Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Enjoying the Weather

We've been busy soaking up the nice weather before the cold comes back...gotta love Iowa!  We got a new Sit 'n Stand stroller for the boys and we've used it for a few walks and we love it!  Brady was way too big for our double jogging stroller (he looked ridiculous) but when we go places like the Farmer's Market and other fun outdoors events we want something that he can still utilize. With this one he can stand or sit (facing me or facing towards Mason).  So far so good!

 Mason loves going on walks!
That's better--no paci!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

1 Year Stats

Mason had his 1 year check-up today...poor guy had to have 3 shots and a finger poke...it was rough (probably more so for mommy).  He is one healthy, happy boy!

Height:  30 1/8 (55th percentile)
Weight: 24.12 (90th percentile...ha ha...last time he was in the 70th percentile...boy likes to eat!)
Head Circ:  18 (37th percentile)

Here's a pic of our adventurous little guy...seriously we need to get some gates up!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Mickey Mouse Birthday

On Sunday we had Mason's 1st Birthday Party!  Luckily the weather was pretty decent to the kids could play outside.  We decided to have most of the party in the garage, which gave much more room and we could all spread out!  Here's his birthday in pictures...I should have taken more of the decorations (thanks Pinterest for the ideas!)...oh well!

 His awesome cake my friend Becky made...tasted yummy too!

The banner I made...it says Mason is One...this is as crafty as I get!

The cake table with the Pez dispensers for the kiddos

Party time!

Mason had the best helpers help him open all his awesome gifts!!

Getting ready to eat some cake!

He did a pretty good job going after it!

Mason with his Godparents!

Playing with his toys after the party was over

He says 'Thank You Everyone for coming to my party!'

Monday, April 22, 2013


A couple of weeks ago we had Mason's 1 years pictures taken and we also threw in some solos of Brady and some family pictures.  I love how they turned out!  Here are a few other pictures (besides the ones that I am using on the blog now).  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Oh My...

Someone has found the stairs...and he is infatuated with them.  I guess it's time to get our gates out!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Big Day

While we are super excited for his birthday bash this weekend, we had to celebrate our little guy's big day with our family of 4 on Friday.  He got to open his gifts and have a yummy cupcake (of course we had to sing to him by the insistence of big brother).  How did this year go by already?  We can't wait for family and friends to come over and celebrate this little cutie's big day!

 Big brother was a good helper opening gifts
He loves that his Mickey sings the Hot Dog Dance!

These blocks are his absolute favorite!

Mason is definitely our 'Cathcart'

Cupcake time!

I'm gonna try to get this whole thing in my mouth in one bite!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Mason!!

How can it be that our sweet baby boy is already 1?  This year has just flown by.  It's so hard to believe that a year ago today we were in the hospital anxiously awaiting to meet our last baby.  Mason, you have brought so much joy to our lives and have completed our family.  We are so lucky to be your parents!!  It makes me sad to think that you're technically not a baby anymore..how is that possible?  You are such a mama's boy right now and I'm okay with that (sometimes it can be difficult but I'm trying to cherish this phase).  I'll post more of a 1 year update when he has his 1 year check-up!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Big Boy!

Someone is pulling himself up!  

'What's the big deal mommy?'

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Silly Boys

Here's what our little munchkins have been up to...

Who needs toys when you have a nice big box to play with?

It's the start of WWE at our house...

Wearing his Bunny Ears he made in Preschool