S: March 2010-January 2011
FC: This is a tale of a year that turned our lives upside down. Our hearts were opened and you my dear, were the key. This is your story... this is your first year.
1: Mason, We had so many photos from the first month of your life that we had to create a separate photo album just from that one month! We can not even put into words how much our lives have changed over the past year. We were told so many times that parenthood would forever change us but it is something that can't be explained until it's personally experienced. You have brought so much joy into our lives. We can't wait to create many more memories together as a family. Love, mommy & daddy
3: 13 lbs. 13 oz. 22 3/4" tall | 17 lbs. 12 oz. 25 3/4" tall | 20 lbs. 27 1/4" tall | 21 lbs. 2 oz. 28" tall | 21 lbs. 2 oz. 29 3/4" tall | 2 Months: | 4 Months: | 7 Months: | 9 Months: | 12 Months:
4: The first time you... Smiled: 1 month Slept through the night: 3 months Laughed: 2 months Rolled Over: 4 months Sat up supported: 3 1/2 months Crawled: 6 months 1st word: 7 months (da-da) 1st tooth: 10 months 1st step: 11 months (1/2/11)
5: Our happy little boy!
6: Pappa Randy, Laure, and Megan came down to visit and take us out to eat for the day. And of course we had to do some shopping. We enjoyed a nice lunch at Red Robin and shopping at Jordan Creek Mall...you slept. | March 2010
7: 3 Months
8: On April 5, 2010 Ms. Hadley Elizabeth Millang entered this world. I like to call her your future wife. Although this may not happen, I do know that you to will grow up to be great friends just like her mommy and I.
10: Easter 2010 Your first Easter was spent in Northwood. We had lunch with the Oakland family and then went to the Buehrer/Wallin side for supper. The Easter Bunny brought you so much stuff in your basket that we wondered if in was Easter or Christmas!
11: Easter 2010
14: You were baptized on June 13th 2010 at the Christian Life Center in Ankeny, Iowa. You were such a big boy and didn't even cry during the ceremony! | Your Godparents are Aunt Kym, Aunt Beth, and Uncle Nathan.
15: June 13th 2010 | Baptism
18: We took you out on the boat for the first time in June. You seemed to have a good time. Everything seemed to go well...except the fact that your life jacket was to small! We made sure to get you a new one before we went out on the boat again. You even "helped" daddy drive the boat.
21: Father's Day 2010
22: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift"
23: "What A Life... Eating, Sleeping, Playing, and Being Cute"
24: 6 Months
26: On August 1st, 2010 Uncle Jake was deployed to Afghanistan. We were there to help send him well wishes and pray for his safe return.
28: Your first trip to Chicago & Wisconsin! | August
29: You Make My Sun Shine
30: Smiles Are Contagious!
31: "Good times are even better when they are shared"
32: Iowa State Fair 2010
33: "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."
34: Roley Poley
36: A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
38: GO STATE!
39: Iowa vs. Iowa State 2010
41: Well this year was a sad sad game. Iowa beat Iowa State 35-7. The game wasn't worth watching but we did enjoy spending time with great friends and letting Gavin & Mason play all day!
42: Mason rocking his first tattoo
43: "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Mermillod
45: May the bounty of the season fill your heart and home.
46: Playtime at Pappa & Grandma Buehrer's
52: Center Grove Orchard 2010
54: Trick or Treat
55: Trick or Treat!
61: A Day to Give Thanks
64: ALL BUNDLED UP
66: Grandma Vicki gave you your first "haircut." It wasn't a full haircut but more of a trim as the back of your hair was getting a little out of control. You were such a good boy and sat so well during the whole thing!
67: Making your first Christmas ornament
68: The first time visiting Santa was a success! You smiled at him and loved riding the train! Grandma Vicki thought you needed a conductor hat!
71: J O Y | This year both G&G Stricker and G&G Barlow came for Christmas! Along with Audrey & Kym!
72: Opening Gifts!
73: Santa brought you your first 4-Wheeler. Right now you need a little help riding it but by Summer you will be a pro.
75: Christmas at Grandma & Grandpa Stricker's
78: So many toys... so little time
79: HAPPY | NEW YEAR
82: For your first birthday you got a "big boy" room! | Daddy worked very hard to get the stripes painted just right.
83: You even got to help daddy tape & paint your new room | Well kind of anyways :)
84: Happy 1st birthday Mason!
86: Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you... | This year your birthday was a construction theme! Pappa Ronnie helped make your tool box cake. All the kids had a great time at your party.
93: It's hard to believe you are already ONE!! This year went by so fast. We enjoyed watching you play & discover all the new things in the world. We can not imagine life without you. You have been such a blessing in our lives and we thank God for you everyday.