Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Mason seems to think that since he already received his gifts from Santa that he no longer has to remain on the 'nice list'. I guess that's why he decided playing with the lighter was okay. And, of course I had to get a picture before I took it away from him :)
Friday, December 14, 2007
Our tree. The branches landed inches away from the house and fence.
Our trees in our backyard are treacherous, but nothing hit the house or fence. God is good!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
After the Turkey Trot, my mom, Michael, Steven, and I headed back to my grandparents to get ready for all the fabulous food. It was great! We also got to spend time with my cousins. My oldest cousin, Scott, has three beautiful daughters. The youngest, Isabelle, is just six weeks older than Mason. They had so much fun chasing each other around the house. The older girls also enjoyed playing with Mason.
Our second Thanksgiving was at my dad's new house in Grove, OK. It was nice to spend time with him. Mason had fun chasing their little yorkie around. The pumpkin pie he got from his Papa wasn't so bad either!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
SO, I was in one of my 'clean-up clutter" moods. The feat o' the day included cleaning out Mason's drawers. I was attempting to store the clothes Mason has outgrown to make room for his new ones. Of course Mase wanted to be mommy's helper. In true 1 year old fashion, he threw all of his 'old' clothes onto the floor in about 2.5 seconds and then made room for...HIMSELF! Yes, my organizational plan was bamboozled by a baby. The drawer now belongs to him and only him. No room for clothes. Below will give you a visual of little Mase climbing in and out of his drawers that no longer house his outfits.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Before I can even begin my reasons for writing this blog, I must first go back...travel with me please...
It was a normal Sunday of sitting in church. I was beginning to feel the uncomfortableness of being nine months pregnant, and I knew I had a very persistent child inside of me. He was growing tired of being cramped and right when we sat down to hear the message, Mason decided he was no longer going to take it anymore. He began to stretch his little legs out and press firmly against my ribs. So naturally, I took my hand and firmly pressed back urging him to readjust. Oh, how this worked many times before. However, my precious little boy decided he was going to stand his ground and not move. So he pushed back. Mommy, not to be outdone, pushed back again. The entire church service continued in this pattern. He'd offer his little push, and I pushed right back.
I recall this memory very vividly now that Steven and I are battling an almost 11 month old and his persistence to get what he wants. I should have known that day in church was foreshadowing events to come. Yes, my precious gift from Heaven comes with a little surprise...TEMPER TANTRUMS!!! I must say he gets this from his father. Steven, on the other hand swears it is from my side of the family! Whoever passed down this gene of the devil should be dealt with most severely. How can something so precious make such wretched faces because he does not want to sit in his high chair, chew on the remote control, or my favorite one yet, share his food with the dog? So I know feel that we have entered into the true realm of parenting...working to establish acceptable behavior. So when you pass us in public and you see my precious gift throw his head back and cry, please offer a sympathetic glance :)
Now, for the pictures. Mason is growing strong both emotionally and physically. Even though he has his moments of forceful independence, he is still my sweet, precious, beautiful baby boy. Feel free to love on him anytime you want. I know we sure do!!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Mason hanging out with Giada.
Monday, September 3, 2007
10. Spending time with adults.
9. Not getting ready in the morning.
8. No cooking.
7. Taking naps on a hammock.
6. Learning how to wake board!!!!
5. Watching Steven try to wake board.
4. Riding on a golf cart with 6 adults, 2 coolers, and a wakeboard up a hill.
3. Playing cards.
2. Spending 2 full days with family.
1. Making memories as we watched Mason enjoy his 1st lake trip.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
So, while we're waiting for his proofs, I thought I'd post a picture of Mason with his best friend, Mr. Bear. You'd think he doesn't have other toys, but he does. We just can't get him away from this one!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Steven and I waited anxiously for the day Mason would begin crawling. He's not up on all fours yet, but he sure has perfected the army crawl. We now know the true meaning of babyproofing your house (i.e. moving everything to higher ground). Tonight, Mason's adventure was crawling under his jeep. It was all fun and games until someone couldn't get his big head out! The pictures say it all...