Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fun Girls Day

Grandma Reba's birthday was on February 14th.  John's mom wanted to give her a girls' day with manicures, pedicures, and lunch and we did that yesterday.  It was Grandma Reba, Mrs. Judy, Becca, Reese, Mrs. Susan, my mom and me.  We really had a lot of fun.  Here are some pictures I took with my phone.


Here is Reese showing off her hot pink fingernails. 



 Having a fun time drying her nails.

The lady of the hour. 

Our toes with the socks they put on us.


All of us at Macaroni Grill enjoying a delicious meal!


The pretty balloons.

And the flowers she put on the table.



We had a great time and should do it more often.  Hope Grandma Reba had fun! =)  Thank you Grandma Judy for such a great day!


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 And it doesn't feel right not putting up pictures of the Little Man. 

Here he is showing his muscles.  =)  Actually, he was trying to take off his diaper!

And then having sooooo much fun in the tub.  


Hope everyone has a great Monday tomorrow!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Zoo. Sick Little Guy. Random.

I had to work Saturday morning, but John and Mason got to have some quality time together.  
Once Mason woke up from his nap, we decided to go to the zoo.  We didn't get there until 3:45 and you have to be out of there by 5:00 but turns out it was perfect because it wasn't crowded AT ALL!  Here are some fun pictures...



Looking at the big tigers.

The sun must have been in his eyes here.  He looks like a goober.  =)





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John and I woke up on our own Sunday morning.  Mason usually wakes us up and is our alarm clock.  When he finally woke up at 8:00, we realized why he was so exhausted.  He had thrown up all in his crib (like everywhere) during the night and we had no idea.  We felt soooo bad!  But boy did that room stink!  He got the stomach bug and he really has just felt terrible.  It makes you so sad to see him like that.  He hasn't let go of us for two days now.  

John stayed home with him today while I went to work.  We think he will be able to go back tomorrow.  
Here is our little man sick.
 (this is from my phone but you can tell he feels terrible)

I had to give Mason a bath Sunday morning when he woke up.  At this point we weren't sure if he had a bug or what.  He really seemed to be in an okay mood and I snapped some pictures of him in the tub.  Turns out he was leaving me a nice gift in the bath water.  It looks like he is grunting in some of these pictures too now that I look back on them.  



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Well this is very random but I just found these pictures on my small camera when I uploaded other pictures.  About a month ago, John had to go into work one Saturday morning to move into a real office with a desk and all!   He needed our help so I snapped a few pictures.  


Mason looks so happy in this picture and I love love love it! 


Well I hope we can get that smile back tomorrow!  



Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Birthday and 16 Months

Wednesday was my mom's birthday and Mason yelled at me for not writing a post so here it is...


Happy Birthday to the BEST Gami in the World!!!  

We actually celebrated this past Sunday at our house by grilling out hamburgers, hot dogs, and of
course birthday cake.  We had a great afternoon! We were also all able to stop by their house on her actual birthday with gifts.  We got my mom Just Dance 2 for her Wii so hopefully next time I see her...she will be able to bust a move.  =)



I am honestly the worst cake decorator EVER!  I know this.  But it is the thought that counts right??  And of course the taste.  


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Mason also turned 16 months old on the sixteenth!  Crazy!  He was just so pumped about it too.  =)

Of course, I'm not sure of the exact sizes but I really don't think he has changed too much since his last visit so here we go...

Weight:  probably around 22 lbs?  (10%)
Height: 31.5 inches (75%)

He eats so well and so much it seems!  I guess he just burns it all off running around like a mad man!  He really is a happy guy, just a little grumpy when he is tired.  We love him more and more each day.  It really is crazy seeing how much he grows and learns everyday.  John's Grandma Reba was over the other day and said, "I think you can teach a baby this age anything you want."  I really think that is dead on.  





Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Mr. Mason wants to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!  

 Here he is in his Love Machine shirt done by Izzy B Designs.  It is my weakness and every time she puts more items up on facebook...I splurge.   (wait for his cute Easter one!)


 He really wanted to wear his sock monkey hat too.  And what do ya know...he LOVES brushing his little teeth.   Such a proud Momma. 

 John got Mason a balloon and me some flowers today.  He loves balloons too.  He always tries to bite it though???

 So cute.



 This past Saturday, John and I grilled steaks late in the afternoon and then went to the movies.  I cannot remember the last time we went but we had a great time!  We saw Just Go With It.  Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are the main characters.  It really was soooo good and would definitely recommend it to anyone!  John loved it too.  The only problem was, the movie was over at 9:00!!  Ha.  We didn't know what in the world to do so we decided to hit up Gibson's Donuts.  After that it was only 9:05 so we resorted to grocery shopping!  What can you say...we are getting old.  


 Tonight I just decided to cook a new dish, Cajun Chicken Pasta by Pioneer Woman.  Let me tell you, it was delicious!!!  Anything I have ever made from her has been very good.  This particular recipe is a tad spicy though if you are not into that.  Here is the link here:  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/04/cajun-chicken-pasta/

 ***this was made by yours truly  =)***












Sunday, February 13, 2011

Super Bowl Party and More!

I never posted any pictures from the awesome Super Bowl party last weekend.  Our good friend Ben is from Green Bay but moved here when he was younger so obviously they are Packer fans.  His parents always have THE BEST parties and as soon as we realized The Packers were in, we knew that is where we would be watching the Super Bowl.  Here are some pictures from my phone...





Wearing his gold polo and once we got there he got some green beads.  

They always have the huge blow up Packers when a game is on...I'm telling you, they are huge fans.     (Mason was a little scared here)

Will and a cheese head crown. (I think)

All of us minus Catey. (whom just recently got engaged to Will).  She was still at work when we took this picture.  

Here is Melissa with the cheese head on.  Every time The Packers scored, they would play the song "I don't want to work, I just want to bang on the drums all day" on the IPod.  They play it at the games in Green Bay.  They also had a recorded "Go, Pack, Go" cheer. 


And finally, here is the cut the cheese sound thing.  You can imagine the sound it makes!  Hilarious!  



It was definitely a true Super Bowl party because everyone there for the most part was a huge fan of one of the teams playing.  It was the first time in a while I actually watched the game.  We had a GREAT time!  Mason stayed until they scored the second touchdown.  He got sooooo excited when everyone started yelling and he started screaming and clapping his hands.   My mom was nice enough to come and pick him up so he could go on to bed at his regular bedtime. 



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We haven't been up to much lately.  Just hanging out at home.


Mason loves when you give him grapes or anything like that in a little bowl.  (I actually learned this at Robert and Becca's house last weekend when she gave Reese and Mason some blueberries)  It has been a great way for him to just SIT DOWN for one second.    Here he is in his unfinished rocking chair....I really need to find time to finish it because he loves it. (please excuse his hair here)

Sometimes he eats them in his Cozy Coup also.  


But this is what happens....
  All that static!  Oh well.  At least he is just sitting there instead of running around like a crazy man.  Now if we could only get him to stop climbing out of the Cozy Coup in the most odd ways!!  But that is a whole other post!