Our little boy

Our little boy
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Train

While we were in Ohio we got to visit with lots of family.  One stop was to Uncle Norman's house.  He has two train tracks in his basement that Mason was able to control around the track.  Mason LOVED this.

If Great Grandpa Wurm was still around, I am sure that they would be two peas in a pod and be lost in his basement for hours with ALL the trains that he had.  Every time Mason starts playing with trains I feel like Grandpa is right there with us.   After visiting for a bit we headed off to the local outlet mall to ride the train.  As we bought our tickets we learned that they were running an Easter Train.  SO of course we got tickets for that.

First we rode the train around the mall and through all the different sections.  Finally it dropped us off in front of an empty store.  Once you entered it was like a whole different world.  First Mother Goose read us an Easter story.  (Mason refused to sit and listen)  Then they called for the Easter Bunny to come.

 Mason did not want to take a picture with me.

 Here are a couple of the cousins and Mason with the Easter Bunny
 So for any of you that know about the money that you spend to get pictures with Santa or the Easter Bunny will be SHOCKED that there was no one trying to sell you pictures or charge you for taking your own.  They let you take as many pictures as you wanted.  They made it such an awesome experience all around.  Each child even got a goodie bag with a coloring book and crayons as well as a chance to get a tattoo. 
 They were selling bunny ears to benefit the local children's hospital so of course we bought a few : )

 The Easter Bunny even walked around after all the formal pictures had been taken.
 Think Mason had fun???
 I even got to take a "selfie" with the bunny!

 We had a great time and that $5.00 train ticket was well worth it!!!  Thanks to Uncle Norman for the idea and to Wendy, Sydney, Gary and Kyle for going with us.

After the ride was over we got a little treat before hitting the road....

 Got to watch a real train on the way home...the roads went from this to
This very very quickly!!!  Crazy OHIO weather!  Thanks to Pa we made it home safe and sound. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Big Step Forward

Today was a very exciting day in the our household......

Mason went poop on the potty!!!!!!!  While in Ohio, he did this once and really started to get into the whole potty training thing.(Thanks Granny!)  Today he sat on the potty twice, with no luck.  The third time was the charm and Mason did it all by himself. 

We were Skypeing with Nana, and all of a sudden Mason went to his potty, took off his diaper and sat down.  Not more then a few minutes later he had pooped!!!!!!!  HE had a total meltdown afterward BUT it ended with all smiles and a special dinner at his favorite place to eat. 

I think it is safe to say we are officially potty training : )

 Yup... stole my ice cream!
A new Play dough construction set!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saying Good-Bye

Think about this:  


My Grandmother passed away this past week.  She was 94 years old.  She was married to my Grandfather for 60 years.  She leaves behind 37 GREAT Grandchildren,  19 GRANDchildren and 6 Children.  She has finally finished the race and has been reunited with our loved ones that have gone before us.  She is now rejoicing in the presence of our Lord and Mighty Creator.  As hard as it is to imagine that she is no longer with us, her love and memories will live within us for all the days of our lives.  She was an amazing women of God and I hope that I am able to be half the women of faith that she was.  

Mason and I got here the night  before she passed.  We were able to go say our good-byes and tell her once more how much we loved her.  Mason was so sweet and as we were leaving he kissed her cheek and said "Go Night-Night Great Grandma.  It's OK just go night-night,  I Love you!"  With that she gave us a smile and her body relaxed.  Later that night my mom and some of her siblings went back to her bedside to be with her while she passed.  According to my mom it was one of the most peaceful/amazing experiences to be apart of.   It is never easy to lose a loved one but we all live in the knowledge that we will be together again.

 The Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren (almost all of us)
 The siblings
 After a change of plans with Uncle Jonathan's flight we went to Malley's and enjoyed some ice cream and a carousel ride.
 Mason even "drank" the hot fudge like Grandma always did!
 Good-bye for now Grandma.  We will be seeing you when it is our time to leave this earthly dwelling.  Until then we will keep you in our hearts.  We can not wait to dance around the table in our Fathers house!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Friends

Today we enjoyed getting to know a new family.  As Mason and I settle into me being at home I am starting to desire some "adult" time.  Tom is always urging me to get together with other "Mommy's" but I always find a reason just to spend time with my little boy.  Well after Saturday night's bowling party I decided to take the leap.  It was there, that I finally met another managers wife who is a lot like me in many ways.  We hit it off and promised we would not make excuses and actually get together.  Well with the upcoming week of rain we wanted to go have some fun in the sun.   So where else would we go but the ZOO!  It is a great place for kids to explore and get energy out while Momma's could talk and enjoy each others company. 

 This is Ivy, Baby Hope and Mommy Kristen.
 The best Otter we saw all day.  (all the real one's were sleeping)
 I believe at this point the were firefighters and heading to a fire!

 Ivy tucking Mason into bed.
 Cooking me breakfast......french toast and coffee.
 They were so nice to each other all day long.

 Mason sharing some apples.

Checking out the frogs in the "stinky" rainforest as Ivy would say!

To say that we all hit it off would be an understatement.  I can not wait to spend more time with this sweet family.