On Sunday we ventured up to Gowrie to celebrate Kris's birthday. We had a great visit and I was able to try out a new Paleo pulled pork recipe--that is really good! I'll have to post it on here sometime! We had some fun with Santa hats with the boys! Other than that I didn't take many pictures...fail on my part!
Mason looking so thrilled, isn't he?
Yeah, this is pretty much how picture taking goes...Mason pretty much HATES it but Brady is a total ham. Polar opposites...love it!
On Friday we did a little more celebrating our Birthday Boy! We had his party last Sunday and I'll do a post on that as soon as I find my camera cord to download those pictures...so far it's a casualty of our move! Aghh!
Anyway, I picked Brady up at daycare a little after lunch and we headed to the theater to check out the movie Frozen. It was such a cute movie! After the movie, we ran to Target and ran a couple of errands.
Then it was time for Andy and Mason to come home...and mommy headed out for dinner and drinks with friends. So Andy took the boys out for dinner and they had some good boy bonding time!
Brady posing in the Lego cut-out at the theater
He was SO excited and had his favorite...popcorn and m&m's! No worries, that's water in his cup!
We had a great Thanksgiving! On Thursday, Steve and Brad came over and we ate a yummy traditional Thanksgiving feast. We relaxed most of the day (naps may have happened...well by me anyway!) and just enjoyed our time together. Later that evening we decided to put our tree up. Brady was SO excited and Mason loves looking at the lights. On Friday morning we headed back to Kimballton and watched the Iowa vs. Nebraska game, hit up some Julefest and then went to my aunt's house that evening for the Petersen Thanksgiving. More yummy food and family time! Then on Saturday we had the Parker Thanksgiving and continued to eat more! We headed back home that afternoon and then geared up for Brady's 5th birthday party that was on Sunday (more to come on that later). All in all it was a busy, busy holiday but we wouldn't change anything about it. We got to spend time with family and that's what it's all about!
Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Christmas tree time!
Mason is infatuated with clapping!
This is what I see 99% of the time...someone is going through an extremely long 'Mommy' phase...he won't let me out of his sight! I know I should cherish this time (I keep telling myself that) but it's also extremely difficult! Love those baby blues though! :-)
On Sunday we ventured up by Nevada to Berry Patch Farms so we could pick some apples, raspberries and some pumpkins. They also have a tractor/hay ride. Brady LOVED picking our own apples, etc. Unfortunately the raspberries were pretty much picked over but that was okay. We had a great time. It's a no-muss, no-fuss place and the honey crisp apples are amazing! We all ate one on the way home. Now for picture overload.
On Wednesday Mason had a bad fall at daycare. He got himself in to a tub with toys (he had been taken out of it a time or two before the incident) and he was trying to get out when our daycare provider was coming over to get him out (he knew he wasn't supposed to be in there) and he stepped out and onto a Mega block Lego and must have fallen at the right angle. I knew it was serious when I went to pick him up and he didn't come running to me, he always does that. He wouldn't put weight on his leg so I took him to Urgent Care. After a lot of crying and holding him down for X-Rays, they said it wasn't good, put a temporary cast (past his knee) and told us we'd need to see the Orthopedic Specialist the next day.
It was a LONG 18 hours before getting in to the Orthopedic Specialist. Long story short, he has a fractured/cracked Tibia. Luckily he is able to have a below-the-knee cast. So he'll be rocking his cast for the next 4 weeks...he will get it off the day before our family pics--good timing! :-)
He is handling it pretty well but he's just so frustrated that he can't go, go, go! He does have a 'walking cast' so when he's ready, he can walk with it on, thank goodness!
A few hours after the accident
Getting ready to see the Orthopedic Specialist
His permanent cast. He actually has an orange cast but they cut 2 slits in it to allow for swelling so it is wrapped in an ACE bandage.
Andy and I met through mutual friends and started dating in 2004. We were married on September 30, 2006 and welcomed our first son, Brady in December of 2008. Our second son Mason arrived in April of 2012. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends!
Loves: Tee-Ball, animals, math, memorizing birthdays and special dates, being a big brother, Sheriff Callie's Wild West, granola bars, water, and being outside!
Loves: Books, his Power Wheels, stroller rides, playing at the park, his sippy cup, cheese, milk and copying everything his big brother does!