Monday, September 13, 2010

Family Pictures

We had our family pictures taken yesterday afternoon at Berry College by our wedding photographer Mike Robertson. Here are just a few of my favorites! He does an amazing job!

Dear Mason,

I can't believe your first year has come and gone. Before I know it, we will be planning your
second birthday party.

When you were born, I fell in love instantly. I know all moms say this, but you were absolutely perfect. And at a year old, you are still perfect. Mommy is so proud of you. You are such a loving, curious, smart little baby. Everyone tells me that you are the best baby ever. And they are right. You never get angry or bored when your Daddy and I want to go out for dinner. You love to watch people and smile at them, and of course you love food.

Hearing you talk for the first time was a trip. But when you started learning how and when to use
words just blew me away. You are getting so smart!

I absolutely love when you give me hugs just because you want to, and how you love everyone around you. You are so loved, but you love everyone just as much.

Everything is new to you, and your Daddy and I get a kick out of watching your amazement and wonder to all of the new things you see and experience.

You love being read to, and I love our quiet time together. You are such a funny little guy. I love that you love Spongebob, because a lot of these other cartoons are obnoxious. You sing and dance, and it's just too cute. Your personality is definitely shining through. You loved being scared, being chased, and chasing Daddy.

As you enter your 2nd year, I look forward to all that you will learn, seeing you grow and change, and loving every minute we have together. I hope your wonder carries with you throughout your life, as well as your sense of humor. You are such an amazing little man, and I couldn't be more proud of you. Keep seeing life the way you do now, with love, curiosity, and humor.

I love you through and through,


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

One Year Old

I have a one year old. Whaaat? When did this happen? Where did the time go? It snuck up on me and sprinted straight by...

Mason Jack is a toddler. That blows my mind. Sure, I can reminisce on the day he was born, the day I brought him home from the hospital, and all of his many firsts. Instead I want to focus on the here and now.

Mason's birthday party was a blast! He was surrounded by all of the people that love and care about him so much. He loved the fact that everyone he knew was in the same area, and spent the majority of the day being passed around.

The kid dove straight into his smash cake. No hesitation whatsoever. I mean what else would you expect? He loves food! I thought he would end up getting sick from the amount of cake that he ate, but he enjoyed it way too much.

Mason has become the most carefree, kind hearted little man. He loves giving hugs and kisses. He loves babbling, playing with new musical table that he got for his birthday, and "reading".

He has yet to walk. I know it's a lack of confidence more than anything. He is terrified to let go of my leg and actually take a few steps, but he is cruising around and standing up by himself.

He loves watching "Bob Bob" (Spongebob of course), and was super excited about his season 1 DVD of Spongebob that his Mimi gave him.
Right now we are in the process of taking the bottle and pacifier away. He uses a sippy cup the majority of the time, but sometimes he gives me that "What the heck is this?!" look when he realizes I've put his milk in his bottle. Luckily, the little guy only takes a pacifier when he goes to bed. He doesn't get it during the day. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't be one of those things that ends up making us both stay up half the night.

Glad to be back to blogging again! My goal is to blog at least once a week.

Oh, AND....drumroll please....
I have lost 27 lbs!