Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween/Reformation Day

Mike carved a pumpkin

I'm a cowboy!

matty the cow....

We went to our church tonight for a Reformation Day party. I asked Peter to hug Lambie and Bob and this was the result.

cowboy and Indian

probably one of the last documented times that Peter does not understand the significance of a lollipop. He tried to use it as a phone and then he threw it on the floor....


Pumpkin Patch

Here are our obligatory pumpkin patch photos. It was pretty fun--we went to a place pretty close to our house last will have to stay tuned for the Halloween costume pics.

Peter was kind of overwhelmed when we first got there....there was a petting zoo and ponies..and of course, lots of pumpkins.

The llama was HUGE. Can't really see that in this picture. But trust me, coming from someone who has an irrational fear of petting zoos, it was big.

"are you telling me that people actually pay money to feed these animals?"

running through the pumpkins

what better place to eat than a pumpkin patch?

the challenges of taking pictures of a family of four

this is the best we could get

we went out to lunch afterwards and Peter had his first chocolate milk. he loved the straw as much as the milk.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

1 month

Hard to believe it has been 1 month since Matthew joined us....

We gave him his first bath....

I'm still having trouble deciding if Matthew and Peter look alike...

We also took Matthew on his first walk...

And this morning, I subjected Matthew to his first photo shoot...which is a lot trickier with a toddler running around...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

First Haircut

Not sure if you have noticed in the recent pics...but Peter
needed a haircut...Mike already cuts his own hair so he volunteered
to cut Peter's. We distracted him with juice and books. He never
gets juice, so it was quite a treat for him.

Mike bought some scissors with rounded edges.
We thought Peter might be afraid of the whole process,
but I think he was too excited about the juice to notice
what was going on.

where did my hair go?

he still likes to grab for the camera...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Leaving Hospital and Life at Home....

We came home on Sunday, September 27th. It was weird having a full backseat!

Peter giving a questionable thumbs up about his new partner in crime.

the boys....

for all you fashionistas out there, this was Matthew's "going home" outfit...

this pic is for Tante Heidi.
Bonds is a popular clothing company in Oz
and these socks are from her...he wore them home

sleeping around the house....

more sleeping....

Matthew found his thumb on day 4? Whatever day it was, it was very early. I think he is going to be a very oral child....uh oh...

Hospital Visitors

Of course, the anticipated visit from Peter was the highlight of our hospital stay. We were so excited for Peter to meet his new brother. And we were really interested to see how the 2 would "get along."

Omi bought 2 balloons, one for Peter and one for Matthew. Peter was in love with the balloons...Once Peter arrived, we didn't bring Matthew in right away. We spent some time with Peter and gave him a present (a little puzzle).

After a few minutes, Mike wheeled the bassinet into the room. All in all, it was a really memorable moment. Peter loved looking at Matthew's fingers, toes, etc. At one point I picked up Matthew and held him--Peter's facial expression was priceless. It was as though he was making some further calculations and was finally understanding that this was OUR baby. The look was a combo of jealousy and understanding.....someday when we figure out how to post videos you will have to see it.

He probably would have tipped the bassinet over if we had not stopped him. I think he really wanted to climb in.

I just like this picture because of Mike's facial expression.

Peter thought he would try out Matthew's pacifier....

proud grandparents

they look like they are ready for another one, don't you think?

Miss Nova....our dear friend

Here is Kelly--reminding herself of how little newborns are...she is so close to having her own!!

the newlywed Mrs. T

Dara and Harper