Then and now

by Kim on March 21, 2013

This is what Mason woke up to this morning:

Mase bday

Today’s his first birthday, and we’re doing it up big!

Balloons, streamers on the windows and furniture (which you can’t really see), the giant Mickey Mouse balloon (which still lives on), and new matchbox cars lined up on the table. (He’s been really interested in the cars at the gym daycare, so I thought it was time for his first official wheels.)

Mason's First Birthday

Probably overdoing it for a 1-year-old, but I come from a long line of overdoers.

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Don’t let the pictures fool you…in reality, when we first released him into The Room, he batted at a balloon or two and then pulled a sudden 360, heading in the complete opposite direction. Seconds later, he was happily sprawled on his back chewing on one of Brent’s shoes.

I’m never sure if we have a cat or a dog, but it’s definitely not a human.

However, when I brought him back and showed him the cars, he did start to show a GLIMMER of interest. (Aka TOTAL PARENTING VICTORY!)

Car Collage

Happy birthday to our little big ONE-year-old!

Even though we’re celebrating THIS day, I’ll probably spend a lot of it thinking about where I was at this time one year ago. (As I’m writing, I think this was about the time we were driving to the hospital…)

A lot of people have asked me if it feels like it’s going by fast, but honestly, that day feels like a decade ago!

Anyway, in honor of today, I thought it’d be fun to play a little game of Then and Now. Here we go…

Then:

Then 1

Now:

Now 1

 

Then:

Then 2

Now:

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Then:

Then 3

Now:

Now 3

 

Then:

Then 10

Now:

maseseat

 

Then:

Then 7

Now:

Now 7

 

Then:

Then 12 

Now:

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Then:

Then 6

Now:

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Then:

eating

Now:

Now 10

 

Then:

Then 4 
(With Cousin Pete)

Now:

Balloon 

Then:

Then 11

Now:

Mase

Happy birthday, little buddy! We love you!

-Mom & Dad

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Suzanne March 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

Happy Birthday to Mason! Hope you guys enjoyed celebrating his special day!
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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome March 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Awww…. what a sweet post! I love the Then and Now photos! Happy Birthday Mason! Hope you guys have a fun day celebrating!
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Britt @ A Life Worth Living March 21, 2013 at 11:47 am

Happy birthday Mason!! He’s so adorable!
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Jenny March 21, 2013 at 11:08 am

Aww, I love all the Then & Now photos! What a little peanut. Happy birthday, Mase!

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Jenna March 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

Happy Birthday Buddy! You have an awesome mom and dad for throwing you such a grand, colorful birthday. Your momma does a great job documenting your milestones and silly adventures so we can watch you grow. Love you Mason!

Jenna and Shane

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