The Life of Matthew

The Life and Times of a Baby Boy

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August 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I know I don’t write as often as I should and I am sorry :(

But I am so busy singing and dancing all day that I just don’t have time for much else (except hugs, story time, food, play, sleep and … oh, I suppose I do have time).

Thanks to the miracle of You Tube I have discovered the wonderful world of Mary Poppins. Now, every morning, I listen to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious while I have my breakfast. Then I want “Chim Chim Me Nee” and “Step in Time.” But Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is my favourite. I can even say it! Mummy and Daddy are so proud of me. I use my big wooden spoon as a walking stick/parasol like they do in the song and at the beginning of the song I put my bucket on my head like a hat and then hang it over my chair as though I’m hanging it on a merry-go-round horse. (Mummy says that will only make sense to people who really know the film, so this is a link to my favourite video.) I love trying to sing and dance. I want to listen to it again right now!
Until next time, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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It’s Potty Time!

July 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Kissing my girlfriendOK, I know you’re sick and tired of reading about the Zoo and I do apologise to those who’ve complained mentioned that I’ve not written for a long time (Yes Uncle Bert and Tilly Farfar, I’m talking to you) but hey, I’m 23 months old and I’ve got a lot of stuff to do!

So many things have been going on since I last posted. I’ve been to Denmark for a holiday with Mummy and Mormor and I’ve been to France to see Grandma and Granddad on their boat. I’ve had an ear infection (again) and I’ve kissed an older girl (but don’t tell her granddad) but to tell you everything would just take too long so I hope you’ll bear with me and let me carry on from now.

Covered in chocolate from a chocolate rice cakeI’ve got a fever and conjunctivitis! Guess where I got them from? Nursery school. Daddy swears that those places are just testing grounds for juvenile germ warfare laboratories. Naturally I’ve not been at my best over the past couple of days but I’m on the mend. I’m back to my old trick of switching on all kitchen appliances (at least those at ground level) so I must be getting better.

I’m also enjoying my food although I can be a bit fussy. Whilst this isn’t very interesting it is an excuse for showing the picture above of me eating (and wearing) a chocolate covered rice cake.

Sitting on my potty and reading a bookI’m also giving my potty a try out. I don’t always use it for its intended purpose, I often just like to sit on it for no real reason, and sometimes I stand up at the wrong time but when I get it right you should hear the applause from my audience. I like being told that I’m a clever boy so I think that I’ll stick with this potty malarkey for the time being, at least until something better comes along.

Until next time, bye bye.

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I’ve Been to the Zoo!

May 26th, 2008 · No Comments

An excited me waiting to go in the zooThe weekend before last I went to Barcelona Zoo with Mummy, Daddy and all the children from my nursery school (and their Mummies and Daddies). It was excellent. Brilliant. Fantastic.

A mummy chimp and her babyWe left at nine o’clock and travelled to Barcelona on a coach which I really liked because we sat in the front. I have never seen so much from a moving vehicle as I’m normally stuck in my car seat in the back.

A pride of lionsWe got to the zoo at about 11:30 and from the start I loved it. The zoo is in the city and is very well laid out; there are lots of animals to see but in a relatively small area so there wasn’t as much walking (or pushing of pushchairs) as there could have been although there was a feeling of space with lots of seating and eating areas.

Taking a short napWe spent all day looking at the animals (although I missed the bird bit because I was having a nap). Every animal that you would expect to see were on display, with information boards explaining habitat, feeding and such. My absolute favourites were the chimpanzees, lions and dolphins.

A dolphin in the aquariumWe left at five o’clock in the afternoon and again sat in the front of the coach. Not only could I see lots of interesting things on the journey I was also able to throw my teddy at the driver! What fun. What a great day out.

Until next time, bye bye.

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It’s Rash to Eat Fish Fingers!

May 25th, 2008 · No Comments

A couple of weeks ago we had fish fingers for dinner. Daddy wanted to find another way to get fish inside me (I like tuna but that’s about it) and so thought that fish fingers would do the trick. Boy was he right; I loved them! I had six or seven of the golden beauties and finished dinner full and happy.

The following day Mummy noticed some spots on my arms and chest. A quick search on Google of the symptoms led her to believe that I had heat rash. It was hot, I had spots on my arms and chest only, I didn’t had a fever so heat rash I had. I was put into cooler clothes and carried on with my morning.

By the next nappy change the spots had gotten worse and were now on my legs. Heat rash doesn’t cause spots on the legs so it was off to the clinic as Mummy and Daddy didn’t want to take any chances and instinct was saying “Doctor”.

It was a bank holiday here in Spain and I’ve got to tell you the service was excellent. The medical centre was open for a start, there was only one person ahead of us at reception and we were called in to see the doctor even before we had a chance to sit down to wait. The doctor was very nice. He had a look at me and had a few questions for Mummy and Daddy and very quickly made his diagnosis. You guessed it. A food allergy. To fish fingers!

Spots all overA three day course of antihistamines soon sorted the reaction out and I was back to my normal self although I have to say that I didn’t notice any problems or suffer any discomfort. I  have to have an allergy test soon as my baby doctor explained that the first allergic reaction often doesn’t cause major problems but subsequent reactions might.

We learnt three things from this episode: Looking on the Internet doesn’t always give the right answer, if in doubt see the doctor and fish fingers are off the menu!

Until next time, bye bye.

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May 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Someone at nursery is biting me!

Friday they bit my cheek and yesterday they bit my nose.


Mummy’s got my teachers tracking down the culprit. If I could understand everything everyone says to me I could tell them who it is, but unfortunately I can’t. Sigh.

Until next time, bite bite

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Tilly Farfar!

April 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The day before yesterday Mummy was picking me up from nursery. While she was putting my coat on I pointed (I haven’t yet learned that it’s not polite to point) to a man and said, ‘Tilly Farfar!’ (Remember that Tilly Farfar is what I call my girlfriend Mathilda’s grandfather because I’m part Danish and he’s her father’s father.)

Then, later that night, while I was falling asleep in Mummy’s arms and she was watching TV, I looked up, pointed to one of the people on the screen and said, ‘Tilly Farfar!’

Mummy says that she can see the resemblance and both she and Daddy are very impressed at how good I am at remembering people. After all, I don’t see my girlfriend’s grandfather very often. Hopefully when I see him again I will point (time enough later to learn I shouldn’t do that) and say, ‘Tilly Farfar!’

Until next time, bye bye

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April 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’m ill. I’ve had a fever, I’m tired and off my food. I’ve also got a rash.

The doctor says that I have got Roseola, and an ear infection!

I’m far too unhappy to write more.

Until next time, bye bye.

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Happy Birthday Matilda

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Today is my girlfriend’s second birthday so Happy Birthday Tilly! There’s a little present waiting for you here and I’ll give it to your grandma and granddad when they next come up.

I haven’t seen Matilda for quite a while but fortunately I have photos to look at (I like looking at photos). Every time I see a photo of Matilda’s granddad I say “Tilly Farfar” so obviously my future grandfather-in-law has made an impression!

Hope you have a good day Matilda and get lots of lovely presents.

Until next time, bye bye.

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Happy Birthday Grandma

March 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Picture of me looking flirty in my blue hatHappy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Grandma,
Happy birthday to you.

As you might have guessed, it’s Grandma’s birthday today. It’s a special birthday today but I can’t say how old she is because I can’t count that high yet! I can only count to ten so don’t feel bad Grandma.

I’m really excited because I get to see Grandma and Granddad in two weeks time and we are all going up to France to do things with their boat. I’m looking forward to that.

So again, happy birthday and until next time, bye bye.

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18 Month Update

March 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Enjoying my bathtimeI know that I turned 18 months some weeks ago and I know that my doctor’s visit was last week but hey, better late than never!

My visit to the doctor took it’s usual turn. I had injections and I cried screamed throughout.

The doctor asked Mummy lots of questions about my development to which Mummy was able to reply in the positive (or more often “Yes, in two languages”). The doctor pronounced me to be “perfect”. I could have told her that over the phone! I also display signs of intelligence. One question was “am I able to express my dissatisfaction or disapproval?”. To which the reply is “Yes, in two languages”! This apparently is a sign of intelligence.

For the record, I now weigh 13.25kgs (29.2 lbs) and am 87.5cms (2′ 10″) tall.

I don’t have to go for another check-up until I’m 2.

Changing the subject:

I’m really enjoying going to school every morning. My teacher says that I’m a lovely boy and a pleasure to have around. Today was someone’s birthday and so we had cake. I like cake!

One good thing about school is that I can bring lots on new things home and share them with Mummy and Daddy. They are called germs. My nose hasn’t stopped running since I started and at the moment I have a nice cough that I’ve shared with Daddy. Mummy has the makings of a sore throat that might develop into something good soon.

Until next time, bye bye.

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