Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Morning

Well, you all know Matthew is a very good boy so is it any surprise that we received a visit from someone last night... that's right jolly old Saint Nicholas himself paid a visit and dropped a motherlode of presents for the Mattmeister. Here are some highlights....

Note the steady camera work, courtesy of my new tripod - a very thoughtful Christmas gift from Jodi.
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Christmas Eve

Just trying to keep up with the cavalcade of media we're piling up here on Matthew's first American Christmas. I wouldn't be surprised if I ran out of hard disk space after this holiday.

Here we are on Christmas Eve after a very nice dinner of pasta puttanesca and lobster newburg and grasshopper pie for dessert. Watch as Matthew gets a head start on unwrapping Christmas presents.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Comes Early: Matthew Gets a New Piano

Little Matthew has been feeling a little under the weather these past couple days (he seems to be doing better today) so we thought it would be appropriate to let him open a present a day early.

Here he is enjoying his latest present from Granny and Papa - a new mini piano. As you can see this thing is a real premium toy. It is stained in red mahogany and has carved black feet and a little stool (which Matthew likes to pick up and drop on the ground). I had a little piano like this when I was a baby and I never actually learned to play piano. At the same time I grew up with a great appreciation for music and Matthew will probably have that as well. He already loves listening to music and he's been playing with a little electronic toy guitar daily for the past 3 months.

I am looking forward to him making some sweet music with this pint-sized piano!
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Matthew's First Snow and Christmas Tree?

We're not sure Matthew got to experience either of these things when he was in Korea, although we wouldn't be surprised if he had. But here is .... enjoying himself around the holidays. video

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Santa's Little Helper Celebrates Night Five of Hanukkah






So I come home from work today and Matthew comes running out looking like an elf in Santa's workshop.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!!






We know this is Matthew's first Hanukkah. And he started it off by lighting the menorah and getting his first present.

Matthew Picks Out His First Christmas Tree






At least we assume it's his first tree.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

And A Happy Thanksgiving to You!






Well I have clearly been slacking off in the blogging department so I figured I should get these pics up at some point. Little Matt had a great time on Thanksgiving hanging out with the family and eating lot of turkey and other things.

Matthew Through the Seasons






It snowed last night and we went out and played in the backyard this morning. It occurred to me I never posted some of our pics from the fall. Enjoy the contrast.