Monday, December 26, 2011

7 Months Old

To say that I'm obsessed with Mason would be an understatement.
He's the reason I get up every morning.
Literally, and metaphorically.
I cannot wait to snuggle him every morning and smother him with kisses!
This past month I have grown extremely attached to him and I constantly want to be cuddling or playing with him.
He is SO cute and hilarious, I could watch him smile and laugh all day long.
And so that is what I do.
And I LOVE it.
I knew that being a mom would be the world's greatest blessing,
but until you experience it for yourself, it's hard to really understand just how amazing motherhood is.
I can't believe it's been 7 months since he decided it was his time to come into the world;
it feels like every month just goes by faster and faster!
I wish time would just stand still and that he would stay my little baby that loves his mommy's kisses and lights up when I enter the room.
BUT, I guess in the mean time, I'll just soak it all up and enjoy every second of it while I have the chance!

Mason at 7 months, you...

-Are 15 lbs 8 ozs
-Love sweet potatoes, pears, and peas
-Are always smiling all day long (until like 5 or 6 pm... then we really have to work to get you to smile)
-Have the world's most adorable laugh!
-Sleep well these days (you usually wake up twice a night, but sometimes you only woke up once, so there is some hope!)
-Since your acid-reflux is still really bad, you don't eat a lot at one feeding, so the doctor said you probably won't be sleeping through the night until it subsides and you're able to eat more
-Love mommy and daddy's kisses
-Love when I or anyone sings to you
-Can sit up on your own
-Still drool all over everything, but no teeth yet!
-Love to stand, kick, and bounce up and down
-Are the happiest, most chatty little thing... I love listening to you babble on all day long, it's so stinkin cute!

I feel so blessed to spend every second of every day with you Mason.
You truly are the cutest, most precious baby in the world,
and I love you so much!

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Very Bieber Christmas

I suppose this is what I get for putting Chase in charge of picking out the wrapping paper this year...

... lesson learned.

We're about to have ourselves a Very Merry Bieber Christmas.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Family Photos

As you can tell by me re-doing our blog,
we got our family photos back.
If you haven't already seen them on facebook,
you can check them out by clicking here.

Here are some of my favorites though.
Actually, they are all my favorites.
But I'm too impatient to upload all 20 or so of them,
so here are a select few.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Life Lately.

I didn't realize how much catching up I had to do until I was browsing through all of the pictures I've taken over the past 3 weeks.
I've been terrible at blogging and so this long post is what I get.
I think the easiest and best way to catch you up is to just show you,
so here it goes...

In the past 3 weeks...

Chase grew a manly beard.

I did not.

We moved.

We met some interesting people...

Mason has decided sweet potatoes are his favorite.
Mason can sit up on his own now.

2 new beautiful babies have entered the world...
My newest nephew, Clayton Isaac Walker.
And Mason's betrothed, Evelyn Jane Leach.

I've had some incredible luck (I don't think I've won anything since the 5th grade),
but in the past week, I've won 2 things...

A family photo shoot by the talented Keira Grace (more pictures to come soon).

And this pretty little dress by Shabby Apple via a giveaway on i believe in unicorns.

We went and saw the Temple lights.
And we played in the rain,
and liked it.

All in all, it's been a great 3 weeks.
And I'm about to have an even BETTER 3 weeks.
Because Chase just got home from taking his last final.
And now he's all mine.
YAY! :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

6 Months Old

Mason is 6 months old?!
I CANNOT belieeeeeve it!
(Said like Quincy from Little Einsteins... yes, I'm a terrible mother and make Mason watch that show while I'm making dinner, and he loves it, and any other Disney Junior show for that matter)
Anyways, I have no idea where the time has gone.
I feel like he's going to be a year old before I know it.
He is so much fun right now, his little personality has been coming out in full force these past couple of weeks and I'm just LOVING it.

Mason at 6 months you...
-Are 14 lbs 11 ozs and 26 inches long
-Love to eat the baby food we make and get so excited when I put the bib on you
-Have had sweet potatoes, avocado, and acorn squash so far (I wouldn't really say you have a favorite quite yet, but my favorite is the avocado so far because they have been the nicest to your digestive system)
-Can sleep for 4-6 hours on your long stretch, but usually only choose to sleep for 2-3
-Drool all over and put everything in your mouth, but still no teeth
-Like to sit on your own, even though you still need our help to sit up
-Love to stand up and kick your legs like you're marching or something
-Are the most wiggly, active baby we've ever seen and everyone else thinks so too!
-Have this new thing where you like to bury your face into me and act shy when someone tries to talk to you
-Are getting more and more cuddly by the day and I'm just loving it and smother you with kisses every time
-Have started to get "stranger danger" and will cry out of nowhere if someone holds you for too long and you finally realize I'm not around
-Are such a busy little bee and keep me entertained all day long
-Talk, squeal, giggle, and make funny noises ALL day long and it's just the cutest thing ever

We love you so SO much that sometimes I think my heart is going to explode. I love your cute little personality and everything about you, smelly poops and all.
Happy 6 months my precious little peanut!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


This month has been such a blur.
We started looking for places to live a couple of weeks ago that were closer to ASU.
We found one that we liked last week, were approved the next day, and so we're moving this Saturday.
It's all happening so fast, but once we found a place in Tempe that was 2 bedrooms, in our price range, and literally less than a mile from ASU, we had to jump on it.
So we're moving before Chase's finals start and his life gets too crazy.
It's already too crazy.
But somehow, we'll have to find time this Thanksgiving weekend to move!
I have one week to pack all of our stuff.
We're sad to be leaving Ahwatukee, since it's home to both of us, but we're excited for our new adventure!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rice Cereal

Our adventures of solid foods has begun...
and this little guy is just lovin' life and going to town.

Nom nom nom.

Oh, and just a side note: When I ran upstairs to get my camera, Chase decided to get the cereal ALL over Mason for the pictures. We don't normally bathe him in his food...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Toy

Now that Mason's big enough we decided we would try out this bouncy toy,
and he just LOVED it.
I'm glad we have another way to entertain him when he gets cranky!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Festivities

We started off our Halloween festivities right,
by attending the Hamilton's Annual Pumpkin Carving Party on Saturday.
Last year when we went we had JUST taken a pregnancy test right before that said we were going to have a baby!
We were super excited last year at their party, but it was even more fun to attend this year with our very own precious little pumpkin!

We carved each of our hands in our pumpkin

Chase gave Mason some Halloween tattoos...
Mason took a little siesta during the party...

After the pumpkin carving party, we went to my sister-in-law, Brittney's baby shower.
Here he is with her, sitting on his soon to come duzzin (which is Woodbury for cousin) .
Mason was so excited to see his Grandma and Auntie!
He was just bursting with smiles!
What a little handsome pumpkin he is.
It doesn't get much cuter than that.

Happy Halloween from our little Superman!