Thursday, October 7, 2010

14 months- where did the time go???

Matthew hit the fourteen month mark today!  Where did the last year go?  Honestly, it seems like he was just born. 
I gotta say, this kid is hilarious.  He woke up early this morning and his fussing woke up his big brothers.  I was playing with him on the floor in his room but as soon as he heard a sound from his brothers' room he crawled over to the door, used the doorstop to pull it open, crawled into the hallway and pushed his way into his brothers' room so he could play with them.  He also often tries to climb into the bathtub with them even when he is fully dressed.  He just thinks he's one of the big boys.
This stage of development is so fun.  He loves to mimic whatever we do.  At dinner we clap hands and pound on the table and make Indian noises and kissing noises just so we can watch him do it too.
Yesterday we went to Linvilla Orchards with James' friend Gracie and her family.  Matthew insisted on walking around the entire playground (holding onto both my hands) and then went crazy climbing on the toy train.  He wanted to follow James through the maze too, but I put the kibosh on that.

Matthew also excels at driving me crazy.  He is so fast at getting around that I spend most of my day trying to keep up with him and cleaning up the path of destruction he leaves in his wake.  His favorite activities include pulling DVDs and books off the shelves, pulling the Tupperware out of the cupboards and scattering them through the house, throwing things down the stairs from the kitchen, crawling down after them and then precariously climbing back up the stairs with the object in one hand so he can do it again.  He also loves to throw a ball and chase after it and to full on body slam James if he happens to be sitting or laying on the floor.  I think John may finally have his wrestler!  I can't wait to see what the next few months bring!


Amy said...

Holy COW! He is SOOO handsome!

Jill said...

Erin, I *love* your enthusiasm for all that 'boy' behaviour. I can tell from his constant grin how fun you have made life for your little boys. Way to go!