Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rocking Out

While waiting for Adam at the metro yesterday, Matthew had the unusual opportunity to be in the front seat (only his second time) while we waited.  He didn't know what to do with himself - so many things to see and get his hands on!

That is, until I turned the radio on.  Then it was all about the dancing.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pine Cones Rock!

While we were waiting in line this weekend, Matthew discovered pine cones.  He was enthralled. This led to him not putting it down for quite some time and some fussing when it was finally taken away from him so that he could take a nap.

I can't wait to help him discover more of the outdoors this summer.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


WHO ELSE IS EXCITED!!??  This is my favorite holiday of the year.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Words Words Words

Matthew is 16 months old as of March 1st and he is talking up a storm (while he is running around the house of course).

His 15 month check-up went something like this:

Doctor: "Does he have any words yet?"
Us: "Oh yeah."
Doctor: "How many would you say?"
Us: "Oh...umm...over 20."
Doctor: "Oh, well, that's...well, he is suppose to have three, so I think we can mark that off and move on."

As of the writing of this post, Matthew has said (can't guarantee that he used it correctly):

Light (his first word)
Cook (for cookie)
Crack (for cracker)
Meow (For a while, every animal said meow, we are starting to branch out now)
Uh Oh
No (Luckily, this hasn't caught on as of right now - fingers crossed)
Taco (Absolutely the cutest thing that he says)
Hawk (for Jayhawk of course)
Duke (he is a dog that we know)

I am positive that I am forgetting words. He is a parrot right now, so we are having to watch our language so that he doesn't repeat something that a 16 month old shouldn't know.  It's really damn hard!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Time Warp

So to say that I haven't posted recently is a little bit of an understatement.  But I'm back now - so really that is all that matters.  I have lots of things to share and update everyone on.  Just to throw out a couple:

We moved! We bought our first house.
Matthew is now 16 months old.
I've read a few books.
I've begun knitting again.

Okay, I'm off to get typing.  Post ya real soon!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

9 months

So many things to update everyone on, but tonight, I will focus on the fact that my sweet little boy is 9 months old!! I can't believe that it has already been 3/4 of a year since we went to the hospital.  Yet at the same time, he has changed so much in these 9 months, that looking back at pictures or remembering when we first brought him home seems so long ago.

He changes every day and I love watching him learn how things work.  From getting how his wrist works to figuring out how to put things into a bucket, it has just been amazing to be a witness.

Things that Matthew is now doing:
- crawling
- feeding himself (sort of - he gets it and can sometimes get the puff into his mouth, but other times he just sticks his whole hand in hoping that the puff with stay in there)
- pulling himself up to standing
- drinking out of a sippy cup

He continues to be one of the sweetest babies ever.  One of my favorite moments of every day is when I pick him up from daycare. He gets this huge smile on his face and starts reaching for me.  At that moment everything that frustrated or tired me out during the day is gone - I live for that moment.

I would pay money to know what he was thinking

Needless to say, Adam and I are eating up being parents to Matthew.  We are continuing to find things to do with him on the weekends to get him outside more before the weather changes and we have to spend most of our weekends inside.  I will post pictures from our adventures soon.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Best Yet

I might be biased, but this might be the cutest baby picture ever taken: