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Monday, October 1, 2012

Meeting Mattias



He doesn't get a lot of attention on this blog, but he is still a huge part of our family.  In fact, the only thing that is really little about him is his waistline (poor guy can still wear 9m shorts).

Of course, I'm talking about Mattias.  He's two now, with a personality that is larger than life.  Not a day goes by that he doesn't do something to make me laugh.



He's turned into a pretty chill toddler, (for the most part - he has his moments like any two year old), with a very sweet and caring heart.  He ooohhhs and aaahhhs over babies, and loves cuddling our dog.  He also doesn't like to see anyone sad and quickly runs to give Elise a hug when she's crying.


I can tell he's going to be a sporty little guy and loves to play "Go Bola" (his term for any sport played with a ball).  Hockey sticks, soccer balls, baseball bats, golf clubs... you name it, we have it. And he plays with reckless abandon.



I also love his passion for pretty much everything in life.  Almost any question you ask him (want to have lunch, go outside, play "go bola", etc) is answered with a, "YEEEEEAHHHHHH!"  Usually accompanied by a dance.  He loves trucks and motorcycles and each time he sees one, it's like the very first time.  "MAMA... camiĆ£o!!!" (Portuguese for truck). 

He has turned out to be a very good traveller, with trips to Portugal and San Francisco under his little belt already.  During our trip to SF, we were pretty nomadic; not staying in the same place for more than three nights, PLUS all of us were in the same room, and he did awesome.  His whole schedule was out of whack, but he stayed pretty happy the whole time.




He loves Elise and they are so sweet together.  Of course they have their moments, but their adoration of each other is very obvious.  The other day I went into Elise's room to find them both lying on her bed, giggling at who knows what.  Love it.


In my humble opinion, he is Mama's little man, but he also LOVES his Papa.  He asks every morning when he wakes up, "Papa go work?" and is always sad when I answer yes.  When Fred comes home from work, Mattias lets out the sweetest little "happy shrieks".


There is so much more I could write about the littlest man to ever steal my heart, but I can't do him justice.  In his two years on this earth, he has brought so much joy to my heart.  When he naps in the afternoon, I am actually excited to get him up, because I have missed him.






His smile is contagious, his laughter infectious and I love him so much it takes my breath away.


19 comments:

  1. Great post and what a little sweet heart. Hello Mattias it was wonderful to meet you!

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  2. He's a super cute little guy, too! :)

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  3. It's nice to see and read more about Mattias.
    What a cutie!

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  4. This is so sweet. What a handsome little fella!

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  5. Perfect no D post! Always amazes me how little boys are simply drawn to balls, sticks, cars and trucks! Sooooo cute!

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  6. I can hardly believe he is 2! Loved seeing all the sweet pictures :)

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  8. I can't believe how much he has grown since getting to know you and your family! He would certainly capture my heart too! xoxo

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  9. What a sweetie! I live hearing about other kiddos in the family. He has such an infectious smile and the red hair is to die for!!!

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  10. How in the world have two years gone by?!?!
    Such a handsome little guy...his smile is infectious!

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  11. I can't wait to hear the stories about Mattias the middle child! :D

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  12. I love having a little boy to snuggle with and steal my heart. And I love what you say about missing him while he's napping. I can relate.

    Matthias is so precious. Thanks for all the delicious photos.

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  13. LOVE this! I love how you said he takes your breath away <3 You are such an incredible Mama. Also I can't stop giggling at the pic of him with the pink flower headband...he is way too cute!

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  14. I cried at the end of this Jo. I love how you love him. He sounds like so much fun. And...love that you are teaching the "crowd" more acceptable Portuguese words than me. xo

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  15. What a cutie...can't believe he is already 2!!

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  16. Precious! He looks SO much like you! :)

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  17. omg you can really see what a happy little dude he is!! loving all the recent ones, especially the one with the pink headband! :D

    <3 mattias

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  18. he is so adorable! How lucky you are to have such a mellow little dude:) Maybe someday we'll get to play some ball with him here in the NW, I think BC is calling his name!

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