Friday, July 23, 2010

a date with another boy...shhhhh

Mason is such an incredible little boy. He is a HUGE helper to me and an AWESOME big brother but he has really had to adapt a LOT with two babies in two years coming into our family and before that- suddenly going from only child to one of three.

Our family has really grown in big ways and I wouldn't hesitate for a second now to refer to all of our kids as each other's brother or sister....but it didn't start out that way. Blending two families together into one and then rapidly bringing more kids into the picture was hard- Mason has taken it all in stride. (But please don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade our kids, our lives, our history for a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g!)

Because we are SO incredibly busy, and the babies occupy much of my time, Mason doesn't get a whole lot of me alone. We try to read books, do activities, play in the backyard or watch a movie together while babies nap. But it was certainly HIGH TIME for a Mason & Mama date!

When I told Mason we were going on a date, he ran straight to his room and asked me which of these shirts he should wear:

My sweet boy was dressing up for our date.

After he was all ready, we did some cheesing: 
                                  Doesn't mai boy look soooo handsome?

We went to Target to use up his gift card and tooth fairy money, to the library to have *undisturbed by babies* reading and browsing of kids books, to Spooners, {new frozen yogurt place which Mas wasn't a fan of, it was different}, over to my friend Amber and Mason's friend CJ's{amber's son} new house to FINALLY check it out, and then to Dairy Queen{he got a blizzard in place of the nasty yogurt*}. It was a fun night- just me and my boy! It's pretty rushed with the babies when we go anywhere and it was wonderful to just enjoy my firstborn without the distraction of little people.

*Mason's yogurt was probably only nasty because he mixed Cookies'n'Cream with Mandarin Orange- yah, not the best choice. Since we were on our special date, I let him get a Blizzard later to make up for the yuck flavor mix. From now *on* we will be using the sample cups to try the flavor first. :) And MINE was REALLY good- New York Cheesecake with Chocolate...mmmmmm.


The Fab Four said...

so sweet!

nmassie218 said...

How special. Looks like a great time!

adriana said...

The cutest couple ever ;)!