Friday, December 12, 2008

A trip to the vet...

It's hard to believe that this sweet girl could be a monster to take to the vet! It has always been a difficult task, one that Morgan and I both dread. Now that we have Mason too, getting to the vet is always extremely eventful. Recently she has had a little "issue" that has required a number of trips back and forth so that she can be "checked". I was not looking forward to our trip on Friday because of our last visit. However, she pleasantly surprised me. Riley was on her best behavior...I couldn't ask for a better Christmas present.

A Night Out

Last night, Morgan and I went to his office Christmas party. It was the first time we have left Mason with anyone other than family. A good friend of mine and former colleague offered to keep him, probably never expecting for us to take us up on her offer. Before she arrived, I thought back to my babysitting days. As a high school student, I spent time babysitting for children about the same age as Mason. I don't remember ever feeling nervous about caring for a child that young. Yet, as an adult, caring for young children petrified me (and I have a college degree in early childhood education)! So I am wondering...why do things that came so easy for us when we were younger become harder as we grow older?

***Kate did a great job with Mason! He was sound asleep when we got home and slept until 7:00 this morning! I just hope he was good for her!***

Monday, December 8, 2008

Missing my boys...

This weekend was a first since becoming a mom in July. I went away with the girls for a weekend of rest and relaxation. Prior to leaving I was worried that it would be hard to leave the little boy who I have spent each day with since his birth. Actually leaving wasn't that difficult. It wasn't until I had been driving for about 45 minutes that I looked in the backseat and felt a little empty inside. There was no one to talk to back there. Throughout the weekend I had those stop in your tracks moments. As difficult as it was for me, I knew that I was doing the right thing. Daddy and Mason were able to spend some quality time together. I called a check on the boys. As I knew would be the case, everything was going great! I am so lucky to have such a great husband and son. While I'm not quite sure that they missed me as much as I missed them, it felt great to come home. I was greeted with a great big hug (from Morgan), a special hug (from Riley), and one of those sweet smiles (from Mason). It's good to be back home with my boys and "the Riz"!
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Picture

I have been trying to capture the perfect Christmas picture. Now I know that I have a very cute subject to work with but this seemingly easy task has become rather difficult. First of all, I have to dress him in holiday appropriate clothing. Easy enough, right? soon as he is dressed, he spits up on his clothing. Thus the spit up spots on his collar, sleeve, vest, pants, etc. After getting over the fact that he will more than likely have a wet spot somewhere on his clothing I am left with the next big obstacle. Mason won't smile for the camera. He smiles for me all day long! I get the sweetest gummy grins when I least expect them. However, put a camera in front of him and he stares at it like it is about to attack him. I put the camera down, get him to smile, pick the camera back up and I see his fearful stare. We do have a few pictures to choose from, I am just trying to capture that sweet look that I see so many times a day. The smile that only makes you smile in return. Wish me luck, tomorrow I will start again!
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mason's Day...

Mason's Baptism
October 26, 2008
What a special day...
Mason shared his baptismal birthday with his uncle/godfather.
He wore the gown that his great grandmother made for his grandfather. The gown has been worn by his grandfather, father and now Mason.
He was baptized in the same church as his mother and uncle.
Mason was baptized by the same pastor who confirmed and married his parents.
Lots of friends and family came to share the special day with Mason and will help him grow in his own faith.
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Monday, September 15, 2008

What a weekend!

Mason had quite a weekend! It all began with a photo shoot on Saturday!

Saturday afternoon he went to a Pig Pickin'.

He got up early Sunday morning to cheer on his family at the Angels Triathalon.

Uncle Kyle wanted a little snuggle time.

Today he is just tuckered out from his busy weekend!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Having a GRAND Time

Mason is such a lucky little boy...not only is he the first grandchild on both sides but both sets of grandparents live only two hours away. He is already the light of their lives. They have all managed to come and spend some snuggle time with him every week since he arrived five weeks ago. This week will be no exception. We know that with grandparents come a little extra attention and probably a little spoiling. Mason more than likely will twist an arm to two in order to hear one more book at bedtime... only to manage to extend that bedtime beyond what is normal. He will eat breakfast cereal that he doesn't eat at home. I am sure that Mason will convince all grandparents to buy him something that we told him he didn't need. But what Mason doesn't know, that he will soon come to learn, is that he couldn't be any luckier. He has four of the best grandparents a little boy could ask for. Mason will learn wonderful life lessons. He will learn what it means to be a good person by the example they not only have set for us, but also the example they will teach him.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Four weeks

It is hard to believe that Mason is one month old! The past four weeks have flown by and it is amazing to see how he changes every day. During the past month, Mason's favorite past-time has been meeting new friends and family. We have enjoyed all the visits and appreciate the many miles driven by so many of you! For those of you who haven't met our little bundle of joy, we can't wait for you to come and spend some cuddle time with him.

When Mason isn't charming his admirers one of his favorite activities is story time. He loves listening to either one of us read to him and it is so sweet to look down and see that little mesmerized face. Hopefully he will enjoy reading as much as his mom and dad. Please continue to check Mason's blog as we will keep you updated with pictures and stories of our little buddy.