Oh, Matthew. My dear sweet little lover boy. I can't believe you are 9 months old! Where has this time gone? Have I spent all of your hours thanking God for you? Do I know how blessed I am to have such a gorgeous and healthy little boy? I do. I am SO thankful for you, Matthew. Mommy loves you more than you will ever know. You are bright. You are sweet. Your smile can melt the coldest of ice. Your eyes shine in the dullest of light. Your determination is fierce! Your kisses are worth more than all of the money in the world. When you clap, I can see how proud you are of your accomplishments. You can crawl at race car speed! You are determined to walk.... yet we aren't quite there yet (thank you, Lord!). You can now say "dada," "mama," "Ada," (Adam) "nonono," "ba," and "Nana." You like to roll your ball, and actually catch better than big brother (I don't think Adam is our sports inclined child! haha). And, boy o' boy, you LOVE to eat, but only people food. Who needs that cruddy baby food?? You Matthew are a gift from God. I am so blessed to be your mommy. I am so thankful that God chose me to love you!