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!!