Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fun Times!!!

Last week the kids had Friday off, so we decided to head to the beach. We went to Cannon Beach and found a fun little cave to play in. The kids had a blast jumping the waves and looking for shells and neat rocks. In one of the pictures is of Elena throwing a huge fit because she lost her shoes and socks when a giant wave came up on the shore. I really thought she was kidding because she was screaming and whaling for at least 10 minutes....I haven't seen her do that since she was 2. It was actually very amusing, I was laughing my head off, I felt bad at first, but once we passed the 3 minute point, it was just plain funny! (I guess I'm not the most sensitive mother, besides they were not her best shoes).
The kids were so cold in the wet clothes, and at one point, we looked up the beach, and that last picture is what we saw...what the heck, is this a nude beach??? So funny though! Also, if you look in the picture with Tyler and Mason jumping the waves, Mason is actually in the air....pretty sweet!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mason Turns 5!!!

So, this is a little late, but hey, better late than never!!! On February 26, Mason turned 5! To me, this is strange, because in my mind, Tyler is still 4 years old and Elena is 6. So, I'm not really sure how this can happen, but it has!!! Time has really been going fast lately. Now, on to our son. Mason is so full of life and personality, it is hard to capture in words what he means to us. Mason is one of those kids you look at and you can just see his mind working. He is always wondering how things work, who made things and why things are the way they are. Sometimes I feel inadequate to answer his inquiring questions! Way too smart for his own good. I love the way Mason can adapt so well to any situation. When we moved to Portland, we signed him up for preschool. On the first day of school, his teacher told me, "You couldn't even tell he was new, he just fit right in." I love that about him, it makes life so much easier just to roll with the punches, which he is doing great at. If I'm having a rough day, all I need to do for a little laugh is think of the many funny things Mason has said over the years. There are just a few posted on the side of our blog, check them out, they are pretty funny. One of my favorites is how picky Mason is with his hair, always telling me how to do it. The other day I was doing his hair in a mohawk, which is usually his request, and he says, "Mom instead of doing a mohawk, why don't you do 2 horns!!!" I keep telling myself I'll get a journal and write it all down, so I won't forget how funny these things are. Anyways, Mason is just tons of fun, always testing new limits and pushing himself to new heights, literally, he climbs this tree in our backyard, and each day he gets higher and higher. I'm not sure if I want him to get all the way to the top, it's about 25 feet in the air, but if I let him, I'm sure he could. Exploring and going on adventures is at the top of hist list. So, thank you Mason for filling our life with fun, love and laughter!!! We love you!!!