Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Dear Matthew...

Dear Matthew,

You're two! My baby is two. You are the most cookie cutter little boy I could ever imagine to exist. You love rocks, dirt, climbing, wrestling, and pretty much just being a complete daredevil in everything you do.

You love animals!! You take your elephant in the bath with you, you sleep next to your tiger, and you can't walk past a giraffe without a smile.

You also love to sing and dance, which makes me happier than you can ever imagine. It's crazy to hear how much you talk already!! and I can't get through one page of a book anymore without you saying "what's that?, what's that?, what's that?"

My favorite phrases include "thank you mommy, I love you mommy, and where's Emma?"   If don't have your sister in your sights you need to know why and you aren't happy about it. She is your favorite person it seems and every time I hear you yell "come here Emma" I melt just a little bit.

You are still my little momma's boy and could probably sit in my lap 24 hours a day if allowed. I love your hugs and kisses, maybe not your scratches and punches so much, but we're working on it. :)

We are entering the world of tanturms and I think I may have been a little easy on the discipline with you, but again, we're working on it.

You eat a lot better than your sister does. You like rice, corn on the cob and all of the regular kid stuff as well. You get really upset if I cut up your food these days and I would stop if you would learn how to take one bite at a time.

You still sit through Frozen like it's in style but Aladdin seems to have caught your attention as well.

You love to read books. It's one of your favorite things to do and you already know the words to Goodnight Moon and always fill in for the old lady whispering "HUSH".

Daddy and I love you more than words and your sister adores you with everything she has.

Thanks for being our little bruiser boy. Happy Birthday Chewy (tomorrow)!!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

P-I-T-T Let's go PITT

This past weekend DH and I went back to where it all began!!! PITTSBURGH BABY!

We left on Friday morning and took the long 5 hour drive down the turnpike to get to the city where we fell in love.

Driving into Oakland gave me a sense of nostalgia that never goes away.  We spent Friday walking the campus, having dinner at my favorite restaurant and having a few drinks.

Saturday Morning it was Game Time - PITT VS. PENN STATE!  We thought it was going to be rainy, but it turned out to be a beautiful day. Although we had to tailgate with some of our friends who were Penn State Fans (boooooo!) we had such a great time and ended up meeting up with some other friends after the game as well.

The ride home wasn't as fun, but taking two days away, just the two of us, was definitely welcome and very very fun!


25 Weeks

How far along? 25 Weeks and 2 days Total weight gain: 16 lbs at my last appt about a week ago. With matthew I had gained 23 lbs at this poin...