Monday, March 2, 2009

The Boy's Best Day Ever

Matthew has been in love with monster trucks for the last few months. It all started when there was some sort of Monster Jam marathon on Christmas day and he watched some at my parent's house. He was immediately hooked. He started running around the house like "Blue Thunder" and telling people at Walmart about "Grave Digger". Recently, he received a few of these trucks from the grandmas and baby sister Alexis bought him one when she arrived. These trucks go EVERYWHERE with him. They even sleep in his bed (yeah, yeah I am a sucker like that).

A few weeks ago we heard Monster Jam was coming to town. We knew Matthew would love it if he could get over the the loud noise. Matthew is not good with loud sounds. Of course, Erik got him the ear muff things, which Matthew calls his Ipods. Matthew and Erik went yesterday to see the show with Papine (my dad) and Uncle Chip. He did good with the noise and enjoyed himself for the first hour. Then Uncle Chip reported reading Matthew's lips saying this to Erik "I am ready to go home now Daddy." It is a long time to sit for a little guy. So in order to help the little dude last through the show Erik got suckered into purchasing some over-priced snacks in souvenir Monster Jam packaging.

I did forget to mention Matthew also received a huge monster truck from Amber and Chip before the show, so it was a day full of monster truck fun.

Erik was kind enough to tote around the camera and take pictures to make his picture crazy wife happy. Matthew also took his camera to document the all important event. I love that he just had to take his camera too! I also love that before he left he (without prompting) kissed his sister goodbye because it was the first time he has gone somewhere without her.

That big truck that Uncle Chip has is his new one. Excuse Matthew's grumpy face this was after the show when he was beyond tired. Thank you Uncle Amber and Aunt Chip (haha) for the new truck and for putting up with cranky Matthew.
The famous "Grave Digger"

The over-priced souvenirs (a little fuzzy).
Some things Matthew has said today about his monster truck experience:
"My Ipods saved the day"
Matthew: "Is it ok if I call Papine, Alan?"
Me: "No"
Matthew: "Well is it ok if I call him Alan, just when I tell you a story about the monster trucks from yesterday?"

Also, it turns out that Matthew's "Ipods" not only can block out loud monster truck sounds, but also screaming baby sister sounds. These have actually "saved the day" at home as well!


Kim M said...

It will be interesting to see the difference between your boy and girl. I love it when people like to say there is no difference and yet things like monster trucks attract a boy so quickly! Your family is beautiful - hope you are feeling stronger each day as you enjoy your blessings from the Father above!

Jenney said...

Oh my I think I need some iPods to save the day against screaming babies...not that Jack ever screams, I assure you :o)
James doesn't know what a monster truck is...yet.

The Queen said...

Awwww...I love the pics of the kids! They are too cute, and the ear fuzzies are a great idea!!!

Erica said...

my ipods... hilarious!

kristykh said...

I love his "ipods." I hoe he'll let you borrow them occasionally at home. I'm sure they do come in handy.

Rachel said...

He is just so cute! I'm glad he enjoyed the monster truck thingy. Brad just went to one a few weeks ago and he said it was good for about the first either he has an attention span similar to Matthew, or the show really does go downhill after the first hour! Hard to tell which one of those it is :)

mary smith said...

Awww Mom...won't let him call Papine Alan. Man!!! I bet he was disappointed. Haha.