Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby please don't run away


It always cracks me up when the song stuck in my head makes a perfect title to a letter. Anyway, you have been just off and running lately; body and mouth. Tonight for the first time, you said, "oh no" and "dear God (dea ga)" Thank you Grandma for the latter phrase. I swear your repeating is out of control!
Grandma and I went to a meeting with your new model agency and we are taking pictures for your comp. cards tomorrow with A.J. Play date and pictures all in one. We haven't played with them in a while and I am really excited to hang out for a couple hours. You are also going to have a mini play date with Kamryn tomorrow then maybe with Jakson at his brother Henry's baby shower. Good times!
Speaking of pictures, I took some on Tuesday that I wanted to share! Some are blurry :( I am quickly learning I should have just bite the bullet and gotten a DSLR. Maybe for my 25th birthday.....

After your appointment with the ENT on Thursday, we learned you have a lot of negative pressure and a significant amount of fluid retention in your ears. Hence all the ear infections. We have schedule surgery to implant tubes for April 15th. I am nervous but trying not to think about it. I know it will help you significantly.
Looking forward to our weekend together!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Madness


I apologize for being so vague in my last few letters. It has been madness in the Turner household. Mommy back to work, means march mayhem is in full swing.
You got your party on for Mardi Gras.

 You learned where we keep the cookies and constantly ask for, "cookie"

You can now say so many words and short phrases it is ridiculous. You love to say, "throw, go, poop(y), pretty, toy, school (when you see your bus toy), boo, and beep (when I ask what does the horn do while singing wheels on the bus)" and you even busted out "odie dodie" and "this way." Each day you surprise us with new vocabulary. Go and throw sound similar but you use them correctly.

You are a kissing fool. You pucker up and say, "mmmm."

Still learning how to catch

Still dancing to the nativity
Yesterday Pop and I took you to your interview with one of the modeling agencies. Honestly, we won't know until Tuesday if they would like to represent you but I have no doubt in my mind that they will. Afterward, we took you to a train show. You LOVED the Lego set up and the large scale trains.
You also mimic sounds. When we sneeze, you spit. When I do my short weird laugh, you do it too. You have learned to blow your food. It is so cute!
Hope this clears some stuff up for you about what we have been up to (LOL). The weather has been magnificent. Looking forward to another great day!


Monday, March 14, 2011


Mason, Mason, Mason, Mason, Mason


You do this to me all the time in the car. "Mom, Mom, Mom." I look back. "hi."

You have an ear infection (yeah, another one. no, I am not putting things in your ear). New antibiotic this time. Azithromycin for 5 days. You have been quite irritable with temper tantrums every 10 minutes but you have also been SO lovable. You have been a kissing fool, pucking up and even closing your eyes! Your cough still has bones in it (lol. Memaw says that) and your eyes are all red and puffy. I really hope the strong antibiotic will kick in by tomorrow (lofty I know). 

Love you, Buddy,

Sunday, March 13, 2011



We have been quite busy lately. I am sorry I haven't written in a while. 
you have been mimicking even more than before

you have been dancing more with your arms and head. SO freakin' cute

we received a notice from another modeling agency who wants to meet with you next weekend!

when you hear the garage door, you pause then yell "daddy." you've been doing it for a while but tonight you were playing in your ball pit and you got so darn excited when you heard the garage door!

you have had a fever for 2 days now and you are on ibuprofen every 6 hours on the dot or it will come back. Grandma is taking you to the doctor tomorrow (other symptoms: runny nose, slight cough, and completely dead without medication).

You and Daddy (along with Uncle Todd and Grandaddy) have been working very hard on the backyard (I'll give myself some credit too!). Today we spent the entire day outside!
mom, I am trying to work
why does he get to ride the mower....?
sickness or teething? based on this face...teething
and it only took me 5 minutes!
jammin' out to the radio
I love you, Booger. I start work tomorrow and I know you will have a great time with Grandma!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

16 months

My little Mason,

Happy 16 months, Buddy! You are changing every day, growing into a hysterical and active little boy. At your last check up Ms. Diane mentioned that between now and 2 your language will sky rocket. Since then I have really been paying attention to all you can say and understand and it truly amazes me. Grandma has always told me I was a talker and combined with your love for some good play time (from Daddy), you are little a little super dude!
You love to kick. Whether it is at swimming lessons, in the tub looking like the karate kid, or playing ball with Daddy and I, you can not only say "kick" but you do it well. Soccer Tots in in your future for the fall. Speaking of swimming lessons, today you went to your first swimming class at the local aquatic center! You and Grandma had a great time. She said you loved kicking and playing in the water and you didn't want to leave the pool! I am so excited I get to take you on Wednesday.
C has definitely been the letter of the month. This month you have started saying, "cookie", "cupcake," and you have mastered, "cracka (i.e. cracker)" and "cook." I love when you say c words because you say it like with a yiddish gargle! 
You have gotten much better at throwing in the past couple days. You have started using a fork and honestly, you knew exactly what to do with it and while we are for sure still in the messy stage, you are pretty darn good at it. As far as the potty goes, you go on it sporadically and for some reason, go potty 99% of the times Daddy puts you on it.
Today you spent your birthday with Daddy playing in the woods and spying on a family of deer. 

Today we also learned that Mommy is headed back to the classroom next week. While the opportunity came up very fast, Daddy, both of you Grandparents, and I believe it is the best option for our family right now. I know I will miss you tons but you know as well as I do that when we are together, we will make up for it times 10! Speaking of both sets of your Grandparents, I want you to call both of them right now and thank them for all they have done for you. Memaw, Granddaddy, Grandma, and you beloved Pop love you so much!

I love you,

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

15 1/2 month well check


1 shot (didn't even make a face. area got red but no reaction)

22 pounds 4 ounces - 25th percentile

46 cm head - 25th percentile

29 1/4 inches long - 10th percentile

I think you got cuter today.

Daddy is teaching you how to play baseball as I write this. You are so smart. He says, "go get your bat" and you get it and you are loving carrying around the bat and ball. 
We are working on rolling the ball too. You can throw, not too far, and you liked throwing the ball to Jack (Drew and Monique's dog).
The other day we shared some delicious girl scout cookies.

happy dance! rockin' his awesome new sandals (thanks Grandma)!
Yesterday we played at a really fun park with A.J. and Wyatt. 

climbed all the way to the top

A.J. and I wold love to think you are best friends but to be honest, you don't care much for each other (or you just enjoy bullying him). You were sharing Cheerios and you wanted the one he took so you stuck your hand in his mouth. You still have a nice size bite. Then you got so mad about the whole ordeal that you started grumbling loud then grabbed Wyatt and pushed him down. He is the only baby you bully and we have no idea why.
Another comment about how smart you are. Today a lady was walking by while we were outside playing. She smiled at you and you said, "hi." She said hi back and continued walking. A few seconds later she asked me how old you were. I replied, "almost 16 months." She replied, "and he just said hi to me? that's good." Yeah, we know. I pointed and asked you just a minute ago when you were looking at your parking garage toy funny to go get your cars. Without hesitation you turn, spot the cars and grab them and bring them over. Speaking of cars, you love to push them all around. As I watch you play, I am reminded of a funny thing I passed down to you. When I am concentrating or in the zone, I make goofy faces or stick my tongue out. You either have a small part of your tongue ot or you tuck your top lip.
You are a love machine lately. I ask for a kiss and I get a big open mouth! You only do it for me (sometimes A.K. or Grandma) and I LOVE them!
There is so much more I could brag on that it is hard to even think of all of the great things you are up to. I enjoy every minute I spend with you, even at 3 a.m.