Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Leadership Potential

Mason,


You have been blessed with consecutive Daddy day afternoons. Daddy was home to two full days and I know you enjoyed every minute. I know (trust me) you love me but sometimes I really think you need some Daddy time. Since it is consignment season, you two were on your own yesterday and a little today (I got you a magna doodle and a basketball hoop and Barney slippers (and other stuff you don't care about)). The stage Dad came out a little when he took you on a shoot yesterday.



At the very end, you needed to smile and you went into a passive aggressive temper tantrum. I get home and the house is a little messy but I can tell you two have had such a fun time singing and dancing and playing with balls and trucks!


In other news, you are singing CONSTANTLY!
"baby baby oohh"
"down down down" 
"tnnnniiiigh"
and a bunch more. You become more obsessed with JB as time goes on. If he isn't playing in the car, you will hear about it! Has to be the right volume too.


We had Summer and her mommy over a few days ago and you really showed off your sharing skills (she however not so much, made you cry twice). I was extremely proud of you!


Funny story. Ok...two.
I went upstairs, you followed me. I went downstairs. You wanted me with you. 
"Mommy ustirs" 
"No Mae Mae, Mommy stay down"
"peas"
"ok"
You have started saying please when you want something. "Paci peas"


When we went to art class at NMC, the coordinator had two pools laid out so you kids could splash in the water with the fish toys. All of you were fully clothed so the idea was to just have you splash.....Within 20 seconds, you were in the pool. Out of 15 kids obeying, you were standing in it. I ignored it just long enough to finish putting water in it then got you out....only to see you walk in the smaller pool. Great. A minute later, 15 kids are in and out of both pools; everyone fully drenched. One mom said, "Mason has real leadership potential." Nice way to put it...


Love you,
Mommy

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lots of Love

Mason,
Here are some pictures of some things you love
after church, playing in the bushes
Paxton
wearing Mommy and Daddy's shoes










cheesing for Ms. Stacey
after playing in the sprinkler, you went potty, read a book, and ate cookies (all at the same time)
reading

being silly
(Kamryn's birthday)


playing with new friends
salsa?

art projects
beating up Mommy
speaks for itself
cake (as long as it's not chocolate)
getting into mischief
being cute (ok, so I love that)
you also love teasing you alligator with cookies, singing Usher and Bieber, making videos of yourself on the computer, shaking your booty, your family and staying up late (they usually go hand in hand),

and best of all, 
Mommy.

I love you Buddy,
Momma

Friday, July 8, 2011

20 Months

our future preacher
Dear Mason,


Happy 20 month birthday. Only one day short of Mommy's big 2-5. I cannot believe we only have 4 months left until you turn 2. Like everyone says, seems like yesterday I was dreaming of having my blonde, blue eyes baby boy. Now, he's not even a baby.
At 20 months, you can say most of the letters in the alphabet and if we sing Who Let the Letters Out?, you can say most of the letter sounds. You have a song list on itunes and you love dancing! We have to move all the toys out of the way because you get so into it!
video
Check this out for a somewhat comprehensive list of your vocabulary (it's really hard to keep track).  You are one silly little boy who loves to sing (you make up songs, typically about yours truly), dance, gang up with Sicily, play instruments, dig in dirt, hit mommy and laugh, and best of all, give fabulous hugs. 
People are really seeing your personality in those new pictures we took last month. You had a casting last week and two this week (at the Kids II one, you kissed Ms. Stacey when she fixed your hair). Speaking of last week, we survived without Daddy for a whole week while he was in the Dominican Republic. We throughly enjoyed each other (and grandma's dinners!). Your great uncle past while he was gone but the silver lining came when we were able to meet Great Aunts Dodie and Bonnie, your Great Uncles Andy and Eddie, and a bunch of cousins and even second cousins. When Daddy came home, he let you play with his cool gadgets!


You love animals, throwing everything, testing patience (you say, "uuummm" before you do something you know you aren't supposed to), climbing (in church a couple weeks ago, I came to pick you up and you were standing on a chair banging on the door with a stick. when I said, "mason," she said, "thank you." lol), coloring, doing the laundry, watching TV (PBS or baseball) and movies (Elmo or Baby Einstein), and making us laugh.
For the 4th of July, we attended the 89th annual Turner family reunion in Cumming. We were so blessed that Daddy was able to have the day off (that was the reason we didn't go last year). A relative brought pictures of your great great great great great grandpa Berry Turner; that's 7 generations back! Again, you met many family members and got to visit the home Granny grew up in.
baby Mason in utero!
video

After a nap...
We went to the Marietta Square in hopes of corn dogs and fireworks. Not so much. It poured and we went out to eat then went home.
We spent part of your 1/4 birthday at the Dr. After being outside for only 10 minutes, just like your Mommy, you got eaten alive by mosquitos and one bite looked nasty! An antibiotic prescription cream later and all should be well soon. You weighed 24 pounds and 12 ounces fully clothed with shoes. No wonder my arms get sore!


Love you,
Mom