Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vroom Vroom!

Do little girls love cars as much as little boys? I am very interested in this, as my little boy looooovvves cars. He loves to sit in grown up cars and turn the wheel, he likes to ride in his little car at home and at the grocery store and turn the wheel, and he likes to sit on his push truck and try to turn the wheel.

His dad makes the best sounds when he pushes him, grunting low sounds like a car makes. Me, I say "Vroom! Vroom!". Zachary turns and looks at me like I am some sort of fool making the entirely wrong sounds. So he has started making them himself. Even in the grocery store. Well growling like a car in between greeting everyone in our aisle with a "Hi!".

Monday, April 26, 2010

$50 T-Shirt

This past Friday Zach's school had a fundraiser, a Ride-a-Thon, to raise money for educational materials and teacher in-services (which they have once a month which means I take a personal day and try to be as good as them). I had to work on Friday so I enlisted my in-laws to pop on down and be there with him. Turns out his dad could attend as well so one tiny boy had 3 grown adults cheering him on.

Cheering as he was first pushed in the buggy with his friends and then pushed in his tricycle by his dad and grandpa. So while Zach participated in the Ride-a-Thon by waving to the crowd, his dad and grandpa did all the work. Sounds like my baby all right. Oh and that bright yellow-clashing-with-his-fair-skin-shirt? Yes, that cost us a $50 donation, but who is counting?




With his friends in the Bye-Bye Buggy they take walks in at school


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Stomach Trouble

This week Zach's daycare, a commonly known breeding ground for all things bad - and excellent education, had a stomach virus run rampant in the infant and toddler room. I knew it was only a matter of time before Zach caught it. Sure enough I got the call Friday afternoon that he had thrown up before lunch. I was actually in the parking lot when they called. When I dropped him off he just did not look right and after I got my work done I decided to go get him. Perfect timing for sure.

When I walked in he was in his high chair all cleaned up but sans shirt. Once his teacher lifted him out she realized his pants were also dirty so took them off - and one of his shoes. Why all this boring detail, you ask? Because that is how I brought him home, we know class is often something I lack. Below is the pic I posted to Facebook and all the comments from friends I received. People really seemed to identify with Zach's look.


David Moore
David Moore
I have woken up in that exact state after a big night out.
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Sharon Chico <span class=G
Sharon Chico Guidry
Ahhhh that face makes me so sad...is he ok??
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Michele Mendelson Jovanelly
Poor little guy. Love his outfit. Naked is the new black.
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Brian Fisher
Brian Fisher
That's EXACTLY what I looked like the night I met Sonia! One shoe and everything... SURREAL. ;-)
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Beth Clark Dunn
Beth Clark Dunn
Poor baby and poor mama! I wish I looked that adorable post-barf :)
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Sandy Lara Zabaneh
oh my gosh!
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Cara Bergen Carlson
Cara Bergen Carlson
He looks so pathetic. Sending hugs & squeezes to poor Zach.
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Tracey Schonenberg Hull
Tracey Schonenberg Hull
Love the one shoe on.... Hope he is feeling better!
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Kelly Kirkpatrick Zoltner
Kelly Kirkpatrick Zoltner
he looks somewhat similar to what i looked like a few times in college the morning after a crazy night out.
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Andrew Marcum
Andrew Marcum
Like father, like son...
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Sarah Swearingen Przybyla
Sarah Swearingen Przybyla
Alan said that's how Alex looks after a night of Thunderbird and dancing...and then he asked if you're sure that's not David.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

My Favorite Thing

That I own this second is this piece of artwork. I saw it first on the Pioneer Woman and knew I had to have one made! It is a pic of Zach in outline overlaid on some handpicked blog posts from his first year. I chose a Year in Time, the poem my mom posted and some of my other favorites. I love how it turned out, Patty Leeper did an awesome job and I love the memories that come to mind each time I look at it.

Each time Zach looks at it? Well, he points and says "baby". He can be in full wail about having to go to bed and we cross into the living room and he immediatly points and says "baby". I always reply, "Yes, that is Momma's baby".


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Attention

Something I have noticed about Zach is that when he wants to, he takes great care with things and gives them his complete attention. Sometimes he throws his cup on the ground, other times he places it oh so gently in an upright position on the floor. Same with paper. When I gave him his easter gift, the Kleenex box, he sat down and pulled out each tissue one and a time. Not fast or crazed as I expected but slow and steady, fascinated that another tissue took its place.

On Easter he payed such close attention to his grandma Rowena when she was showing him her necklace I was amazed. He was staring at the necklace and then pointed to where she had been pointing. This could well be something that every other child is doing, but I am pretty sure it means my child is a genius and will be an astronaut or brain surgeon or mechanic. What? They are all good with their hands and take their sweet time.


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Monday, April 19, 2010

Why am I surprised

that our child is a talker. He talks all the time....He sings in the car, chats to the dog in the house and points at everything outside. Keep in mind that most of this talking makes no sense to anyone but him, but he is always telling me something.

It makes it very difficult to catch a picture of him with is mouth closed, much less a smile. There is always some sort of noise coming out.




Friday, April 16, 2010

A Gift

Because I love my son more than anyone else has EVER loved theirs...I gifted him a box of Kleenex for Easter. Just a box to do with whatever he wanted. No candy, no treats, no stuffed bunnies. Go ahead, start feeling inadequate other moms.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum




This was the site Easter morning as my boys shared Cheerios and then spilled them on the floor. Both boys were involved in the spilling, not just the 15 month old.

Monday, April 12, 2010

More, More, More

When Zach learned the word 'more' he was thrilled. He prefers to do the sign for it (right fist into left open palm) and say the word at the same time. He also thinks he should have a mouth full of food and both hands full. Please see the evidence in the video below:

(I apologize for my crunching of my own graham cracker)


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Friday, April 9, 2010

Hats, Hoods, etc.

Currently Zachary hates to have anything on his head - except for Kleenex that he puts there himself. I made him this darling hooded towel from a crafty website I love, Prudent Baby and he is not a fan. I don't know why as it fits him perfectly and looks super cute. But as usual I also don't care, so I keep forcing him to use it. And then trick him with a comb to catch a picture. Mother of the year (again) here I come.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dining Al Fresco

The past week Zachary has refused to get into his high chair (and by 'get into' I mean be put into) so we have ended up eating at the picnic table outside. He LOVES it. The weather has been perfect and the bugs aren't out yet so I don't mind it either. He usually stays seated for the majority of his meal, but does get up and carry around a fish stick or his spoon near the end. I try to be tough about it, but frankly by dinnertime I am tired and am just glad he is eating so I cave in. Sometime I am going to have to work on this discipline thing I keep hearing (and have a book on) about.


A Skilled Hunter

I have been a wee bit (OK a month) behind in reporting on Easter. It was technically Zach's 2nd Easter and he made the most of it. He and Alex went to church while I did the Lord's work...oh wait, I cleaned the house and made deviled eggs. I feel the Lord had something to do with that work, right? Anyway, the Walls plus Great-Grandma Rowena came over and Zach had his "first" egg hunt. Why is "first" in quotes you ask? Because this was not his first nor even his second hunt, but his 4th. Yes, they hunted twice at school (to cover the kids that are there Monday-Wed-Fri or Tuesday-Thursday) and then again at the Walls on Saturday. So by the time the REAL hunt was on, he was a professional. That is until he got bored with the whole thing and wandered off to ride his tricycle with Uncle Dave. Of course having 6 grown adults pointing and saying your name all at once might make anyone wander off.


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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Random Pics

For your enjoyment (and until I can get updated pics out) below are some shots that Vince took of Zach over the past month. These were taking at 3 different times. You can see the theme of Zach (a) wearing green and (b) being in vehicles.

At the Rodeo

At Willobrook Mall

At the Auto Show

In Grandpa Vince's car

Waaaay too big for the infant carrier!