Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Yeah...he's going to hate me for this when he's older. :)

He's such a cute ballerina though! :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Airshow at the Airport?

We took the kiddos to the Air Show on Sunday to see the airplanes and the amazing F22 Raptor that they had. Mason hated the Raptor. It was way too loud for him and he just sat in my lap with earplugs and his hands over his ears telling me that he doesn't really like airplanes. He's so silly.

Sunday night:
Mason: "momma, I had lots of fun at the Airpork today."

Momma: "What did you say buddy?"

Mason: "I had fun at the air PORK"

Momma: (LAUGHING) "Honey, it's the air POR-T"

Mason: "Air POR-K"

I personally like air PORK a lot better anyways! :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Better late than never...

Ok, the long awaited Birthday post! UGH! It's been a busy week. I had the first week at my new job, which I'm LOVING! YAY! But this isn't about me, it's about Mason.

On Sunday, my adorable little boy Mason celebrated his third birthday. I seriously can't believe he's 3. He's so grown up and he is always talking and acts like a big boy. If I could only get him potty trained...that would be a whole other issue. We had a huge party for him on Saturday and all of the family and friends that love him came to celebrate. It was of course a Lightning McQueen Cars party...which is his favorite thing right now (and the past 6 months or so!)
Here are some pictures from the party:
Mason opening presents:

Mason's AWESOME cake:

Mason blowing out his candles...with me and my mom holding his hand! :) Loved it!

Vannah in a sugar coma after eating her cake. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My first baby!

1. Were you married at the time? Yes

2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? We were SOOO excited! Eric was with me when I took the pregnancy test!

3. How old were you? 25

4. How did you find out you were pregnant? took a pregnancy test before Eric went to work!

5. Who did you tell first? Eric was with me, but then we told my mom first.

6. Did you want to find out the sex? Of course!

7. Due date? 09/04/2005

8. Did you deliver early or late? EARLY by almost 3 weeks!

9. Did you have morning sickness? Nope...i was one of those lucky ones that didn't get sick!

10. What did you crave? Sour candy. I ate a ton of sweet tarts...etc.

11. Who irritated you the most? People that were always asking me if I had TWINS in there!

12. What was your first child's sex? Boy

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? Gained about 40 lbs.

14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? I just got a fever during labor, which caused Mason to be in the NICU.

15. Where did you give birth? Methodist Hospital---NEVER again!

16. How many hours were you in labor? Almost 19 hours

17. Who drove you to the hospital? Eric...but his sister beat us to the hospital!

18. Who watched? In the labor room, my mom, eric's mom, eric's sister erin, and Eric were there. My friend Renee did end up popping in while I was pushing...Eric was the only one in the surgery room for the C-sect. though.

19. Was it natural or c-section? C-section

20. Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Yep! They gave me Nubain first, and it did
NOTHING for me, so I was like, bring on the heavy artillery! I need an epidural!

21. How much did your child weigh? 7 lbs. 11 oz.

22. Did your child have any complications? Mason was placed in the NICU because he had a hard time taking his first breath, and I had a fever during labor. He was there for 5 days for jaundice and other issues. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to deal with.

23. What did you name him/her? Mason Adam Pierle

24. How old is your first born today? He turned 3 on Sunday!

25. Who does your child look like? He is ALL Eric!

My NEW Backseat Driver!

So, Mason has turned into quite the backseat driver. It's getting a little frustrating.

While sitting at a stopsign full of traffic, Mason yells..."GO Momma!" I explain to him that I can't go, and he continues to yell...Go Momma! Go momma!

Once I get going he yells...GO FASTER MOMMY!!! GO FASTER!

I will admit there have been several times that I've said to him out of frustration, "Mason, do you want to drive?!" Of course, he answers YES!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cincinatti Bound!

We went to Cincinatti with Eric for a few days. He had meetings for work and Mason, Savannah and I decided to go have a VERY overdue playdate with Cori and Josiah! :)

We went to Totter's Otterville, a very fun play place for the kids. They had a blast and I'm sure we could have spent DAYS there! We had a great visit!

Here are some pictures!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Trip to the Zoo with the Kiddos

Eric was on his annual guys camping trip this past weekend. I have been cooped up in this house for over a month and I decided to be brave and take the kids to the zoo by myself. We had an AWESOME time! It was great!!!!

Here are some cute pics. :)

Boob Man Jr.

(Mason sitting on my lap and looking at me....Mason starts rubbing on my chest.)

Mason: "Momma....these are your boobs!!!" (laugh, snicker)

Momma (holding back a laugh and pulling his hands off of my chest): "Mason, we don't say that."

Mason: "Momma...what are these???"

Momma (trying to be anatomically correct and teach my son something in this hilarious moment): "Those are my breasts."

Mason: "No momma...those are your boobs. Boobs. Boobs. Boobs!!!!!!"

Momma: "Mason, stop saying that."

Mason: "Momma, I need some juice."

Thursday, August 7, 2008

10 days to 3!!!

In only 10 days, my little boy Mason Adam will be 3. It seems WAY too crazy to comprehend. It seems like just yesterday I was holding him and giving him bottles and putting him in his crib.

Time moves WAY too quickly. Although, I love the boy he's become and I love watching him grow everyday...

I found these HILARIOUS and unflattering photos of me a week or so before Mason was born....Wow..I was HUGE!!!

God, I loved being pregnant! Although, I was one of those lucky people that never got sick or anything. I miss being pregnant so much. Enough to have another one...I don't think so!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

What does a fish smell like???

Mason went camping with grandpa a few weekends ago and he's still talking about it!

Turns out, Mason is quite the fisherman and caught a fish about hmmm...3 feet long (as wide as his arms can go). Yeah...he's exaggerating already!

While talking to grandma di on the phone last night, we asked him what his fish smelled like.

His response....

"Poop and slobber."


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Unemployed NO MORE!'s been one heck of a ride here at home, doing housework, non stop laundry, cutting the grass, cleaning out closets, etc.

I"M DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got a great job offer yesterday! Whoo hoo! I can't wait to get back to work and feel like I'm contributing to something!

Thanks to everyone that's listened to me complain and whine about not having a job. It was rough! :)