Monday, March 31, 2008

Easter pics

I forgot to post pictures of Matthew with his goodies on Easter morning! Here they are...







Love this new development :)

Now that Matthew is mobile he is so much happier just playing on his own. Yayyyy! It's great, I get a few more minutes to drink coffee and hop online in the morning, while he scoots around the dining room on his bum :)

Right now he's playing with the cat door, over, and over, and over again. Hee hee.

I have to say, the cat *really* doesn't like that Matthew is moving around - I guess he's suddenly more of a threat! The poor cat runs and hides whenever Matty goes on the move, hehehe.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Scooter! and clapping

That's right... we have a scooter! :O Matthew has finally figured out how to move forward to get to something in front of him. Instead of boring old crawling, he decided to kick it Ryan-style and pull himself along the floor while sitting. Go Matty!!
video

He also learned to CLAP over Easter weekend. I've been clapping to him for months and he never did it himself... but then we went to visit Grandma and Grandpa and the rest of the fam in Oshawa, and wouldn't you know it, he clapped for his Grandpa Butch! The same man who got him to wave bye-bye. I'm starting to think there are special forces at play here! ;)

Now, he will clap sometimes when he thinks he's done something wonderful, which I find hilarious. He was learning to put magnets on the fridge and anytime he did it, Sean or I would say "yayyyy!" and clap, and he'd join in. At one point he tried to stick a magnet, but it fell... so he turned to me, put on a big grin, and started clapping. HA HA! Nice try bud ;) Okay I started clapping too... who could resist? :)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tooth #3

Tooth #3 is on its way... :)

Top right (his left):


Here it is enlarged:


And this one was just a funny one that I got while trying to capture the teeth :) hee hee!

Monday, March 17, 2008

A little update!

Matthew is growing by leaps and bounds, I can hardly keep up anymore.

He can now say a few words in addition to mama and dada:
- DUCK ("duck", sometimes "dut")
- CAT ("dat", sometimes "cat")
- LIGHT ("ite", sometimes "light")
- YES ("esh")
- FISH ("fthhhh")
- WHAT'S THAT? ("at?")
- He tries to say giraffe but it comes out as "ff", bath comes out as "bouf", and I think he is trying to say elephant, but it comes out as "epthh", hehe

He's also trying very, very hard to crawl. As of today he is doing a sort-of side wiggle to get to a toy in front of him. It's only a matter of time now. He's figured out how to get onto his tummy from sitting and can spin in circles and go backwards too. He basically isn't staying put, let's put it that way. Also when I got him from his nap today, he was in his crib on all fours. THAT was a first!

Yesterday he figured out how to point with his index fingers. That, combined with asking "what's that?" ("at?") means I'm constantly naming things for him :) Which is fun.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Snow Day! And two toofs

As of a couple of days ago, Matthew officially has TWO teeth now. Wowzers!

And it was nice and sunny today (March 9) after snowing for about 30 hours :) So we went outside to play and took a couple of pictures. Enjoy!




Friday, March 07, 2008

Graduated!

Matthew has graduated to the Big Boy Tub :) Here are a few pictures of his tubby adventures...


Planning his escape?



Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Smarty Pants

Matthew can now point out eyes, nose, and mouth on Sean and my face. I'll say, "Where is mama's nose?" and he'll grab my nose. I can't believe how quickly he picks things up now, it's insane!

He also knows where his toes and fingers are. If I ask him, "Where are your toes?" or "Where are Matthew's toes?" he will hold up his foot or grab his toes. It's funny, he's suddenly really interested in his toes and fingers, anytime he has his socks off he's examining his toes... and I catch him a few times a day staring at his hand and fingers, looking them over, it's so cute! :)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Signs, signs

... everywhere signs! Besides waving bye-bye, which Matthew's been doing for a couple of weeks, he is also now doing the sign for "all done" and says something like done (sounds like "da"), and the sign for "light" while saying ite.

Some other signs we're working on are:
- Mama, Dada
- Cat
- Water
- Hungry/Eat
- More
- Banana
- Sleepy
- Milk

Whenever I can recognize a sign, he seems to get very excited about it - like he is being HEARD. It's awesome! I'm mostly just using websites online that teach the signs using little video clips... it seems to be working so far!