Merry Christmas!

It's hard to believe this is Mason's 2nd Christmas! Warning...this is long :)

I was worried about the Christmas tree and decorations. Mason is SOO curious I just knew he'd take it apart. He actually did very well! Didn't really mess with it. I did catch him once...

Who knew you could buy babies at Walmart!?

He was not a huge fan of the Santa at the mall. I think this was probably because he was tired of taking pictures. We visited Santa after his 1 year photo shoot.

He did however HIGHLY enjoy a peppermint milkshake from Chick-Fil-A

Tuesday night we went to see the James Island Festival of Lights. The line to get into the park was unreal! I have NEVER see that many people going to the lights. We let Mason get out of the car seat so he could see all the lights. Then we parked to walk around. He checked out the lights up close and road a little kiddie train (I had to to the hand pedal) and thought that was great!

Christmas Eve we went to church and then had everyone over for chili. We had a good time. Mason had his first candy cane. I think it's safe to say he thoroughly enjoyed it.

Christmas Day was long but good. We woke up about 7:30 to see what Santa brought.

After breakfast we went to Aunt Jennifer and Uncle Alan's for Christmas with Andy's family. Mason got lots of cute clothes, a telephone, a wagon and a firetruck ball pit!

Then we moved on to my parent's house for dinner and presents. Hanging out with Uncle Allen and Aunt Ora Lee

Mason started feeling kinda puney. He didn't really get a morning or afternoon nap. The food was awesome. After dinner and letting the food settle it was present time. He got a baby laptop, a truck, a zylaphone, some books, and money for his bank account. He made out like a champ! At home with almost all the presents.

Christmas night he started running a high fever, coughing and having a runny nose. We took him to the doctor's care for babies (Peds Plus) and found out he had RSV (an upper respiratory virus). UGH! So Happy Holidays for us! :/

We do hope that everyone had an awesome holiday though!!

Party Time!

We had Mason's party today and it was a success!! It went really fast too. It was mostly family and a few close friends. We had the usual cake and ice cream along with pizza and cookies. Mason again LOVED the cake. He also got lots of really cool presents! Thanks to everyone who made it a special day for the boy!

Singing Happy Birthday

The aftermath!

I showed this slideshow at the party....turn your sound on!

Here are a few collages of his 1 year pictures too...I didn't want to do a whole new post :)

Happy 1st Birthday!!

He's ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had both sets of grandparents and great-grandparents over for pizza and cake last night. Mason LOVED pizza. He ate almost 2 slices!

The night wouldn't have been complete without cake! He pretty much ate the whole slice.

Man that was good!!

Humm...what's in there?

Sunday is the big birthday party so stay tuned for more pictures!

At 1 year....
-he is walking....umm I mean running everwhere
-he is dancing every time he hears music
-he LOVES being outside
-he wears 12-18mo clothes
-he laughs all the time (he's such a happy baby...err toddler)!
-no official words yet...still baby
-he is starting to mock sounds and actions

Happy Birthday Mason Boy! We love you!!

Carolina 34 vs Clemson 17

Mason is a baby divided....Daddy is a Clemson fan; Mommy is a Carolina fan

Mommy won braggin' rights! GO GAMECOCKS!!

The kid LOVES to swing!

Mt. Pleasant's waterfront park

Which one should I chase first?

These guys look kinda slow

Mohawk Man

Playin' at the mall


Thanksgiving was Mason's last "First" holiday! UNREAL! It was a wonderful day. We went to dinner at my parents for lunch. Uncle Buddy, Aunt Debbie and Nana joined us. We had a little fall photo shoot to get some family shots for our Christmas card. Later we went to Andy's parents for dinner. By the end of the day we were stuffed with yummy food and great times!

I am thankful for many many things...too many to list, but a few important ones are: a wonderful, loving husband; a beautiful, HEALTHY baby boy; and an awesome family!


Rolling in the leaves

"Well you see this is what happened....."

Such a big boy!

Family shots

Happy Thanksgiving!

Children's Museum

Last week, Nancy (Grandma) and I took Mason to the Children's Museum. It's such a cool place. They have like 4 different rooms for imaginative play. Most of the rooms are a little old for him. They did have a baby/toddler room that was just his size and a water room which he loved. He had a great time climbing around and playing in the water.

This week he contracted Hand, Foot and Mouth disease which is apparently a common childhood disease. He had ulcers in his mouth, fever blisters on his face, blisters on his hands, foot and bottom. It was very painful as you can imagine. We are hopefully getting to the end of the virus and he's doing much better.

Here are a few pictures from our week...

Pretending to be daddy

Hi baby Landon...we are gonna be good buds

What can I say, the kid loves to clean!

11 months

Another month has come and gone. At 11 months Mason is:

- Walking EVERYWHERE. He is such a boy! He gets into everything; will work and work until he gets what he wants; takes things apart; plays in the dirt/rocks, etc.

- When he gets something he knows he's not supposed to have he will hide it behind his back and run away......seriously at 11 months this has started!

- He babbles all the time but no official words. To be an official word he must say the word more than once at the correct thing (i.e. say kitty when he sees a kitty or say dada when he sees dada)

He is SUCH a happy baby! He laughs all the time and makes us laugh at him! We are so blessed to have such a healthy and happy baby!

Playing at the Citadel game

Is this not the "I'm doing something I shouldn't be HAHAHA" look or what?!

Hey mom, the floor is dirty...I think you need to sweep

Here kitty kitty kitty!!

The Coastal Carolina Fair

The fair is here! I LOVE the fair; the food, smells, lights, people; it's great! Andy and I were soo excited to take Mason. Aunt Jennifer joined us for the festivities. When we got there we walked around to check everything out.

Ready to go!

I was hoping Mason would get to ride a few rides but you had to be 36" to ride all the kiddie rides and he's only like 30". I was quite disappointed. He did get to ride one ride with me....the carousel.

He LOVED the carousel :)

His first fair ride!

Then we got some dinner. He had a little bit of chicken tender, fries and I brought some pears from home.

Yumm....fair food

After dinner we walked around to look at the rides. He was soo into everything. He looked from side to side at the rides and people. Every now and then he would scream like the people on the rides. It was funny. Then last but not least we went to see the ANIMALS!!! He fed the goats with daddy and got to pet a big cow. He LOVED the cows! He also played with a baby goat. The goat tried to eat the arm of his jacket so he pulled it's ear. HAHA.

Feeding the goats


Overall we had a great time! I can't wait 'til next year :)