Thursday, March 6, 2014


the boy.

i swear he was having fun before i pulled out the camera

pretending to smile

zooming too fast for my camera to catch!

he really enjoyed the indoor merry go round

he loves climbing this stupid tree. the top is about 20-25ft in the air and he's made it up and down without any serious injury.

at the playground near the house.

watching a movie

probably watching more movies. one of the few times i can get him to hold still.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Pictures of the man child

He thinks this is the funniest thing


This is a bib AuntBeki got for littlelittle when she went to China, but Matey wanted to try it on.

From Christmas

Matey and Kyler with their snowmen

More shoes for Arms (with Kyler)

Flying a plane.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Getting ready for The Fair

Christopher is SO ready for The Fair!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Matey Goes to the Zoo... Again!

Matey saw other kids climbing the polar bears that welcome you at the Zoo's entrance, so he wanted to climb them too.

He wasn't sure what to do once he got to the top.

Matey picked the fastest steed on the Merry-Go-Round

And enjoyed the music selection (they played the theme song from Up! and he recognized it.)

He was NOT impressed with the lemurs. 

But did jump at the opportunity to brush every goat (7 or 8) in the petting area.

Great Uncle Troy and Great Aunt Tish were in town, so we met them at the zoo and it was so much fun!

(From left to right: Grammy, Kira (cousin), Great Aunt Tish, and Matey!)

As always, this little pirate is entranced with the fishes...

Matey refused to touch a sea cucumber for me, but did pet the starfish. 

He got close to touching the sea urchin, but wasn't quite bold enough.

"This is a BIG FISH!" ~Matey


Matey was sad that he couldn't pet the beaver.

The tiger was Mateys FAVORITE. We stayed 10 min while the man threw the tiger snacks and Matey was NOT happy when we left. 

Looking at the barn owl.

He thought the walrus was pretty silly for sucking on his flipper. 

At the... zoo... Otters maybe? 

From left to right: CC (cousin), Matey, Great Aunt LeAnna, and Kira (cousin).

It was SO much fun. Matey loved seeing all his extended family. All in all there was: Grammy, Aunt Beki, Mommy, Matey, Great Aunt LeAnna, CC, Great Uncle Troy, Great Aunt Tish, Austin, and Kira.

So many people to love and adore him and they did.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Awesome Aunt Beki!

On July 20th Aunt Beki and David came to visit us! We met them at the beach and they played at the nearby park too. 

 Deer we saw that Matey kept trying to chase/scare/catch

 Super cool dragon that David made from nearby beach stuff.

 Castles that the knight Matey defended from the mean dragon.

 Aunt Beki and Matey.

 Uh, oh! Where's Matey?

There he is!

 Watching the ducks at the park.

 Explaining that we didn't have any bread for them to eat.

 Matey insisted that I take a picture of their butt.

 Smelling the roses at the rose garden.

 Rose tunnel at the garden (picture by Matey).

 David and Aunt Beki! (picture by Matey).

 Matey attacking the Momma.

 David attacking Matey.

 Matey coming to get me!

 Playing on the toys at a second park.

 Looking through the openings on the bridge.

 David was very concerned and made sure Matey didn't fall through. How sweet!

Aren't they all so cute?

Matey had a great time with David and Aunt Beki and will be posting pictures of our Zoo adventure soon!