Our little boy

Our little boy
Our Little Miracle

Friday, August 22, 2014

Home, Home on the Range

Today was an amazing day for Mason.  A little over a week ago Tom and Mason started going to the "Daddy Golf Course".  At said course Mason has been practicing putting.  Mason only has a set of plastic golf clubs and Tom would only let him use his clubs on the putting green.  Mason has done really well with obeying the rules of golf like NO running on the green, being quiet while others are around, NO jumping on the green and several more.  After the first visit Mason has been begging for his own set of "real" clubs so that he could hit balls on the driving range.  Well of course because he has chosen to be a lefty that meant we had to order clubs.  We had already decided that that was what he was getting for his birthday so we ordered them a bit early.......Well we were told that the shipment of these clubs would be on Saturday.  Every day we have talked about the countdown until Saturday!  Today as we were doing our normal morning routine we heard a "big" truck pull up.  We hurried outside and to our surprise Mason shipment was a day EARLY!!!!     
The hardest part of the day was waiting for Tom to get home so that we could go to the range.  Once he got home we were off!!!
Heading to get a bucket of balls.
First you have to buy tokens.
Then you have to get the bucket to catch the balls.
Insert token next.
Watch the balls....
Make Daddy carry all the balls!
Once on the range Daddy told us all the rules.
Then it was go time!!!!
After several hits it is important to take a break and watch Daddy hit a few.
After a bit of a rest it is go time again!
Changing up clubs....
All balls got hit!
 Once all the balls were hit we ended the night on the putting green.  Over all Mason did an awesome job hitting the balls and following directions.  It was lots of fun to watch him hit and learn from his Daddy.  I foresee lot of range time in our future : )

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Baby update

So now that our secret is out here are a few details.....

*Flynn Baby #2 is due February 9, 2015.
*I am 15.5 weeks
*Baby looks great and is measuring accordingly.
*I have been going to see my doctor every other week to get an ultrasound of my cervix and the baby.  So far so good.  No signs of any shorting or opening.  If they start to see any of this then we will start talking about a cerclage. 
*I am not limited on any activities but I have been very tired so I have not been doing much. 
*Needless to say the goal for all parties is to keep this baby in until FULL term so we are all doing our part in this plan!
*Mason goes with me to all the appointments and LOVES when it is time to hear the heart beat.  He gets this big grin on his face.  They have been giving him a picture of his own, of the baby and their heart beat, and he carries it around proudly showing it to anyone that will look. 
*Yes we are hoping to find out the sex of the baby.....the next chance is this Monday and if all works out and baby is helpful you all will be let in on the secret. 

Here is a belly picture for anyone that is interested.....in the last week I have totally popped and I am starting to look pregnant and not just fat around the belly!!!

 It goes without saying that I need to work on my bump picture taking skills : )

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mussel Dinner

Went to Mud City tonight for dinner.....

And guess who LOVED the mussels.........
He could NOT get enough!

He kept going back for more and more!
Then we headed to the beach to work off the amazing dinner!
Last stop was for some ice cream before we headed for home.....
He insisted on just licking it instead of using a spoon.  And yes he got soaking wet at the beach and had to change clothes!
We ended the night with catching lighting bugs.  Off to bed we go, another fun filled day on tap for tomorrow!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Beer Dinner

Tonight Pa and I got to go to Uncle Jonathan's beer dinner.  It was at a local bar/restaurant where we got 5 courses with beer pairings for each.  Along with food and drinks we also got educated on beer.  It was really neat to try different pairings, learn about beer and eat AMAZING food! An added bonus was getting to watch Uncle Jonathan do his thing!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The 5th of July!

While visiting Uncle Jonathan in New Jersey we were excited to once again watch fireworks on the beach.  Unfortunately, thanks to Hurricane Aurthur, we had to wait until the 5th of July to celebrate our nations birthday!  Luckily for us we did not get anything other than some rain from the storm as it moved north east of the coast so the party was not a total bust.  

Since all the fireworks had been cancelled the day before, Uncle Jonathan wanted to go down to the beach and make sure that they were still going to take place in the same areas originally planed.  He convinced me that a good bike ride was in order and that he and I would "just" ride to the beach and check it out........

 We only had to cross ONE major street going before we were able to turn up a side street!

      Give or take a few miles........4 miles later we finally found the spot!  Then it was time to go back home!!!!!  Did I mention that is was about 95 degrees during this trip????

Well all complaining aside the scouting trip went well because when we returned later that night we had a front row spot to watch the action.

 First we had to make a sandcastle......although Mason really only helped for about 1 minute!
 Granny's finished project!
 Adding the water
 Our PERFECT spot...
 Pa caught me trying to do a group selfie!
 Uncle Jonathan being forced to take a picture!
Ready for the action to begin.

An awesome night of fireworks!  Mason LOVES to watch them and we all had a fun night on the beach!