It has to be some kind of record.....snow is Charleston TWICE in one year (Feb and Dec). Global warming.....HA! While it may have only been a dusting...we'll take what we can get :)

Catching snowflakes

Licking the "canes"



Eating a snowball

Christmas 2010

We are so blessed to have both sides of the family here in Charleston. This is great for Mason and them b/c everyone can spend time on Christmas.

Putting out cookies for Santa

Christmas morning we woke up to find what Santa had brought. Mason must have been really good! He got a swing set, train set, talking grill, some books, puzzles, and more!
After nap we traveled around. We went to my parents (Grandmama and Poppa) to eat with Nana, Uncle Buddy and Aunt Debbie, Uncle Allen and Aunt Ora Lee. After dinner we opened presents. Mason got a work bench, some trucks, a few outfits and a t-ball set!
Then we headed to Andy's parents (Granny and Granddaddy) to spend time with them and Aunt Jennifer and Uncle Alan. We opened presents and took pictures by the Christmas tree. Mason got lots of train stuff, an airport, a big wheel bike. I think it's safe to say he made out like a champ!

Now to figure out where to put all this stuff :) I love the holidays! Spending time with family is priceless.

Mason's loot

Andy's loot

April's loot

Merry Christmas from the Blanton's!

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Yes that's what the post says.....SECOND birthday. I always wished life would go fast when I was in high school....I thought life went fast when I was in college, but now that I have a child....I have one request for life....PLEASE slow down!! I seriously feel like I blinked and had a 2 year old.

He is the light of all our lives. He makes us laugh hourly. He's very smart and talks up a storm (wonder where he gets that? ;) ). He is SUCH a happy kid. He is however beginning to show signs of terrible two tantrums, but thankfully they only last a few mins.

Just a few things to note about the boy.....

- Knows some of his colors; Can count to 5 consistently, sometimes 10; Knows some of his letters

- Loves trains; alligators, Veggietales, trucks, coloring, playdoh, and being outside.

- Loves to mock us whether it's cleaning, dishes, laundry, screwing screwdrivers...he wants to do it too.

- Is very precise in what he does....when it's time to clean up, things have to be EXACTLY correct. The lid of the toy box MUST close all the way. The trucks MUST all be standing up (not on their side), if they aren't he has a fit until he either figures it out, or we help him out.

-Is very independent (or at least wants to be)

- We go to the doctor Monday, but he's about 34lbs and 36" tall. He wears 2T pants, 2T-3T shirts, and a whopping size 9 shoe!

Saturday was his party. It turned out to be a lot of fun! It was a Thomas the Train themed of course :) Here are a few pics of the event. He racked up on the presents...and Christmas is still 2 weeks away!!

Happy Birthday Mason Boy! We love you very much!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a pretty relaxing Thanksgiving. I am thankful for so many things in my life. Family, jobs, health, etc. So much to list. I have a very very blessed life! Usually we eat with both sets of parents, but this year my parents were in TX visiting my uncle this year (first Thanksgiving in my life w/o them :(). We hung around the house most of the day...with temps close to 80 it didn't really feel like fall. We had a photo shoot in the morning...(made everyone where long sleeves b/c it's SUPPOSED to be fall HAHA) I was impressed with the results :)

Then, Mason and I made a turkey for the centerpiece.

After nap went and ate with Andy's parents and sister. We had some yummy food! Mason really enjoyed the pie and whipped cream.....haha

That night I went to Toys r Us. It was the most unbelieveable thing. I got in line at 9pm (doors opened at 10pm). The line wrapped around almost the whole shopping center. Got in the door at what I wanted (no one was getting swing sets) and got in line. Stood in line for 1.5hrs just to check out!!!!! Got home about 1:30am. HAHA Im sure I'll end up having to do that again sometime but I would prefer not to :)

Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day!!!

Halloween 2010

Mason was an indian this year. We decided on an indian because he really liked the indian we saw in Cherokee, NC this summer. I blew up a picture and put it in his playroom and he pointed and "talked" about it all the time. SO here is our little indian :)

Friday night we carved the pumpkin

Saturday afternoon we went to a little Halloween party my aunt had at her work. Mason's little cousin Lily was a cowgirl.....haha get it? Cowgirl and Indian?

Sunday was the BIG night! We walked around with both sets of grandparents, Mason's BFF (and next door neighbor) and his parents. They had a good time.

And away we go!

Anthony and Mason

Checking out his loot

Night night....haha

Lake House in the Fall

Last weekend we drove up to Lake Hartwell to see the lake in the fall. The leaves weren't quite at peak yet, but we had a great, relaxing weekend.

Pretty Leaves

Mason learned to cast

Then threw his pole in the water

We went to a train museum

Walkin' down to the lake with Nana

Fishing with a recovered fishing pole

Calling for the fishes (like Ernie)


Few Funny Pics

Here are a few funny pics of what's been going on around here...

We have our own massage therapist :)

Helping daddy rake the boots

Why you don't leave a toddler unattended for 1 second!

Story time at the library

Shopping for the perfect birthday card for Nana :)

Skytop Orchard

Last weekend we went up to the mountains for my friend Delaine's wedding and to pick apples. The wedding was great! Mason had a blast dancing :)

Getting his groove on

Me and Delaine

The apple picking was perfect! The weather was cool and crisp. My parents and best friend Kim, her husband and daughter joined us. We did have to walk quite a bit to find the "good ones" but still had a great time. Mason ate 3 whole apples while we picked. We also picked out a pumpkin and played on the playground they have. I love this place and recommend it to anyone interested in picking apples at a kid-friendly place! This has become an annual trip for us and we had a great time as usual. :)

Picking the first apple!

Mason and Erin

The first of 3 :)

Riding in the wagon (starting apple #3)

Looking for pumpkins (note apple #3)

Cheese (with apple in hand) :)

Blanton's at Skytop 2010