Friday, July 27, 2012

Picnics on the lawn

After all of the company left, we kept it closer to home.  Many days we would have picnics on the front lawn. Mason, Cory and I all love being outside and enjoying the warm weather.  And yes, Cory still lives in his bones pajamas. It doesn’t matter if we wake up and get dressed for the day; it is only a matter of time and he’s changed back into them.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mason ~ One Month

These pictures are not great, but I love them anyway! His little faces crack me up.

I'm ONE month old!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mason's Baby Blessing

On July 15, 2012 Mason was given a baby blessing by his dad. It was a wonderful day and a sweet blessing. This was also the first day where Mason was with out a doubt giving social smiles to my dad.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Visit from Mom and Dad Whitesell

Papa Whitesell and Grandma Whitesell came to visit in July! We were so excited to have them meet Mason and spend time with the rest of us. After we picked them up from the airport, we headed straight to downtown Salt Lake for dinner. We went to City Creek and ate at the Cheesecake Factory. It was a delicious dinner and City Creek was amazing. I'm not much of a shopper, but it was really fun just to walk around and see everything. Cory loved playing in the fountains and I enjoyed visiting with my mom and dad.
Cheesecake Factory

City Creek

Stories with Grandma

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Visit from Aunt Heather and Dawson

 Heather and Dawson came to visit for a week and happened to be here during the week of July 4th. We did a lot of fun things considering Mason was only 2 weeks old. It was so fun having them visit but also a lot of work! My hands were busy so there aren't many pictures.
We went to the Provo 4th of July parade. Mason slept the entire time while Cory and Dawson ate lots of junk and enjoyed all of the floats. While they were in town we visited the BYU bookstore, went on a shopping spree at the mall, and had a picnic at the park, introduced Heather to Red Robin (which Dawson later threw up.) Aww... the memories you can make in 7 days.

Heather gave Cory and Mason their first USC paraphernalia.

Monday, July 2, 2012

What do you do when you become a big brother??

You run around in your underwear sporting super spiky hair.
You get LOTS of presents from people who love you.

You dress up as a super hero

You hoard toys in your bed

You take lots of long baths

And you play with Grandma's Halloween costumes.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The first 2 weeks

I was on a complete adrenaline high for the first 2 weeks Mason was home. I was so happy and I honestly enjoyed every moment. We are blessed with a great support system and had numerous meals brought in from great friends and family. Mason didn't have any problems with adjusting, except some mild reflux. He was never spitty, but would fuss if you laid him flat on his back after eating. I held him almost all of the time for the first two weeks and didn't care one bit if I "spoiled" him. I had a keen sense that those first days/weeks with him were absolutely priceless. Having done this once before, I knew they would be gone before I knew it!

First smile caught on camera

Great Grandma Thatcher

Tiny baby with Daddy

He was so skinny!

He didn't cry very much but when he did it was so sweet.

Mason reminds me of Barney from the Andy Griffith show in this picture.

With cousin Kristine