Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hello again....

It has been awhile. As you may have discovered my New Year's resolution was not to blog more, or maybe you thought it was and I am just really terrible with resolutions which probably isn't that far from the truth. I wonder if there is like a "worst blogger of the year" award because if there is I am definitely on pace to bring home that trophy.
So there is a whole lot of normal going on here mixed in with some new stuff every once in awhile. Alexis turned 1 nearly 2 weeks ago. She just lived the fastest year ever! I hate that it seems like she is growing up so fast but at the same time it is so fun to see all the new things she can do. She is taking lots of steps. She is VERY independent. She is talking lots. She screams like she is mortally wounded whenever she doesn't get exactly what she wants. She eats just about anything (including lady bugs). She thinks her brother is absolutely hilarious. She does not talk (or smile) at strangers. And I just love her to pieces.
Matthew has discovered video games. I got out the old Nintendo a few months ago and he is completely in love with Mario! At first he called it the "Wii gaming system" which was great since it is pretty near the oldest video game system on the planet. Then we got a Wii from my parents for Christmas, so video game name confusion set in. Just recently he discovered the systems were made by the same company, so now he calls the Nintendo the "Wiitendo". It is great having the old Nintendo out. There are lots of good old Nintendo memories. I did nearly pass out the day we hooked it up though because of all the blowing necessary-Nintendo owners past and present you know what I mean (Rachel and Angela I was SO close to calling that help line number located just inside the flap). So Matthew is in love and asks 7,567 times a day if he can play some kind of video game. He has gotten pretty good and I can't help but love that he thinks I am the coolest person alive when I beat a level for him that he can't beat.

I am watching a little baby friend of ours three days a week now. She just turned 7 months old. I thought Alexis would be ridiculously jealous but she isn't really at all. She loves her baby friend. Alexis and her baby friend are only 5 months apart so that is nice most of the time mixed with some crazy at feeding time since both girls hate to see anyone eating if they are not, regardless of their actual hunger. Matthew does pretty well with the girls. He actually acknowledges they exist and on the rarest of occasions, if he doesn't think anyone is watching he tries to keep one or both of them from crying with some dancing, singing, or crazy faces.

I wanted to put on more pictures but it is taking forever and being crazy so I will put up more later, maybe even before Alexis turns 2.

8 comments:

Kim M said...

Welcome back! It is so hard to believe that your baby girl is over a year old already! I miss your stories and pictures. Glad to get the update.
I agree with the old games - nothing beats a good old game of PacMan! (I never was much of a Mario fan)

Jenney said...

Yeah! You posted!!!!! I can't believe ALexis is one. Please please post again before she is 2 :o) She is just a darling.

The Queen said...

All right! You just made my day! I love the pictures and the description of your life so far. I must be the worst best friend ever to have missed your daughter's birthday. Please forgive me!
That ninetendo brings back lots of memories. Do you blast DC Talk when Matthew plays it? You always were so good at it. Glad to see you still got it.

Anonymous said...

So glad you posted again! It's fun hearing a little about your life as a mom and see your kids grow! J Flood

Rachel said...

I am SOOOOOO excited that you have the old Nintendo out and that Matthew likes playing Mario! I am thinking I may have to get mine out. Brad doesn't like to play with me though since I beat him every time :) Maybe I should offer to pass the levels for him like you do for Matthew...

Alexis is getting so big and she is such a cutie! I love her cheeks :)

Post again soon (like sometime this year!)...I've missed you!

Jenny said...

Love the pics Megan! Can't wait to see you all!

The Kampers said...

Megan! How funny to find you through Jenney's blog! How do you know Jenney? How in the world are you? Where are you guys living now? Amazing that we are all grown up huh? What sweet kids you have!

Angela said...

so I don't know how I just now saw this, but I'm sooo glad I did:) Wiitendo is the best name ever-and I'm so glad you thought of little old me. Just promise to remember me the next time you re-arrange your furniture (i couldn't type that without literally laughing out loud:)