Friday, December 21, 2007

Here comes Santa Claus....

Today we took Mason to the Mall for his once in a lifetime picture...crying on Santa's lap.

First, we thought that we would try to make it a fun day for Mason (mostly so he wasn't emotionally scared by the day) by riding the train that was set up (conviently) in the same area as Santa.

Of course we couldn't convince Mason to sit on Santa's lap. Instead we opted for the stand-up next to Santa shot.

And then to try to erase the sadness, we were back on the train. This time, Mason was up front in the coal car. Luckily, they weren't sitting on coal.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday lights...

We took a trip up to see the lights at temple square this last weekend. It was a cold trip, especially with all the newly fallen snow around on the ground. Luckily, it wasn't snowing on us.

Mason was not a fan of keeping his fingers inside the blanket (and in one picture you can see he wanted his hat gone too). And he is definitely not a fan of mittens or gloves.

We tried many alternatives, until finally we put a sweatshirt on over his jacket. The long arms of the sweatshirt finally kept his fingers warm.

I think he decided that it didn't bother him too much. But it did make him look like an ewok.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Mason's New Chair...

I bought this storage box over the weekend to store the clothes that Mason has outgrown. I don't think he got the memo, because he seems to think it is for him.

For a few days he had fun pushing it around. He'd even load it up with his important things and push those around too.

The other day, he decided it was for him. So he climbed in and wouldn't get out. He read books in it. He ate cookies in it (yummy homemade oatmeal chocolate chip ones). He even ate dinner in it.

And then when dinner was over, I pushed him over to the TV and he watched a movie while I ate dinner (Baby Einstein's World Animals, one of his favorites).

I think he thought he was going to get to sleep in it too. But I had other ideas in mind, so it was off to his crib that night.