Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
In any case, we were thrilled to meet Natasha and see that Darcey is doing well. Matthew and Michael both greeted Natasha with big smiles. We are looking forward to Natasha's dedication - tomorrow (weather permitting).
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Today, Santa's elves delivered an early gift to Matthew - a ski-doo sled.
We all walked over to the school and went down some of the great hills.
Even Michael went for a couple of rides.
Matthew's first run on his own was fun, but ended in a shrub. We will be out there everyday until the snow is gone. It is a win-win situation, he has fun, it's free, and climbing back up the hill tires him out so he sleeps well at night. John and Matthew stayed out over an hour sledding. I took Michael home after about 15 minutes, the sweetheart was getting a bit chilled despite being all bundled up. He was much happier once we got home and all warmed up.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
For those of you who got to eat some of these cute creations, I hope you enjoyed them. If you missed out, I think we are baking sugar cookies next week.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Matthew also got a Santa hat from Papa today - which made him very happy since he was upset that Michael has a Santa outfit (which was Matthew's for his first Christmas) and he had nothing.
This is the first year that Matthew wasn't scared to sit with Santa (he doesn't really like guys with beards and/or mustaches). I think he was able to overcome his fear because he really wanted to ask Santa for 2 specific gifts - sunglasses and a Buzz Lightyear doll. Lucky Matthew, Santa had already made arrangements for those things to be delivered.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This has been a month of exploration for Michael. He loves pulling hair these days, has discovered his toes and fingers as play things now, is rolling constantly and has started to do push-ups in preparation for crawling. When he does the push-ups he can get all the way up on his hands and toes, but he also sticks out his tongue (it is very cute) and then lets out a scream. He really wants to get moving so he can keep up with his big brother. His teeth have also been bothering his greatly so there has been a ton of drool.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Matthew had his first big boy swim lessons today! Michael, John and I sat on the side of the pool and watched Matthew splash around in the kiddie pool, blow bubbles, sing songs, and dump water on his instructor, Selma. She let them all dump a boatful of water over her head, and then did it to them. Matthew didn't look impressed, but he didn't freak out. At the end of the lesson Matthew came straight to me and said, "That was soooo much FUN!!" We are so pleased that he is not afraid of being in the pool without us.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I have slowly been coming to the realization (since his 3rd birthday) that Matthew is a big boy now, not my sweet little baby. Since his birthday party Matthew has decided to "skip" his naps, his face is changing, and he is getting so tall. But seeing him with this backpack just makes him look even bigger. For the past 3 days he has worn the backpack everywhere – even inside playing with his toys. We do make him take it off for dinner, going to the bathroom and car rides, but he puts it right back on afterwards. He is very proud of it. Matthew is using it to carry around his snack, binoculars, a magnifying glass, and a variety of small toys. So cute!