It's been over a week so I felt the need to update. There have been many happenings in the Reynolds house, so here's a rundown of what's going on.
Matthew finished his 2nd quarter of school - so they had a cottage fair! This is a little pressentation they do for the parents and family where they have a play to tell us what they learned. This past quarter it was birds. Matthew was Pa Woodpecker in the play, so he wore his blue shirt. There are a few photos of the play, with a video with Matthew speaking one of his lines.
This is a picture of Matthew with his dear friend Dominic. We seem to get a picture of them each year at the cottage fair so we are watching the two friends grow old together. His mom and I talk about years from now when we will watch them graduate from high school...I don't like to think that far ahead, though!
As far as at home, Joe had an overnight trip to Prescott where he stayed at a camp managed by some friends of ours. So, while he was gone Matthew and I thought it would be fun to camp out in the nursery with Mark. He loves to spend as much time as he can with his baby brother, so I got my parents blow up mattress and we set about the night. Matthew brought in our comforter from our bed along with about 7 of his stuffed animals...here's a picture of our bed.
I don't think that was a good idea...and don't recommend it to anyone. We survived and here's a picture of the loving brothers from a couple days later...yes, they still loved each other after being up almost all night! I guess it's a bonding experience for them.
And, Mark is 6 weeks old today...wow how the time is flying. We are loving him more and more each day and he is getting more interactive and fun. Here's a picture of him from a day or two ago...just enjoying life!
We are getting ready for Christmas...it's been hard to get the shopping done while being at home with Mark. Joe's parents came over the other night so we could go to dinner and get the shopping finished for Matthew. It was quite a relief for me to have it mostly done. Joe and I aren't buying presents for each other, but Matthew should have a decent Christmas. He didn't ask for much, but he's getting most of what he asked for plus some extras (like a toothbrush from us!!).