January 26, 2009

Playing at the Playground

The weather here in Houston has been really crazy lately. Some days will be down in the 40's or 50's, then in the 7o's the next. Today it was in the 70's and beautiful so when i got home from school we decided to take advantage and head to the Bear Creek Park near us to have some fun time with Matthew. He was kinda tired when we got there but had a ball playing on the jungle gyms and swinging on the swings. There are actually 2 different Jungle gyms set up pretty close to each other so he loved climbing up one, sliding down then running across to the other one and doing the same thing. over and over again. He was a little unsure about the wobbly bridge the first time. but after that he really had no fear. We hope there will be more days like today so we can take him there more often. Check out the photos from today.

best viewed in full screen mode. click the bottom right button in the slide show

January 7, 2009

Rocking Horse

Matthew got a surprise Christmas present from Grandma Helen and his Great Grandma and Grandpa Ratliff. He's had it only a since Saturday but he's really getting the hang of it. He still has a foot or so to go before he can get on himself but he loves it. Tonight he really got into it and we had to post some video.

I posted this video from flickr instead of using the crappy built in blogger video player because flickr does a lot better job trans coding the video so you get a better quality vid. Plus i dont know if you've noticed how crappy your video looks after you upload it to blogger. thats because they compress the heck out of it to save space and bandwidth. flickr doesn't. so you get video that looks 10x better and allows you to view in full screen as well, if you feel so inclined. just fyi