Sunday, July 27, 2008

Just a few things I love...

Here are just a few things I love about our boy :)

I love the way he cuddles in to me when I put his blankie on my shoulder right before he goes in his bed. He just curls right up there and fits so perfectly and is so content and cuddly.

I love his new no-hands bum scoot, hilarious!

I love that he's so excited to walk and loves to 'practice' walking between two people every chance he gets. The look on his face - pure excitement - is priceless.

I love the way he says "yes" when I ask him questions. It's especially cute when I know he doesn't know what I'm saying, but says yes anyway. lol

I love how into cars and trucks he is. Give him something with wheels, he is happy.

I love love love the sound of his uncontrollable laughter when I 'munch' on his bare belly. And the way he pushes me away, but then waits for me to do it again. haha

Most of all I love the random kisses, out of nowhere he'll just turn around while we're playing and plant one on me with a big old "Muuaaa!"

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nearly 14 months

Well Matthew is quickly approaching 14 months and growing fast.

He's getting a little more brave (braver?) when it come to walking, and as long as he's in the right mood he'll try walking between Sean and me - a few steps. He is also standing pretty well on his own - as long as he is distracted and doesn't realize he's not holding on. He's still a little apprehensive when letting go - but when he finally does, I know he will take off running.

Just yesterday we were playing with Matthew, and he turned and walked away from me, into the hallway a bit. When he realized he was on his own, he stopped and bent over... sat down... and then stood up, all on his own! He did that a few times, laughing each time. Go Matty!! :)

Lately he's been doing something really cute - when he has two toys, one in each hand, he can't use his hands to scoot. So, he does a funny bum hop across the floor. He looks like one of those guys who hop around trying to levitate (to be closer to God? I think). It takes him a while to get where he's going though, so it's only a matter of time before he realizes it would be much faster to walk :) Haha.

Anyway in honour of being almost 14 months I put together this little collage... he's never far from a truck or a book these days :) Enjoy!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

11 steps... progress!

Matthew had taken a bit of a hiatus on walking after his four steps a couple of weeks ago. He has been working on standing on his own (he will do it for a few seconds now if he's distracted enough), but preferred to scoot or cruise instead of trying to walk without holding something.

Yesterday we were playing on the porch, me sitting in a chair and him holding on. He decided to go get his truck a few feet away and much to my surprise, he just started walking! It was 11 steps in all - I counted, haha - and when he finally realized he was on his own he stopped, and wobbled... and then just stood there and giggled! It was the cutest thing! He bent over and put his hands down, then squatted... then stood up on his own. :O And finally sat down and turned to me laughing! Hahaha! I was so proud of him! He got a big kick out of the fact that he had done it himself.

Wow... I am all teary-eyed now. I knew this was coming but... he'll be walking (and running... away from me) soon!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Couple of videos

Here are a couple of recent videos that I thought we'd share...

So, bath time is really fun now. Sean discovered Matthew likes to get his face wet, and will even put his head in a stream of water, haha:

And here he is talking on the phone. Apparently, his ear is somewhere at the back of his neck. But... at least he is able to walk - er, scoot - and talk :)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

First haircut

Matthew had his first haircut on July 4. Sean and I took advantage of the holiday in the US so Sean could book off work for a couple of hours, and we had quite the adventure....He still has barely any hair but he did need a trim for the hair right on top. :)

We went to the Beach and had lunch at a pub with an outdoor patio to celebrate. Then, we went to have Matthew's hair cut at a place called Little Tots. He did great!! He didn't cry at all - in fact he was just a little curious as to what the stylist was doing, exactly.

Of course we took a ton of pictures. Enjoy!

Out to lunch, "before":

"Hmm... I'm not sure about this..."

Ahh, Daddy's always thinking. New water bottle = great distraction!

"Um, hello. What are you doing?"

He's like, "Whatever." haha

"So... how do I look?"

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Happy Canada Day everyone...

Matthew had a great day! We went to the parade up the street and saw lots of trucks, fire trucks, a few floats, and some mini Kiwanis go-karts. Fun! Matthew liked the marching bands too, and clapped his hands a few times. He caught on to the flag waving very quickly and waved his little flags throughout the 20-minute parade (yes, it was a small one!).

This afternoon we went to the park so he could show off his very cute Canada Day outfit, and splash around in the pool there. Then this evening we had John and Alice and Connor over for a barbecue and Matthew shared his kiddie pool and sandbox with Connor. All in all it was a great day :)