Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mason is Growing up!

Last week, Mason had appointments for two things that he has not really loved in the past, a haircut and a dentist visit. I tried to talk to him as much as possible about those two events and really tell him about how brave he is, etc. We left early Monday morning to run an errand before his dentist appointment and on our way, we saw the fire station was doing some things so we stopped to check it out. 

We spied on them for nearly 15 minutes and Mason was enamored! 


We arrived at the dentist about 15 minutes early so Mason could adjust to being there and he played with two little boys while we waited. 

He blew my mind with how brave he was!! He didn't make one fuss while they cleaned his teeth, x-rayed them and put the protective coating on them. He earned himself some stickers from the hygienist. We were all so proud of him! 

He got a reward of a Happy Meal and McDonalds playtime after. 

The next day, another big event happened...haircut day! Again, we talked about it for several days before and I've been preparing him by drying his hair at home, etc. 

He took a second to warm up but then he didn't flinch the rest of the time. He ate his M&Ms and watched a show and let Kari cut his hair. We were so proud once again! 




Yay for things once feared being welcomed with ease. I'm SO proud of you, Mason! 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Date Night!

We started the year planning for at least one date night out each month and while we have had plenty of at home date nights, we haven't been out before this month. Between sickness, lice, life and you know, SLEEP, it just hasn't happened! 

We made up for lost time with GiGi here with us. We went out on the 5th and then back on the 10th. The 10th was a Friday night so we lived it up. ;-)

Ready to go! And we took lots of pictures because we could! 

Our first stop was Cuzina Grill. We had the most delicious food! 

Spanakopita appetizer...

Marinated chicken, salad, warm pita and tzatziki sauce...

Lamb gyro with greek fries...

We enjoyed a good chat over dinner and kept talking about the food all night long! After dinner, we went to Wal-Mart for a few things and headed to Panera to plan out more of our summer road trip. We have all of our stays booked and thanks to my precious cousin, Kay, we have TWO FREE nights in Memphis!!! 

We stopped and picked up a Cook-out Milkshake for GiGi, pie for ourselves and then finished our night at Target. It was a good night! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

GiGi's Birthday!

If you don't know already, we LOVE birthdays around here so to get to celebrate the birthday of our GiGi with her here in South Carolina was super fun! Mason had been looking forward to it for week! 
We woke up and immediately sang "Happy Birthday!" to her! 
After breakfast, we sent her in the boys' room to play with Maddox while we decorated the house and decorated Mason. :) 

She loved the decorations and then I sent her to the bathroom to take a steaming hot bath with a birthday cake bath bomb! 

She also got the privilege of reading to Mason for a LONG time! I left the house and went to get some birthday desserts for later on. 

Then we spent some time outside. Maddox almost fell asleep in his GiGi's arms. What a good birthday present! 

After afternoon rest, we all went to Wade's for an early birthday dinner. It was delicious as always! 

When we got home, we sang Happy Birthday again and ate yummy desserts! Pictures are sideways but whatever! I really wanted to turn them around but just isn't happening. 

Cookies, cupcakes and cheesecake. YUM! 


GiGi loved our singing! 



After the boys went to bed, Mom and I used one of her birthday presents. Facial masks for us to do together. This thing was TERRIBLE! It was so wet, didn't stick and basically melted off of our faces. We had a ton of laughs from it and that's all that mattered to us! 


It was a GREAT day and we are SO glad we got to spend it with GiGi!