Life With Cason AND Molly

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

My Thankful List
1. My Husband, he takes such good care of me and Cason.
2. My healthy little boy.
3. My parents, they let me and Toby sleep late 2 days in a row!
4. My sister, she always makes me laugh
5. My extended family and friends
6. My job
7. Toby's Job
There are so many other things that I am thankful for but if you read my blog chances are you want to see pictures!
This Thanksgiving was a little different than last years.
Cason a little over a week old!

We spent the holiday in College Station with my parents. Aunt Allison, Uncle Brian and Cousin Reid came down to join us too. The boys are trying to figure out how to play with each other. It's pretty cute. Reid chases Cason around and Cason runs from him. Cason isn't sure about Reid!
Our Family Tradition is to go on a walk after our meal. This year we stopped at the playground to let the boys play.

My parents bought a used double stroller!

Little man eating his first Thanksgiving turkey

Cason to Reid: "Hey bud, would you like a slice of watermelon"

Cason pretending he is Mozart

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy First Birthday Cason!

Today is Cason's first birthday! I know I have said this thousands of times before but I can't believe how fast the year has flown by! See for yourself!

Toby stayed home with Cason today. Cason came to see me at work, and went to Toby's work too. I came home a little early and Cason opened his present from us then ate his cake. Then we all went for a walk. Cason walked all the way to the end of our street and then all the way back to our house! He LOVES to be outside! Here are some pictures of our day.

I LOVE this picture!

Dear Cason,
I love you so much. One year ago was one of the best days in my life. I have enjoyed seeing all of your "firsts" this year. Your first cry, first dirty diaper, first smile, first time to roll over, first babyfood, first laugh, first tooth, first time to crawl, first time to take a step, first time to walk, and all of the MANY things you have learned to do in this short year of your life. You amaze me every day. I thank God every day that he picked me to be your mommy. I love you sweet boy.
Love, Mommy

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Little Man's First Birthday Party

On Saturday Cason had his very first birthday party! I think he had a good time and everyone else seemed to enjoy themselves too! Papaw, Granny, Aunt Tory, Travis and Sierra came all the way from Lubbock to help celebrate. His other guests were: Aunt Allison, Uncle Brian, and Reid, Aunt Christy, Sean, and Jacob, Parker Sloan, Beau and Ava Loyd,Holden and Paxton McGarrah, and Aunt Bethany. Noticeably missing were Cason's Grandad and BeBe. Grandad was at home with the swine flu. They were very sad they missed out on his first birthday party. We all missed them.
Cason was a little shy at first but by the time he started opening presents he had warmed up. He loved pulling the tissue paper out of the gift bags. He got some really cool toys and clothes too!

We sang happy birthday to him and he tried to eat his cake. I think he was a little worried because everyone was starring at him. He actually kept himself pretty clean while feeding himself his cake. He seemed to enjoy the way it tasted. I'm pretty sure he has never had that much sugar!

Cason's Smash Cake

Happy Birthday Dear Cason....

Cason had fun playing on his new swing set outside.

I can't believe that his first birthday party has come and gone. It flew by just like his first year has.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Story of Your Birth

Dear Cason,
I am sure one day you will want to know the story of your birth. It was the best day of our life. It all started on Nov. 16 your due date. NOTHING happened! You were very comfortable in my belly. Too comfortable if you ask me! Nov.16 was a Sunday. Your daddy and I slept late and went to the mall in the afternoon. We had a nice afternoon walking around and enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. We ate hamburgers and got ice cream at Cold Stone. We spent the last evening as a childless couple and got ready for your arrival. The next day, Nov. 17, your Grandad and BeBe came to be with us. We went to Jason's Deli to eat lunch and then went to Target to buy a crock-pot. During all of this I kept hoping that you would decide to come but no such luck. At 4:00 your daddy and I went to see my doctor. He told me that you were still VERY comfortable and he would recommend helping you come into this world. I wasn't sure about that so we had a sonogram to see how much you weighed. They estimated that you were already 8 to 8 1/2 pounds! I didn't want you to get any bigger so I decided to be induced. We had a couple of hours before I had to go to the hospital so your daddy and I met your Gradad, BeBe, Aunt Allison, and Uncle Brian at the Galleria. We shopped for a while and then ate at The Grand Lux Cafe. While at the mall I started to have a lot of pain and I got very nervous. We tried to go find some ice cream but by that time I was very uncomfortable and scared. Your daddy and I decided to go to the hospital. We got there at 8:00 and the nurse told me that I was already having contractions. They started because of my exam at the doctors office. Because I was having contractions they only gave my half of the medicine that got my body ready for you to come. The nurse then gave me some medicine to help me sleep, your daddy and I prayed that you would come quickly and be healthy, and then we went to sleep. The next morning, Nov. 18, the nurse gave me Pitocin to help my body have more contractions. Nothing happened for a long time. Your Grandad, BeBe, and Aunt Allison came to the hospital to make sure they were there when you came. My doctor came and broke my water to hurry you along. Around noon my contractions really started to hurt. At 2:00 I got my epidural and started to feel much better. After a while my contractions started to get further and further a part. By early evening they had all but stoped. About this time I started to feel very sick. This went on for a couple of hours and I was absolutely miserable. My doctor had already talked about the possibility of a c-section but I didn't want to have one. He left to go get dinner and during that time I got really sick at my stomach. The nurse took my temperature and found out that I had a fever. It was decided then that I would have a c-section. I was diagnosed with dysfunctional labor. Around 10:00 they took me to the operating room and started to get my ready for your birth. Your daddy came in and set beside me. I was so scared for him because he doesn't handle blood very well. I don't remember much about the operation but I do remember telling the doctors that I thought your daddy was going to pass out. I also remember the doctor and your dad talking about football. I remember the nurse telling me that you were about to come into this world. At 10:12 they held you up for your daddy and I to see. My heart skipped a beat and I couldn't believe that you were actually here. Your were healthy and perfect. You weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. You had a head full of dark hair and still do! We spent the next 4 days in the hospital getting to know each other. Then your daddy and I took you home. November 18th was the start to the best year of my life. I created this blog for you so you can look at it one day and learn what you were like as a baby. It is also for me, your daddy, and the rest of your family and friends to keep up with how much you are growing and changing. I love you little boy and I hope you enjoy these stories of your life.

Love, Mommy

Sunday, November 1, 2009

1st Halloween

This was Cason's first Halloween and it was a blast. I know he is too young to appreciate it, it was for Toby and I, and the grandparents!
We kicked off Halloween by going to our church's fall festival. Cason was VERY unsure about the whole thing. He had a death grip on Toby or I the entire time.

Cason, Beau, and Reid

Cason was TERRIFIED of the llama at first but eventually warmed up to him a little.

On Halloween Day BeBe, Grandad, and Great Geema came to visit. Uncle Brian, Aunt Allison and Reid also spent the day with us. In the early evening we went trick-or-treating to a couple of houses in our neighborhood.

opening presents from Grandad and BeBe

Mommy loving on her baby giraffe

Trick or Treat!

The boys with a creepy skeleton