Mason & Marlee

Mason & Marlee
Our Family... Mason (3.5), Scott, Me and Marlee (1.5)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Round 1...

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!  I can't believe it is almost here.  We had a wonderful weekend of family.  We had my parents, my grandparents (dad's parents), my Aunt Chris and Uncle Paul, Jason, Staci, Avery Jackson and Anna over for a Christmas Dinner this past Saturday.  The kids had so much fun, and we had a blast talking and watching the kids.  Here are some of the pictures I have taken the past week.

Mason with Santa; this is the best picture because he's not a real person!! Mason freaked out a bit when we saw Santa.  He doesn't really want him to come down our chimney either, a little "scary" to this 2 year old!  We'll see if he likes him more when there are presents under the tree!
Marlee kind of looks like jolly old St. Nick in this picture!
Stylin' Snow Baby
Cousins, Anna and Mason
Wore poor baby out!
Marlee is really enjoying her new toy!
It's nearly impossible to get a pic of these 2 together, this is the best I've got for now!  I'll keep trying!
Have a Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Three Blind Mice

"Three Blind Mice"
as preformed by Mason Stephen Moorehead

For those of you who may not know the words:
Three Blind Mice
See how they run
They all ran after the farmers wife
She cut of their tails with a carving knife
Did you ever see such a sight in your life
as Three Blind Mice!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy 3 Month Marlee

Marlee Elizabeth aka.....Baby Girl, Mar-Mar, Marlee Moo, Peanut
The sweetest baby girl to hit the Moorehead family!  We love you sweetie!
Marlee is sleeping a big 6 hour stretch, 11pm-5am!!  Good Girl.  She is very strong and has excellent head control.  She is already loving her exersaucer.  Mommy added a little juice to her diet to help her poo regularly and give her her daily vitamin.  Other than that just mommy's milk for now.  She loves to talk but still takes a little work for a smile, although in the last week she's been throwing them around a little easier!  
She loves to watch Mason, and Mason loves to help her by giving her her blankie and paci when she cries.

Here is that butterball at 3 months--CHUNKIE!!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

First Hair Cut...

Today was the day I think everyone in our family has been waiting for!!  Mason went in for a trim.  I am letting his hair grow out everyone, so don't do cartwheels just yet, but my stylist John decided he could help me make it a little more pleasant to get it there!  BTW... John said he doesn't do kids on a regular basis, so hush hush Marion folk!  Mason was perfect; I've been talking about his hair cut with Mommy's hair stylist since my last appointment and I had a diaper bag full of candy!  He knew John was cutting his hair tonight and was very excited when we left.
Here he is up in the big chair with John running through the plan.  I was like, just get the scissors and cut John, he's 2 and we haven't got much time!

Comb and scissors out!
Ta Da!!!!  A shapely cut that really made his hair look thick and caught up all the late growth to the fast growth (that had previously been the mullet!)
Thank you John! We did it!
A little smile from Baby Girl!!
Having some fun around the house; Poppy helping Mason take Peanut around on his shoulders, this was a hit!
See you all soon!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

First Snow!

It's beginning to look like a winter wonder land around here!! The snow has been falling all weekend, and it is just so beautiful to look at.  Because of the illness Mr. Mason hasn't got to spend much time outside, but he did watch Poppy make him this nice Snowman from the window then got to go outside and meet him!  The snow was perfect for packing and mommy decorated Jack up right!
Mason, Poppy and Jack!
Mason likes to swing in Marlee's swing!
Here is Marlee and her guard dogs, Emmy (left) and Ruby.
Mason is enjoying teaching his little sister how to play.  Last night I asked him his full name and he said "Mason Moorehead."  Then I asked, what is Marlee's full name; he hesitated a minute and then said "Peanut!"
Marlee is starting to enjoy the exersaucer!  It is wonderful because this little girl doesn't like to be carried much and likes to push with her legs.  This came not a moment too soon!
Here is Mason in Mommy and Daddies tub, it fills with bubbles perfectly!  Marlee enjoyed watching big brother in the tub and can't wait till she can join him!
Another funny thing Mason said:  Yesterday Mason grabbed a book I have on the shelf, "Life's Little Instruction Manual,"went over to the couch and sat down with it.  He opened it and said, "now where was I...Ahhh yes."  He is too funny!!

***Second post of the day, so be sure to see "Thanksgiving Foiled" below! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Foiled!

Well Thanksgiving sure didn't happen according to plan his year.  Scott and I were hosting our big Thanksgiving dinner this year, but our plans were foiled by a terrible viral infection!  Mason woke up the Friday before around 4am getting sick in bed.  The next day he spiked a temperature and the poor little guy had no appetite or energy.  His temp peaked to over 104 at times!  It was terribly scary and stressful as not only were we worried about Mason but his 2 month old sister too!   I made an appointment for him Monday at the doctor and he was diagnosed with a "nasty" right ear infection with a possible virus on top of it.  We thought getting him started on Monday with an antibiotic he would be okay on Thursday, but when he was still running a very high temp on Wednesday we went ahead and called off Thanksgiving.  I had family coming in from Ohio and Michigan we haven't seen in a year, none who had met Marlee yet.  It was a very sad decision, especially for my mom whose family it was.  We ended up having Phyllis and Steve and My mom and dad over, and way too much food!  I have to say I know I have a lot to be Thankful for, but Thanksgiving day seemed more like a Thursday to me.  Mason was so sick and hadn't eaten in so long.  I nearly took him to the ER that evening when he woke up from his nap burning up and had no energy.  Luckily Friday morning he slept all night and had a lower temperature of around 101.  That evening he ate a little and by Saturday was on the upswing.  What an  awful week!!!  We all survived, and so far Scott and I stayed healthy and most importantly so did little Marlee!!  Here are a few pics from our Thanksgiving Holiday!
Wild Medicine Hair:  Mason hates taking medicine, so after the fight of getting it in, what comes out gets wiped from his mouth into his hair!!  Notice how pale!
This has never happened, him falling asleep on the couch before bedtime, poor bubby!
Thanksgiving dinner, he had part of a strawberry...poor baby; I'm so glad he's feeling better!
And here she is, Miss Marlee all dressed up for the Holiday.  I am so Thankful for this little blessing!

This Thanksgiving there is so much to be Thankful for around the Moorehead Household.  Scott has been promoted to CEO of Moorehead Communications, a very deserving Promotion!!    The company has also started a new business, "Tan Lines", a chain of Tanning Beds with the first one in Marion that just opened with the second in Gas City days away.  More to open around the state early next year.  
Of Course, our new little bundle of Joy, Marlee (aka...Baby Girl, Peanut) has joined our family!! We just love her to pieces and are amazed with how fast the time has flown by!
And Mason, growing into such a good little boy.  We are so lucky to have such an overall healthy boy, so smart and entertaining and so darn sweet.  There is nothing better than having him say out of the blue that he loves you!!
We are also very Thankful to be settled into our new home in Marion.  It has been a little bit of an adjustment but overall we know it was the right move for our family.  It is so wonderful to have both of our parents close by, they are wonderful helpers for us and Mason is so close to his Mimi and Poppy and Nona and Papaw!  
We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying this winter!