Terri & me with our sweet boys! We've watched Clayton grow from this very chubby baby who was barely crawling, to this tall, slender, little boy who's walking all over the place! Mason was barely walking when we started and is now the hyperactive kid who's running all over that room! :)
Mason & Mrs. Mary Anne
After Kindermusik every Monday, it just works out that it's Toddler Time at the downtown library! It's just right up the street, so we head on over there and have a few minutes to look at some books before it's time to start. This has given Mason so much interaction with some older kids and has been his first experience really to sit at a big kids' table to listen to stories, do crafts, and eat snacks. At library time in Nashville, we would sit on the floor and he would always practically sit on my lap and act kinda shy around all the kids. He would just sit very quietly and listen and stay right by his Mommy's side. Well, now he is sitting straight up in his chair during craft time and "chatting" away with all the kids, and standing right beside all the big kids directly in front of the story teller during story time. Today, I looked up and he was holding some little girl's hand! They were standing facing each other and just staring at each other while holding hands. I wasn't quite sure what was going on! I definitely was not like that; I was so painfully shy until about 7th grade. I would not talk to anyone except for my Daddy! I wanted him to hold me all the time and I would just lay my head on his shoulder and not look at anyone. Mason's always that kid that the others' surround, just like his Uncle Jody. I don't know if it's his spunky little personality, his crazy spike hairdo', or the fact that he speaks this jibber jabber Japanese soundin' language! He is definitely not my little baby anymore. :( Even though he's growing up so quickly and we miss those days of cuddling a tiny, sweet newborn in our arms, we are so blessed to have our big, healthy 19 month old! This is definitely a challenging, but super fun stage!
Mason's good buddy from church, Lydia, is sometimes at Toddler Time with us when she's not in big girl school and she always takes such good care of Mason!
I don't know what kind of face my son is making here, but Lydia sure looks awfully cute! :)