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What Mason Enjoys

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I like to ask Mason questions. Usually they focus on dreams, the best part of his day, and his favorites.
Tonight he was standing on a chair in the kitchen so he could watch me prep some dinner and we were chatting. I asked him about his favorite food and he immediately responded “watermelon”. Now typically his favorite food is whatever is in front of his eyes, but this time the watermelon was in our fridge out of sight. I got it out and started slicing it. Before it even fell to the cutting board the giant slice of juicy watermelon was in his hands. He inhaled a few pieces and the jokingly began eating from the larger main piece I was cutting it from. I caught a few photos, but they really don’t do his juicy smile justice.

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Playgrounds are another favorite. Even though we didn’t go to any today here are some photos of swinging from the weekend.

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Another favorite is making tents. Usually these happen during the day but tonight Mason asked for a tent right before he went to bed. He’s never done this before but here is his bedtime tent. He’s a fun kid…

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A Moment

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Life has been in full swing over the last 6 months. Elaine and I have had opposite schedules for the last few months so in case you haven’t noticed the blog has been put on the back burner.
A blog post is a blog post however I miss the time and creative process. Right now most of our updates are short and filled with photos… but it is still an update.
Here are some photos from last night after dinner. It was moment. A normal and routine time of our day, but so mundane that I decided to document it. Each stage goes incredibly fast and each phase means new moments.

Here you’ll see Mason was outside playing in the garden and Caleb cracking up with his baby giggles in the living room.

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A day at the beach & Singing (!)

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We live so close to the beach that it is a shame that we don’t go as often as we do, but we made it out yesterday to El Capitan State Beach. We all had a great time and here are some photos of our adventure.
Also below is a video of Mason singing some songs… 2 minutes of fun with “Big Water” from Land Before Time 2 and Twinkle twinkle….plus tattoos!

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Oops!

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A little nod to all you teachers out there… This is what happens when you don’t proofread before hitting publish ;-)
Check out that post again to see the correct captions matched with the correct photos.

Caleb’s Photo A Day

Photo an Hour ((starring Caleb)) ((and two months late))

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I’m a blogging slacker. It’s officially a fact. I am two months late with my day of hourly photos of Caleb. This is a bi-annual tradition started when Mason was 6 months. You might remember Mark’s posting of Mason’s day back in March. My posting, which I had every intention of posting a day or two later, has now arrived.
It’s kind of funny that the first time we do the hourly photo with both of our kiddos we happened to be in different cities. Mark and Mason were home in SB and Caleb and I took a little road trip up to Oakland to visit our friend Jules who had flown in from Nashville and was staying at our lovely pals Jaclyn and Michael’s place. We had a great few days! A surprisingly smooth and happy 6-7 hour car ride, and some exploring of the Bay Area. Oh, and not pictured, but some truly delicious food too!

7AM: a freshly woken baby in mama’s lap
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8AM: Out for a rainy walk down the street. Some soft, chewy, garlicky focaccia bread at Arizmendi, followed by a Serendipitous stroll through the Lake Merritt farmer’s market (following pigeons, graffiti art and the colorful produce. He napped most of the time, and peeked out from the wrap underneath a borrowed hat the rest of the time.
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9AM: Back at our weekend home and looking sleepy eyed.
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10AM: Yep, those were definitely sleepy eyes. Mason would wake up mid sleep and SCREAM at the top of his lungs if his blanket ended up over his face when he was this age, but Caleb loves pulling the blanket up over his head, cozying down. I think this was a long nap. Jules had a meeting to go to that took a few hours and left me with some much adored downtime to eat some leftover thai food.
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11AM: Right on the hour, I went upstairs to take this photo and cracked the door to little eyes peeking out from the covers.
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12PM: Diaper changes, tickles and giggles.
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1PM: Another nap and the trip out to do some spontaneous shopping.
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2PM: And a shopping trip cut short because of big alligator tears.
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3PM: Awake again and snuggled into a papasan chair, hanging out with mama and auntie Jules, briefly before she went to pick up Jaclyn from the airport.
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4PM: Oh the days where naps happened in abundance! Another short snooze, as we sit on the floor and watch a Netflix show.
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5PM: Up and ready to play.
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6PM: As it started getting dark, this guy was practicing bounces and learning how to sit up on his own. Propped with pillows on the couch after a couple tumbles on the floor!
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7PM: And the final snooze. Down for the count.
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Our next Photo-An-Hour post will be in about 4 months. I can hardly believe that these two kiddos of ours will be 1 and 3 years old!
But as we ease into the summer, I will try and will time to slow down and spread out into some lazier and more spontaneous days.

Catch up

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Life has gotten busy but wanted to take a moment to catch up our blog.

Caleb began crawling in the last 10 days and just had his first tooth break through about a week ago. We celebrated with a few nights of good sleep but are now back to waking up a couple times a night. He loves eating food and loves water even more. Caleb has a great smile and loves bouncing and standing!

Mason has been a great big brother and loves to cuddle, hold, and check on Caleb. He talks baby talk to Caleb and began calling his Caleb-bean and baby Caleb. Mason loves going to his preschool that he started in January. He has a few friends and loves the school activities like playing with play-do, climbing things, and story time. Recently he has been infatuated with The Land Before Time movie series and would watch them everyday if he could. He has learned a lot about dinosaurs and you can often hear him roaring like a Sharptooth.

There are so many photos that I could share, but here are a few recent shots. Enjoy!

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Dinner Peek-a-Boo

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Just after dinner I caught this video and thought this would be a good place to share it…

As you can see, Mason and Caleb are doing a great job of playing together. Yes, they have their moments, but they light up whenever they see each other. It’s really sweet and here you get to see some of their spontaneous play. 

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