Monday, August 23, 2010

Feast of St. Maximilian

Maximilian Robert and Maximilian Bernard

August 14 is the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Max's patron. We were in Rapid for the special day, so we got to celebrate with lots of fun people! First thing in the morning, Paul and I stole away to get donuts (one with sprinkles for Max, of course!), balloons and a feast day gift. While Liam distracted Max, we decorated the kitchen and then called him upstairs. Grandpa Yantes made a delicious breakfast, and we followed it up with donuts and coffee (have I mentioned that's one of my favorite food combos? Well it is.) Then Max opened his presents and played with balloons for awhile. After popping most of them and scaring the pudding out of Lucian with each BANG, we took the party to the mall play area to get some energy out before the trek out to the Trask Homestead.

When the rest of the Yantes clan shipped out to a wedding, Paul and I took Max and Louie to Dal Zell, Trask Territory. It was a blast watching Max and Patrick play together- they're finally getting old enough to occasionally play with each other instead of just beside each other! Al was out combining, so Paul provided some cold beers and company until they came in for a game of Tee Ball with the boys.

The Daniels came out for dinner and a bonfire, s'mores, ice cream and fireworks! We stayed late into the night, until the kids all looked ready to drop over any second. Max Daniel took our Max under his wing, explaining that they were celebrating their feast day together, "But I'm Maximilian Bernard, and you're Maximilian Robert." Little Max thought that was super cool, and he talked about "Maximilian Bern" the whole next day!

We got in some great conversation around the fire and decided that next time we will try to get a picture of all of the kids together before, rather than three hours after, bedtime.

Al & Bridget, Jacques & Annie, we miss you guys!!

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Pray for us!

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