Sunday, August 26, 2007

Football Saves the Day

Weekends are always great. You don't work, and you get to spend time with the ones you LOVE. This weekend was just awesome. First of all, my mother finally got married. She's waited a long time. Even though we did not get to attend the wedding (it was just the 2 of them with their pastor), we couldn't be happier for her and her new husband.

However, this marriage has brought about a huge change for our whole family. For one, I was forced to finally move all my belongings from her house that she has been storing for me. I know, I know. I haven't lived there for four years, and my stuff was still hanging around. Steven and I finally went to the house and moved it all out. When we walked in I was extremely sad to see the house emptied and completely void of all my childhood memories. Just as I was about to completely fall apart, Mason and Steven came to my rescue. Apparently, I saved a football that I caught at one of Steven's college football games (yes, it probably should have been trashed years ago, but for some reason I hung onto it). Steven found it, and not surprisingly, gave it to Mase. As we were loading up the last of my belongings, I looked down at Mason who is throwing the football and then crawling to get it back. He did this over and over. I couldn't help but smile. It was so cute. So, my pity party soon turned into a final memory and one great realization...The house isn't so much of importance. It is the family that once lived in it, and I still have that family (plus more). In the end, the weekend was great because returning to the house for the last time reminded me that I am blessed to have the family I have, and to have lived the life I have always wanted to live. Above is the picture of the football. It's a little comical that I even saved it, but I'm sure glad I did!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Picture Day!!!

Today Mason had his first professional pictures, and the little stinker would not smile...not even ONCE! However, she did get some great shots of him just playing and being relaxed at home. We are super excited to get the proofs back to see if we have a male model on our hands.

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


When Steven and I found out we were going to have a baby, we immediately began praying every night for his health. We never realized that we would receive so much more. Mason has added so much to our lives. He makes us smile and laugh everyday. I never imagined that life as a parent would be as rewarding as this. We have been blessed with a precious angel.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

On the MOVE!!!

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...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

At the sitter...

We feel very fortunate to have such a fabulous sitter. She currently has three babies under the age of ONE! She is a Saint!!! Apparently when she is not holding a crying baby, she also takes amazing pictures. Here are some of the newest ones she sent us...

Mason is such the 'ladies man'.
YUMMY...your toes are tasty!

Mr. Independent

Monday, August 20, 2007

New Tooth=OUCH!!!!!

I can't really say Mason is teething, but he is definitely 'toothing'. He already has one on the bottom that has popped through completely, but the other one is just now starting. I'm just wondering if he will have two bottom teeth that will be uneven forever...hmmm....he can't be a hillbilly, he's a classy Puerto Rican! Anyway, here's a pic from when he was 'toothing' the first time...swollen gums, drool, and crazy hair!

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Lately Mason has been commando crawling over to various objects and then laying his head on them. The object today was a cuddly bear. The picture was too precious not to share!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Toe Sucker

So we're driving in the car today and I hear Mason in the back seat slurping on something. It's too loud to be his thumb, so I look in the mirror to check it out. I was completely surprised to see him holding his foot and going to town on his big toe....EWWWWW! All I can say is he must get that from his Dad.