Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday, Daddy!

We love you!!!

21 Months

It's hard to believe this guy is rapidly approaching 2!  But hang out with him, and you'd be surprised he isn't 2 yet!  He talks very clearly, communicates with ease, loves laughing, playing, and imposing his will on you.  If he wants to do something, well, good luck telling him no and having him listen.

This kid is like clockwork.  Naptime is guaranteed around 1.  Bedtime is at 8, and waking up is unfortunately between 5:15 and 5:45.  I so wish I had kids that liked to sleep in!

Matthew brings so much joy, loves cuddling, and loves his big brother!

20 Months

May 22nd marked 20 months!  This picture pretty much sums everything up...the kid is into everything!

Monday, May 13, 2013

19 Months

We are rapidly approaching 20 months, so I figured I better hurry up and get 19 months recorded!

Matthew continues to be a little angel.  He loves eating, insists on feeding himself most foods and loves milk.  He is very independent and one of his favorite things to say is "Baby do" or "Matthew do."

He is definitely a rough and tumble kid, as evidenced by the bruise on his head.  I swear, the kid knows no fear and is a daredevil.

He is going through a shy period, even with family and friends he sees regularly.  It usually will take him about 5 minutes or so to warm up.  And once he warms up, boy oh boy is he a chatterbox!

Matthew loves his brother and wants to be doing whatever it is William is doing.  And, he isn't afraid to voice his frustration if a toy is taken away or if he wants something.  The kid has got a set of lungs!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

18 Months

Weight: 28.8 lbs (75%)
Height: 32.5" (50%)

I'm like a broke record every month, saying the same thing over and over, but it's so true, I really don't know how time is going so quickly!

This little man is developing by leaps and bounds and apparently we aren't the only one who is surprised by it.  With our 18 month well-child checkup, Dr. Shifrin couldn't believe that Matthew was (1) sleeping through the night; (2) had no eating/drinking issues; (3) was playing make believe; (4) as vocal as he is and stringing together 4 word sentences (I gave the example of "Momma, where are you?"; (5) no carseat problems; and (6) starting to show interest in the potty.  Really though, I can't get over what a chatterbox Matthew is and so observant of the world around him.  Plus, it's a reminder to watch what is said around the boys because Matthew is also a little parrot and mimic of what is going on around him.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Kelsey Creek Park Fun


It is hard to believe it's been over a month since we went to Ojai!  And, we almost didn't make it.  I got hit with the flu bug and was down for the count.  The night before we were to leave, I told Jon that there just wasn't any way I could get on an airplane feeling the way I felt and that it would take a miracle.  Well, our miracle came and was encouraged by the fact that it would cost us to cancel the flights.

I am so happy I forced myself onto that flight.  The Ojai sunshine was exactly what we all needed!  The boys were boogery, and it took me a couple of days to start feeling normal, but it was great just relaxing and enjoying each others company.  We enjoyed adventures to the park, the beach, and strolling through town.  We can't wait to return!