Yesterday was Max's 11th Birthday! On every one of my kids' birthdays, I find myself thinking about the day of arrival. Max had little sense of urgency (which is a trait that holds true today) and arrived 9 days late. With the exception of a rough spot between 4 and 6 months, he was a content baby. Quietly observing as Jake entertained him with constant chatter and book "reading". Still an incredible listener and observer, he spouts statistics and facts and can find a teeny, tiny toad amidst tall grass. He is intelligent, creative and heart melting-ly empathic.
I think the birthday cake shot is as important as the birthday cake. This year Max choose Lemon Cream Pie. An excellent choice for an excellent kid. Party on, Max.