*He likes Minecraft. Watching someone else play it, or sneaking the iPad himself and digging away at dirt blocks or breaking glass.
*He'll play pretend Minecraft with his siblings. He will pretend he has a diamond sword to be Stevie, or he'll be a zombie and go chase after people with his arms extended saying "Aaaaah!" Or he'll be a Creeper and chase people saying "Kssshhhh! Ksssshhhh!"
*He's turned into a climber. He'll climb up the shelves in the kitchen pantry to get to whatever it is he wants. Hot chocolate powder, bread, crackers, chips.
*He's a picky eater! His favorite foods are: blueberries, smoothies, peeled apple wedges, cereal, chips, hot chocolate, crackers, grapes, applesauce, yogurt, noodles, rice, peanut butter (and jelly sometimes) sandwiches, popsicles.
*He loves and expects to read books at bedtime. It throws him off sometimes to read books at other times because it's normally just before bed, and he thinks you're trying to put him to bed. Books he loves: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 10 in the Bed, Toy Story books, Cars books, The Little Engine That Could, The Little Red Caboose, Dr. Seuss books, etc.
*He thinks all technology should be available to him all the time. He is constantly asking to play the iPad. If he can't have that, then he asks for my smartphone. If all else fails, maybe there's someone watching a video on the computer he can mooch off of.
*He is in no hurry to potty train. I've been trying to prep him as he's been getting closer to turning 3, but he's just not quite interested yet. And I'm of the mindset that he'll do best with potty training when he's really ready.
*He loves to swing and jump on the tramp. And he doesn't want to be alone doing it. He likes company.
*Matthew has picked up a lot of things from his older siblings. He has some favorite songs he's learned from them. His favorites are Minecraft parodies. His old favorite song was Gangnam Style by Psy. But now is it Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. I've got to get a video of him singing it. Pretty darn adorable!
*We had a CD a while ago from the library that had a bunch of kids telling corny jokes. He loved that and we listened to it more times than I can count. The joke he likes to tell me is "Knock, knock." "Who's there?" "Cash" "Cash who?" "What are you, some kind of nut?" And then he just laughs. And he'll tell it to me again several more times and laugh each time.
*At bedtime he enjoys listening to a CD. These days it's the Brave CD with music from the movie and a retelling of the story. Either Chad or I have to stay in his room until he's asleep. It didn't used to be that way, but one night we did it, and now it's a habit. That's okay, I think it's a nice excuse for one of us to have time to chill in a quiet bedroom while the other one chases kids around getting them in bed.