Saturday, October 30, 2010

Four Wheeler

Let me apologize for failing to post lately! 
These pictures are from October 19.
Daddy brought Matthew home a "new" toy. 
Yes a four wheeler!
I know some people are going to critic our parenting because he is only 2 years old.  But please note that we are taking what we see as careful precautions to keeping him safe while he rides. 

Matthew was pretty excited!  For his first time, he did an awesome job with steering.
First attempt at driving with daddy running beside!
Daddy came up to another idea after we took this video!
See below!

First idea: Ride with him!
Second Idea: Matthew is waiting until gets to the second idea.
Riding it by himself with daddy's second idea.  Wait for it......
Notice anything in this picture.....
Daddy's Second Idea: Tie a rope to the back and walk behind.
That way he can slow him down, not let him go very fast and stop him from running into anything.
Matthew loves it!  Whenever he would slow down or stop, he would turn around and look at daddy and give him a HUGE smile!!
It's a toy that he can ride for a few years!
Next step: A Helmet!
Matthew was really excited!  He loves going on rides with his Papa on the wheeler and yes he has a helmet at Grammie and Papa's house.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Combine Riding Boy

Most of you know that Matthew is a Disney Pixar Cars lover!  After watching it a bazillion times, Matthew started talking about "Frank" (he's the combine).  On Saturday, Matthew and Scott got to ride in a real combine.  They were really excited.  I think (I mean I know) that farming is in Scott's blood and Matthew is loving it too! The "farmer" was an old neighbor.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Diagnoses

As I said in a previous post that talked about a rash and how we were referred to a dermatologist.  We had a wonderful experience and Matthew didn't even cry.  The nurse was wonderful with him.  We found out that he has Atopic Dermatitis.  We were given a prescription cream and told to try a few different types of lotions.  Hoping that it clears it up.

A Walk down the Paul Bunyan Trail

One day last week, I decided that Matthew and I were going to take a walk down the Paul Bunyan trail.  When I told Matthew, he said, "scared" because whenever we talk about Paul Bunyan he always says that he was scared.

We found a fun little bridge that we played on for a few minutes.

I got a few good pictures of him on the bridge, otherwise they were all of him walking away from me.

When we seen the trail that leads back to the parking lot, Matthew got really excited and shouted, Right There!  He started clapping and was really excited to be going back to the car.

This was one of the views that we seen.
Matthew just being silly and sitting the wrong way in the stroller.
Just being a silly boy!
He was fascinated with sticking out his tongue!
We had lots of fun on our walk that day.
We will definitely being walking the trail again.
I hope next time we can get Daddy to go with us and get some family pictures.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

No Posts Lately but A Short Update

Sorry that I have not posted much lately.  I'm sad to say that I haven't taken many pictures lately either.  I do have some pictures coming hopefully today.

Just a short little update: On September 24, we took Matthew to the doctor for a rash that he had developed on the back of his leg.  The doctor gave us some cream to put on it and say it should be drastically better by the following Monday.  I contacted him and said it wasn't much better but he told us to continue using the cream until the end of the week.  By the end of the week, it started spreading to other areas of his body so we started using cream on all of it.  After much frustration with Matthew's peds (I finally had to have Scott call because they just seemed to be ignoring me), we finally got a referal to see a dermatologist.  Our appointment is later this morning so I am hoping that we can get some answers as to what may be causing this rash.  I will let you know later as to what it is if we find out some answers.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Train Ride in Duluth

I am sorry that I am so late on getting this posted but on Monday night last week, I got sick with what I thought was the flu.  On Tuesday, Scott and I ended up spending 5 hours in the ER.  I was diagnosed with Vertigo.  I just started feeling better on Sunday and am pretty much feeling like my old self again.

On Sunday, September 26, we went to Duluth  for a train ride.  We were on the train for a total of about 4 hours.  It was about a 2 hour ride to Two Harbors, 2 hour layover and then 2 hours ride back to Duluth.
The train engine was a 1957 locomotive that was original used on the iron range.
We got to see inside the engine.
Do you see us?
Our first train ride!
Matthew loves trains and he talked about going for a train ride for days.
I think he was a little tired from our drive to Duluth.
Getting ready to go!
A ship we seen from the train in the Duluth harbor.
One of the train cars had big openings with gates that you could look and lean out to take awesome pictures like this!
A river that we passed!
We had a wonderful tour guide to told us all about the scenery/landmarks that we passed!
Do you see the guy fishing down there?
Some colorful scenery!
Do you see Lake Superior in the background?
Another creek/river that we passed!
It sure is beautiful country.
We had to stop at these lights to get clearance from Two Harbors to continue on the track.
Light beacon in Two Harbors.
A ship back out in Two Harbors!
Do you see it?
Closer look at the light beacon!
Matthew had a blast and talked about everything he seen!!!
Back in Duluth, we passed another train on the rail next to us!
A view between the 2 trains.
I know I take weird pictures but I thought it was cool.
The lift bridge!
The view from the train!
After our train ride, we headed to Canal Park to the lift bridge for a little bit before we headed home.
As we were getting out of the vehicle, we noticed the lift bridge was going up and this is the ship that was headed out!
Look at how tiny that sailboat looks compared to that ship!
Then Grammie and Papa rented this cool bike for a quick few spins around the boardwalk.

Adam and Kyra took the kids for a spin!
Levi had to stay with us!
He is such a happy boy!
Then Grammie and Papa took the kids for a spin.
Both kids were cold and shivering for they got wrapped up in Scott and my coats!
Scott and I
Matthew was with Grammie and Papa on the bike!
He had so much fun on the bike even though he was so cold!
Our freezing cold baby after his ride!
The lighthouse at the end of the pier!
Another family photo!
We had so much fun!
I hope we go again next year!!