Mason & Marlee

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

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Marlee's 5 month pictures

Here are the pictures from Marlee's 5 month photo shoot (taken last Friday).  She was very good but because of her wanting to move it was tough to get a shot.  She would not sit up and when we put her on her tummy she was scooting about!  We did get a few though, so here they are!

Pretty little Princess Marlee
Happy Baby Girl, loving her spring dress!
Still lacking in the hair department!
Marlee was really good, and surprisingly when I went to have both their pictures taken Mason was very well behaved and cooperative too!  I was shocked.  Unfortunately by the time the pictures of both of them came around it was Marlee who was pooped!  I did get one, but that's all that was worth printing.  
Here is her sweet baby face!
And here is a similar shot of Mason at his 5 month photo shoot.  I think their eyes and full cheeks are all that are similar.  Looks like Marlee might score daddy's plump lips!
See you soon!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

She's Crawling!

I'm calling it today... Marlee has been so close to a crawl and has done it once or twice the past few days but today she actually took multiple hands and knees moves--- she crawled!  I have a short video clip of it tonight, but she was getting frustrated and it was nearly bedtime when I finally got the video camera out so she's not the happiest, but it's proof!  She is nearly 5 months and 2 weeks.  I'll post more as she becomes a pro!  She is crawling mostly to get their toys or to get to mommy right now.

See you soon!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Good Bye Paci's!!

I feel like I am more emotional than Mason about this but today we said good-bye to paci's forever!!  He was addicted from day 1, so 2 and nearly a half years later it's all we knew!  Lately he has been pulling them with his teeth causing them to rip and tear and when I am up in the middle of the night and my mind begins to drift I fear that he will be tearing them and choke.  So after last night's worries I decided we could do it today.  I immediately began telling him mommy was worried because the paci's were dangerous because his teeth kept tearing them.  I asked him if there was something I could buy him that would be a good deal for him to throw away his paci's.  He said a robot right away and that reminded me of this cool robot his buddy Ace got for Christmas.  It's something I have been wanting to get him, but his b-day isn't until September so this became the perfect occasion!  I showed him online and pumped him all day that he would get the robot dinosaur and in exchange he would throw away the paci's.  He missed nap today but we gathered all the paci's and brought them downstairs in a pile.  My dad (my wonderful, wonderful dad!) drove to Muncie to get the dino for Mace and arrived around 5.  It was a disappointment when we realized Spike had to charge for 4 hours!!   I think Mason felt ripped off and asked for the paci's back once, but then when Spike came to life he quickly became his best buddy!  I'll keep you posted on the ease of the situation, but whether it goes smoothly or rough we are sticking to it and the paci is gone!  Here are some pics I wanted to share of our time with the wonderful paci!
Mason with his new BFF, Spike!
Throwing those paci's away!
Christmas morning: notice how they are on his fingers too!  It wasn't uncommon to find him with each finger tip adorned with a paci.  Mimi once said he looked like Edward Scissor Hands!  He rubs the paci's in his eyes too as he winds down.... Weird!
Peace-Out Paci!
On his 2nd Birthday.
This I may miss, my cuddles with Mason and Paci... Here he is bonding with Marlee!
Lounging as a little man!
Playing with Paci
It's always been around...
Since the day he was born!!
Good-Bye Paci!! We'll really miss you (but I'm sure the dentist won't!!)

See you soon!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing all our blog followers out there a happy day full of love and chocolate!!
From our house to yours, 
Scott, Julie, Mason & Marlee
(Ruby and Emmy too, but no chocolate!!)

See you soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy 5 Month Marlee!

My baby girl is growing up fast, a little too fast!  She is really getting around now,  I would say she has mastered the "inch-worm" and is getting better with a crawl, although it's not here yet.  She loves toys!  That is why she moves, she has to get to her toys, or Mason's toys, or her favorite... Mason's shoes!  She always wants to touch her big brother and he sharply responds with, "I don't like that."  He is getting better with her though, and helps out by pushing the buttons on her toys or grabbing something for me I can't reach for her.  
She laughs more now, but I tell  you you really have to work at it unless your Mason.  I try and try and eventually get a giggle.  All I have to do is sit her in front of Mason, no matter what he is doing she laughs!  Especially if he is painting or knocking something over... that really gets her!
Marlee has really taken to her cereal, I combine it with applesauce and she just love it!  I offer her another fruit in the evening and somedays she loves it and other days she looks at me like I'm crazy and screams!  
Here are pictures I took from the last few days. Mason is getting better with letting me take their picture together, of course he will do just about anything for chocolate!

A little smile from my big 5 month old!
Mason's clubhouse, Marlee's not allowed!  They like to play peek-a-boo through one of the windows.
Here she is up on all 4's; I think she is going after Ruby!
Isn't she cute??!!!
I just loved this picture, looking so happy!  She can sit up for a couple seconds on her own, and is figuring out frog style.
Bye-Bye everyone!
See you soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Marlee Moves!

Marlee will be 5 months February 11th, this video was taken Feb. 2nd.  Scott and I are amazed with how strong this little girl is.  Mason was 7 months before he crawled, but Marlee is already up on her hands and knees, and is on the move!!  I don't think it's crawling yet, but I think she's close.  Here is a video of her moving.  She had already gotten to this point from 3 square back in the center.  Check this out!

See you soon!