Saturday, July 4
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Thursday, October 23
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Friday, August 8
We were riding the Staten Island Ferry when this shot was taken.
To make a long story short, Mike had to fly to New York city for a last minute flight and I got to go with him. It was our 6th year anniversary weekend and we had already made plans to do something else, so we cancelled ours and headed to the "Big Apple"! We left Friday morning and returned Sunday night. We were only in New York for aproximately 48 hours, but it was enough for now.
You see, it was the first time I have ever left Mason to head out of town. He stayed with Nonny and Poppy (Mike's parents) on Friday and part of Saturday, then Grams and Pops (my parents) picked him up and kept him until our return on Sunday night. We thought about him a lot, got him souveniors, and prayed for him each night. When he is alittle older, I'll be able to leave him and not worry as much.
Times Square reminded me of The Strip in Las Vegas...people everywehere! We did lots of walking in Times Square on Friday night. Then Saturday was our big adventure. We took a sightseeing tour, which I highly recommend. I knew this would be such a short trip, but I wanted to see everything. The tour company was "On Board Tours". Our tour guide was Awesome!
Some of the sights: Macy's, World Trade Center Site, New York Stock Exchange/Wall Street, St. Paul's Chapel, Trinity Church, World Financial Center, Madison Square Park, Flatiron Building, South Street Seaport (Pier 17), 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, NBC's Today Show set, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Plaza Hotel, Tiffany's, David Letterman, Rupert from Hello Deli,Brooklym Bridge, Strawberry Fields, we even rode the Staten Island Ferry to the Statue of Liberty, and our tour ended at the Empire State Building, so Mike and I went up to the observatuion deck. Take this little suggestion: Buy your observation deck tickets online and print them off (http://www.esbnyc.com/). We bypassed about a 2 hour wait to buy tickets because I already had printed them off.
I can now say that I have been to New York, but I still want to see it at Christmas time! So, I know eventually, we will go back for a longer stay and do more shopping, sight seeing, and Broadway shows. For now...I'm happy!
Posted by The Perkins' at 2:33 PM
Thursday, July 17
It's official! Mason has had 1 of his botom front teeth pop through the gum and the 1 beside it is not far behind. Mike and I discovered it at 12:28p.m. yesterday (Wednesday)! He is getting to be such a BIG BOY! At 7 1/2 months, he is now respectably weighing in at 24 lbs. and 29 inches long. That is exactly proportional and in the 95% of other boys his age. This is to be expected seeing as Mike and I are both in the 95% in height with other adults. He has done so much these past few weeks: he can sit up well, feed himself puffs at mealtime, drink from his sippy cup with minimal assistance, laugh a lot out loud, pick up dropped objects from floor, stand up on legs with little support, waved bye-bye to Nonny and Poppy (Mike's parents), scoot up while on his belly reaching for a toy, now getting his teeth in, and the list would go on and on if I had more time. It is amazing to me how much they change each week! He is a little fussy latelty with his teeth and double ear infection, but every once in a while he will smile at me that melts my heart everytime. Mike and I are so blessed to have him in our lives! He truly is the most precious gift from God!
Mike heads to Vancouver this weekend for 2-day trip. He has several more trips coming up before the summer ends but, his mind is already past summer and into the fall season where you know what happens: football! The big news in Abilene is that Wylie is getting artificial safe turf on their field and we have already taken a trip over to the high school to see the progress. Someone has even gone so far as to post updates with pictures on 3ADownlow.com so others can see the progress. This town is serious about football! Enough about the fall, I am sure I will post more about that once the season starts. I did go to Wal-Mart a few days ago and noticed that there was already an isle full of school supplies. I kinda of got sad for a minute because I usually buy some supplies for the kids in my classroom each year, but then I realized that there was a little boy at home who needed me, and all was better! Until next time...
Posted by The Perkins' at 10:23 AM
Monday, July 14
I hate to begin such a long time away from you with such a sad story, but the family needs your prayers. One of the corporate pilots that Mike flew with at Frac Tech was killed in a tragic car accident driving to the airport on Friday afternoon. He was on his way to fly and a semi truck rear-ended him. He was killed instantly, but it just makes me wonder "why?". Out of all the cars that drove on 820 in Ft. Worth that day, it had to be his that the truck hit. He was only 25 years old; he leaves behind a wife and 5 month old baby boy.
He was hired in April and Mike a I laughingly talked about all their similarities with us. His wife also teaches kindergarten, he was around Mike's age (a little younger), and their baby boy was just 2 months behind ours. I can't imagine what the family is going through right now, but I do know that all the pilots are having a very difficult time. Even though they did not know him for long, they only had good things to say about his attitude on life and his love for his family.
I would not let Mike leave for his 2-day trip to Alaska until I told him repeatedly, through my tears, what he means to me and Mason. Isn't it sad that it takes a tradegy like this one for me to really sit down with Mike and make sure he knows how I feel? It has been so hard juggling being a mom and a wife. Mason is so much more needy, so I really have to work at it to give Mike my attention sometimes. I thank God every night for my family and friends, but I wonder if THEY really know. Of course they do, but it doesn't hurt to remind them each day!
I just wanted to ask you to pray for Jason Powell's family and friends right now as they are mourning the loss of a loved one. We are headed to Coppell tomorrow for the funeral. Can you add a sentence about safe travel for us in your prayer? I want to give this time to Jason, so I will write about how great Mason is doing another day.
Posted by The Perkins' at 10:22 AM
Saturday, April 12
He is sitting up all by himself!
Posted by The Perkins' at 8:32 AM
Tuesday, March 4
Like father, like son! Mason was too hungry to wait for mom to take the picture.
Mason likes to hang out with Pops.
Posted by The Perkins' at 10:28 AM