Saturday, July 19, 2014
Barnett Visit and Matthew's 4th Birthday
*He believes whatever Micah tells him: dragons hatching from egg-shaped rocks, magic marks (tatoo-like drawings with pen on his body), magic tricks, etc.
*He expects Mom to read books to him every night. I love this time. Mira and sometimes Ella will join us. We try to get everyone situated so that we can all see. He loves his library books.
*Wrestling on the floor with Dad and Mom is one of the most fun things. Sometimes he'll come up and just say, "Let's wrestle!" He likes to tangle on the floor, rolling around, trying to be the man to come out on top.
*Matthew loves electronics. Not a day goes by that he is not asking to play Minecraft, watch a Minecraft video, play Temple Run, Geometry Dash, 2048, etc. I'll often have to delay this by saying, "After lunch you may play." He isn't usually happy with that answer.
*He's starting to read simple words. But when we prod him to try to read, many times he'll just want us to do the work. But he is learning!
*He sleeps with Jack almost every night. He likes that.
*He is a trampoline jumping boy. Shooting hoops, playing Poison Ball, just jumping. It can be in the heat of the day and he wants Mom or Dad to jump. Chad has been good to jump whenever he can. I like to wait until it's a little cooler.
*He's just learned to pump on the swings all by himself. It's pretty great.
*He is still a very picky eater. We offer him a variety, but he has decided beforehand that it is not good.
*His favorite foods are peanut butter and jelly or honey on bread or tortillas, cut into triangles; blueberries; strawberries; pancakes; broccoli; peas; cinnamon toast; plain pasta or rice; hot chocolate; applesauce; cereal.
*He loves playing pretend with his siblings using the swords we have. Like he's in Minecraft using his diamond or iron sword.
*When he gets excited, he does the cutest little jump up and down happy dance.
*His friends right now are Phoenix and Alyssa Badger, and Kyle Harris. In fact, just today he played with Alyssa for 7 hours straight!
*Matthew enjoys playing in the water. He loves having a watering can in his hand, and being toted around in the water.
We love our snug little bug in a rug.