Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Mason turns 9 months old today. Here's a glimpse into our boy at 9 months...
· His favorite game is to take all things and throw them, only to chase it down and throw it again. All things round, square, alphabet-shaped, but especially remote controls and cell phones.
· He loves his doggies and scrunches up in squeals and giggles when he sees them do something funny or gets a doggie kiss.
· He's becoming a mama's boy but loves his daddy and is fascinated by all things that Dash does.
· He likes music (like his daddy). He drags his little music player around and beats on his drum, always stopping to listen to music on tv. And he thinks it's really funny when mama makes up songs to sing to him.
· He thinks he is too big to be spoon fed now so we have to mix it up with big boy food (finger foods) so we can occasionally get a spoonful in without protest.
· He loves to skype with his Nanny. Nothing else is going on in the world when his Nanny is on the computer screen.
· He never lays still on his changing table anymore, making nasty diapers that much more challenging. Daddy got called to Mama's rescue last night as Mason twisted his way into a handstand with his dirty bottom in midair and dirty diaper underneath. I see fun times ahead with this one. Advice?
· He loves to be outside and squeals as soon as we walk out the front door, especially when it's chilly.
· He has short legs, apparently. All his pants that fit his waist drag on the floor unless rolled up a couple of times.
· He takes two good naps a day with his lovie. And he's still a pacifier boy.
· He still only has his first two teeth that he got on his 8 month birthday, but they create the most precious grin.
· He has crazy long eyelashes according to everyone and their mom, which is usually followed by a "of course the boys always get the long eyelashes."
· He makes hilarious noises that can only be described as 'all boy.' From deep throat grunts from the backseat to loud and long screams that sound a little like the Aggie freshman wildcat yell.
· We love him more and more each day.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
In our front yard, we have an impressive magnolia tree that is as ancient as our house. While Grandpa was here, he put up a swing for Mason. See the small red swing?
And we're already reaping the rewards!
G, Mason and I checked out a park close to our house called The Children's Park. It's a very serene park with no play equipment but instead has creeks to wade in and waterfalls to splash in. It's dedicated to children and babies that have passed away. As a mom, I got mixed feelings - sorrow for those parents who lost little ones and I was reminded of the huge blessing that Mason is to us. We'll go back but maybe when Mason is a little older and can enjoy it more.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
If you come visit us in Tyler, keep an eye on the road for my husband. We knew one of the changes we were going to have to make when we moved to Tyler was to get rid of one car and the car loan that came with it. We held true to our word and are now sharing our CR-V. But Dash did get himself another vehicle to get to and from work and I think he's rather proud of it. I even offered to pick him up from work the other day and he turned me down!
Taking it out for a test drive...
Posing to satisfy his wife and looking thrilled about it...
We learned a whole new vocabulary when we went shopping for the bike in Dallas. As you can see, we splurged and got the helmet and front and rear lights. Dash decided to hold out on the padded biking shorts, but if he finds out he needs them, don't worry, I'll be sure to make him pose again. :)
The owners have updated the important features in the house - the cabinet hardware, windows and blinds, sinks, faucets, but kept most of the original light fixtures that give the home character. As you know, Dash found this house for us and I only saw it in photos until Mason and I moved up here. The home is even better than the photos, as historical charm is present in every room. And I'm happy to report that I walk barefoot in our house. Well, almost the whole house. Flip flops are still required in the pink and white tiled bathroom.