Thursday, January 27, 2011

Animal Sounds

Here is a short video for Matthew's animals sounds:

I can't tell which one is my favorite: either the horse or the pig.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Innocent Wonder

The photo challenge this week over at I Heart Faces is Innocent Wonder........
My niece, Annabelle, turns ONE!
I can't hardly believe that she is one already!
Wow time sure flies!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God
So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?

Matthew is where I see God's fingerprints everyday! 
I can't believe that he is growing so fast!
Wow is he getting smart!
He really didn't want me to take his picture the other day but I just kept clicking away hoping to get a few good ones!
He might not be smiling in most of them but he's my little lovebug (unless daddy is home).

I think this face is so cute!
I think that he had just finishing telling me "NO" because he didn't want his picture taken.
I did get a smile though!
To see where others see God's Fingerprints, click here.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Drinking Coffee

Yesterday Matthew wanted "coffee"!
I told him when he went potty he could use the coffee cup!
He didn't even want to get his underwear back on before he had his "coffee" (aka: apple juice).

Letting him run around with just underwear on while potty training is easier and saves on laundry.
I definitely make sure he doesn't get cold (Not something we really have to worry about in this apartment).

Matthew has been doing awesome with potty training!  Don't get me wrong he still have accidents but we use lots of incentives.  He doesn't like to have on wet underwear or clothes either.  So if you ever stop over and he is naked or only has underwear on, you know why.

A couple weeks ago, I had to run out to the garage for something and I asked Matthew before I ran out if he had to go potty.  He said "No potty".  I was not even gone for two minutes and when I walked back in the house, Matthew was standing there holding his underwear.  He said "pee in underwear" and sounded disgusted that he had peed in his underwear.  It was hard not to laugh by just the way he said it.

Playing with Daddy's Hat

The other night Matthew got ahold of Daddy's hat!

He's such a silly boy sometimes!

Monday, January 10, 2011

"I Heart Faces" Weekly Photo Challenge

I recently discovered "I Heart Faces" website!
It is awesome!
Every week over at "I Heart Face", they have a photo challenge.
This week's challenge: Smile

  Matthew has a great smile!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


This picture was taken on Christmas of the cousins! 
 It sure is hard to get 3 children who are 3 and under to look at the camera at the same time! 
My niece Annabelle

My niece Annabelle with my mom!
See where she gets her red hair from!
Can you believe that she is going to be 1 in such a few short weeks?
I sure can't believe it either.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Word for the Year

I've read several blogs in blogland that do a word or verse for the year!  I have been encouraged by these blogs and decided to give it a try.

My word: Trust

I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, "You are my God!" My future is in your hands.
Psalm 31:14-15

We were entrusted by his birthparents and by God to love and parent this sweet child:

He really did not want me to take his picture!
But then he changed his mind!

He was kind of grumping on and off!
After I snapped a few grumpy ones, he wanted to see them!
(I was trying out my new camera lens and I love it! I did very little editing on these photos!)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas 2010

Christmas was so much fun this year!
It's a combine and also a book.

It's a pack pack like Matthew would say!  It was full of books!
Checking out his stocking!
One of the things in his stocking was fruit rollups called Stickerz!
A few days after Christmas I let him have some and he said "Love it"
I didn't get a picture of him opening his big present which was his train track but here is a picture of Daddy and Matthew setting it up!
Don't you just love his jammies?
The shirt has a santa on it and it is says What Santa doesn't bring me, Grandma will!
I think he got everything that he possibly wanted plus more!

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was a relaxing day!
  I had did all my food prep the day before so we could have a relaxing morning.
We went to one of the Christmas Eve services at church.
An annual tradition at church is singing Silent Night by candlelit.  Matthew was mesmerized by the candle flame.
After church we went to Grammie and Papa's for Oyster stew and lots of other yummy food.
Then we opened gifts!
Matthew got some new jammies!
Some farm legos!
A "Frank" combine from the Disney movie Cars.
(Did you know that Disney Cars 2 is coming June 2011?)
A John Deere tractor!
Playing with "Frank"
Our nephew Levi hamming it up for the camera!
Our niece Emma waiting to open her last present (a new bike)!
We also found out that Emma and Levi are going to have a baby brother or sister due in June!