We went to Naples early February to visit Nona and Papaw. I was feeling so good about the trip and so excited to get the kids outdoors again. We went to the doctor right before the trip because Mason had a pretty nasty cold and she looked at Marlee too and her ears looked bad again so both kids were put on antibiotics. I thought we were golden, caught it early right!! Wrong!! Marlee spiked a temp the day after we arrived and spent the entire week sick!! Bad sleeping, needy with mommy, just plain felt bad!! We tried to make the most of it but she was just so darn sick. We almost made a trip to the ER but luckily got the 105 degree fever to break a little within that hour. Mason had a great trip though. He loved loved loved the beach! He enjoyed the playground, Target:-), miniature golf, the hot tub and the pool! He didn't let Marlee's illness stop him! He slept great and really was just about perfect!
Maybe next year Miss Marlee. Poor Nona got Marlee's cold and had a pretty rough couple of weeks after we left. Marlee still really hasn't gotten rid of the ear infection. I have a bad feeling a future post is going to be of tubes!
It was nice to see Phyllis and Steve, and I'm sorry that our trip was so rough because I am not motivated to make another trip this year. Here are some of our pictures. Of course since I haven't made a post in forever I have forgotten I need to upload backwards so they are in reverse order!
Scott and I did get a release! We were joined by Timmy and Krista for the last weekend and we made a fantastic day trip out of the Superbowl!! A limo picked us up and drove us to Miami where we enjoyed a nice day out and fun night at the biggest party around!! Everything was great except for the loss!!
Mason and Marlee had a wonderful day with Nona and Papaw and were on their best behavior!
Mason got a few days in the pool but Marlee only got this one. They loved it!
A trip to the Naples zoo with Mommy, Daddy and Papaw!
Daddy and Bubby rode the camel! Cool!
My cute boy!
And darling girl
Mason found a new love.... the hot tub!!! It might have been the highlight!
But I think the beach may actually take the #1 spot! He loved it. We weren't expecting him to get into the water so we wasn't dressed appropriately. But he loved it anyway!! What a natural smile! He just loved the waves. So much fun!
This was the spot he went to every time we had to get in the elevator!
We went to build a bear where he made Congo!
The playground at Nona and Papaws. Marlee had a fever of 103 here! What a sport!
Buzz got his getup at a trip to target with Nona and Papaw. He wanted to go about every 5 minutes after that first trip!
At dinner one night.
Marlee still being stylish even though she didn't feel the best.
Well it has been a really long time since I have updated and so much has happened. Christmas and New Years have come and gone! We had a wonderful time around here, the kids are so much fun and were very in the Christmas Spirit!
Since Christmas we have quite the set-up and rarely leave the house since it's so easy to play here. We have a great place to burn energy, tons of imagination toys and learning toys. Play dough is a new hit with Marlee and wonderful since she doesn't eat it anymore. I love the getting it out for both kids to enjoy and play together.
Mason loves to play with his toys and use his imagination. He spends hours playing with all his Imaginex things and dressing up as Batman. Superheroes are the new "thing" and monsters are on a whole new level of scary! He loves art time at school and can now recite the Pledge of Allegiance. He loves to "exercise" by jumping in the new bounce house and doing his toe-touches on the trampoline.
Marlee has changed soooooooo much I can hardly write it down. She is much more independent and loves everyone now (not totally mommy dependent!) She is talking so much more, mimicking all the things we say and last night had her first 3 word sentence ("Max eat treat!") She is just growing up so fast and such a bubbly personality. If you haven't seen her recently you're in for a whole new baby next time you're with her!
Here are some recent pictures I've taken. I guess we'll just bypass Christmas pics on the blog.
Marlee is into "cheesing" for mommy's new camera
So cute, I love that we can do pony tails now!
Mason, or should I say Batman! He has to wear the goggles to complete the look!
Peanut butter time! The kids love to put their spoons in the peanut butter. Of course they both need their own jars!
Play time in the snow. Marlee's first real play time in it! She was curious and the snow on her gloves didn't feel so good on her face. Too hard to walk in too so I put her in the sled most of the time.
Mason had his face in the snow 99% of the time we were out! He loves it in the snow!
Notice the snowball in Mason's right hand.... headed right for poor Peanuts face! Wait till next year Bubby!
This picture is like a flash forward of what I think Mason will look like in high school! So serious.
The best picture I've gotten of the 2 of them!
And the 3 of us goofing around!
See you soon! Hopefully a little sooner than the last post!
I'm Julie; wife to Scottie, mom to Mason and Marlee, Ruby and Emmy! We are having so much fun watching our family grow, laughing at all the amazing things Mason does and says, and enjoying the simplicity of staring at a newborn! We hope you enjoy our blog!