Sunday, October 29, 2006
Mason had a great time at the Fall Festival at our church on Friday night! We had a special toddler area for the little ones, and he just played and played. He liked the slide, but his favorite part was holding on at the top like a monkey before actually sliding down! I could hardly keep him away from the duck pond. I had to keep my eye on him because I know he thought more than once about going head-first into the water. His Daddy helped him throw softballs at the "Krazy Cats." He was fascinated by the clown and her bubbles, but he didn't understand why they kept disappearing.
Several people have said that Mason looks like his Pop (my dad). I see so much of Seth and the Bayham features in him that I haven't really made that connection (althought I will say he has my big eyes). In this picture of Mason, his Daddy, and his Pop . . . you decide!
Monday, October 23, 2006
Mason enjoyed petting the rabbits. He had fun in the petting zoo, too. He got up close and personal with sheep, goats, donkeys, camels, yaks, deer, and several other animals.
Mason loves ducks! His first word (besides da-da) was duck, and he plays with his rubber duckies every night during bath time. So of course he had to play the "pick up ducks" game. He won a stuffed dolphin.
I wasn't sure whether or not Mason would actually ride a pony, but he did! And I think he really liked it. This pony's name was Maggie.
You can't go to the fair without riding the carousel! So before we went home, Pop took Mason for a ride. I think he liked the real pony better!
Sunday, October 01, 2006
If you haven't heard our story, you have probably just figured out that our Mason is a very selective eater and has quite a sensitive palette. That being said, I have learned that it is okay if he sits down to a meal and later gets up without having eaten anything. I have also learned that it is not necessary for me to buy Happy Meals, kids meals, or chicken nuggets. For now we can still go out to eat without the extra expense of a meal for Mason!
Another thing I have learned is that not all kids like macaroni and cheese. Last night we sat down to a meal of spaghetti. I put some spaghetti noodles in Mason's bowl and set the bowl on his high chair. I mostly did this "just for kicks." Mason has never eaten pasta noodles of any kind. I didn't expect him to eat them this time either, but I thought I'd try again anyway. His very first reaction was to take the bowl of noodles and dump them out on his head. I know I wasn't supposed to do this, but I laughed. And then I took a picture. It was only after that that I let him know he wasn't supposed to do that with his food.
He sat in his high chair and played with the noodles for awhile. He didn't put them on his head anymore, but he didn't throw them on the floor either (that's another thing we've been working on). And then he finally started eating them. I had not cut them up into bite-size pieces because I hadn't expected him to eat them to begin with, but he managed to figure it out anyway.