Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Birthdays Begin!

You are officially invited to Mason's Birthday party. Stay as long as you like, there is plenty of video for all. This made me really homesick, but I am very grateful that our little family was together! Mason may have snorted a little too much frosting, he's still sniffing and squealing with delight. Justin and I lost our appetite for cupcakes after watching the little one devour his. Mason LOVES his toys. Even the cards! Thanks everyone for the gifts! Birthday #1 was a happy, messy success. . .

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Laughing, Screaming, Spitting, and Teeth

Another night of peek-a-boo with dad. If yall are tired of hearing this little boy crack up, then I guess skip this one. He really gets going around a minute or so. His new favorite laugh is screaming at the top of his lungs. I tried to get some close-ups of the new teeth. There's one on the bottom and two making their way through today on the top.

A Nose is a Nose

Here is the broken, healing, and healed nose. When you look at the broken pics, realize my face is straight-on with the camera, so any angle of the nose is from the break. I took all these pics with my phone, so the resolution isn't fantastic, but that was on purpose. I didn't wear makeup for the entire week, and these are closeups. For those of you who will die of embarrassment for me for publishing these pics, I'm sorry. I want to remember what I looked like while I was healing. Now, this injury is nothing compared to Pete's. . . man. . . I'm cringing just thinking about what pain he is going through. I hope the pain meds work great!

So here they are: the break, the surgery outfit, the icepack glove, all the different wrappings, and the final product~!

Still not straight, but a whole lot straighter than the first pic, right?~! Some of the swelling will still go down, but this is HOPEFULLY what my nose will look like for the rest of my life.
Thank you thank you thank you Justin for being Mr. Mom and wifeband for the week. Mason is attached to his daddy now more than ever!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Toddling and Roaring

I'll be adding more videos to this post. This one is the most recent. He's gotten so much better at keeping his balance! We're so proud.

Here's an earlier attempt to walking. Note the attractive nosewear adorning mamma's face...I'll be posting more on that another day.

Here is Mason reading his animal book ~ if you listen close you can hear him roar like the lion.

We are also sad to say that Justin's grandpa John passed away this week. We're sad Mason did not get to know him in this life. We will miss him.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Snowy Day

On Friday (March 5th) I had the day off. The organization where I work had planned a ski day for everyone at Snowbasin Ski Resort. You could either take the day off without being charged leave and go skiing, or go to work. Seemed like an easy choice to me! Brooke was supposed to go with me, but since she broke her nose playing basketball she wasn't able to go.

It had snowed the night before, and was still snowing when I woke up so I decided to take a few pictures before I left the house to hit the slopes. I'm glad I did, because by the time I got home that afternoon everything had melted.

I couldn't possibly post a blog without a couple pictures of Mason... so here you go everyone. He surprises us every day with something new. This past week he's taken a few steps on his own, and he had his first tooth pop through.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Giggles and Tricks

Just some videos of the latest Mason. The first two are the same late-night giggle session. The third video is a demonstration of Mason's latest tricks.