Sunday, August 21, 2011

Put that smile upon your face

and let's get ready for school!


Tuesday was your first day of 2 year old preschool. I was very blessed to be able to experience you walking in for the first time. We got to school early so I could take pictures; 
Mommy: say cheese
Mason: no, no mommy
Needless to say, you wanted to be independent. On the way, you said, "school to play." You walked right into the classroom and started playing. Not that I was surprised but man, it proved that you are a little boy!

From what I know, you had a great first day. You were bitten but apparently it's a rite of passage (and they said you got over it really quick). Today you came home with two art projects and the director asked Daddy if you could come more than 2 days because you love it so much.
In other news, 
you walked up 5 steps and down 6 steps completely unassisted today which the the most to date.
you saw a bug, freaked a little (you hate them thank Jesus), then stepped on it. I have taught you well young grasshopper...
we LOVE Gymboree Play and Music. you know what comes next, you like to kiss Gymbo, and you say, "yeah!" all the time
you had a great play date with Wyatt yesterday. honestly, it was probably your best play date ever. you two really played with each other! chasing and laughing (you were hysterical; I don't think I've ever seen you smile so big), bouncing on the trampoline together and cracking up, sharing toys. Wyatt would say, "ready set (or what sounded like it" and you would say "go." just what AJ have always wanted for you two.

Friday night we went to Six Flags. The park was only open to Lockheed employees so it wasn't super packed. I have never heard you say, "weeee" so many times in your life. There were so many rides you could go on; it was great.

you HATED waiting for the rides to start

both Gamaw and I got dizzy; you were bored

nice outfit change. at least we had one for you after Skull Island....
Love you busy bee,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I finally know how it feels


Going into my fourth year teaching, I felt like a veteran going into my school's meet and greet this morning. Parents of my past Kindergarteners and my new class of SNP kids always came in with a little apprehension and a lot of excitement. I acted like I knew what it felt like to have my little one go to school for the first time, but I had no clue. 
When Daddy and I signed you up for the 2 year old class at Mt. Calvary, we were and still are so thrilled. We know you will have great social experiences, burn off some of that energy, and learn a lot along the way. Tonight was your first meet and greet. Totally wasn't expecting my reaction. As we walk to your classroom, Daddy and I holding your hands, I couldn't help but feel that apprehension and excitement. My little man has grown up, and has a big boy cubby to prove it. 

I will for sure be as much a helicopter mom as I can and taking pictures of every little thing I get the chance to be a part of (and having Daddy take some too since he's the  "class dad"). 

I said, "say cheese" and you said, "ssshhh"

Ms. Stacy will have her hands full with 9 boys and 2 girls but you will have so much fun. I finally know how it feels to allow your child to grow up.

Love you little man,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I love you


Daddy told me that the part of the brain that involves risk isn't fully developed until a man is 20. I wouldn't have believed it except for the trip we made the day before supports his theory...
Gammy (SHE HAS A NAME!) and I met at Costco and were checking out some bagels. DIRECTLY in front of you who was standing in the large part of the cart (yeah, I know). We both watch as you completely somersault over the side and land face up, head first unto the cement. THAT CAN NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. You only cried for about 5 minutes. Once I started singing Bieber, you laid your head on my shoulder. Gams and I had no idea what to do and the darn dr. wouldn't get back to us. You dosed off. Back in the day that was a huge no no. We freaked out and called the dr. again. They said to head straight to the ER. So I brought my wet 25 lb. noodle to the hospital. The minute we walked in, you perk up and say, "ion (there was a picture of a lion on the wall)." I knew you were fine at that point but wanted to be 100% sure. Gams and A.K. met us at Kennestone. Turns out it was JUST a mild concussion. NO BUMP, no nothing. Freakin' A son. Way to scare the bejesus out of me!

In other extremely happy news, you say I LOVE YOU now. Full on. You started what sounded like it a few days ago then the 2 nights ago at the Currys, you walked into the kitchen and said, "Daddy I love you." I left you with Gammy this morning (yup, back to work) and you waved bye and said love you. 

Here is a sneak peak of you in one of your Halloween costumes. You weren't too sure about it...

We also got to hang out with AJ and Wyatt (remember them?).
You still are loving making videos of yourself on the computer and on Daddy's iphone.

You also love to take picutres. You grab the camera and say, "cheese." Not to bad for a wee one.

Open house for your school is next Thursday. I am so excited. Mrs. Lisa even signed Haven up to be in the same class as you!

Check out say what? as I am revamping it a little since there is NO WAY to keep up with every new word or phrase. You are obsessed with, "hant" right now. You want to hold everyone's hand and take them everywhere.

You and A.K. are too silly.

Before I started filming this video, you were singing the song right on cue.

Love you,