Monday, September 28, 2009

My wow moments with Mason

So Mason has gotten really good at walking he is starting to run and climbs onto everything. If you are laying on the floor he will climb on you so you can do Horsy. The thing that has just amazed me this month are his communicating skills and how much he understands.

My wow moments
1. When we go check the mail he knows where the key is and carries that and our netflix movies He puts it in the mail and gives me the key so I can open our mailbox when we get back in the house he gives me the key to put back where it belongs

2. On one of those mail box trips we are walking points up at a tree and said "tee"

3. When you tell him go fine your ball or where is your ball in English or Spanish he knows exactly what we are talking about same thing goes for water

4. He tries to say "agua" (water in spanish) where we understand what he is saying

5. We have a hanging basket of fruit where he can see so when he wants some he will walk up to it and point up at it talks his language until we get him his fruit. Oh and where ever he is he will just sit there and eat it

6. Found out he loves grapes and knows they are in the fridge so he tries to open it by himself

7. He loves food. When we tell him its time to eat he will go to his chair and try to climb up on it even though he is still not tall enough

8. He loves shoes. How do we know? We where at Footlocker trying to buy him some shoes so we kept trying them on and when he would see he had a new shoe on he would basically model it. Raul would say let me see your shoe and he would lift that foot up or bend down and point to it. So now when we are at home he goes and gets shoes and tries to put them on himself or us. When you say "look at yoooouuuu" he looks down at his shoes

9. Loves to dance. When ever music come son TV he stops what he is doing looks at the TV and goes up at down and in circles

10. He is man. Sits with dad to watch ESPN and when he hears the ta ta taaannn music from it he has to watch it. Sees dad playing video games he has to sit with him too with his own remote control. When he sees football on TV he grabs the XBOX remote. When he wants to watch Sesame Street he will bring you the remote control for the TV

11. We have to put his remote control car in time out because he will drive us crazy with it. He will follow you to the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen anywhere we are to bring us his car and remote that he knows they go together so we can drive it for him. If he only find one or the other he will talk his language and point to us because he cant find the other one to make it all work

12. If you give him something thats trash and tell him its trash he will go throw it away for you

13. If i leave a cabinet door open he will close it and then keep doing whatever he was doing

14. Likes to help with laundry. When I was his diapers I will give him the inserts that go in the dryer and he will put them in and then close the door

15. Loves to read. When its story time I tell him to go choose a booj and goes straight to them and brings me one. Lately he has been choosing "Horten Hears a Who" or "Horten hatches an Egg." I tell Raul out of all his books that he takes out how does he always choose those he must know what he is doing right. Oh yeah and if its not story time he will follow you wherever you are with one of the Horton books but never seems to sit long enough for you to read the whole story

Our 1st cooking lesson Mason helped me make some bread

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Deployment Craziness begins

So Raul finally got his deployment orders for Iraq today. This time around we decided it would be best for me and mason to go home for the year he will be gone. Most of my friends here in Hawaii have left or will be leaving soon. Im hoping it will be easier if Im around family to help me out with Mason. My biggest concern while being home is people asking about Raul being gone or feeling sorry for us. I dont know any other military family in my home town so I will miss that. Being around other army wives you understand what your going thru so you never have to go into detail about anything. We know that we dont get to hear from our soldiers everyday and dont know when they will be home. There just so much things that its just understood between us. I hope family and friends back home will not ask to many questions about this.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My 24th Bday

I had a great time for my birthday. On Saturday Raul took me to work and picked me up at 4. I came home to a surprise I had a couple of friends waiting for me. The scared me when I first walked in according to them my face was priceless. Raul did such a good job grilling and getting everything read he even decorated!!! Later that night our babysitter came so we could go to Dave and Busters( which was my original plan for my bday). I had so much fun everyone was a trip and we had some interesting conversation on our way up there. My favorite game of the night was Deal or No Deal. Raul ended up winning 1000 tickets it was hilarious. Check out this video of that moment video.php .

Me, Leza, and McKenna

Leza and I

Showing off my winnings to Leza

The day of my actual birthday was quite I went to church and had some cake because it was also Pastor Mikes Birthday. Later that day we went to pipeline and stayed till sunset. Mason wanted to get in the water sooooo bad but its almost winter here so the waves are crazy.

Beautiful Hawaii sunset

My boys hanging out at the beach


Mason walking to get in the water Love how you can see his footprints

Monday, September 7, 2009

Picture Taking with our Nikon D60

So awhile back ...way back we got a new camera a Nikon D60. We really love this camera and love the pictures we have been able to capture especially of Mason. I still dont know half of what this camera does, actually not even a quarter of what it does but I really need to learn. A couple of weeks ago we went to Kaneohe and i took some pics of my boys I did some editing with the program my Apple laptop came with.

Bread Making

So I have been wanting to make hand made bread for awhile now but recipes I found always seemed so complicated or you needed a machine which I dont have. The 1st time i tried making bread did not go very well now the 2nd time I made it i got the recipe from Here,

And the results

It came out perfect!!! We ate half the loaf that