Monday, January 30, 2012

He's Back!

The deed is done.
After months of begging Chase to cut his hair and shave his beard,
he finally woke up the other morning and asked me to cut it.
FIVE months long of growing out his hair and beard.
I was one happy camper.

I apologize for sharing a picture of the gross pile of hair, but you just HAD to see how long it was. I'm pretty sure I cut off like 3 inches of hair.

And now he's back.
With his one dimple and all :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

8 Months Old

Mason just keeps getting older, bigger, and more and more delicious.
8 months is such a fun age!
Mason has such a funny personality and entertains us all day long.
I think my favorite new thing of his is that he has been SUCH a cuddle bug lately.
He'll even fall asleep on my chest like the good ol' days when he was just a teeny tiny little guy.
I miss that so much and oh my, is it heavenly to have a baby take a nap on you, no matter how old they are.

Mason at 8 months you...

-Are about 16 and a half pounds
-Love to chew on your feetsies
-Knock over, throw, grab and/or chew on anything in sight
-Love kisses and to give kisses (more like slobber licks, but I'll take it)
-Are finally ear infection free after having 2 in the last month
-Love to play with/eat all of your toys (your favorites of course, are the non-toy items... such as my jacket string, old cell phone, necklaces or anything shiny, and crinkled up paper and water bottles)
-Like to tug on your daddy's beard (I'm hoping eventually you'll just pull out all of his hairs, since he refuses to shave it...)
-Will take anywhere from a half hour nap to a 3 hour nap... you're very hard to predict
-Like to bounce up and down all day long
-Wake up once or twice a night... you slept through the night for the first time the other day, which was glorious, but has yet to be repeated
-Are going through a phase where you like to roll onto your tummy while you're sleeping and get frustrated because you can't figure out how to roll back
-Try to roll over when I'm changing your diaper or clothes, so things can get prettyyyy messy
-Love to cuddle (especially right after you wake up or when you're tired and need a nap)
-Like to just lay on your tummy and hang out
-Love to smile, giggle, talk, and squeal
-Make the funniest faces and are absolutely way too edible and delicious!

Happy 8 months little guy, we love you!

Monday, January 16, 2012

5th Annual MLK Breakfast

Martin Luther King Jr. Day...
The day that brings people and pancakes together.
Let's just say that the 5th Annual MLK Breakfast was a success.

Speeches were made.
Black and white pancakes were integrated and eaten.
People were brought together in unity.
And of course, MLK Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech was read.
May we all remember his words, stand up for what we believe in, be mindful of our thoughts and actions, and treat everyone equally.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -MLK Jr.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gerber Baby Material?...

As Mason's mother, of course I think he is a good-looking baby and quite photogenic.
But tonight this kid was on a ROLL when we were trying to take pictures of him in the bath.
He kept doing the funniest faces,
I literally had tears from laughing so hard.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

We finally got one good one out of all of them.
What a little goofball he is.