Saturday, May 30, 2009

Birthday Party

Mattingly had his birthday party today! I'm so glad the weather was so nice! We started the day with some cleaning and then a quick trip to the store to buy a balloon followed by a nap in the car. Then it was lunchtime and people were arriving. We had mainly family with a few friends. Mattingly did really well with everyone. He's such a trooper. It was a monkey themed party so I had the plates and cups and napkins and then an inflatable monkey, a sign and stuffed animal. Of course a shirt and bib as well oh and the cake! A girl from work made it; it was soooo cute! And Mattinlgy enjoyed it. We sang to him and he dipped his finger in the frosting and when I took he away he looked at me like where are you going?? He is taking many steps now all over the house and gets very excited while doing it. He will eat almost anything you give him and now says "uh oh" and "laura". He waves to everyone he sees; especially if you wave to him. I can't believe that Thursday is one year ago that he was born!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

It started out by getting out of work 2 1/2 hours early on Friday! :) That was pretty sweet. Saturday Mattingly and I went to a kid from daycare's first birthday party. It was okay. We didn't know anyone there except for a coworker and her daughter. Mattingly enjoyed the mac and cheese and chicken tender for lunch and spent most of the time looking at the other kids or chewing on the inflatable monkey in which we were allowed to take for his monkey themed party this weekend. Then we were off to shop for his birthday and help Laura find a dress. We came up with nothing. That was annoying. I need to open my own store that sells children's outdoor stuff. Sunday we relaxed and today we headed to Wallingford to watch a parade with Emily. Mattingly just stared the whole time and gave a few waves. He made it onto if you care to look. Later we went to my parent's house for lunch. Yummy! I won't post all the pictures tonight; there are too many. But here are a few.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hangin Around

Here are some pictures of Mattingly at daycare. From the top-he's hanging out getting tickled by Laura, we went outside for a buggy ride Friday since it was so nice and took some pictures of the kids. Most of them didn't like the grass and cried. Mattingly was as happy as could be. =) In the blue monkey shirt-we were just taking pictures of the kids. The next one is when we had a Mother's Day fashion show at the daycare and the infant room had formal wear as the category so he wore his Easter outfit. The next is after the fashion show and he is looking out the door at the kids playing on the playground. Finally just before Mother's Day we took the kids to take a picture in front of the flowers for their mommies.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Mark shared his popsicles with Mattingly today. He loved them! He took his pacifier right out and pointed to the popsicle. It's amazing all the foods he eats now. Still not a fan of "real" veggies but I'll keep trying. Welp gotta go he's cry ing in the other room. More later!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Yankees rocking chair

Mattingly discovered his rocking chair in our bedroom last weekend. He wanted to climb on it so I sat him down he started rocking it. Then he turned around so he could touch the baseballs. Hopefully today or tomorrow Mark will be able to move the last part of the daybed out of his room so I can put the chair and a few more things in there. I'd like to get a toy chest too or something. The dreams I have of an organized house....