Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mason Turns ONE!

You read that right. My baby is ONE! I can't believe it myself. I'm actually struggling to even find the words to write in this post. But I will try my best! 

Mason Richard Burnside

Weight: 23 lbs
Height: Not sure? I need to measure.

Mason is one happy little fella, as long as he isn't sick. [Just like his momma, he doesn't handle sickness well.] He loves to play in the living room with all of his toys, crawl around the entire apartment and get into everything he shouldn't, and watch Mickey Mouse. [Duh] He loves reading books, opening and closing doors, and throwing the ball. He also loves being outside, playing with his cousins, and singing songs with momma, specifically Itsy Bitsy Spider, ABCs, Jesus Loves Me, and Old MacDonald. 

Mason is crawling around [very fast, I might add] all over the place. He has taken a few steps, assisted with toys. But he doesn't have much interest in walking right now! I try and take his hands and walk him around the living room, but he'll take a few steps and decide he can get places faster if he crawls. He can say "mama", "dada", and "dog". He can wave, clap, dance, and pull up. And he has 7 teeth!

Some of Mason's favorite foods are chicken, eggs, sausage, mac-n-cheese, noodles, grits, mashed potatoes and ice cream sandwiches. He also likes the squeezable pouches of the pureed fruits and veggies. He also loves drinking water! He's a good eater! He'll eat pretty much anything Brandon and I eat. 

This last year has been one of the best years of my life! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was headed to the hospital not knowing what was about to hit me! Becoming a momma has been one of the biggest blessings I've ever experienced. And seeing Brandon jump into his rockstar dad role has made me fall in love with him all over again. We are both so blessed to be this little boy's parents! I couldn't imagine my life without him. He makes me smile and laugh daily. I love seeing his little personality shine through. I pray he keeps his sweet spirit. I pray he grows to know the Lord. 

I know I have so much more I could write, but I'm not sure I can take this emotional torture anymore. [I realize how dramatic that sounds. Judge me.] I am so grateful for my sweet Mase Mase! Excited to see what this next year brings!