21 November 2009

A Nod to Tommy

Tommy already knows this story, but the other night Lori went in to check on Matt before bed and shut his door (less helpful now that he can open the sucker himself, but I digress)...Lori peeks in, sees the bedcover but not Matt. Now where can that little dude be? Steps in the room, quite dark with just the nightlight, leans over the bed to look for some vestige of baby boy. Come to discover he had tucked the covers over and then under his noggin. Little boy was sleeping like Uncle Tommy, like a tiny little chocolate covered in lumpy wrapping.

And now to the second of two nods to the Uncle. Culvas, remember this?

18 November 2009

Abby Opent!

a few fun stories to add to the mix...

Sunday Matt woke up in the morning and as is usual, tore his room apart (the result of the move to the big bed). After he tires of strewing across his floor every pair of shoes, every stuffed animal, every book and toy he can reach, he starts messing with the doorknob out of boredom. It was a "sleeping in" morning so we finally hear a clear and crisp voice (not from the other side of the door) "Matt did it. Open door." Sure enough, he has figured out how to twist the doorknob. Welcome to the next phase of babyproofing. What a silly little oxymoron.


Another just awake story...Matt had been playing in his room after a nap yesterday (monday) and so Lori seated Abby right in front of the door, then cracked the door and jetted around the corner. When Matt opened the door, all he saw was Abby sitting on the floor. After a moment and an "OH!" he declared, "Abby opent". Oh the fun games there are to play.


Abby is on two solid feedings a day now. Favorites are sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and applesauce. Not a favorite is peas. We're also getting her to sit in the high chair and it's really funny because her head just sticks out just over the tray. Pictures to come.

Love to all.

17 November 2009

On the move

New things to report......

Can you believe our Abby has gone from belly sliding to crawling to pulling her cute little body up to standing. She follows Matt's most every move and has a few times let go of the couch as if she could stand. Of course she cannot...yet. We think we should take bets on when her first steps are. HOLY HALLELUJAHS are we already talking about the baby walking??!??!?

Some pics from the last few:

Matt's haircut

Matt's alter ego

Candid Abby

Abby and Dada with a 'teether'

Bumpkin after a bath

05 November 2009

Boo to the Crew

We only had two guesses as to the last post's answers. Neither were right. We feel much less bad now about not knowing what Matt's talking about half the time.

First puzzle: Twinkle star up in the sky.
Second puzzle: peanut butter & jelly sandwich.

As of November 3 our little baby Matt moved into a big boy bed. He had been tucking himself under our big bed's covers a lot lately, and that interest, coupled with his occasional requests for being put down into the big bed in his room and the fact that he's been doing a little more adventurous climbing gave us reason to give the move a try. He's such a darling little guy, tucked into the sheets with his little nightlight on. Thanks to Lori's Mema for the nightlight of a little praying girl. The first night we lit it for him we called it "little Abby" and the name has stuck. Sometimes he still exclaims "little Abby!" with great surprise, as if it's been weeks since he's seen her.

Today Lori was getting ready for books before naptime (for Matt, not Lori) and Matt picked out a book - a Taggies book of a song. I asked which book he picked and he says, "Happy know it...................cap cap!"

We are more than half-heartedly potty training Matt and he went one day dry in his unders until 2pm. He rarely recognizes a number 1 coming, but can catch a number 2 about half the time. And every visit to the potty gets him an M&M which he is always happy for.

Abby is growing like a weed. She sits up about 99% of the time without tumbling over. She crawls on her knees, graduating from the army crawl. She's always had very strong legs, and loves standing up. She can even push herself up to standing with her hands on the floor. No talking at all from her yet, but lots of giggles and smiles. Such a happy baby.

Enjoy the fun from Halloween. Matt liked "mitzin" the pumpkin but would not get near the pumpkin goo. Props to dad dave for his most excellent carvage.