Despite the illin' friends and family during those 2-ish weeks, we did manage to throw in some fun.
Our family from Texas came for Christmas and Mason finally got to meet his Uncle Devon. Mason loved watching his cousins play, and the boys were so sweet to him. It's a Christmas Eve tradition to spend time with the Marengo/Pikop side of the family. This year the evening was spent at Uncle Dennis's house. Here are some really special pictures from that day; it was so much fun having Mason at a large family event; everyone loves him so much.
|Mason sitting on the couch with his cousins!|
|Mason "opening" his first Christmas present|
|And...he is spent. Look how adorably chubby he is!!|
After Christmas my parents were supposed to come visit, and they too got sick! Here's mason and the stocking my mom made him! (we all have a hand-made stocking from my mom... very very special)
I love Applebee's (I know it seems odd to totally love a chain restaurant, but I have a lot of fun memories at this chain!). Ricky took Mason and I there for a New Year's dinner! It was so much fun, and I ate a whole dessert to myself.
We've heard a lot of really fun laughter from Mason lately. It's so much fun, and before you know it, he's over it!
On Sunday January 12th, Mason tasted his first "food". We fed Mason rice cereal. We were so so so excited. We received a lot of warnings from friends and family, all kinda saying that he'll just push it out of his mouth, not really eat it, and possibly be fussy. Mason didn't do any of those things! HE LOVED IT. "Ate" every last bite. We skyped with my mom during this first feeding and it was so much fun to have her included, as well as my brother who got to witness it in person as well. We are so excited to start actual baby food!
And last but not least, here are Mason's weekly pictures from the last few weeks :)
Other facts about Mason:
- He still hasn't rolled over, though getting really close
- LOVES to lay on the floor and grab his "piggies"
- Super talkative
- Has TWO teeth (both on the bottom)
- Can almost completely hold the bottle on his own
- Scratches his head while he drinks his bottle (the cutest thing)
- Smiles at everyone and everything
- Loves to jump in his jumper
- Sleeps 6-7 hours a night
- Now drinking 7 ounces
- Responds when you call his name
- Almost sits up completely on his own