Sunday, September 19, 2010

Off to the Ball with Captain Charming

Happy Birthday Air Force! We went to our first ball together. This ball, however, had no dancing (sadly, I was kind of excited for that part.). We did eat some decent food with some delightful people, but the best part was the guest speaker.
Colonel Charles E. McGee is an original Tuskegee Airman, he's got the record for most combat missions ever, and I bet he's seen the best and the worst that this world has to offer. He was so funny, too. Age 91 years, a ton of medals, and so so friendly. He has a bio out that I want to read.
I loved being on the arm of Captain Hochstein. Can't get enough of a man in uniform. :) What a great night.

**updated**We were emailed a few more pics from a couple at the table with us.

Stacy's Mason Pictures from Utah! ! ! ! Thank you Stacy!

Here is a link to her blog. I hope yall enjoy these as much as we did. Again, Stacy, thank you so much. It was so great to see everyone that week!

The Cuteness that is Mason

I hate to brag, but we've got a cute baby. He's playing with a little penny in the pics where he has something little in his hand.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Feeding Time

Here's just a couple moments that made me smile lately. Mason is teaching himself how to eat, and he's great with a fork! He can even feed others. The spoon, however, has presented a greater challenge. The river of yogurt coursing down Mason's chin is due to his love of flipping the spoon over just as it approaches his mostly-open mouth. He was in a great mood and was more than willing to show off his pearly whites (which are his momma's gapped-tooth set, sad for him). The funny face was his response to me bringing out the camera. I think he is trying to look through the lens in the front. Aunt Stacy taught him how to use a camera a few weeks ago during the wedding reception.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

He Climbs

Friday, September 3, 2010

Potty Training Attempt #1

It all happened so fast!
Mason points to let me know he's going potty and makes his usual face, so I brought him to the bathroom and set him on the toilet. He didn't know what was happening and looked at me like I was crazy. The next few moments were a blur, resulting in mess smeared down my toilet, on our bathroom rug, on Mason's foot, and tracked across the bathroom floor.
Next attempt commences as soon as we forget the first.

Dean & Natalie's Wedding Trip

I didn't take nearly enough photos on this trip. We stayed with my cousin Heather and her kids and I didn't take even one picture of them with Mason. So sad about that. But Mason had a blast at their house. Tons of toys, a great backyard, a great dog, and Mason even learned how to play with other kids.
I also didn't take any pictures of how adorable Mason was for the wedding. Hopefully I will get some photos to add from other people with cameras at the wedding. Here are the few pics I did take on the trip...

It was so great to see everybody! There are so many things I am going to miss out there! We're so grateful for the friends and family who have blessed our lives! ! !