Today you are Two.
Two is full of innocence, snuggles and a whole new language.
Two is silly and sweet.
Two means inquisitive, attitude and following your brother around are part of the every day.
But Two is never shy of a pouty lip.
You are amazing, dear Two.
What a fun year this will be.
Happy birthday to my adorable two year old, Mason James.
Oh Mason James, you are such a character. You are finally starting to come around to the camera pointed in your direction! You are quite opinionated and like to be convinced something is a good idea instead of being pushed into it. You love Daddy, Mommy & Austin unconditionally. This is evident by all the hugs, kisses and snuggles. When you are really trying to tell one of us something your grab our face with both hands to make sure we are looking your right in the eye.
You love to follow your big brother around and do what he does. You love sitting and looking at books and watching 'toons'. Your favorites are anything on Nick Jr. or Disney Jr. Most days if we let you wake up slowly in your crib you wake up a happy camper. You strongly dislike having your diaper changed first thing. You love to have your vitamin and milk right when you get out of your crib and then want to watch cartoons. You absolutely love it if someone will sit with you on the couch to watch too. For breakfast you like to have pancakes or waffles. As soon as you get down you can't wait to go 'brush teeth'. Then you are somewhat willing to get your diaper changed and clothes on.
You always want to watch a 'show' in the car and we're still trying to teach you that 'shows' are for long rides only. You also enjoy snacks, pretty much of any kind.
You also love swimming lessons. You love to blow bubbles and jump in!
Daddy and Austin left bright and early this morning for the State Fair and Mason slept in until close to 8am.
He woke up wondering why I was taking pictures of him.
I put away the camera and he was instantly much happier!
Aunt Kerri FaceTimed us first thing this morning.
We snuggled in bed for a little bit too!
Mason loved his RED balloons! We ended up having to take 1 to town with us too.
We got ready and headed to Krispie Kreme. His favorite part was the chocolate milk!
Mason and I then headed to Barnes and Noble. Mason LOVES looking at books. We could have stayed there for hours!
He's been talking about riding rides since the fair so I took him to the only place I could think of that had a ride...Meijer. I'm pretty sure the best part of his day was the free horse at Meijer. He smiled and laughed the entire time!
We got home and checked the mail. He had cards and stickers from several family members. While I was making lunch he entertained himself by sticking them on himself (note: sock) and the chair.
For lunch he had one of his favorites, PB&J. He loves to stack his sandwiches!
While he was napping I finished up his red velvet cake. When Daddy and Austin got back we sang him Happy Birthday.
He was so embarrassed!
Then he got to open some gifts.
We had a quick supper of his other favorite, hot dogs, and then headed down to our friends surprise 30th birthday party.
Mason got some new 'John Deere' shoes.
It was way past the boys bedtime when we got home and we always have Mason sit on his potty before bath. I think it shocked him as much as the rest of us that he actually peed. It kind of freaked him out. We clapped and cheered and Austin of course didn't forget that he got a tractor when he peed in the potty. So good thing I had one set aside for this occasion! He now calls this is 'Pee in the Potty Tractor'.