Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
The back story is that I once, ONCE, let him watch himself on the video monitor and now when I pull out my video camera he wants to watch it again. That is why he keeps saying "Baby" and I keep saying "Baby is night, night". Usually it works to tell him anyone or anything is night, night, but not this time.
You might want to turn down your speakers. I am not kidding. And please imagine this scream in a closed space like a car or bathroom.
Friday, August 20, 2010
This weekend Zachary will be a ring bearer (or flower boy, as his Grandpa Vince calls him) at his Uncle Dave's wedding. The tux that Alex bought at Al's is a size extra large. This really led us all to wonder - what must the small look like? And what crazy person is buying that? I think putting a 20 month old in a tux complete with vest and tiny bow tie is on the semi-coo coo list, but it is not my party.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
But this week he figured out that he could walk in my shoes and some of Alex's. I was sitting in the living room visiting with my cousins Randy and Erin and I hear this clomping noise coming at me. Zach has walked in my black flats, while drinking his milk, all the way from the back of the house to the front. He was a sight to see.
Moral of the story - don't try to take off your shoes in my house unless Zach is not wearing shoes. You will be sorry my friends.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Back to my original point - It was strange enough to start thinking of Alex as my husband when we got married. That took a few work parties and such to get used to the sound of it. You would think after 18 months of calling him Daddy with Zach I would be used to it. But it has really just been in the past 2 months that Zach has confirmed who that blond guy living in our house is. And oh how Zach loves to talk about his Daddy. "A Daddy?" (translated to where is Daddy?) is a constant refrain around our house. Then when Alex is in the room he likes to point at him and confirm "Daddy?" like perhaps he was mistaken the 800 other times he asked if that was his father. I feel my fidelity is challenged by my son.
So each day we talk, sing, point and yell about Daddy. And when Daddy comes in the door, oh the joy that is in our house! I will be posting a video later this week of what occurs. But I just can not help thinking, he is not my Daddy, (the name I still call my father) he is Zach's Daddy and it is just weird, weird, weird. Am I making any sense? I feel like I am in some sort of strange mom-land and someone needs to tell me that I am NOT crazy...anyone? anyone?
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
My sister and Dewayne came to stay this past weekend to take care of Zach and being that she is 8 months pregnant I knew Zach would LOVE her belly. I was 100% correct. Apparently he made her get down so he could put his belly to her belly and then took to hugging it as well. So sweet since he is actually hugging his cousin Chuck in there!
Monday, August 9, 2010
I was sure the next morning it was going to be swollen shut, but it was just the same puffiness. Anyway, off the doc we went, me in my work makeup and clothes to find out that Zach has pink eye and I will not be going to work for a few days. At least. Well this is just awesome. No, really I did think it was awesome!
In my heart of hearts I am constantly sure that I am meant to be a stay at home mom. I mean I love to cook and bake, I craft, I sing, I read books about games to do - how could I NOT be? Well let me tell you all it takes is two days with my child and I am reminded that no, I am a working mom. Well, a part-time working mom. And I love it.
I am just not cut out for the stress of entertaining and teaching my child all day. I have such high expections of myself - well of his school and I just know that his school is doing a much better job than me. We didn't do art or music class these past two days. We went to the vet and to lunch and to the park until I wanted to die and had to hussle him home. I keep wishing and thinking that someday I am going to become a SAHM but I am just not cut out for it. I need to keep my day job.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Surprisingly enough he can use 'no' when you ask him if he is ready for bed, needs a new diaper (the smell would say otherwise) or wants any veggie. And he can use 'yes' when you ask if he wants to go outside, have his milk or watch the Choo Choo.
PS This photo was taken when Liv hijacked my future sister-in-laws bridal portraits with my son. We are all just thankful Tami didn't end up with cheesy fingerprints on her georgous dress. AND that she is just that sweet to not mind Zach trying to steal the show.
Zach got pretty excited when he figured out he could fill up his pool himself. And equally excited when he figured out that by sticking your finger into the water hose he could make the water shoot over the place - including on Mommy. Not so funny, said Mommy.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
He did not seem to be bothered by the fact that after his bath he was put right back into "real" clothes and shoes. Especially when he was allowed to stay up a bit longer to hang out with his cousins.