S: Maximus Gray Miner ~ My First Year ~ 2010-2011
FC: Maximus Gray Miner
1: I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.......
2: We like going to the movies and shopping! | We met in April 2005, Mom was 18 and Dad was 23. We both moved to Saint George in 2007, when your Dad started his business there. | We have two dogs: Chloe and Macey | We were happy, loved laughing, cuddling, just hanging and being together but we were missing something....... and that was YOU!!!! | We love traveling together! Mexico is one our favorites spots! | How we became a family
3: We got engaged in April 2008 and we were married August 8, 2008. Then we got sealed in Salt Lake Temple on May 1, 2010. | We bought our first home in Saint George in May 2009 | 08/08/08 | 05/01/10
4: Cindi Marian Gray | Born October 2, 1986 in West Valley, UT | Favorite Color: Green Love the Utah Jazz & BYU! | I loved playing with barbie's and dolls | I have hazel eyes and light brown hair | I went to Butler Elementary, Butler Middle and Brighton High School. I graduated in 2005 | Favorite Family Vacations: Mexico, Disneyland, Lake Powell | My Dad remarried in 1994 so our family of 5 became a family of 11! I have 3 sisters: Sheree, Mindi and Serena I have 5 brothers: Sean, Jon, Scott, Steven and Seth
5: Eric Richard Miner | Born May 12, 1982 in Salt Lake City, UT I'm an only child Favorite color: Blue | I went to Oakwood Elementary, Bonneville Junior High and Cottonwood High School. I graduated in 2000 | Favorite Family Vacation: Newport Beach, Hawaii, Florida Only child because I have the awesomeness of 4 kids. I played basketball and roller bladed, when I was younger and played football and weight lifted when I got to high school | Graduated from the University of Utah in 2007
6: Cindi Marian | Eric Richard | Maximus Gray | John Franklin | Linda Jean | Joyce Anderson | Kent Richard | Vera Newlyn | George Loving | JoAnne Tatton | Frank Gray | Phyllis Wiser | Earl Anderson | Norma Buck | Merthyr Miner | Jerrilyn Cluff | Jerry Cluff | Linda Weight | Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Grandparents | Mother | Father | "Families Can Be Together Forever"
7: Frank & JoAnne Gray | Jerry & Linda Cluff | Earl & Phyllis Anderson | Merthyr & Norma Miner | George & Vera Loving
8: How We Found Out | We had been trying to get pregnant for over a year and it just wasn't happening for us. We decided we would give it one more month, then we would try again in few months. On Sunday, April 18, 2010, I woke up early and decided I would take a test just to get it over with before your dad woke up. Well, sure enough the test came out to be positive!!! I couldn't believe it, I was in shock. I ran into the bedroom and woke your dad to tell him the great news! We were both so happy and excited that we finally were going to be having a baby. We called my parents right away to share our wonderful news. We asked them what their plans were for Christmas this year, which they thought was kind of strange. We told them not to make big plans because we were expecting a baby on Christmas Eve! They were so happy for us and excited to be adding another grandchild to their family. You are Grandpa and Grandma Gray's 6th grandchild. Your Grandpa and Grandma Miner were staying at our house that weekend so we got to tell them in person. It was such a joyous occasion for all of us! You are the 1st grandchild for them and they couldn't have been happier to become grandparents! From the moment we found out, everyone we told was very happy for us and we all couldn't wait for your arrival! Let the shopping and planning begin!!!
9: Ultrasound | Mommy's Doctor: Dr. Chad Lunt | We found out that we were going to have a baby boy on July 3,2010. We were so excited!!! The process of picking a name began!!!
10: 20 weeks | 12/24/2010 | 16 w e e k s
11: watch me as i grow | 24 w e e k s | 33 weeks | 29 w e e k s | Our Top 4 Baby Names....... | 1. Maximus 2. Marcus 3. Henry 4. William
12: "A baby is something you carry inside for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart forever."
13: Maternity Pictures 38 weeks
14: 39 weeks
15: Y o u r N u r s e r y
16: Babies are such a nice way to start people lives. Don Herold | We arrived at the hospital at 8:20am. They started the oxytocin to induce my labor.
17: Awaiting your arrival........ | I had a smooth labor and delivery. Your Dad and all 4 of your grandparents were there for your big day. I had an epidural to help with pain, which worked wonderfully!!!
18: Maximus Gray Miner born on December 17, 2010 @ 3:58 PM 7 pounds 3 ounces 19 1/2 inches
19: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift"
20: Who needs Santa when you have Grandparents!
21: going home from the hospital 12/18/10 | Hair to die for! | Welcome Home
22: "The Greatest Gift Anyone Could Ever Receive" | Christmas | 2010
23: December 2010 first breath 12/17/10 first cry 12/17/10 first car ride 12/18/10 first bath at home 12/19/10 5 day check up 12/22/10 6 pounds 12 ounces 21 inches long umbilical cord fell off 12/31/10 You were an amazing newborn! We felt so blessed to have such a wonderful baby. You were a good eater and sleeper. You were also pretty mellow and easy going.
24: Our Little Man | Newborn Pictures 12/28/2010
26: JANUARY 2011 | 1/3/11 ~ Circumcised 1/17/11 ~ One month check up ~ 8 pounds 12 ounces ~ 22 inches long 1/22/11 ~ First Surgery ~ Pyloric Stenosis 1/23/11 ~ Discovered your hands Went to the doctor 8 times, spent 4 days in the hospital and grew out of your newborn clothes by the end of the month Spent New Years with Grandma and Grandpa Gray Grandma and Grandpa Miner came to visit and came back the next weekend when you had your surgery
28: The many faces of Maximus | 1 month
29: My First Surgery 1/22/11 | Pyloric Stenosis
30: first smile 2/2/11 admitted to Rocky Mountain HomeCare 2/3/11 first Valentines 2/14/11 first time falling off the couch 2/16/11 first trip to Salt Lake 2/17/11 2 month check up 11 pounds 4 ounces 24 inches long first shots 2/24/11 first giggle 2/25/11 grew out of 0-3 month clothes 2/27/11 | february 2011
31: first trip to salt lake 2/17/11
32: 2 months
34: held a rattle 3/1/11 played with your hair 3/2/11 grabbed onto mommy's hair for the first time 3/4/11 first cold 3/10/11 first St Patrick's Day 3/17/11 blessed by your dad 3/20/11 rolled over 3/22/11 discovered feet 3/26/11 found your thumb 3/31/11 | drool monster
35: March 2011 | 3 Months
37: Blessing Day 3/20/11
38: Sent from Heaven
39: Blessing Photos
40: ApRiL 2011 | Too Cool for School
41: 4 months | At 4 months you are laughing, giggling, smiling all the time, you love playing with your toys, you're rolling over, and trying to sit up, eating 4 oz every 2 hours, sleeping 6-8 hours at a time and wearing 3-6 clothes and 6-9 pj's because your feet are too big!! *held your bottle 4/22/11 * first Easter 4/24/11
43: my first Easter | Hippity Hoppity Easters On Its Way
45: 5/5/11 ~ 4 month check up ~ 14 pounds 7 ounces ~ 27 inches ~First Foods~ rice cereal, bananas, oatmeal, pears, sweet potatoes, peaches, squash, apples, peas, green beans, 5/21/11 ~ did a full 360 roll 5/23/11 ~ grew out of 3-6 month clothes 5/26/11 ~ sitting up by yourself | May 2011 | 5 | Months | You are one happy boy! Every morning we get a big smile when you wake up! You are eating 4oz every two hours and having baby food for breakfast and dinner. You aren't quite sleeping through the night yet, but sometimes you do. You love sucking on your toes and putting everything in your mouth, you also love watching your doggies!
46: Just As Happy As Can Bee!
47: Happy Mother's Day
48: First time at the pool and you loved it! 5/27/11
49: Max's first trip to the beach..... Sand Hollow
50: Months | At 6 months you are sitting up in shopping carts, you roll around all over the floor, you love being in your jumper and you can jump for hours! You are FINALLY sleeping through the night! You love all different kinds of food and you are now eating 5oz and having baby food at breakfast and dinner. You love your bath time and looking in the mirror! You are wearing 6-9 and some 6-12 month clothes. You seem to be a mama's boy right now, which doesn't make your daddy very happy! | 6
51: JUNE 2011 | 6/5/11 ~ Made your first raspberry sound 6/6/11 ~ First Hair Cut 6/8/11 ~ Moved into your big boy car seat 6/16/11 ~ 6 month check up 15lbs 15oz ~ 28 inches 6/16/11 ~ First time drinking out of a sippy cup 6/26/11 ~ First time you pooped in the bath tub 6/29/11 ~ first tooth started to cut
53: Happy Father's Day 2011
54: 6 months
56: 7 months
57: July 2011 | 7-4-11 first 4th of July 7-5-11 first two teeth cut 7-10-11 pooped in the toilet 7-16-11 you got strep throat 7-24-11 first 24th of July 7-28-11 first family reunion and first time to Bear Lake You are still wearing 6-9 months clothes and are still in a size 2 diaper you are tall and skinny | You are one happy baby! You are getting up on your hands and knees and we think you'll be crawling pretty soon! You love watching Mickey Mouse! | You finally stopped drooling!!!!! | You are rolling all over the place!
58: You are growing up right before our eyes! You have the cutest smile that melts our hearts and your little personality is so sweet!
59: Bath Time
60: life is good!
61: Gray Family Reunion Bear Lake July 2011
62: 8 months | 8-12-11 you started scooting backwards 8-22-11 pushing up from your tummy to your hands and knees You started making growling sound You love crossing your ankles Started wearing size 3 diapers You are a maniac in the jumper You aren't crawling yet but you have the rolling down pat Everyone always comments on your red hair and bright blue eyes!
63: AuGuSt 2011
64: SUMMER FUN | Things your Dad dresses you in......
66: A DAY AT THE PARK ON A HOT SUMMER DAY!
68: September 2011
69: 9/2/11 your first word was Mama then Dada 9/4/11 you could sit up from being on your tummy 9/8/11 you started crawling 9/10/11 you started waving 9/15/11 you pulled yourself up from sitting to standing 9/17/11 you started clapping 9/19/11 9 month check up 18 pounds 5 ounces ~ 29 3/4 inches long
70: Grandpa got you out of the car seat and you got to ride on his lap for a few minutes
71: Grandma and Grandpa Gray came with us! | Our Trip to the Grand Canyon North Rim Labor Day Weekend September 4th
72: You are crawling all over the place! Each day you get faster and faster. You are into anything you can get your hands on and it goes straight to your mouth. You are saying Mama, Dada, Ba Ba and Hi. You started waving and it so cute. You can be shy around new people but most of the time you give big smiles! You love crawling to sliding door and banging on it, you also love to watch the dogs and you started chasing them. You're in size 3 diaper and just started wearing 9-12 month clothes, which are really wide but fit you in length.
73: SO big!
74: It took 3 costumes to finally find one that fit! Monster - way to big Spider - too small Sock Monkey - just right
75: Happy Halloween 2011
76: October 2011 | Words you are saying: Mama, Dada, Whoa, Hi, Ball, Dog, Yeah, Baba
77: 10/1 ~ crawled up a step for the first time 10/7 ~ cut your 3rd and 4th tooth 10/13 ~ were in your first car accident 10/18 ~ cut your 5th and 6th tooth 10/24 ~ started walking along the furniture 10/26 ~ stood all by yourself 10/31~ first Halloween | At 10 months old you are sure keeping us busy! You're a crawling machine and nothing stops you! If you see something you want, you find a way to get it!
78: November 2011
80: Our first trip on an airplane with you and you did so well! You only screamed during the take off and landing! We went for your Uncle Scott's wedding. We rode on the ferry to downtown Seattle and went to the Space Needle.
81: 11/5 cut 7th tooth 11/9 first airplane ride to Seattle 11/24 first Thanksgiving 11/25 cut 8th tooth 11/29 clapped while standing up | You are talking up a storm these days!
82: December 2011
83: 12 months
86: You had a great birthday party in Salt Lake. Aunt Sheree made an awesome cake for you! You had a blast opening presents and playing with paper! 12\3\2011
87: Happy Birthday Maximus
88: 12\3\11 ~ 1st birthday party in Salt Lake 12\10\11 ~ you took your first step 12\12\11 ~ you took 5 steps 12\17\11 ~ you turned 1, had a birthday party in St. George and also went to the doctor for your first ear infection 12\24\11 ~ first time you blew a kiss 12\29\11 ~ 1 year check up ~ 19 pounds 5 ounces ~ 30 1\2 inches long
89: You love dancing when you hear music, obsessed with shoes and putting things in your mouth! You have the cutest laugh and biggest smile!
90: Happy Birthday Maximus!! | It's Party Time in St. George! 12/17/11
91: It's my party and I'll cry if I want too...
92: I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
93: Christmas 2011 in Salt Lake City
94: let's count down to the | new year | 2012
95: Grandma and Grandpa Gray came over for New Years Eve. You were in bed when the clock struck 12:00
96: Maximus~ I just want you to always remember how much I love you! You have brought so much joy and happiness to our family. Your father and I are will always be there to love and support you. We are so excited to watch you grow up and see what kind of man you become. You have changed our lives forever. I feel so blessed and horned to be your mother. I look forward to the many years we'll share together, and the things we will teach each other. You will always be my sweet baby boy. | Love always, Your Mother Cindi
97: Max- You are growing up so fast and you have the most curious and radical personality. I am enjoying reading to you, and chasing you all over the house while you constantly get into to anything and everything you can get your hands on. I love you more and more everyday and you have already made me so proud. I can't wait to help you grow and teach you new things about growing up in this crazy world. I want you to be happy and pursue your dreams, even if we don't understand we will always love and support you. Dad