Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I quickly explained to Matthew that just like everyone else, Santa needs to trim his hair and he must have done it recently. As for the silver/grey discrepancy I think he forgot about it while we were discussing Santa's haircut. Good thing too because I'm not sure what I would say.
If you have any suggestions let me know - the topic is likel to come up again knowing Matthew.
I was so thrilled we were there at such a quiet time as I am sure they would not have so patiently allowed us to sit with Santa for so long if it was a crazy shopping day.
I was thrilled with their photo and thought we had somehow managed to have a relatively stress free trip to see Santa, until we were in the van on the way home and Matthew blurts out "I forgot to tell Santa what I want for Christmas!!"
We decided to write Santa a letter instead of returning to the mall.
(Michael is not falling off - he is purposely laing down and dragging his arms through the snow.)
Friday, December 11, 2009
We were very proud of our little snowman. (In case you didn't recognize him he was the one in the red scarf.)
He had a long wait before his part of the show. The boy next to him kept him entertained. At one point he even tried to eat Matthew's carrot nose - too cute.
They spotted Santa up on the balcony of the theatre and were a lile distracted. They even started waving at him.
This was Matthew as he sat on the stage and started to see the theatre fill up with people - just a little stunned, but he survived.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Despite spending most of the time sitting or crawling on the ice Matthew had a great time and can' wait to go back next week. Maybe he'll actually stand up on his own next week.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Matthew of course knew what Halloween was all about, but Michael caught on quite quickly. He was running up to doors with the big kids, pushing his way to the front and then reaching into the bowls of candy and helping himself. Everyone thought he was so adorable they let him take as much as he wanted. He either really likes the colour orange or he loves peanut butter because he seemed to grab alot of reeses peanut butter cups and reeses pieces.
Matthew got to eat some of his treats. We dumped all of his goodies out on the table (no this doesn't not include all the candies Michael got!) and he sorted through it all. When we said it was time to go to bed he actually asked if he could have another minute to look at all his candy. He was in heaven.
Matthew thinks he has enough treats to last him until NEXT HALLOWEEN!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Apparently Matthew thinks we live in Britain - every car ride today he chose the right hand drive.
This look of joy was permanently etched on Matthew's face during
the roller coaster ride.
Both kids bravely stuck their heads in the lion's mouth
Monday, June 29, 2009
As soon as the cake was set down within Michael's reach he grabbed a fist full of blue icing! What a monkey.
We offered him a piece of cake, but he really didn't seem to like it. We have noticed that Michael doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. He did enjoy squashing it though and rubbing it all over his body.
Once everyone had a piece of cake Michael was ready to join the blueman group, so we gave him a speedy bath so he could open his gifts with out recoloring the living room.
This is a shot of the birthday gang. Michael will have to get used to sharing his birthday with the rest of the family (not to mention many friends with birthdays at the end of June too). Papa (June 29th), Aunty Sammy (June 24th), Grandpa (June 26th).Michael knew just what to do with all the gifts too. He grabbed envelopes first, let Matthew open everything, and then settled down to play with a few things while I unwrapped things like clothing and cards.
Once everyone had gone home Michael had a nap. In the evening we took a nice picnic dinner to Harrier Park and let the boys play in the evening sun.It was a wonderful day to bring to an end Michael's First Fabulous Year.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Michael had started the haircut sitting on John's lap under the cape. Within a
minute he was standing and the cape was nearly gone.
Friday, May 15, 2009
His other new skill is climbing the stairs. John and I were both shocked to see him sitting at the bottom of the stairs one second (which he does a lot since Bucca's toys are in a basket there) and then on the 4th step a few seconds later. Since his first (and very successful) attempt at climbing all he has done is practice. Here is a video of one of his first tries, he slips a little on some of the steps. I should make another video because in the past 2 hours he has become even quicker and more sure footed.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
We spent many days hanging out at beaches. Michael especially loved crawling around in the surf.
We went to Place of Refuge and saw all the tikis. There were a ton!