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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Merry Christmas

Better late than never I guess. We have been real busy through the Christmas season and so here come the photos and such from our family Christmas! Enjoy

As I type this Julie and Mason are in New Jersey visiting family and such. I miss them terribly but know that they are having a blast and I can't wait to see them soon!

On with the photos................

The day started when the Little Man woke up at about 7 or so and was amazed to find a tree in his play area. We put the tree up after he went to sleep on Christmas Eve because he still has a tendancy to put things directly in his mouth as a means of "exploring" them and we didnt want him attempting to eat fake tree needles or ornaments. He still tried but not before allowing us to get some amazing silouhette shots.

After he became bored with the tree and the lights, it was time for him to open his gifts.........the sequence of photos below were repeated 3 times before he became bored with this process as well. After the 3rd one, he decided to go to playing with his existing toys and running around.

This one is one of my favorites.

The paper stuck on his hand kind of bothered him ha ha.

Yes, after he picked the tiny paper pieces up, he put them...............in his mouth!

Once again, this site has pretty much sucked for loading a video. To combat that, I have uploaded a video to Youtube that you can view at the following link. It is of a gift that Julie got for Mason. While I have had more fun with it than he has to date, this was a moment where he was loving it. Watch out D-Rose!

Ringing in the New Year without Julie or Mason pretty much sucks, but I know they are having a blast with family. I miss them a bunch and can't wait to have them back around!

Happy New Year to all of you and your families and friends. May God heap blessings upon you this year and we will be back soon!

Love you all!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vaccinated Inc.

Little man had his vaccinations yesterday and also got a flu shot. Poor little guy cried a bit at the shots but we had no idea what lay ahead.............

Last night, around 2 or so, he let out a scream so blood curling that Wes Craven, himself, would have hired him on the spot for his next film. Julie went to console him and ended up awake till 5 or so when he finally went back to sleep.

He had a massive fever and was trembling for a good portion of the time he was up with her and so when he woke today (at 9:30.........his latest sleep in time to date) and he was freezing and trembling, I took off with him to the doctor to see what I could do to help him.

Turns out that it is pretty common for the combination of shots to do this to children and he should be "fine" tomorrow or so. For the day, he has slept almost all day and has been very lethargic when he has been up. We will monitor him very closely and have been giving him medicine to keep the fever down.

Pray for a speedy recovery...........while he is in pretty good spirits, he is just not completely on his game today!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

You know Dasher and Dancer.............

Hello! Sorry for the delay in posting, but it has been a busy time of year for us here! We trust that the Christmas season finds everyone well and as busy as we are ha ha. Some fun developments have occurred recently and we have photos to prove it.

 We decided to head to the Issaquah zoo for the annual Reindeer festival. This was the first trip to the Issaquah zoo for Julie and I and Mason's first trip to any zoo. It was a cold day, so we bundled up the little man and off we went.
He "loves" his hat........ha ha

The zoo has the worlds largest collection of bronze animal statues. Included in their collection is a kangaroo......shout out to the Aussie possee!

First stop once you get in the zoo is the "cats" section. They have mountain lions, cougars (it is actually called the Cougar Mountain Zoo) and Tigers. These are 2 of the mountain lions......they are very young and are very curious. Just like someone we know.

Oh.........speak of the devil, what are you getting into little man?

He's up on Santa's sleigh checking out presents.



Here are 2 of the tigers. The white one was very active and paced around a bunch. The one on the stand decided to lay down while we were there and take a rest. They are HUGE and are awesome to look at.

Mason liked the tigers........though he liked the tinsel on that railing even more. Can anyone point us to the tinsel zoo?

Love this pose in front of the tiger statue.

Hi Mommy!

Ohhhhhhhh.....here is the tinsel zoo!

This was in the "magic forrest" portion of the zoo. Hundreds of statues as well as a bunch of exotic birds, deer, emus, etc. The birds were not out as it was way too cold, but the rest were there.

Including this guy who kept a close eye on us.

Mommy's favorite animal!

Mason tried to eat it.........watch out little man, metal that cold might make your tongue stick......"stchuck, stchuck, STCHUCK!"

This was the view from the highest point of the zoo. The Eagle is a statue on a rock outcropping in the middle of the magic forrest. The body of water in the background is Lake Sammamish. BEAUTIFUL!
Back at the tinsel zoo!

Then it was time for the reindeer and a trip to "Santa's" house. The reindeer had amazing antlers.

Mason was keeping an eye out for Santa..........he is so scared of the jolly ol' guy.

He took time out of his vigilant watching to feed a reindeer some apples.........they came running at the apple frenzy!

Mason tried to eat an apple..........this time the reindeer was keeping an eye on HIM!

Mason's nemesis...........round 3! Little man might be a slow starter, but we just think he was letting Santa punch himself tired where Mason would go in for the knockout!

We were wrong!!!!!!!

MELTDOWN!!!!!!!!!! part 3!

Poor Santa..........he looks like he has seen this before though!

Time to get him out of there.............and on to............

CANDY! Cures every childs ills, or tantrums over an overweight jolly man.

He looks a touch more.........how do you say???............settled?

If he wasn't a Ginger Snap made by Mommy should do the trick

And it did!

We had a blast and Little Man was in such good spirits, up until he met his adversary for the last time this year. Perhaps a chance meeting next year in a steel cage will do the trick to end this feud. Maybe at Wrestlemania or Survivor Series or something..........in the words of Mason to Santa.........
"Until we meet again"

Though it actually sounded a bit more like "mmmmm  mmmmm  ahhh ahhh ahhhhhhh"