Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Max

Maxwell Shane Kandell aka Macky, Mac MAc, Tavey, Mactavious, Mickey Mic, Tarvin, Turtle, Snuggle Bug, Baby Boy and the little one (even thought he is not really the little one)

Almost to the hour one year ago, Maxwell Kandell made his way into the world. He was originally due on April 14th, but came 2 weeks early just like his sister because of my pregnancy induced High Blood pressure, (hypertension) and just like with his sister i was not dilated at all when they started me after being on bedrest, so it was a pretty long ordeal, for the most part it was miserably uncomfortable because of the magnesium sulfate I was on to prevent seizures because of the high blood pressure. However for the most part this time my epidural worked which made me slightly less delirious during the ordeal. Max was 8 lbs 1 oz. when he was born just in between the morning and afternoon session of conference which we were watching in our room during labor (well, everyone else was) He was Named Maxwell (cuz we like it) Shane (after Max's grandpa, my dad) Max has been such a sweet blessing in our home since the day he arrived, he and his sister are close in age about 20 months apart and it has been wonderful to have them so close and such good little buddies. Max was a good baby, good eater, good sleeper and only made us crazy when we had to ride in the car with him. Have you ever heard of an infant or child who will NOT sleep in a carseat? Well, Max is THAT guy. He is a mellow and happy little chub. He has always been in the 80-90% for his weight and is still constantly chowing all the time. We call him our garbage disposal cuz he will eat pretty much anything. We love Max so so much and are so glad he is our son and brother and so glad he came to our home when he did. He is our little sweetheart and we love him so much! happy Birthday Macky Mac!!

About 2 seconds old

Two hours old

2 weeks old

Maxwell's fist bath

Newborn pics with big sister Adyson

3 months old

Max at 6 months old

For his first Halloween Max had to dress up as a Monkey...

....and a bunny to match our "Alice In Wonderland" theme.

Max at 8 months old with his daddy

OUr first family picture with Max, Christmas 2007

(Max at 10 months old)

And for the record I wanted to write that Max on his one year birthday weighs in at a impressive 24.5 pounds only a half pound less than his big sister. He also is 30 inches tall.
So fat.
We Love You Max!!

All professional photography again by Kelly Sansom of Gallery Photography, view his site at

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Mac Mac's Party

Maxwell's first birthday party was last night, and so much fun! We had a house full of kids on a sugar high, running and bouncing all over the place. Thanks everyone for coming and for all the fun stuff you gave Max, he sure got spoiled by all our friends!

I decorated our entry table "Max" themed for the party. That picture of him was from his birth annoucement photos. He has always been such a cutie!!

We blew up the bounce house in the basement so the kids had somewhere to get out all their excitement!!

We Love our little Birthday Boy! Ady kept saying "It's not my party mommy, it's Macky's party"

Max had is own little "M" cupcake to devour.....

BUt when he polished that off in under a minute we also gave him a slice of cake. Yum!

Happy Birthday Little Max!!! And thanks again to all our friends and family who came to the party, we had a lot of fun and we're glad you all came out!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kandell Family Spring Break 2008

Last week we spent part of the week and Easter weekend at our place in St George. And we were a FULL house. Us (and our 2 kids), Eric's parents, and Steve and Lisa (Eric's sister and hubby) and their kids and my little sisters Breanna and Christa who we are watching while my mom and dad are in Japan for a couple weeks. It was noisy, messy, and busy but so so fun to be all together!!

Highlights from the trip include

THE SAND DUNES (this place so so awesome, beautiful and fun)



AND JUST BEING AT HOME SPENDING TIME AS A FAMILY (cooking, decorating easter cookies, swimming, playin in the backyard, lounging around, hunting for Easter baskets and eggs)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Kandells with "the girls" or as we know then Aunt Breanna and Christa who we are watching while the Smoots (Hailey's parents)are in Asia.

Pretty easter outfit complete with matching headband and purse

One minute a nice little cousins Easter picture...Ady, Max, Zach and Easton...and then...

The next minute Max is on the bottom of a dog pile....poor Max

Our Easter family photo

Proud and probably a little annoyed Grandparents

Three generations of Kandell MEN

Adyson and her best frienemy/cousin Easton James

The whole Kandell Family

P.S. These pics were taken earlier today in St. George, we have been there most the week, I will post more St. George pics soon, just thought I would explain the palm tree and BEAUTIFUL weather.