Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8 months!

Mason is another month older and he is surely getting around!

Mason can pull himself up on EVERYTHING
He giggles more and more each day, very ticklish on his tummy
He now eats fruit puffs, cheese puffs, yogurt bites, cheerios, and tries to go after what everyone else is eating
He runs in his walker
He reaches for the person he wants to go with
He moans until he gets what he wants
He still doesn't like his carseat
He enjoys watching sing-alongs or any music that is on TV
He likes to sit in his highchair and munch on the straps that hold him in
He can crawl perfectly on hands and knees
He is getting into EVERYTHING

Monday, August 27, 2012

Alexa's first haircut

I've been waiting for Alexa's hair to grow out before her first haircut. Matthew and I finally felt that it was time and since my brother told me about where he has taken Rhett we decided to go to that kiddie place for her haircut. We made an appointment for Sunday and to be honest I think Matthew and I were more excited/nervous than Alexa. Alexa loves getting beautified but since it was her first time, as parent's, so many things go through your mind. Is she going to like it? Is she going to be good? Be fussy? Our general thoughts were that she was going to be good, but you just never know with kids. Their moods change constantly and you can only hope for the best in a given situation. Well I'm here to say that Alexa was FANTASTIC! She did so good and since they had kiddie cars to sit in for their haircut, she was ready to jump right into the Barbie Jeep as soon as we got there. They had packages of different things to go with a haircut and we picked the one that gave us a first haircut certificate with her hair and picture, and Alexa even got a mini manicure with her haircut. SHE LOVES MANICURES!!! I can't wait to take her on dates to get our nails done!



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An interesting photo shoot

My grandpa has been wanting to get his great-grandchildren together so he could get some pictures with them and also to re-create a photo that was taken of my grandpa and my brother when my brother was between 2 and 3 I think. It was taken by my grandmother at my grandfather's Nursery. Growing up, I spent practically every summer at his Nursery. My grandmother would watch all grandkids every summer and it was so much fun. My brother and I would run around, pretend to be ninjas, make forts, run in the sprinklers, race carts that my grandfather used to take plants to the customers cars, catch butterflies, slide down a huge dirt pile, and climb poles. I also learned, by my grandpa, how to ride a bike. Haha, it was certainly a fun childhood past time that I hold very close to my heart. Every time I go there I kinda get sad because I miss my grandmother. She has been gone for almost 5 years now and all I have are memories. It was especially fun when my cousins would come and play. I'd push them around in a Little Tikes toy car and we also used to make high heels out of soda cans. I don't know how my grandmother did it, taking care of 5 grandkids all at once! Plus, she would help my grandfather with customers and bookkeeping. Anyways, here are some pictures that we took. The kids did fairly well, but the hardest part was actually having my grandpa look up for the pictures, hahaha go figure! It was a great day!

Trying to re-create a picture of my brother and grandpa holding a plant.

This looks closer to what the picture of my grandpa and brother looked like.