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A Day in the Life of an Almost One Year Old

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Back in April Elaine and I had an idea of taking a photo of Mason every hour of during his day and posting it to the blog.  It was fun project and we decided to make it a tradition and continue it on a six months basis.

Crazy enough, it’s that time again and here are the photos from our day, Sunday, September 30th.

Our day of an almost 1 year old started at 7:45am and was filled with playtime, walks, meeting Elaine for lunch, naps, eating, and periods of shuffling feet. It ended a little early at 6:45pm and hopefully is filled with sweet dreams.

Incase you missed the six month blog post or want to compare the two here is  the link. I suggest that you check it out… it is unbelievable to see how big and independent he has gotten in only six months.


Wake up at 7:45am and time to play


Breakfast time 8:45am (oatmeal, grapes, water, & cereal puffs)


Playing with Ruby and practicing walking at 9:45am


Nap Time! 10:45am


One of many diaper changes of the day (11:45am)


Lots of books to read today 12:45pm


Meeting Mom during her lunch break! 1:45pm


Back home for a nap at 2:45pm. Unfortunately Mason never fell asleep but he did rest and play in his crib for about 45 minutes. Nice to have a little break and watch a little football


Mason and I started a walk up on the Mesa along Shoreline (3:45pm)


Still out on our walk but taking a peek-a-boo break in the grass on SBCC campus (4:45pm)

6:45pm & Mason had just fallen asleep. I think we were both worn out from a busy day


Books, books, books

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A few weeks ago we rearranged one of our shelves in our living room to house all of Mason’s books. Since then he has loved to crawl over to the bookshelf and grab his books. Sometimes he will sit quietly with each one- sometimes chewing them and sometimes flipping the pages. But most often he will select a book and hold it above his head and make a “ugh?” noise. We’ve learned that this is his polite request coo and he wants a book read to him. Most of the time we catch the hint and when we sit with him on the floor his eyes light up and he smiles from ear to ear.

Does he sit through the whole book? Nope. Does he close it midway through and hand us another book? Yes. It is fun? Of course

Although Mason has an entire shelf of books, he commonly only requests to be read a few. They are, in no particular order:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See
Happy Baby: Puppy & Friends
Children of Wonder Series
In My Nest
& a Photo book that has our photos in it

Even though the books can be a little repetitive, it’s been fun to introduce them into Mason’s life. We both could probably read Brown Bear in our sleep…in fact Elaine and I were quizzing each about the order of the animals and both scored 100%.   As he grows, I know that I’m excited to go to used book stores, pick out fun books and read more with him.

I’ve tried to capture the book request process in the following photos. Enjoy!

We’re Leaving (for) Las Vegas

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After a lovely, albeit short, visit with the fam.. We took off this morning from Orange County, with my mom waving from the front yard and Ruby peering longingly through the front screen door.
Mason is trooping through this road trip so far, cross your fingers for us that his mood stays this good the remaining few hours!