Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Our Bribed Photoshoot

I had to use a little bribery with Matthew so I could get some pictures of him.
He did great!
Here are some for you to enjoy:
Then he really didn't want to do any more!
Hence the LOOK:
But he agreed to a few more:

Hope you enjoyed pictures of our CUTE little man!
Who is growing up way to fast!
I can't believe that in 3 1/2 months he is going to be 3!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Playing Outside

We've been playing outside a lot!
We've also gotten to know our neighbors too!
We'll be sad to say good-bye to them since we'll be moving soon!
Matthew stands at our patio door and hollers "hi neighbor" when they're outside!
There are lots of ants around!
The ants don't stand a chance with Matthew's big feet around stomping them! 
Then he has to examine to make sure it is dead!
More pictures coming!
I used a little bribery today to get some pictures of Matthew!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Miscellaneous Stuff

I am sorry that I haven't posted anything lately. 
We have been outside enjoying this beautiful weather.
On Tuesday this week, Matthew helped me transplant some plants that needed replanting and he also helped me plant some seeds.  We are going to try growing onions and rosemary.
Thursday he got to play with his new bubble machine.
Bubble machine you ask?  We used a little bribery to get him to go poop on the potty.  First time we bought it and he only gets to use it on the days that he goes poop on the potty.
He also doesn't want you to watch him while he is in the bathroom.
He says "Ouk" for Out!
He started this new thing where he thinks he has to ask the same question over and over again.  He repeats it faster than you can answer him.
He also answers your questions with the same questions.
We have a mini golf course in the area called Pirates Cove and Matthew calls it Arrr Matie Cove!
He says toe gram for toe jam!  He hates toe gram!  As soon as his socks come off he is looking between his toes and removing it.
He loves napping on the couch with daddy!  I know daddy loves it too!
He loves to help around the house!
He enjoys playing outside!
He likes to build "fires" as he calls them!  He piles up sticks and whatever else he finds and says he is making a "fire".   
He snores!
We'll be moving to a new house in about 2 months!  So excited!  Matthew loves playing out in the yard at our new house!
We had a great time last weekend when we celebrated Mother's Day with Adie!  We went to dinner and then went bowling.  I'll post pictures soon!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Water Park Fun with Cousins

We have been trying really hard to get together with the cousins to go to the water park.
We finally were able to get together on Friday for an afternoon of swimming.
I was really surprised how brave Matthew was in the water.
Last summer, he wanted nothing to do with swimming at the beach.  He only wanted to play in the sand.
Maybe he was just showing off to his bigger girl cousins.
Of course, he needed mommy to catch him on the slide.
The slide on the right was a little bit faster than the one of the left due to the shape/curve of it.
He did go down the one of the left by himself while I stood up on top and watched.
His favorite thing to do was to stick his hands in the spraying water and make it go everywhere.
Then all of a sudden, he had to go potty!
Off we ran!
It was hard trying to run and take a wet life jacket off a wet boy but we made it in time!
Matthew and his 3 older girl cousins.
Levi was with us too but he was already in dry clothes when we decided to take this picture.
Climbing up the net ladder.
Trying the other side of the slide.
Just looking up at Daddy!
Least Daddy can get a picture of him looking!
Trying to venture out into the pool at the end without his life jacket.
A life jacket is a must in these kiddie pools.
We tried at first without a life jacket.
It only lasted about 2 minutes before I was a basket case and needed him to wear a life jacket.
Another picture of the Cousins
Back row: L to R: Alexa, Emma, Eva
and Matthew in front!
For several days since swimming, Matthew keeps asking about going swimming again.
Very Soon!
We will be able to get his small swimming pool set up at our "NEW" house!!!!
We are very excited!
We close on our new house in 2 weeks!
It will be a couple months before we move because our new house needs a little bit of a remodel.
We also get to set up Matthew's turtle sandbox that he has had since his first birthday but has never been able to play in because we moved to this little apartment and it went to storage!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Park Time with Annabelle

On Friday night, we went to dinner at the new "Pizza Ranch"! 
Afterwards, we went to the park for a little while.
Matthew had fun playing with Annabelle.