Monday, December 26, 2011

Family Pictures

Back in early November we had family pictures made at Hermann Park and Cason had his first ride on the train. Here are the best of the pictures (taken by Fleurish Imagery)

This one is my absolute favorite.  Love this little guy.

Monday, December 12, 2011

31 Weeks

Nothing exciting to say about this.   31 Weeks, non-maternity shirt getting really short.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday in The Forest

Tonight was the second annual Holiday In The Forest event in our neighborhood.  This is where Santa and one of his reindeer come and they have the big lighting of the neighborhood tree.

This was the first time Cason saw Santa last year and he wasn't really wild about him.  We've been talking about Santa a lot this year and he can say "Santa" and likes him from a distance... but up close and personal, he's not into it.   This was the second time we saw Santa this year and he wanted nothing to do with us leaving him alone with Santa.

Here we are last year...
And this year...

Cason still really likes the lights... this year he can SAY "light" and can stand up (and run around like a crazy person... he's non-stop action these days)

Last year...
This year...

We might see Santa a couple of more times before Christmas... more pictures to come.

Santa (Take 1)

A few weeks ago, during the Junior League Holiday Market, I worked at the Cocoa and Cookies with the Clauses event.   Ryan brought Cason up at the end to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.  It did not go as planned but the pictures are funny:

We also had a fun photo booth at the event so we snuck in a quick picture before they closed down.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Yogurt Mess

I've been trying to let go of the "that is going to make a mess" attitude and let Cason feed himself all the messy stuff like yogurt, chili, applesauce, etc.  This weekend we gave him a cup of yogurt and let him go to town.  He does really good for the most part, he probably got 1/2 the cup in his mouth, 1/4 all over him, and then I helped with the last 1/4.

He was a mess but he was so happy.  I snapped all these pictures on my iPhone as he was finishing and starting to play with the cup... which he was trying to wear as a hat.  He even got it balanced up there for a few seconds.

And the best part... I was leaving and Ryan was left to clean up the mess.  :)

Morning and Night

I've been telling people how I'm so much bigger at night than in the morning and during the day.  I don't know what causes this phenomenon but several of my pregnant friends have said the same thing.  Anyway, I finally documented the difference. These days, not only am I bigger at night but I feel like I have a torpedo sticking out of my belly... I look pretty funny.

So, here are the very glamorous pictures... one take right before bed, one taken right when I woke up... before I even brushed my hair.  I hope I never become famous because these will for sure be used against me.  

Before bed torpedo belly

Cute little morning belly

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Play Day with Daddy

I don't work on Fridays so Cason and I get lots of play time.  Sometime we run errands (he doesn't love those days), some days we meet up with friends, sometimes we just play at home.  Wonderwild is one of our favorite places to go and I've been really wanting Ryan to go with us to see how fun it is.  Luckily they were open the Friday after Thanksgiving and since we were both off work, we made the trip.

The best thing was that it was not crowded at all so Cason and Ryan got to run all over and not worry about many other kids.  Playing with Daddy is just so much more fun than playing with Mommy.

I only had my phone camera but still got some fun pictures.

We finished the morning with lunch at Fuddrucker's and he was passed out by the time we hit Woodlands Parkway!

And here is a video of a little of the action!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Oh man, I'm so behind.  Its January 19, 2012 and I'm just posting Thanksgiving pictures.  As usual, I'm back dating this post for "historical" purposes.

We hosted a Thanksgiving Brunch at our house this year with Ryan's family.  It was nice for us to not have to pack Cason up and I always enjoy having family at the house.  The puppies enjoyed themselves too... Admiral and Clive wrestled for a good 4 hours straight.

Here are the highlights!

Thanksgiving Jammies... Cason learned to say "Gobble, Gobble" and thought it was really fun to say.

The spread... yum!

Family picture!

Post brunch play time... the hat I bought for my snowman wreath was the source of a lot of entertainment before I cut it in half.

Watching Football

Playing on computers and iPads

After the brothers left to celebrate with their other families, we prepared a small, traditional dinner with just Ryan's parents.  Cason took a god nap and woke up ready to eat!

He's sucking his thumb while showing off how he can cross his fingers... I think I had told him to get his fingers out of his mouth and this is what he did.  If you ask him "Cason, where are your fingers?" he crosses his fingers but only on his left hand.

He ate most everything on his plate.  The Jello was probably his favorite!

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