We have been very lucky to have several friends who are photographers take family photos for us since Mason was born. I wanted to share a few of the pictures my friend Becky took recently of Mason and family shots for our Christmas cards. She was able to catch some wonderful shots, despite chasing after my active little boy who did not want to sit still and was way more interested in investigating than smiling for the camera!
My baby is officially 1! I do not know where the time went, but he went from an 8 lb baby in my arms to a 26 lb kiddo that is always on the go!
We celebrated Mason and Natalie's birthday with a Circus themed party at our house on Saturday, complete with hot dogs, popcorn, large pretzels, and a bounce house. Natalie and Mason were born only a few minutes apart on November 2nd, so we had to celebrate together. All the kids had a blast, including Mason! We enjoyed it so much we got back in the bounce house this morning in our pj's so he could enjoy it a little more before it got picked up.
It has been a busy few weeks. We went to Florida early September to celebrate Justin's sister's wedding and celebrate our 2nd anniversary at the place we got married. We loved spending some great time with Mason at the beach and the pool!
Mason got to spend the weekend with Mema and Papa and loved more time at the pool and learning to ride Shag- the horse my brother and I had as kids
My nephew, Joshua Miles, made his arrival on September 27- Welcome Joshua!
Audra and Koen came to visit and the boys loved playing together at the Children's museum and the house.
Mason and Natalie played together on their 11 month birthdays. Happy Birthday!!
Mason is growing so fast. He is walking all over the place, cut his first top tooth (that's three teeth total!) and waves and says "HI", blows kisses, does "touchdown", and many other things. As I was holding my new nephew the other day, I just couldn't believe how far we have come in such a short 11 months. I can't even remember him being that small!
We leave for Chicago on Wednesday to visit Nick, Nichole, and Ava (6.5 months). We can't wait to spend some time with them and enjoy some cool fall temperatures. Will post pictures when we get back!
Mason is now nine months old and growing every day. Here is a little update of what he is up to:
-22 1/2 lbs and 28 1/2 inches tall -Starting to eat table food even though he did not like the texture at first -Able to pick up and feed himself snacks on his own -Crawling, surfing the furniture, and walking with the aid of his push toy -Starting to stand on his own for brief periods, even though today he did it for almost a minute without falling! -Into everything he is not supposed to be and gets quite the attitude when you tell him NO -Full head of hair and one tooth -Has no fear and will try anything -Chases Riley and loves playing tug of war with her
HAPPY 9 MONTH BIRTHDAY MASON! You sure are growing fast!
Justin and I met while both in our close friend's wedding in November 2006 in Justin's home town of Ponca City, OK. After a few months of long distance dating and huge phone bills, Justin moved to the Houston heat. We were married in Florida on the beach in September 2008. Our son, Mason, arrived on November 2, 2009. We are loving being parents!