Our little boy

Our little boy
Our Little Miracle

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:  

94
60
37
19
6

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. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Happenings Around Here

The past few days have been filled with lots of activities.  Saturday we got to go bowling for Daddy's company party!  Daddy had to work early in the morning so Mason and I heading to the alley and left Dad to sleep.  Mason LOVES to bowl.......like we did not already know that : )





 Mason photo bombing Colton and my selfie!




We closed down the party and had a blast with all of "our work family"!
After a short night time sleep (thanks to day light saving time) we headed to church.





 Mason sits with me through the service and then afterwards gets to play in the sandbox : )
 On Monday we had a special visitor.....
 Skyla got to come over and play with Mason for a few hours.  Mason was a GREAT helper and played her videos on his IPAD, read her books and much much more!
I know what you are thinking......and YES he would make an AWESOME big brother.  And NO I am not hinting at anything....I am NOT pregnant but maybe one day we will be blessed with another baby. 
 Once Skyla left it was BOY time!!!  We had a pick up game basketball : )
 Then we got the bikes out and went around the world about 10 times....before Mason's hands were too cold to keep going.



And we finished off the night with cuddles with Daddy! 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Potty Time?

Mason is completely disinterested in potty training.  We have tried several times and have backed off when it is not working and Mason is not responding.  As of right now we are trying to "catch" him going potty.  Then suggesting sitting on the potty and once he denies us, we then take the opportunity to talk about BIG boys using the potty and trying to convince him to give it a try.  So today he started to go and I said "Mason lets go sit on the potty!"  .......And he said no (like always) then I reminded him that if he starts to go on the potty he will get a new remote control Thomas for using the potty....well that was all it took, up we ran, off the diaper came AND he SAT on the potty!!!!!!  Best part there were no tears, forcing him to sit or screaming.  OK that may not seem like a big deal but it IS!  I will take it.  It is a starting point!  Without grossing anyone out lets just say he had finished his business in the diaper but he tried and it was a GREAT effort.  As promised we decided that after his nap we would go to Target and get his new toy.


 So they ended up not having the remote control Thomas he wanted but then he saw this Shark track and was more then happy to choose this toy. 
Reading me the box.  Telling me all about it : )






As you can see he is loving his new toy.  We even hooked it up to other tracks we have and made a little town.  Watch your feet Daddy because Mason is so proud we left it out for you to see when you wake up : ) So I know we have a long way to go and we are not planning to bribe our way through the entire process but it is a baby step that needed to happen to hopefully get this training underway!!!