Jan 17, 2006

My future Paleontologist

Santa got Austin a dinosaur digging set; he has been fascinated with dinosaurs since age 3 and has wanted to be a paleontologist for almost 6 years now! This year he has wavered a bit from paleontologist, archeologist, and zoology; but he has always loved biology/science jobs. The Fossil Hunter Dino Dig Kit was a huge hit this year, and kept him busy for hours. When it was all cleaned off and assembled, he painted and posed it for display.

My future Paleontologist

Santa got Austin a dinosaur digging set; he has been fascinated with dinosaurs since age 3 and has wanted to be a paleontologist for almost 6 years now! This year he has wavered a bit from paleontologist, archeologist, and zoology; but he has always loved biology/science jobs. The Fossil Hunter Dino Dig Kit was a huge hit this year, and kept him busy for hours. When it was all cleaned off and assembled, he painted and posed it for display.

Jan 13, 2006

A little of everything

Austin has shingles!! The poor boy is miserable and I do not blame him one bit. I hate seeing my little boy miserable, and that is just how he feels. He is taking medicine for it, as well as taking Motrin and using topical itch and pain relievers. Not that they are offering much, I think he feels better knowing he is doing something about it. Today is day six, if we are lucky the medicine will work and he should fight off the virus soon. We have also been busy trying to think of projects Austin would like to do for his Science Fair in February, he has a dozen ideas, we just need to narrow it down to one and get him started.

Also, Christopher is having a sleepover. A little boy he has been friends with for two grades called him, and without asking me he invited him over to stay the night. His dad was real nice and made sure it was OK with me first. The little boy is just a sweetheart and very well behaved so I have no regrets… ask me again in the morning though, it IS only 9pm.

Nothing new in the world with Matthew; at least nothing unmentioned previously. Not sure if I mentioned that he has five teeth now, number 5 popped out the other morning. He had just the two bottom teeth for almost 5 months, then it seemed like within a month he had three more.

We finished painting the living room. I am in awe how much two gallons of paint can improve a room, I feel like we have a classy sitting room, and not just a storage area for extra furniture. Let’s just hope that if we do have to sell this house, that they buyers feel the same way!

A little of everything

Austin has shingles!! The poor boy is miserable and I do not blame him one bit. I hate seeing my little boy miserable, and that is just how he feels. He is taking medicine for it, as well as taking Motrin and using topical itch and pain relievers. Not that they are offering much, I think he feels better knowing he is doing something about it. Today is day six, if we are lucky the medicine will work and he should fight off the virus soon. We have also been busy trying to think of projects Austin would like to do for his Science Fair in February, he has a dozen ideas, we just need to narrow it down to one and get him started.

Also, Christopher is having a sleepover. A little boy he has been friends with for two grades called him, and without asking me he invited him over to stay the night. His dad was real nice and made sure it was OK with me first. The little boy is just a sweetheart and very well behaved so I have no regrets… ask me again in the morning though, it IS only 9pm.

Nothing new in the world with Matthew; at least nothing unmentioned previously. Not sure if I mentioned that he has five teeth now, number 5 popped out the other morning. He had just the two bottom teeth for almost 5 months, then it seemed like within a month he had three more.

We finished painting the living room. I am in awe how much two gallons of paint can improve a room, I feel like we have a classy sitting room, and not just a storage area for extra furniture. Let’s just hope that if we do have to sell this house, that they buyers feel the same way!

Jan 10, 2006

10 months old; Part Deux

http://www.dropshots.com/day.php?userid=21610&currentDate=20060109 Matthew is growing up to such a neat little boy.... he is really getting his personality. He tried standing by himself today; he did it for a couple seconds before he realized he was not holding onto anything and then sat down. Let’s see, new 'tricks' he has learned:

Motor

Claps hands together and says 'yeah'


Dances and rocks to music both while sitting and standing

Puts blocks/boys into toys and pulls them out

Uses buttons on his toys, twists/pushes/slides

Pulls pull-toys

Getting braver with his cruising

Climbs the entire flight of stairs without stopping

Signs 'milk' when he is hungry

Makes preferences in food, and toys apparent

Helps in dressing self. Pushes arms and legs into clothes, holds up feet one at a time for socks

Shows preference in being naked. Prefers cloth diapers to disposables

Drops toys purposely and then looks for them (out of the crib/bathtub/playpen)



Cognitive

Understands 'no'

Comes when you call him by name

Understands the concept of sharing and tries to share (or trade) toys or food

Starting to understand 'be gentle' when petting the dog or cat

Understands who 'mama' 'dada' are



Verbal

Says 'mama'

Says 'dada'

Says 'Mmmmm' when hungry

Says 'yay' when he accomplishes something


Cuteness milestones

Blows raspberries on other people's skin

Sticks his lower lip out


Plays 'peek-a-boo' with a blanket

Does long division (just seeing if you are paying attention)

Chases us/animals

Gives hugs and kisses purposely

Crawls to the bathroom at lightning speed when he hears water running

Has a preference for toys that are yellow

Makes 'kissing/smacking' sound with lips

Starts banging his hand on the table and kicking his legs if you are taking too long giving him food

It's amazing how a little person can complete a family. Austin and Christopher adore their little brother, even with him getting into their papers and toys. Austin has infinate patience with Matthew and is always talking about how much he loves his little brother. All my years of infertility feel worth it now... I would walk through through fire for my boys.

10 months old; Part Deux

http://www.dropshots.com/day.php?userid=21610&currentDate=20060109 Matthew is growing up to such a neat little boy.... he is really getting his personality. He tried standing by himself today; he did it for a couple seconds before he realized he was not holding onto anything and then sat down. Let’s see, new 'tricks' he has learned:

Motor

Claps hands together and says 'yeah'


Dances and rocks to music both while sitting and standing

Puts blocks/boys into toys and pulls them out

Uses buttons on his toys, twists/pushes/slides

Pulls pull-toys

Getting braver with his cruising

Climbs the entire flight of stairs without stopping

Signs 'milk' when he is hungry

Makes preferences in food, and toys apparent

Helps in dressing self. Pushes arms and legs into clothes, holds up feet one at a time for socks

Shows preference in being naked. Prefers cloth diapers to disposables

Drops toys purposely and then looks for them (out of the crib/bathtub/playpen)



Cognitive

Understands 'no'

Comes when you call him by name

Understands the concept of sharing and tries to share (or trade) toys or food

Starting to understand 'be gentle' when petting the dog or cat

Understands who 'mama' 'dada' are



Verbal

Says 'mama'

Says 'dada'

Says 'Mmmmm' when hungry

Says 'yay' when he accomplishes something


Cuteness milestones

Blows raspberries on other people's skin

Sticks his lower lip out


Plays 'peek-a-boo' with a blanket

Does long division (just seeing if you are paying attention)

Chases us/animals

Gives hugs and kisses purposely

Crawls to the bathroom at lightning speed when he hears water running

Has a preference for toys that are yellow

Makes 'kissing/smacking' sound with lips

Starts banging his hand on the table and kicking his legs if you are taking too long giving him food

It's amazing how a little person can complete a family. Austin and Christopher adore their little brother, even with him getting into their papers and toys. Austin has infinate patience with Matthew and is always talking about how much he loves his little brother. All my years of infertility feel worth it now... I would walk through through fire for my boys.

Home Improvement

Went to Home Depot tonight, got some light brown paint for the front room (formal living room). We plan on painting most of the interior to not only make the house prettier, but to look cleaner, updated and make it more marketable when we do sell it. It's a difficult room because of the height vaulted ceilings and the wall that goes into the kitchen, but I cannot wait to see the finished result, it will be so worth it in the end!

Home Improvement

Went to Home Depot tonight, got some light brown paint for the front room (formal living room). We plan on painting most of the interior to not only make the house prettier, but to look cleaner, updated and make it more marketable when we do sell it. It's a difficult room because of the height vaulted ceilings and the wall that goes into the kitchen, but I cannot wait to see the finished result, it will be so worth it in the end!

It’s that time again, another month old… month TEN!!

Where does the time go?? Matthew went and did it again; he turned another month older despite us telling him to SLOW DOWN!! We noticed a new tooth yesterday; it’s his left lateral incisor. So, he has his bottom two central incisors and his right lateral looks puffy, and his left central incisor, the left lateral incisor. When these teeth come in he is going to look lop sided. I have so much more to add, but I will do that in the morning. As Bobby says, "he's not ten months old until I wake up tomorrow”. In the morning I will add the newest pictures and update on Austin's Science Fair, and Christopher's well, Christopherness....that boy....

It's that time again, another month old... month TEN!!

Where does the time go?? Matthew went and did it again; he turned another month older despite us telling him to SLOW DOWN!! We noticed a new tooth yesterday; it’s his left lateral incisor. So, he has his bottom two central incisors and his right lateral looks puffy, and his left central incisor, the left lateral incisor. When these teeth come in he is going to look lop sided. I have so much more to add, but I will do that in the morning. As Bobby says, "he's not ten months old until I wake up tomorrow”. In the morning I will add the newest pictures and update on Austin's Science Fair, and Christopher's well, Christopherness....that boy....