Monday, September 29, 2008

Lion sheep

Over the weekend we went to a reptile show with Mason. He loved it, ran up to the cages saying "wow!" They had a petting area, he got to pet a giant tortoise and an alligator! No pictures of that unfortunately. He liked all of the snakes, turtles, frogs and lizards, but did not like the gila monster because of it's name.

Mason had bubbles all over his lion bath toy and Erika said, "Hey, that looks like a sheep!" Mason said, "That's not a sheep, it's a lion!" But after Mama explained how it is a lion, it just looks like a sheep, Mason now enjoys putting bubbles on the lion and calls it a "lion sheep."

So much fun with bubbles!
Dizzy just cannot have most toys, she promptly destroys them. The one above is supposed to be a duck, she ate the arms and feet off!

The culprits looking dejected and guilty.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Balloon game

This little guy will find the strangest activities fascinating. He thought touching the balloon, screaming, and throwing himself to the ground was hilarious! More amusing was when he handed the balloon to us and said "your turn!" That video will not be seen by the public.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dancing Cowboy

Mason has hit a developmental growth spurt and is doing astonishing things everyday and amazing us with his antics and talents. He is saying more sentences. Our favorite was "No Woowy, go away! Mama is making crackers." The poor guy is always being chased by Woody when he's eating. His motor control is improving, he can jump and land on two feet at the same time and build an elephant out of play-doh.

Nana and Papa came to visit and were as amazed as we are with the little man. We had so much fun with them: Erika's favorite part was the hike on Mt. Lemmon; Mason's was probably the swimming.; Kevin's was the football (the game we did win).

It was so mild at the top of Mt. Lemmon that there were a lot of plants and even flowers blooming. It was beautiful, Erika vowed to spend more time up there during the hot summers, it was such a nice way to get out of the heat.

Nana and Paw-paw in front of a "hoodoo" or tall thin spire of rock. The geology of Arizona is amazing.

Mason is turning into quite the climber!

He loves this roller slide and would only go down backwards.

Mason put on his cowboy hat today and was so happy to have it on. Kevin took him to the bathroom to look in the mirror and he started dancing! We had to dance with him and if we stopped he would say "Again?" We were exhausted from dancing so much but he was having a blast!