Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Walk in the Park

Last Friday was a gorgeous fall day, so I decided to take Mason to a park that's just a few miles from Austin's parents house. It isn't a playground, just beautiful manicured lawns and trails and trees. It's the perfect place to just relax. Not that Mason knows how to relax in the way I'd like to relax. We picked up some apple cider from Starbucks and had a little picnic. He wasn't too sure about his drink at first, but as you can see in the pictures, a small taste went to gulping and then to sucking every last drop from the cup. It was so much fun and we ended up staying for almost three hours. Mason ran the trails, climbed the benches, repaired the rock wall, and played with every dog that passed by. He even somehow managed to sneak a rock into my purse to bring home as a souvenir. And he slept great that night.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

I don't think it bears repeating that Halloween is my utmost and absolute favorite holiday ever. EVER. I love everything that goes with it. And I am so excited that sweet Mason is getting almost old enough to enjoy the day as much as I do. Free candy from everyone you know...what's not to love? We decided to take him to Crabtree Valley Mall to trick or treat at the stores so that he could be around lots of costumed little darlings and still be in bed at a decent time. And not have to be outside in the cold. He couldn't quite believe it when the first piece of candy went into his little bucket, and I think he would have been satisfied to leave right then. His patience ran out quickly but he was adorable while his joy lasted! Here are a few shots of our little lion. And a video of his irrepressible dance moves.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Belated: Atlantic Beach

In July we spent a week and a half in North Carolina and four of those days down at Atlantic Beach. Mason absolutely LOVED the ocean and sand and beach and seashells and everything there was to offer. Uncle George and Aunt Kelly took us for some beautiful boat rides, and Mason wasn't the biggest fan of the life jacket. He loved the boat, just wasn't pleased that we wouldn't let him jump overboard and swim like the little fish he thinks he is. Fourth of July was incredible. We sat out on George and Kelly's dock and ate burgers and watermelon and watched the fireworks shows at Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle. Now that we are living just two hours from the beach, I think we are going to have to make this an annual thing.