Thursday, December 16, 2010

holiday photos - part II

So I was actually able to get Mason to sit near the Christmas tree. He even posed for some of them!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday photos

I was going to wait closer to Christmas to post this - but I have time tonight and millions of cute holiday photos to share. And even though I don't like to think about it - Christmas is only 10 days away. That means Mason is almost TWO!!

This is our Christmas card photo. It should be arriving to people soon. Just mailed it out today!
I think he looks like my mom and myself as a baby here. My mom and I looked almost identical to each other as babies.
My avent calender. I have a story about when I got this. Since Chris and I got married (maybe even before) I was looking for an avent calendar like the one I had growing up. All the ones I could find either had doors, or some snowflake object on a long string that you moved from day to day. What I had growing up was an avent calendar similar to the one pictured here. There were little objects in each day and you would hang them up with velcro. When my sisters were too young to do it I got to do each day and then I'd alternate with my sisters as they got older. It was something I always looked forward to during Christmas time. As you probably know - Mason was born Christmas Day 2008. Since I was in the hospital and just had a baby we didn't do Christmas with our families until afterwards. My mom and my sisters came over after we got home. When I opened the avent calendar I started crying. I'm not talking about a tear or two- I'm talking full blown hysterically crying. It probably had a lot to do with all the new mom hormones but I was just so blown away by the gift. When they bought it, it didn't look like this. There was some sewing & glueing to make it exactly what I wanted. It was by far one of my favorite Christmas presents (besides my son of course!)
Tommorrow I hope to take some more photos of Mason by the tree. Hopefully he cooperates!

Monday, December 13, 2010

feeding baby

Mason recently got a baby. We were at Toys R Us and he insisted on it. He had recently gotten money to buy a gift for himself so a baby it was. He loves to hold his baby and take care of her. Once when we were leaving to go somewhere he stuffed her in the car seat with Ryder. He puts diapers on her and even breastfeed her. I'm sure these will be blackmail pictures one day. He came into the office with my nursing cover and he was holding his baby with a big smile on his face. I asked him to feed his baby and he stuffed her down the cover. Priceless!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Is there anything cuter than a baby in a dino outfit?

Happy Thanksgiving

Mason loves to eat so of course he had a blast on Thanksgiving!

Ryder's first Thanksgiving

Mason all ready to eat
Ryder and Aunt Catherine
Cousin Jordan
Enjoying every last drop
More dessert with Nonna

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Mason has really been getting into arts and crafts projects. I decided to host a Thanksgiving craft for my MOMS club. I found a turkey craft on-line that seemed do-able for a 2 year old even though the suggested age was 4+. We did a practice one the day before and Mason LOVED it. The day of the craft he made another one and even held his hand out nicely to be painted. I'm sure he would have made turkey's all day if I had let him!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ryder: 2 Months

I swear time is going faster this time around. My little guy is now 2 months. We had his check-up yesterday. He's doing everything right on schedule and getting so big!

weight: 13 lbs 6 oz - 75th percentile
height: 25.5 inches - 97th percentile
head: 25th percentile

Last week he even rolled over a few times from belly to back. He was a show off for his pediatrician and showed her mommy wasn't lying!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

sick boy

It's not often that Mason gets sick but this past week he had a cold and a double ear infection on top of it! Our early riser is usually up at 6am and ready to party. This morning he woke up at 4 so we brought him into bed with us and he slept until 8:30!

and just because he was sick he got a special breakfast. Jelly sandwich with pretzel sticks and fruit snacks. We call it 'campfire'