You have to actually sit him up, but once he’s there, he stays. And he likes carrots. Peas are okay, but carrots and bananas are awesome.