Monday, July 20, 2009

Someone Little Enjoys His Food

My Matthew who sometimes looks like a little man in the baby clothes is definitely growing. Not just physically but mentally too. His little brain is processing everything he sees, and everything he sees he wants to do - one of them - eat like we eat.

You Are Getting Your Own Dinner Plate. It was time to give Matthew big dinner plate, and let me tell you why. Every breakfast, lunch or dinner Matthew would reach out for our fork or spoon, and dish full of food. He wanted to eat what we eat. It was fun for while, but us eating spaghetti with the spoon did it. 'Matthew you are getting your own plate' - we said. He absolutely loves it now as he can choose from three different foods I put on his dish. To our surprise Matthew started to pick his own food with his fork right into his mouth. The nice thing is that he knows when he does something new, and he is so proud of himself - the big smile on his face tells it all.

Spaghetti Time. Matthew is now almost 15 months, and he got total of four teeth - two on the bottom and two on the top. We thought that eating spaghetti would be tough, but we were wrong. Matthew would grab this long pasta and grind into pieces with his four teeth, and then with more shredding on the back and then its all gone. The best of all is to watch him how sometimes he would try to put long pasta onto the fork and then into his mouth. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't work, and this is when his face looks like tomato smugged in the ground beef.

Let Me Clean Your Face. No not Matthew's face. In fact my face needed to be clean one day. With few sneezes around food, and with Matthew sometimes eating from my dish and then grabbing my face for a small hug and kiss, it is hard for me to keep my face clean. In addition, Matthew likes to pick small crumbs around him with his little fingers and eat them. So one day Matthew finds a small bread crumb attached to my face, picks it and eats it. This time I laughed.



Chocolate. Did I mention the chocolate yet?... Yes Matthew loves apple cinnamon chocolate loaf !!!

As life goes on, we continue our messy breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners. One day when I am old and washing my floor around the table, the greasy stains will remind me how wonderful and precious eating times we had together.

64 comments:

  1. Hii

    baby luks damn cute

    Giv a hug to intel atom processor Mathew from my side

    u must b njoying the mess he makes ...isnt it???

    babies r lovely ....dey make lotsa fun in home

    i wish to go back to my childhood again

    nywaz take care :)

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  2. Hi Geekie, thanks for your kind comment. Yes I will give many hugs to my intel atom processor Matthew, lol. And yes getting messy is real fun these days. Yes childhood was always fun, no worries no stress - all about fun. Anna :)

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  3. A very precious account, Anna! Thanks for sharing your memories-to-be.

    I would laugh too, at him picking crumbs off my face, to eat!

    I hope you keep a large pile of napkins handy!

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  4. Anna,First of all thank you for the lovely post about Mathew... Those little things are memorable for life and Mathew love the food Doesnt he... It was really funny to read and enjoy every word ....Love the fact of picking curmbs I think every child enjoy doing that.. I love when your baby kiss your face I think its attach with the emotional feelings.. Thanks Once again for posting.. LOVE It Give my love and lots of kiss to Mathew.

    God Bless

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  5. So adorable Anna, I can see Matthew is a very happy and content child. Undoubtedly the result of great parents. Beautiful and memorable pictures.

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  6. Give a big {{{HUG}}} to the little big man called matthew from me please :) And I love so much his glad expressions on your captures Anna :)

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  7. Kriz will do! Thanks a lot. Anna :)

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  8. Thanks Lynda! Yes we do, and it is so much fun for my husband learning how to create a mess, since he always been very groomed person, lol, and me on the other hand, don't mind it at all. Especially for Matthew, he doesn't know and it is really important that at this age he enjoys his food. Thanks for coming by Lynda, appreciated. Anna :)

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  9. Sunshine thank you for inspiring me to write this post. I appreciate your kind comment and every word you said. Thank you so so much. Anna :)

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  10. Thanks John! Matthew really brings joy to our life, children are so so precious. Thanks for visiting this side of my blogging. Anna :)

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  11. Thanks TatianaV for your kind comments. Hugs and kisses are going your way too. Anna :)

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  12. Aw, this takes me back! My eldest is called Matthew, too (smile). He used to love grabbing my hair, breathing it in, or trying to eat it - maybe it was my scent, I don't know, but he was the only one of the four who ever did that.

    Your Matthew is simply adorable, hard to believe he will one day be a grown man, isn't it? (My Matthew takes a size 12 shoe now..!)

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  13. That Matthew is a cutie! Thank you for the comment on my blog. BTW, I've been to Aurora. I grew up in Toronto. Such a small, small world.

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  14. Hey Shrinky, two sisters, and now son named Matthew, I wonder what else we have in common, lol. Funny you say about hair, Matthew used to do that too, until he found something else. He is real explorer, and tries to do everything what we do. You know size 12 shoe, I will not be surprised that my Matthew will be wearing, at age of 1 year and 2 months, his foot size is 6, and he is wearing 6.5 shoe size. I guess good it is good for balance, lol.

    Shrinky thanks so much for your kind comment, appreciate. Anna :)

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  15. Barrie, thanks so much for visit to all three my blogs. Yes it is small small world, lol. Aurora is a beautiful town, but the housing development is taking over the open land, kind of sad. Thanks again for visiting, hope to see you more. Anna :)

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  16. Great story, Anna. I love the idea of greasy stains around the table bringing back these happy memories.

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  17. I didn't know that you have a separate blog about your little sunshine! He is grown, my God and cute like since ever!

    Susanne
    Sue's Daily Photography


    Thanks for your recent comments to my blog, Anna

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  18. Those are really precious moments that you will always remember with happiness. Growing time of our children is something special and the photos or video records of those special moments are the treasure that we enjoy even more when the children grow up and want to know more about those times that they cannot remember of.
    Thanks for this beautiful post that you sharing with us. I enjoyed both reading it and looking at those beautiful photos of yours really beautiful little son. He made me smile and make my day. :-)

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  19. Hi Anna~! You have such a pleasant blog. I sure do love babies; aren't they just adorable? It's just such a pity that once we grow up, we don't remember anything that happened in our baby years. Thank you for your visit to my blog :O)

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  20. I have a feeling your son handles the art of eating spaghetti better than I.

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  21. Wow...he definitely looks bigger than last time I was here..They grow so fast don't they??? God it's so damn nice to be back:)

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  22. Wow, he grows really fast, we have a neighbour boy, I guess he is only a few months older.
    Grows fast too, hahaha, before you know it they have their own car!!!!!!!!!lol

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  23. Anna, I was waiting for a spaghetti photo!!! These photos and this post ROCK!!!

    Wild wave to you and Matthew.

    Hugs, JJ

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  24. Thanks Carol, yes and those greasy stains will also remind me how messy I was too, lol. Thanks Carol again. Anna :)

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  25. Hey Susanne thanks for visiting this blog. This blog is only sometimes about Matthew, as many been asking to write or show pictures of him. This time I decided to do it here. Thanks again for always kind comments, and my sunshine is sending hugs and kisses - finally he learned to distinguish between the two, lol. Anna :)

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  26. Thanks for making my day with this nice comment Medam. Oh you are so right about the camera. There is so much happening in a such a short period of time, so it is nice to have the digital technology around. Thanks again my friend. Anna :)

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  27. Sreddy Yen thanks so much for visiting and commenting. You know there is so much happening these days, that I have to write things down, lol, but yes once we grow up there are different things happening and keeping us busy. And yes, I love babies, especially my little man. Anna :)

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  28. altadenahiker thanks and lol, you know you are probably right, at least he keeps it on his face, and not like me on the ground, lol. Thanks for visiting, and laughs, Anna :)

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  29. Iv, lol, I can see that you are glad to be back. Yes, yes they do grow fast, lol, I can sometimes notice changed on the day to day basis. Thanks for dropping by my friend, and welcome back. Anna :)

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  30. Hey Dick, he already knows how to drive car, lol, I know its only a toy, but it is a start. Yes you are right they do grow fast. Thanks for commenting, appreciated. Anna :)

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  31. Hey JJ, I knew you would like those, lol. These days we have spaghetti face, chocolate face, blueberry face, you name it, lol. We are really blessed with his eating habits, he definitely likes his food, and I am glad that he does not eats toilet paper anymore, as he realized it is for blowing a nose now - he is great imitator, lol. Wild wave to you my friend. Anna :)

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  32. Yes, Anna, the messy times are to be cherished!!!

    What a mess of a sweetheart you have in Matt. The more the messier. And I'm talking about love.

    Gorgeous post, my dear.

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  33. Zbyszek dziekuje za wizite znowu. Anna :)

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  34. San I love messy times, and you know with Matthew being so adorable we were able to break daddy to be messy too, lol. San you know I keep repeating myself, but I love being a mother, a best profession you can get. Thanks so much for your kind comment my friend. Anna :)

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  35. Ohh, so cute! I did love it when the kids would eat a crumb off me. I remember my niece "eating" my sister's freckles off her chest too. :)

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  36. Anna,

    Your Matthew is very cute.. I hope I will enjoy these special moments one day as well..

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  37. Very touchy write up. and a very neat blog dear friend.....Good luck.

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  38. he looks like he has a lot of personality! the eyes, eyebrows and hair... like you said, a litle man!

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  39. Thanks Sai for your kind comment. Anna :)

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  40. Hey Carina, you know he does have a lot of personality. Things he does, sometimes we just sit an laugh - he loves to dance, and the moves he does, oh boy, lol....Thanks for dropping by. Anna :)

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  41. Hi Anna,

    Your son is adorable.Have a good weekend.

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  42. Hi, Anna. I`m Brasilian and my blog is in portuguese, but i like to much this blog and I add you in blog catalog. my english is a trash, but I understand a little and I went here always.

    []s
    Paulo

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  43. Hey Anna :D!

    Awww, so cute!!! He is cuter and cuter!

    Yes, he is in that phase, eh? I love watching them in this phase: when they are all ready to be grown-ups :).
    I have a niece who decided (with 8 months) that she wouldn't drink her tea from a plastic cup any more, she wanted to drink it from a china cup...so we had to give her one LOL *nodding*. Just adorable!

    I can see that you are going through a very happy moment, darling; and I am delirious for you *hug*!

    Have a great week!

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  44. Anna, just stop by seeing how's everything.
    Will wait for your new post....

    Love
    Sabi

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  45. Thanks Gigi, you too.
    Anna :)

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  46. Paulo Roberto Montanaro thanks so much for your comment. No you write very well. Thanks for the add, I will try to visit your blog too. Thanks again, Anna :)

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  47. Thanks Max, yes these are the happiest moments. Your niece must have been cute drinking from china cup, lol. You know they want to do what we do. Matthew has already eye on the daddy's head chair, lol. Max, Matthew is the best thing ever happened to us. Thanks again for your lovely comment, welcome back, and yourself my friend have a good weekend also. Anna :)

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  48. Hey Sunshine thanks for heads up. Sometimes I need that extra push, lol. Everything is okay, just very busy especially with Matthew.

    You are a charm. Hope all is well with you too. Thanks again, Anna

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  49. Awwwww. Matthew is really a very very cute baby :) No wonder you love him so much. Hats off to his quick learning ability :) Tc.

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  50. Hey Anna,

    "Thanks Max, yes these are the happiest moments."

    You're welcome, girl! I can imagine :D!

    "Your niece must have been cute drinking from china cup, lol. You know they want to do what we do."

    She was so cute! Well now she is all big (she's 6 and she's becoming a young lady already lol).
    So true, so true...

    "Matthew has already eye on the daddy's head chair, lol. Max, Matthew is the best thing ever happened to us."

    LOL he has? That kid is smart (I told you)! I know he is...Matthew is a true blessing :D!

    "Thanks again for your lovely comment, welcome back, and yourself my friend have a good weekend also."

    Don't mention it, darling! Thanks, it is good to be back!! :D

    Cheers

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  51. Thanks Jagjit for your kind comment. Anna :)

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  52. Thanks Max. Hey Max so happy to see you blogging again, I kind of missed you around, even thought I am not that active in blogging as I used to be, lol. Anna :)

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  53. Anna,

    You're welcome :D!

    Aww, so sweet: thank you! I missed our conversations as well!

    Your "less-blogging" is well justified: cute Matthew :D!

    Cheers

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  54. Matthew is adorable -- and you have just made another precious and magical memory with this post.

    Thank you for visiting me today. I feel so blessed to have followed you back to read this.

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  55. Oooow! Mathew looks so sweet!
    First time here..Loved it and will be back:-)

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  56. Quilly thanks so much for your kind comment, and I am blessed with your visit. Anna :)

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  57. Thanks Novice Writer! Glad you enjoy your visit. Appreciated. Anna :)

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  58. This is an amazing post..our youngest son Nicholas was exactly the same...there came a time when he refused to let his mom feed him and he would scream "self, self, self," meaning he wanted to feed himself by himself...so cute...thanks for bringing back lovely memories...Mathew is so cute..and looks like a very smart and affectionate kid...God Bless and keep him self always

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  59. Baron thanks so much for your kind comment. Children learn so fast, and we always from the beginning made a point to eat together, I think that helped a lot. That is so cute about Nicholas, smart little kid he was, and I am sure he is now. Thanks so much for blessings, for sure I will. Thanks again, Anna :)

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And now lets hear your blobbing, lol!