Sunday, February 21, 2010

Another Week at the Watsons

It's been snowing here for the last 3-4 days. I'd say it snows maybe 20 out of the 24 hours of the day, which sounds like a lot but the accumulation has only been maybe 7-8". It's hard to tell exactly how much we've gotten as we already had snow on the ground and for parts of the day it would be warm enough not to stick to the driveway. Either way, we ran our errands earlier in the week and have been hanging out at home since. Here's Matthew enjoying the snow. We were hoping to make a snow man, but the 2" layer of good snowman snow was surrounded by 4" of ice pellets and powder.
Here I am trying to practice taking one handed pictures. I realized we have very few pics of just my mom and me when I was little so as much as I hate doing it, I figure Matthew may appreciate it one day. I also think we're going to have to switch to a half-bear, half-dog snow outfit as Matthew's head is a little to big for the bear outfit to stay on, but his puppy hat still fits just fine.
Matthew and I have discovered a back carry using our Beco which makes getting things done around the house much easier. He'll even join me for some light step aerobics with the Wii.
Especially on the days he doesn't nap well and needs that cat nap while I make dinner.
So, I was observing Matthew the other day and thought to myself "I bet chasing the cats will be his motivation to learn to crawl." Though he didn't crawl, he definitely got into the position inspired by Iris's tail.

Here's the first grab:
Then his leaning too far to grab for the tail
And with a little help, the flip into the crawl position.

And for those curious, this is why I've decided to let Matthew wear his PJs most of the day. Even after the great sock roundup, we're still missing quite a few.

PJs are also great for keeping his pants from riding up when he's helping me out around the house.

And here's Matthew standing to investigate the camera on the couch.
More playing with the kitties.

Apparently Olivia feels only two can play with the ribbon at one time.

Enjoying his first pork loin.

Speaking of cooking, if death befalls me early, it will likely be because I'm always trying to cook around this calamity in my kitchen. My "16 feet in the kitchen at a time" rule is hard to enforce when everyone's so cute!
Especially these two!

And last but not least, here's a video of Matthew playing in his crib. In the mornings he gets some half naked play time to air out while I put away diapers, start laundry or grab some coffee. . . whichever is deemed as the most important way to start that day. He's quite a fan of his fireman set from grandma Dot.

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