Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Heavenly Gift with a Bit of Surprise..

Before I can even begin my reasons for writing this blog, I must first go 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

Sweet Boy~

How could a person look at the face of a baby and not know that God is REAL. I hope you enjoy looking at the face of my baby...I know I do!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Moving on UP!

I have not had much time to blog lately because I have been busy chasing a 10 month old around. Mason has finally learned how to crawl on his hands and knees, and 2 days later he's pulling up on everything and cruising around furniture. We can't take our eyes off him for a second. Here are some pictures of Mason exploring...

Mason stuck in the toy basket!

Mason pulling up on the exersaucer at Ms. Melinda's house...Logan is not happy with Mason invading his space!

Mason hanging out with Giada.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

Well, we did it! We finally had a family getaway. Since I started back to school, we have all been a tad on the stressed side. I even think Mase was getting a little bonkers (hence, the pic). So with baby in tow, along with Roxy the dog, we headed to Table Rock Lake to meet Rene and Lindsay, as well as Big Rene, and some friends of R & L. Below is a Top 10 List of our weekend...

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.