Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Curious Little Boy!

Mason is now all over the place! He's been rolling all over for the last 2 months & now he's starting his "army crawl" and he's getting pretty darn good at it! Especially if there is a remote or phone in front of him. Nic made us a little entertainment center for under our TV because Mason always finds the cords, it looks like we're going to be adding doors to the front of it because now he's finding the dvds...and he puts them all over the place. I wish he still had intrest in his own toys! It's been fun to see how much he's changed! He's so curious of everything! Mase is already 6 months but we take him into his check up on friday...we can't wait to see how much this kid weighs...we sure feed him enough!
Here's a video of Mason's attempt to crawl...he's pretty funny, he is so loud while he does it! Sorry the video is so dark!

video

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Twin Lakes

Over the weekend we went out to Twin Lakes, Nic's parents were camping out there & we thought it'd be fun to get some sun & let Mason play in the water. We bought him a swimsuit with a cute matching hat & flip flops....once we were there we put on hoodies & Mason's p.j.s....it WAS NOT good weather! We still had a blast! It was fun to get out!
The water was way too cold to even let Mase put his feet in, but he still loved to watch it.


Mason LOVES dogs...we stuck him on the cage & the poor kid didn't know what to do.


We're sooo glad Kortney & Stacie were there to entertain Mason. He wanted nothing to do with his own toys, he'd just play with Kortney's glasses & hat.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FiRsT TeeTH!

"I've been chewing, drooling, biting,
Helping my tooth along.
But now it's here
And everyone cheers,
Cause my toothless grin is gone!"
                                                                                 -Unknown Author
 
Mason has his first 2 teeth in!! We try & try to take pictures of them but he sticks his tounge out when we try (like this)
 or he won't let us near his mouth...he's learning to bite, which is no fun when he's sucking on a cracker & you've got to get it out of his mouth before he chokes on it, those are some sharp teeth! He's constantly biting his fingers & he cuts them, it looks likes he's got little paper cuts all over his fingers now. he's obviously fine because he should be smart enough to take his fingers out of his mouth if it hurts...we hope anyway!

Monday, June 13, 2011

.:2 Years:.

The 6th was our 2nd wedding anniversary; I can’t believe time has flown by so fast! I feel extremely blessed to be married to my best friend, Nic. He’s such an amazing man! For our anniversary we were able to give up the baby for a night & have a nice dinner without having to hold him the whole time! (Thanks Nana!)
Our Story
Nic & I grew up in the same neighborhood together, he was 3 years older than me & the only time I was around him was at church or when him, Alex & all their friends would come over to the house to hang out with my parents. Not once did he ever look at me as anything more than Glenn’s daughter.  He had a girlfriend & went on his mission & I had a bf.  Well things sure changed when he got home.  We know what happens to boys when they have a girlfriend on a mission...it didn’t work out.
We can thank our friends Kazia & Cody for hooking us up! I hadn’t even talked to Nic since he got home & the night I broke up with the old boyfriend I called Kazia...she did some talking to Cody & when I showed up at home, Nic happened to be there, not going to lie, he was the last person I really wanted to see that night. But as he was leaving the house he invited anyone who wanted to watch a movie over to Alex’s. When my brother volunteered to go & Nic told him no, I knew to take the hint & go.
Long story short, we hung out every night since that movie & got engaged just less than a year later.
Crazy how much life has changed & what has come our way...but we love it & thru the thick & thin we will always be there for each other. Love you Nic!
 The Wedding                     Engagements


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A wHoLe NeW wOrlD oUtSiDe...

Nic had to work all weekend so Mason & I spent the day at Mac Park...I think it's the first time he's ever felt grass because we are working on putting a lawn in at our house now...but that's a whole other story we don't want to get into.  You can see in the pictures how it went down...poor kid didn't know what to think! I'm sure it'll change soon!
"Ten tiny little fingers that always want to play,
That never stop exploring the wonder of today.
Ten tiny little fingers that from the very start,
Will reach out for tomorrow yet always hold your heart"

Friday, June 3, 2011

LeSSoN LeaRNeD LaST NiGHT...

With the economy being as wonky as it has been lately, I often find myself wondering how everyone else makes it. I’m going to be honest here, as it’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of… we are on a very strict budget and I have had to majorly cut back on spending. Pretty much every unnecessary thing (my beloved pedicures, tanning, hair touch-ups every 6 weeks, clothes shopping, etc.) has been put on pause.

We’ve come up with little tricks to save money and I’m actually really proud of how well we’re doing. It’s pretty insane when you have to be thrifty… you realize how much money you were just throwing away without realizing it!
Though I do strongly feel someone should give me a gold star for all my hard work, the one thing I haven’t quite nailed down in the money saving department is grocery shopping. It is the bane of my existence, and quite honestly makes me want to stab myself in the eyes. I seriously hate it.
No matter how much planning, list-making, and leftover-eating I do… I still feel like we waste so much of what we buy.

The one big lesson I’ve learned is this: Do NOT shop while you’re hungry. I’ve made this mistake so many times and it’s left me with the most random array of items in my fridge that I can’t cook any meal with. I need to get this down!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"They see me rollin...they hatin..."

Mason rolls ALL over the place now!! I've never had to worry about leaving him on the couch or the floor because he wasn't mobile...but that is all changing! When I go into the kitchen & come back he's moved across the room, he gets his leg stuck under the couch all the time...poor kid can't figure out how to not lift it up & he won't get stuck. The best is when i change his diaper...as soon as that things off he's a happy kid & thinks he's done & can go where he wants!!


We put his toys all over the floor....he wants the stools or anything else sitting on the floor, like the clock before i hung it up


He also finds the swing...and he'll just lay under it and swing it with his feet, crazy kid!!