Not flesh of my flesh
Nor bone of my bone
Still miraculously my own
Never forget for a minute
You grew not under my heart
But in it
MAXIMILIAN EDWARD CHMIEL
June 20, 2002
7 pounds 2 ounces
Every morning I wake with a smile on my face. I enjoy everyday learning and loving life with my family. I am very easy going, sociable and love to be on the go. To date I sit up, crawl backwards, grab at things and my newest language is blowing out my lips. I just love seeing my drool move all around the room. Especially love seeing my sweet potatoes and bananas fly out my mouth.
I’m sure next year I’ll have a lot more to say. Until then enjoy your family and have a great and prosperous new year!
I love my Daddy! He lets me watch football, which I really like to watch. All those guys running around – can’t wait ‘till I can. Daddy also takes care of me. I can’t believe I can get him to change my diapers and feed me! He even takes me to “Taco Tuesdays” at the local restaurant. I sure like all the attention we get! OK, gotta go. I will be talking atcha next year.
Max is a dream come true. I often say Ed and I couldn’t have made a baby more perfect. He is truly what everyone would want and love. I guess you can say, my faith in the Lord has been renewed. I thank God several times a day for our healthy little boy!
I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you. Ed and I believe we could not have achieved our goal alone. We appreciate all our friends and family’s support through the years. WE DID IT! We completed forming our family.
Oh, Max wants me to add he wants a little sister. Okay will get right on that, as soon as we move into our house. I’ll have Ed fill everyone in on that.
Lastly, I want everyone to know I’ve joined the 40 something club. Ed threw me a surprise 40th birthday party in Las Vegas. He really knows how to make me feel special. We had a great time celebrating with friends and family.
Enjoy this special time with your family and friends. May the Holiday season bring you memories for a lifetime.
The big events this year focused around Max. I never imagined how much fun it could be. Truly enjoy him and thank God for him and the fact that he is healthy and alert.
Business pretty much same as usual, so not much there. Boating, well, we had our chance to live aboard as we got caught between houses. Turns out its not much fun when you have to do it (as opposed to wanting to do it). The baby did fine, but the dog got pretty tired of it. I only recommend live aboard for retirees and only in warm, tropical waters!