Monday, December 15, 2008

First Visit with Santa

Mason's letter to Mom and Dad:

Dear Mom and Dad,
For future reference I do not enjoy being dressed up and taken out to a strange place and then expected to sit on the lap of a complete stranger who is dressed in funny clothes and has a long beard. I'm very happy that Grandma was there to save me and I would have much preferred going to her house to play.

Thank you for thinking I would enjoy this event and even capturing it on film. I expect that there will be a reward for my good behavior later, like a present from this Santa person under the Christmas tree (that Daddy put up this weekend).

Love you anyway,

Monday, December 8, 2008

First Birthday and Happy Birthday Daddy

We can't believe that Mason turned ONE year old on Sunday, December 7. His first birthday party was on Saturday and it was an Animal Safari/Wild Kingdom theme. Mom didn't do a very good job taking pictures of all the decorations, but Mason did get a cool Lion balloon and #1 balloon. Lots of friends and family came to the party and it was fun to watch all the kids play together. Mason loved all of his gifts and is having a great time with all the toys and will look great in his new clothes! Thank you!!!

Happy Birthday today to Daddy!!!

Here are some pictures from the party and of Mason and his friend Douglas playing together.

Monday, December 1, 2008

First Thanksgiving

Mason has had a great November. He is growing like crazy and eating lots of snacks at school! They have started to let him sit at the big kids table for his late afternoon snack, he looks like such a big boy and loves to sit long as there are crackers!

He spent his first Thanksgiving playing in the tub - which he loves again and will even bathe by himself. For a while Daddy had to get in and play boats with him.

We went to Aunt Lee's for dinner where Mason had a great dinner of sweet potatoes, turkey, rutabaga (yes he loved it), and mashed potatoes. Mommy and Daddy ate a lot more though! Everything was delicious and Mason loved crawling around Aunt Lee's house and playing with Gordie, Grandpa, and Grandma. We think Mason's favorite part of the evening was giving himself High 5's in Aunt Lee's big mirror!!! He likes to say "weeee" now which is more like "eeeeee".

Mason survived shopping on Black Friday with Mom and Dad and got a bunch of new clothes. He even helped Daddy pick out some new shoes...Dad is teaching him early about fine footwear.

Next weekend is Mason's big day - he turns ONE on Sunday, December 7 :-)

Here are some pics from November and a video of Mason giving himself High 5's.