Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving in a Nutshell

Our Thanksgiving started early Thursday morning with the annual Turkey Trot in Springfield, MO. This is the first year I actually ran the race instead of walking. Let me say that it was FREEZING!!! Despite my face being frozen, I did finish the race.

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!

I hope you and your family enjoyed Thanksgiving as much as we did!

Mason eating Papa's banana nut bread.

Mason playing tug-of-war with Milli.

Katherine and Mason playing.

Mason and Isabelle listening to the 'radio'.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Steven was tackling the leaves out back, which produced 42 large bags. He worked himself to death. And being the fabulous wife that I am, I did all the housework inside. I know, I know, you can give me the wife of the year award later :) I was able to get a lot done because Mason spent most of the afternoon standing at the back door saying, "Da-da" over and over and over and over and over...okay, you get the point. He would get so excited when his 'da-da' would turn around and wave. I'm seriously thinking of getting a cardboard cut out of Steven and putting it in the backyard. I could get a whole boat load of things done around the house with baby contained...hmmm...

Daddy giving Mason 'glass' kisses.

Easy In, Easy Out

Sorry for not posting in a while. It's been a busy couple of weeks.

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.