From the day I put this mobile (which was Braden's) onto Mason's crib (which was also Braden's) Braden has loved playing with it, even before Mason got here. Now that Mason is here, and nearly every moment he's in his crib, he is sleeping, or should be, there hasn't been any opportunities for the mobile, until Wednesday night. I sat Mason down so I could do a few things before bedtime, and I called down that Mason needed his mobile turned on, Braden raced up the stairs, fresh from his bath, and combing his own hair, to accommodate his little brother. Daddy raced up too, then back down for the camera! Good thing he's in such great shape! The mobile was a big hit!
I had not discovered blogging before Mason got here, so I'll give you a little background on the nursery. We have two bedrooms downstairs, ours and Braden's and two bedrooms upstairs, Mason's and a guest, which is now mine! Mason's room was painted a very bright purple, which is also our high school's color. Blake did an excellent job repainting it this lovely shade of green!
With the help of my dear friend, Susie Lee, we made the bedding, she did the bumper pad and I did the skirt. The amazing thing about the bumper pads is that she did them in sections so I can swap them around and change the look if I want!
The upstairs bedrooms do not have closets, so with the help of a very resourceful Nan (Janet Benson found this at an antique store in Forrest City) Mason has this adorable child-sized armoire. It is PERFECT for his little clothes! The adorable picture frame and blocks were shower gifts from Ann & Becki, they both came from Lad-n-Lassie in Mountain Home.
Car pool is over, and now we walk home from school everyday. Recycling Mason: Here's a booger, Momma, put it in recycling.
Frozen Custard Please Last night Braden and I attended the Playground Party hosted by The Center. On our way I promised Braden we could get some "concrete" from Freddy's (local ice cream/burger joint) which is frozen custard. Even though it was 30 minutes past his bedtime when we left the party, he had not forgotten: Braden: Mom, can I have a brick? I mean a sidewalk? Mom:What? Braden: You know, you said after the party..... Mom:(cracking up) Oh, you mean concrete? From Freddy's?
Salad in the Water Last night for dinner I fixed a refreshing pitcher of ice water with mint and lemon balm from our garden. Mason pointed to it from his high chair and declared: Mason: Salad in the water! Dollar Vacation During Braden's Birthday Lunch on the porch I asked River if she was getting excited about their family trip to Branson. River:Oh Yeah! We even get to go to Silver Dollar City! Braden: Oh Yeah, my Mom takes me to Dollar Tree! Obviously Braden has no idea what SDC is or that the Dollar Tree doesn't quite compare, but as long as it's a big deal to him. . . .we will keep going!
The Substitooth When I picked Braden up on Friday, his teacher wasn't there, but he had a substitute. This happened one other time, when Ms. Vacca had a toothache. I asked Braden who is substitute was, and he said "Nothing" Me:Was Ms. Vacca here, today? Braden: No, we had 3 different teachers. Me: Who was that man? Was he your substitute? Braden: No, Ms. Vacca was sick today, so he helped us do our work. Me: I know, Braden, that is called a substitute teacher. Braden: I thought it was a substitooth, like Ms. Vacca had before.
Hello to all! We are going to attempt to provide you with an endless source of pictures, video and stories to ooh and aaah at until your heart is content. As Braden reminds Blake every morning as he leaves for work "don't be boring" we will try not to be boring! We thought life was interesting with Braden, now that we've added Mason to the mix we've learned new levels of parenthood!