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!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hope you had a Happy 4th!

So the city I grew up in has a strict no firework law, I now live 5 min outside of it in another where you're allowed all the fireworks you want. It was super fun. 

 With a sparkler at the beginning of the night.

 Shooting Roman Candles with Joe.

 Matey with a sparkler later in the evening.

 One of the fountain fireworks.

A ground firework.

We all had a lot of fun and Matey LOVED playing with the fireworks. He was disappointed I would only let him shoot off roman candles with Joe and play with the sparklers, Matey wanted to light the big ones too.

He also got to play with party poppers (or as he called them: birthday surprise) and pop-its. 

It was a lot of fun and he can't wait until next year when we can do it again.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Without his chubby butt on it the stack of pillows and blankets was about 4 feet high. Matey was so pleased with himself that he made it all the way to the top, completely missing the fact the pile was only half as high once he got on it. 

 At the park with water sprinklers. 
 It was a bit of a chilly day but we drove to it and I was going to get him in the water. 

 After a while he got in the spirit of it and had a blast. 

He's doing well and seems to be completely over his recent cough, although he still tries to talk me into giving him medicine, apparently it tastes too good.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Hey look! A camera!

Goofy Matey pulled EVERYTHING down to go potty. 

 Some times putting your shirt on is harder than others.

 At the park in the sun.

 Playing with his airplanes.

Seeing what Joey was looking at.

So sorry for the great delay. These are about two months old. 

I have more to post, and my camera, but now its low on battery and so I have to find its charger. Wish me luck.