Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our boys and their buds.

Our good friends the Floyds were over for dinner toinght, and it is so much fun to see our boys play together. Mason and Owen are 12 days apart, and Jackson and Warren are 6 months apart. As you can see getting a picture of Mason and Owen was a challenge.

Jackson has been loving playing with his train set. It is his only toy that we don't make him share with Mason since Mason scooting across the railroad tracks is just like Godzilla coming through town. Jack loves it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mase waving and Jackson Jumping

Meanwhile at the McGurn house...

Now that Mason knows how to pull himself up to standing, this is what I walk into after every nap! He is always so proud and happy to be standing. 

Here are a couple of pics of Mase's new teeth:

Mase also LOVES to stand at Jack's table and play, now we've got two Elmo fans around here!

For Christmas from Grandma Diane and Grandpa Glenn the boys got coordinating Nike workout outfits. They also happened to get matching Nike silver "Shocks" shoes from Britt and Brian. Since Britt took Jack to the gym it was the perfect opportunity to get them in their outfits.
Today the Bears played in the playoffs and all the McGurn boys were dressed to win. Jack even got his, "Grinchy" in on the cheering action. All their blue and orange paid off because they won!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mason- 9 Months Old

Mason is 9 months old.

Today was Mason's 9 month appointment. Mason weighed 20lbs 4 oz. which is in the 50th percentile. He is 29 3/4 inches tall which is in the 90th percentile, and his head is 18 1/8 around, which is in the 75th percentile.

Mason is already wearing clothes that Jack wore after he turned one because he is so tall.

-He has two full bottom teeth and just broke his top two and two more on the bottom.
-He is super smiley, and has the cutest little smile in the world.
-He can pull himself up on to the couch, the crib, and just about anything else. Lately he doesn't want to sleep because he just wants to stand in his crib shaking it!
-He loves to play with his brothers trucks.
-He eats any babyfood, rice cereal, puffs, mum-mums, bananas, oatmeal, applesauce, and a few nights ago he loved getting bites of my pizza crust.
-He is like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to crumbs so we have to keep our floors cleaner than ever!
-Mason loves to scream/yell to get attention, and is becoming jealous of attention whenever Jack is getting any!
-He says "dadadadada" but I don't know if he actually knows what "dada" means.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Matthew John

Through the craziness of recovering from a holiday in retail, I didn't get a chance to write a "Happy Birthday Matt" post. Matt turned 27 on December 28th. We were able to celebrate his birthday by going out for dinner at his favorite steak place, "Saltgrass Steak House". Britt even watched the boys so that we could go.

In honor of his late birthday post I wanted to write about a few of the things that make Matt so great.

-Even on 3-4 hours of sleep some nights, he is an amazing "stay at home (during the day at home) dad".
-Jackson looks up to him and he can always put a smile on Jack's face. Wrestling, "fighting", tickling, or snuggling he is very loved.
-He'll answer Jack's million and 1 questions.
-He ALWAYS takes out the trash, with me never asking.
-He's got a soft spot for snuggling with Jack and Mase.
-He gives amazing back massages (which even his cousins will attest to)
-He can make me laugh even when I'm mad
-He let's me drive the car on cold days because it has automatic start
-He has a great relationship with both of his parents
-He never asks for anything (even though his tennis shoes have holes in the toes) (I'm going to force him to use his Birthday money for some new ones!)
-He's a great natural athlete, who was even willing to learn to ski!
-He knows all the words to every rap and country song on the radio.
-He's not afraid to help with.... errands, couponing, cleaning, laundry, and he'll do it with a smile.
-He reminds me whats important at the end of every day.

Matthew John is the leader of our family, the husband that I love, and the dad our kids look up to. Happy Belated Birthday Matt!

The Bacon Celebration

Our friend Dave (who loves Bacon) graduated from seminary last month, so his wife Rebecca and I threw him a "Bacon Celebration" to celebrate being done!

The party involved "Bacon Candy", "Bacon Dip", "Bacon wrapped smokies", and other Bacon delights. One of my contributions was the "Bacon Cake". Although there was no bacon in the cake, I was pretty happy with how it turned out.