Thursday, February 28, 2008

This Kid Has My Vote

Go Utah!!  We finally have someone representing :)  I'm an American Idol fan and have watched most of the seasons but never voted before until Tuesday Night.  This kid won my vote.  I think I rewound his performance and watched it 3 times.  I absolutely love his version of this song.  If you missed it you can see it below.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Valentines Day Yesterday!

Hope everyone had a great Valentines Day!  I must say this is my absolute favorite holiday besides Christmas of course.  I think it is so fun to think of creative surprises to do for each other.  I just wanted to give a shout out to Alan and tell him how much I love him publicly.  He was so sweet to surprise me yesterday with lunch and roses.  We had a yummy night of cooking fondu together.  I'm so lucky to be married to such a wonderful person who loves me in-spite of my flaws.  Here are a few pictures of the other love of my life.  I feel so blessed to have two men in my life I get to adore each day.  I still love Mason even though he is absolutely impossible to take pictures of recently.  He will not hold still for anything or look and me and smile.  This is torture for a photographer.  Luckily I have less than 2 months until I have a sweet new model :)

This is a plate Mason painted at the Artful Potter last week.  If you can't tell, those are his two hand prints inside the heart.  Such a cute keepsake!
My roses

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Few Highlights Of Mason's Week...

I am so bad at carrying my camera with me everywhere.  It's a good thing my phone has somewhat of a camera to capture these hilarious moments.  Hope they make you smile too.

Here is Mason today after he refused to take a nap.  He finally couldn't hold his eyes open anymore at Smith's.  Right before falling asleep he kept pointing to his eyes and saying "eyes" and making a face like they hurt.  He fell completely asleep sitting up in the cart for the last 10 minutes of our grocery shopping.  My fellow shoppers got a good laugh too.

Here is Mason at the park yesterday.  It was a proud moment when Mason went down the slide all by himself over and over.  He is getting so big.

Here is what Mason does when I'm getting ready for the day.  Except usually he has my high heels on too.  (P.S.  He found and put that headband on himself)

He definitely keeps us laughing!
Not the best quality photos but hey, at least I have these memory right.  

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bye Bye Binki

I don't want to count my chickens before they've hatched but I think we might be done with the binki! I've been wanting to get rid of Mason's binki for a while now but could never work up the courage to take it away. For a long time now he has only used it during naps and bedtime, but his sleep habits were so good that I didn't want to mess with a good thing by taking his binki away. But, I thought it would be good for it to disappear before baby comes. So a few days ago a went to go put Mason down for his usual nap and he threw the binki out of his crib. Signaling to me he didn't want to take a nap. I gave it back to him and he threw it out again so I said, "ok no binki then" and said "night night". Surprisingly he laid down and went to sleep. So, I thought, man that was easier than I thought it was going to be. He went to bed fine that night without it too. Then the next day he cried for an hour when I put him down for a nap so I finally went and got him and tried putting him down a 1/2 hour later but he cried for a while again so no nap for Mason. I cannot remember the last time Mason didn't take a nap so by 5:30 that night he was spent. He was sitting on my lap watching TV waiting for Dad to get home from work when suddenly I noticed out of the corner of my eye he kept leaning further and further forward, then his eyelids started to get very heavy and and finally closed. The poor kids was just all tuckered out. I couldn't help from laughing so hard tears came. This woke him slightly but he couldn't keep his eyes open and went right back into a deep sleep. It was so sweet having him sleep on me especially after such a traumatic afternoon. Mason has not fallen asleep on me for a very long time. I just held him until his dad got home so he could witness this miraculous event. When he woke up we cut the nipple off his binki and we gave it to him and told him it was broken. He seemed to understand and took one long last look at it then we had him throw it in the trash. He has gone to sleep fine for us since. Lets cross our fingers it stays this way. I'm so happy to have gotten past this parenting hurdle I have been dreading for so long.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Mischievous Mason

I have been debating whether to post this knowing I am going to get grief from everyone for leaving my child unattended on the counter. Don't worry this story is not about him falling off (which he has never done). The other day I gave Mason a piece of bread to eat and set him on the counter. This is the only place he will eat his food lately other than on his Daddy's lap. The phone rings and I had to leave the room briefly. I didn't worry too much about leaving him there for a minute because he sits there all the time and is old enough now not to fall off. I should have known he was up to something because he was so quiet for the few minutes I was on the phone. I came back to find this....Mason had carefully taken each piece of bread out of the sack and taken a bite and thrown it on the floor. Then he must have gotten really bored because as I looked closer at him I noticed his head was rather shiny. He had found the butter dish and buttered his entire head with clumps in his hair and all. When I saw this I immediately started laughing. I couldn't be mad because it was my fault for leaving him unattended. His innocent little eyes just looked at me like..."what could I do wrong mommy?" It took a two baths to get all the butter out. He had greased his hair pretty good. It was too funny of a moment not to share. Hope I'm not the only one cleaning up messes like this all day.