Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Big News!!!

For those who don't know...we are expecting baby #3 at the end of April. We had our 20 week ultrasound last week and found out...we're having a girl! Ben and I were both shocked (and to be honest, I still am a bit shocked). We are excited and can't wait to see how a girl will change the Mathew household.
The boys are excited as can be...when we told Elias that he was getting a baby sister, his response was "No, I want fries and chicken nuggets". He is a true boy:)

(Maybe with a girl coming I can change the background of my blog to something a little more feminine...we will see.)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

We are still here...

...just in case you were wondering. The boys continue to grow and keep me busy. Here are a few pictures of the past couple of months.

Enjoying a little brother time.

The boys are both in "toddler beds" now, due to the fact that Zach learned to flip himself out of his crib. He hasn't learned to stay in his bed all night and we have found him in various places around the room. This was by far the cutest.

A little art time on the table. Zach is really beginning to love the camera

Best friends

Friday, January 30, 2009

January in a flash

I know some of you won't accept excuses for my blogging failure the past few months, but I will give you one just in case you are feeling gracious.

We have just finished the busiest time of the year for our little family of 4. Starting at Christmas we have a major celebration at least every 2 weeks. Elias's birthday is December 30, Ben's birthday follows 2 weeks later on January 14. My birthday is just over 2 weeks later on January 26 and then Zach's birthday is just about 2 weeks later on February 8. Throw in a bunch of extended family birthdays in January and February, along with Valentine's day...things get busy. So if you want to accept my excuse for not updating the blog, thanks!

I don't have pictures of the many birthday celebrations, but here are some others...

Elias sporting the latest style

Cubs gear on Grandma's birthday. We didn't get to visit her that day as it was -20 degrees and then some windchill on top of that. We stayed home.

Elias' new favorite sport, racquetball. He even has his own racquet (thanks to Aunt Hil!)

Zach trying to keep up.

Zach 'helping' me in the kitchen. I think Elias taught him this.

Monday, January 5, 2009

I know, it has been a while...

...but we are still alive! Some days I wonder if I will survive all the wrestling, running, tickling, screaming that two boys throw at me...good thing I grew up with a brother!
Here are a few pictures to show what we have been up to

Emmaus Basketball games. Grandma got them their own Baskeball shirts. This game was sister Kelsey's last home game. We love to watch Kelsey and that team!
Zach enjoying Christmas trees and ornaments. The jingle bell fits nicely in the mouth.

Christmas party at Emmaus

Zach's first Christmas...not too excited yet.

Elias' 2nd birthday. We had a little party in Canada at Ammachi and Appacha's house.

This is the "project' that kept me busy most of December. I beaded serving sets for the girls in our family. It was a fun gift to make.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday Soccer

One of our favorite Saturday afternoon activities the past month has been going to watch the Emmaus soccer games. Usually we meet Grandma and Grandpa there and have lots of fun playing, running around, kicking our little soccer ball, eating snacks...and oh yeah, watching a bit of the game!
Helping Grandpa get the game ball

Getting a 'Grandma flip'. He loves them!

Zach being cute


Morning cup of coffee...Checking my email
What a busy schedule...

Monday, October 13, 2008

The past few weeks...

We have had a fun few weeks. One beautiful Sunday afternoon we took the boys to an apple orchard that was having a fall festival. Elias loved the big boy toys. Zach just enjoyed being out.
Elias in the bounce house. He was one happy boy!
Zach can't wait to get in there with his big brother
An Iowa boy

This tractor driving is serious business