Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Father's Day

For Father’s Day, I had some amazing French Toast for breakfast.

Mason didn’t though. I don’t know what he had, probably a bowl of cereal. I was in Hermann celebrating my friends 30th birthday, he was back home with Lina. That was his real Father’s Day gift, a weekend of precious bonding time for the two of them. They had a lazy Saturday morning together while I woke up to a lovely breakfast of fruit and granola before getting an amazing massage. He dressed Lina in mismatched clothes while I was busy doing things like this after drinking more than my fair share of sample wine.

After breakfast on Sunday I played find the gnome (I’m convinced there were more than 2) while Mason and Lina got ready to go bowling with his family (once again in mismatched clothes).

Mason’s weekend was filled with dirty diapers, temper tantrums and a teething baby. Mine was filled with great food, shopping for antiques, wonderful ice cream, relaxing massages, fun games, famous Bratwurst and amazing friends. I had a great Father’s Day Weekend.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mason’s mug came in and as I expected, I have mixed feelings about it. While I love the concept and I think it is the perfect gift for Mason, I don’t think the quality is up to my standards. I will be the first to admit that I am extra picky when it comes to photography things, so perhaps I’m not the best person to review these types of things. That being said, I think Mason won’t even notice the things about it that drive me crazy.

The winning photo.

The finished product. The colors are a little weak and it’s very pixilated. But that is such a cute girl on that mug!

The view that Mason will see while he drinks. This is the part that bothers me the most.

All in all, this is exactly what I expected. I had the same complaints with the regular mug that I got for free when Lina was 3 months old. I still drink out of it, I still like to look at her picture and I still get compliments on it.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Someday, I'm Going To Win The Lottery

I know what you are thinking. Where did Kayla go? And why did she take her wonderfully witty stories with her? Well it just so happens that I was working on a post that was all about my first trip to the eye doctor in a decade. I was off to a great start, but just couldn’t get to an ending. So, let’s just say… I can see clearly now, my eyes are fixed. And if you didn’t at least sing that last sentence in your head, then you can go ahead and stop reading now.

Now, on to more fun things. Mason has started drinking coffee, which is totally my fault since he hated it when we got married. Anyway, I came across a travel mug on Snapfish. While I have had mixed results with their products, I still thought I had to give this a chance. After all, it is the perfect gift for him. He keeps saying that he needs pictures to show off, yet he has nowhere to put them. With the mug, he can carry around his sweet baby's face and drink his favorite morning beverage at the same time. Anyway I wanted a recent picture of Miss Elina for this project so we had a quick impromptu photo shoot in the front yard while Mason was at the bank. And since Mason doesn’t read this blog, I’m not afraid to share some of my favorite outtakes with you.
It took her a moment to be okay with the weeds on her feet.

"Ahhhh!"  Cute, but it needs to be horizontal and not quite the look we are going for.

That's better, but still not much of a smile.

Close, but not quite there yet...