Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cafe Rio Countdown!

So on our way home from Utah on Monday evening we saw a truck pulling a trailer full of chairs in front of us. I recognized the chair immediately, they were Cafe Rio chairs. As we got closer to the truck we noticed the license plate said "CAFERIO". I'm so excited they are coming to Vegas. I looked on their website and there was a countdown saying the Sahara location opens in 6 days 19 hours 42 minutes 03 seconds. You know who will be first in line.

Yesterday Mason discovered his tongue It was so funny he would stick it out and grab it. He also gives hugs now. He wraps his little arms around your neck and squeezes tight. It makes me melt.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Salt Dough Hand & Footprints

I've had this recipe for a month or so now and finally yesterday I got around to giving it a try. Here is a picture of the final product (not perfect but that's ok). It was actually pretty easy and really fun to do. Here is the recipe for you all to try at home.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Mason's Latest...

Mason is Busy Busy Busy

This morning it was only 8:00 a.m. and Mason had already made his rounds. He had gotten into every cupboard, pantry, and toy basket he could find, emptying them all. As exhausting as it is to keep up with him I have to laugh at how funny this stage is. He keeps me on my toes. It's just a stage right?

Friday, May 18, 2007

Photo Fun

Job Posting

POSITION: Mother, Mom, Mama, Ma, Mommy, Momma.

JOB DESCRIPTION : Long term, team players needed, for challenging
work in an, often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess
communication and organizational skills and be willing to work
hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour
shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to
primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports
tournamentsin far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive
duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The rest of your life. Must be willing to be
at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to
tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack
mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just
crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical
such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck
zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan
organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental
Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the
next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half-
million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must
hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final,
complete accountability for the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work
throughout the facility.

is to
remain in the same position for years, without complaining,
retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge
ultimately surpass you.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: None required unfortunately. On-the-job
offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION: Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent
raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18
of the assumption that college will help them become financially
independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The
thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it
wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS: While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no
reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered;
job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free
for life if you play your cards right.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

asleep in his highchair

This morning after breakfast I gave MASON his bottle. While he was drinking it I went in the other room and checked my email. After a few minutes I noticed it got really QUIET so I tip toed over to see and sure enough Mason had fallen ASLEEP in his highchair. This was a first so of course I had to take a picture. Isn't he SWEET!


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Girls Scrapbook Night Glamour Shots ;)

For those of you who couldn't make it to our scrapbook/craft night. Here was the party favor craft - Fridge Magnets. It's a super easy five minute craft. All you need is paper, magnets, marbels, & hot glue. you can use a picture, the letter of your last name, or a fun phrase like "live laugh love". Happy crafting

Hope You All Had A Happy Mother's Day!

Alan gave me these roses
My sister, Karen, holding baby Tyler
Mason on the playground
Baby Tyler
Karen & Mason
Mason didn't like the artificial grass so much. This is how he crawled on it
Me & my sisters

Friday, May 11, 2007

Turtle Power

Talk about determination. Our turtle has gotten out of his cage so many times. We finally found it and put it in this cardboard box to contain it until we bullet proof his cage. Looks like this box isn't going to do as he is digging his way out of that too. It ceases to amaze me at how he always find his way out of anything (and how we miraculously end up finding him again).

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Contagious Grin!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Mason Stands Now In The Tub

Mason stands now in the tub. Today I just couln't get enough of his cute little bod so I snapped a few photos to show grandma. Don't worry they are somewhat modest.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

stairs, poop, bye bye, & a black eye

Mason is changing so quickly lately. Today he had 4 new firsts: he climbed all of the way to the top of our stairs, pooped in the tub, waves bye bye, and gave himself a black eye. It's been one action packed day, as Sunday's always are.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Mason's Mess

Today Mason made his first mess(of many to come I'm sure) . I was working on the computer while he was busy at my feet emptying the diaper bag. I glanced over to see what he was doing and this is what I saw. A minor mess i know but still funny. He had shredded some tissue he had found into bits. He looked up and smiled at me (while of course still holding in his binki), so proud of what he had done.

Mason Giving Kisses

My friend Lila emailed me these pictures she took at the park a while ago. I thought they were so cute of Mason kissing Avery, him trying to eat my nose, and him sucking on my shoulder.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

First SWIM of the Summer

Yesterday I took Mason to the pool. He absolutely loved the water! The pool had this large 1 1/2 foot deep deck area that was just perfect for mason to walk around on in his floatie. We had so much fun. Here are a few pictures of our afternoon.