Monday, December 26, 2011



 Matey's stocking.

 You still have to make your bed on Christmas morning!

 This one is for him, he's almost sure of it.

 Ahh, booty.

 I asked him to open his EYES wide... well... they're open too I guess.

 Fruit snacks?! Thanks Grammy!

 Cookie monster counting?! Thanks auntBeki!

Wood Animal Puzzles!

 Cars stuff?! Thanks Grammy!

 Toy Story puzzles!

 And another one!


 A number train puzzle!

 Another nother Toy Story puzzle!

 An airplane with nuts and bolts and a power screwdriver!

 An airplane board game!

 An animal train puzzle?! Thanks hteB!
(I know it's an 'alphabet' train but just try getting Matey to agree to that...)

Race cars with traks!

Matey got so many cool presents and had so much candy and fun food that it was a little bit like Berenstains Bears: Too Much Birthday. But we all survived and he loves all the presents. 

Thank you to everyone who helped make Matey's 3rd Christmas a happy time!

Presents from Daddy!

Matey was very confused about saying 'thank you' to thePirate because thePirate was not there and in the second one especially you can see him looking around for his daddy. He got a little upset that I kept telling him to say 'thanks' to a person who clearly was absent. Then he started to pick his nose...

 The pirate ship from thePirate required some assembly...
 ... or maybe...
LOTS of assembly...
 Finished! Grammy did a great job putting it together and uncleBrent helped with the rigging!
 It was by far Matey's favorite toy of the day.
So you win this time thePirate- but no worries, next time he'll like my gift more. 

(no i don't really feel compelled to compete for who gets Matey the "best" present. i'm happy that my boy got so much awesome stuff from lots of people who love him and i think it's great that he and his daddy have so much in common. i know thePirate is going to be itching to visit just so he can get a crack with Mateys new ship.)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

See I deliver eventually.

There was only one picture on my camera... I should take more...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


So, I know it's been an unforgivably long time since I last updated but good news:

I found my camera! 


I'll upload the pictures off of it tonight and get on top of taking more. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mommy and Matey

He's got me pinned!

Precious and holding still. 

A bug! A bug!

Giving Mommy a kiss. 

"yeah right" - totally the the look on his face.

Matey and the Mommy

I think this is my favorite picture of me. 

Getting the giggles. 

Looking at the water, it's what important.

This is my favorite one of both of us. 

thePirates blood runs deep, Matey was looking for fish in the pond. 

He's coming to get you.

Get up Mummy. 

WWE? MMA? UFC? In any event it was a solid choke hold.

We had our pictures taken and these are just a few. Let me know if people want copies of all of them and I'll shoot you an e-mail. We had a lot of fun and even now when he sees these Matey will go on about the train tracks and the nice lady who took our pictures. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Matey and thePirate

thePirate and Grandma came through on their way to Texas and stopped by for a visit!

And Matey got to see his snake again! 

But MORE importantly, Matey got to see thePirate and have lots of silly goofy fun with him. 

thePirates earring. 

Oh dad! Who wants to pose for pictures? It's just Mom being silly... lets go play!
Matey had lots of fun playing with thePirate, reading to Grandma and Daddy, and showing off all his latest and greatest skills (i.e. somersaults). He was Very sad to see them go and can't wait until the next opportunity to hang out with them.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pictures by Matey

Trash can.

Uncle Brent.

Television. Watching  about whales on "Nature".

Electronic set up.

Mommy typing on computer.

Mommy's butt and magnet board.

Outside chalk area.


Mommy sweeping.

One of the few magnets allowed on the fridge.