Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mason's First Christmas

You know, nothing ever turns out like you think it's going to. Mason just celebrated his very first Christmas and it's somewhat hilarious all of the plans I had for him. "We're going to make all these homemade ornaments. I'm going to make stockings. We're going to take lots of good family pictures." HA! Why do I always try and make so many plans knowing they won't get done?!

Regardless of everything that didn't get done, Mason had a wonderful first Christmas. We spent LOTS of time with family and that's really what matters most anyway! Of course I spent the week celebrating with a sinus infection. But I tried my best not to let that get in the way!

Mason received lots of awesome gifts from everyone. Brandon and I go with the "Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read" method when Christmas gift shopping. And looking back on the week, I'm so glad we did. This kid came home with so many gifts we might need to rent another apartment just for storage. But I'm grateful Mason is so loved!

Since he's only 5 months old, I don't have a whole lot to report on Christmas. Other than him pooping on my sister. [Still laughing about that] So I will just leave you with some pics :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mason - 5 Months

Mason Richard Burnside

Age: 5 Months
Weight: I'm gonna guess around 17ish lbs?
(Don't have another doc appt til next month!)
Height: I gonna guess 26ish inches?
Mason loves:

  • Rolling around on the floor - This dude discovered how to roll over onto his stomach and then roll back over onto his back within the past month. And now it's all he does! I will lay him down and not a minute later, he's in a completely different place! Which means I have to keep my eyes on him pretty much all the time now! Unless he's strapped into his swing ;)
  • Grabbing things - If's it's within arms length of him, he's going to try and grab it. Hair, food, drinks, my face, jewelry. 
  • Touching faces & giving sugars - Just within the last two weeks or so he has discovered people's faces. He loves to touch my face and give me sugars. He also likes to try and bite my chin and my nose. That's all fun and games until he starts getting teeth. And thennnn we have a problem.
  • Baby food - It's not new news that he's eating baby food. But yall....this kid LOVES it! It's like his favorite part of the day (besides when I let him watch Mickey & Baby Einstein ;)) Also, he has liked everything I have let him try. Apples, bananas, sweet potatoes, peas, squash. I think next we will try green beans & peaches...separately of course.
I canNOT believe I'm about to have a 6 month old! I can't handle it. I refuse to believe it. He is getting to be such a big boy!! We have had a crazy, hectic past month. We've spent lots of time with cousins and Mason has LOVED it! [I have too ;)] He looooves being with other kids. Babies, toddlers, big kids. All of them! And he got so used to being around other people, now when we are at home just the two of us he gets bored! So we'll go for car rides just to get out of the house sometimes!

Mason has learned a new trick. He has found his tongue and it is so cute! He'll stick it out and sometimes he'll try and blow bubbles. And now he's started sticking his tongue out when giving kisses. Love your kisses, son. But you can keep that tongue to yourself ;)

I feel like theres so much more I could write, but my brain just isn't functioning at 100% right now. [Does it ever?] So I'm going to awkwardly end this now. Umm..see ya later?