Monday, June 29, 2009

Dog Sounds

Matthew is learning new things every day!  The latest is that a dog says "woof woof".  This is not the best video capturing his new skills, but it's the best I've got right now (and you all know if I don't blog when I am thinking about it I don't blog at all ...) so here it is!

Dancing Machine

Matthew has taken after his mother in his dancing abilities.  Here he is rocking out with Grandma to the Eagles.  (In his diaper of course because it is hotter than Haites here!!!)

Vacation Time

Coming back to California always feels like a race to see how many friends and family members we can squeeze in a visit with during our stay.  I think this summer's trip was the big winner!  We were able to fit in a lunch with long-time friends Jason and Coli Jones.
We hit up Arthur's, one of Jason and Joshua's favorite chess-playing breakfast spots. 
Matthew adored Coli and took a not-so-subtle liking to the waitress as well.  He smile a mile wide every time she walked by and even threw down his toys in handkerchief dropping fashion just so she would stop by to pick them up.
I am learning that Blogger posts pictures in the opposite order that I list them, but it will take me several more tries to have it really figured out ... oh well.  This was the night before we left.  We pricelined  a hotel room to avoid the super early morning rush to get ready AND get to the airport on time.  Good thing we did - we barely managed the last part!  We missed the shuttle and had to get a special lift from the hotel.  By the time we checked our bags and Matt's never-ending piles of stuff, we had just enough time to get through security and walk on to the plane.  We had the very last row all to ourselves, which was actually very nice.  Matty slept for an hour and a half of our two hour flight which was awesome!  I hope the trip home is even better since I will be attempting it solo!  

Oh yeah, if you haven't seen me in a while you will notice the much shorter hairdo ... I cut the lengthy locks to donate, although Joshua won't let me send them off until he gets a picture with the extension on his head.  Any day now you should see a snapshot of my hubby with a long ponytail on his head ...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dear Daddy (Part 4)

Today was crazy hot, so we spent the afternoon in the pool.  Matt "helped" Grandma clean with the net.
Aunt Beth took us to a super fun store called Bass Pro Shop.  Matt had a front row seat on the E ticket ride.
There was so much to see!  We saw displays of stuffed hunted animals, a waterfall, decoy ducks, a fish tank, and so much more!
This mule deer was Matt's favorite.  He stood there for quite a while staring him in the eye and shook his head "no" when I tried to pick him up.

Dear Daddy (Part 3)

CA has so many wonderful flowers to smell!
We had lunch at Aunt Beth's to say goodbye to our Oklahoma family.  Here's cousin Cassie.
Matty and Ryen became fast friends this trip!  Here we are with her and Aunt Mary.

Dear Daddy (Part 2)

Everyone here decided Matty was looking too much like a girl, so Grandma gave him a haircut.  Doesn't he look handsome?
Poolside is the best way to get hair cut in CA.
Matt LOVES this pinwheel and was trying desperately to get to it. 

Dear Daddy (Part 1)

We miss you so much, but we are having fun with our CA family.  We had dinner at Uncle Dave and Aunt Stella's on Tuesday.  This picture is incomplete without you!
Grandma is so in love with her two grandboys!  
Here is our darling boy with the girls... Aunt Jackie, Mary, Shannon, and Cassie.