Monday, March 30, 2009

Playdate Party

Having cupcakes...
Matthew stuffing his face!
Ian and Annalise
Matthew playing with his balloon...
The "controlled" chaos...

We had a "birthday" party at our playdate today for all the boys who recently turned one. All the kids had a blast, and loved the cupcakes and balloons they each had.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Baby Steps

Here is Matthew attempting some walking. He will take a few steps if "coaxed" with a toy or especially a cell phone. (Please excuse the Matthew tornado of toys in the background.)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sneek Peek at Photos...

Here are Heidi's 3 favorite photos from our shoot last Friday...They turned out great! Love the one of Chris and Matthew.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Photo Shoot

Smile Matthew!
Bubbles! They always do the trick...
Yay, more bubbles!

My friend Heidi from my MOPS group took some cute pics today of Matthew and us as a family. Here is just a few candid shots of us trying to get Matthew to smile. For those of you who live in the Rockford area, here is her website: She did a wonderful job. We are excited to see some of the end results!!

Cute Kiddie Shots

Learning to share...
We had our friends Dan, Emily, and their daughter Gracie over last night for pizza and playing cards. A good time was had by all. Matthew and Gracie play so well together!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


They weather was great today...high 50's and sunny! (Yes, in Northern Illinois you get excited about that!) Matthew and I trekked outside for some fun in his new swing Grammy and Papaw got him for his birthday. He loved every minute of it...smiling in every picture!

Napping Silly

Bum in the air!
Sleepy head...
What! You had to wake me up!

Matthew was cute sleeping during his morning nap today. I had the camera handy, and here is what I found when I went in to check on him...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Play Time

Getting on and off by myself!
Yes, I am drooling...
I love my new toy and froggie pj's!

Posing for St. Patty's Day Pics

I might edit and post one of these on St. Patricks Day... ;o)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

1 Year Pics

Here are some of the pictures we had taken at Target for Matthew's 12 month/1 year pics. We think he is pretty cute! I especially love the one where he is standing.