Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Big 3

Matthew turned 3 last week. I still can't believe he is 3! He told me for weeks that for his birthday he wanted a cake and the "shake and go track... the cars go fast and crash". Well he got what he wanted and then some. It took 3 dedicated adults, 6 AA batteries, a screwdriver, a pair of scissors, and an hour and a half to get all of his presents out of the packaging and into proper working order. My living room is still covered with toys. In fact, Matthew still thinks his party is going on. He will come and ask me "Do you want to join my party, Mama?". It is hard to say no to that and plus new toys are always fun! Who knows how long this party will last!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Death by Chocolate

These pants were brand new (not consignment store or hand me down new, the real new). Unfortunately, their first time out the wearer of these pants had a chocolate shake (which was more like ice cream) and a very independent and stubborn spirit. Death by chocolate is real. I have washed these pants 4 times and some chocolate still remains.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Do You Hear What I Hear?

So Erik has a Playstation 2 and he plays football, hockey, or golf on there from time to time. Matthew has a controller too that he plays with. He has a blast playing (or pretending to play anyway). These sports games are all made by EA Sports so when they first come on you hear their slogan "EA sports, it's in the game".
So every time Matthew sees one of these games or sports on tv he repeats what he believes the slogan to be "EA sports a silly game".


For the last month Matthew has been very interested in skeletons. I think it all started with dinosaur books, they always have the skeletons. He has a book all about skeletons that show different animal skeletons and human ones as well. He talks constantly about his skeleton. In the book at the beginning it says something to the effect of, if you did not have any bones you would be as shapeless as a jellyfish. I know this without looking because Matthew tells everyone this little fun fact. This is what he says to nearly everyone within shouting distance "Hi. My name Matthew. If I didn't have my skeleton I be a jellyfish". I am really quite proud of him for remembering everything I read him. It is however a funny thing for a nearly 3 year old to talk about, not to mention he does not say skeleton perfectly, so when he says it people look to me for a translation. Being the only known translator of Mattish, I am obligated to say "Hi. My name Matthew. If I didn't have my skeleton I be a jellyfish" in perfect adult English. Some people look at me like they think I just made up the skeleton part myself (it would be really funny if I did make things up in translation, I don't but I may start).

Matthew has been very excited seeing Halloween stuff in the stores because of all the skeletons. My Mom even found him a skeleton shirt last week that glows in the dark. This Halloween was the first year Matthew dressed up. I had gotten him a Thomas the train costume a couple of weeks ago on sale (YES!!!). So we dressed him up and took him to a couple of houses in our neighborhood. He knocked, said "trick or treat"and "thank you", went "whooo-hooo" when anyone asked him about his costume, told one lady her candle inside of her house smelled good, and kissed a couple of dogs. When we got home we sat outside and handed out candy. Matthew decided he would like to wear his skeleton shirt. I thought he would just enjoy seeing it glow in the dark and have fun seeing other kids dressed up. He decided to run around the yard saying "boo" to all the kids that entered. He made sure he said "boo" to everyone (even the parents driving by slowly watching their kids) and often added "I a skeleton, I spoooookyy". Most of the kids were older and just laughed or pretended to be scared. It was pretty funny. Our neighbors across the street always have a big spooky set up, they go all out, so it was fun being across the street having my little spooky skeleton make everyone laugh. I think I may rent him out next year!