Saturday, January 31, 2009

Flower Boobs

Max and Jeff spent the morning planting daffodil bulbs in our front flower beds. Max was so proud of his good work that he brought me outside to see what they had done. He said, "We made flower boobs and they are going to crack up soon and be pretty." It took a minute for me to decode what he was talking about and realize he meant "plant flower bulb and they will open up and make pretty flowers."
So have you all planted your flower boobs yet?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Goose Eggs and the Ice Cream Truck

Max was trying to be a bigger kid than he is a McDonalds the other day and attempted to jump down some steps in the playland like his 4 and 5 yr old playmates. Well needless to say it didn't work out real well and he landed on his face. Notice the goose egg knot on his head in the picture below. When I asked him how it happened he said, "It was just too far Mom, like California"!
So after I told him I would get him some icecream so he'd feel better. Well, I forgot. Then I told him we'd get some in the drive thru window on the way out. Well, I forgot again. When we got home the ice cream truck was circling the block so I said I get him a treat then. Well he stood in the driveway and the truck just zoomed past him. I thought he would cry, but then he told me, "Oh well, we can get a treat from the yellow one." Evidently my neighborhood has two trucks and my two year old knows it and can identify them.Max went inside and waited by the window for the other truck and sure enough about half an hour later a yellow ice cream truck came around the corner. He picked out a chocolate ice cream cone for $1.25! I felt guilty so I let him indulge. No matter that I could buy a box of them from the store for about $3.00. Well he ate the whole thing himself and didn't even offer to share. I guess weare even now!

What's in a name?

A lot of people (again mostly my mom) have been asking how I spell Zachary's name. Well Z-A-C-H-A-R-Y is the easy part. What about the shortened version? You may have noticed in this blog I've been "test driving" several different spellings. So what do you the reader think? ZACH, ZACK, or my favorite ZAQ. Your opinion matters so vote now! Leave a comment below to let me know what you think. And of you readers out there who are afraid to comment, come on and give it a try. I know your reading!!

And by the way, at home we really don't call him Zachary or anything of the sort. His nickname right now is "osito gordito" which is Spanish for chubby, little bear. Aren't we great parents?!?

Love this kid!

So have I mentioned lately how much I love this kid?!? Zachary is really starting to come into his own little personality. He's still really quiet most of the time and easy going, but he also has a very happy, goofy side. He smiles a lot now and yesterday he laughed for the first time. How fun! And the icing on the cake--the last two nights he's slept seven hours in a row. I know I'm jinxing it by mentioning it at all, but at least I had the weekend! Keep up the good work little man.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Survival Mode

I really do try to blog at least once a week. I have a lot of cute pictures to post and some fun stories to tell, but not tonight. I am only blogging tonight to explain why I'm not blogging. Does that make sense? Jeff is back in Central America for the next two weeks (he is coming home for the weekend though) so I'm flying solo again. I've been up since 4:30 AM and neither of my kids napped today, so things are really starting to swirl for me. I'm going into survival mode which means no pictures or funny stories until I can see straight again. I must focus on feeding my children and not running away from home. If I can accomplish those two things I'll consider the week a sucess. I wonder how many years of this it will take me to get the hang of it all.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Zach Stats

Zachary had his 2 month check up yesterday. It was rather uneventful, which I suppose is a good thing. He now weighs 12lbs 4 oz and is 23 1/4 inches tall. This puts him in about the 50th percentile. The doc gave me some cream for his dermititis on his face and said everything else looked fine. He had his first round of vaccinations so he's been a little grumpy, but he's not nearly as dramatic as Max has always been about such. All in all a not so bad day.

Friday, January 9, 2009

I MIGHT make it

I MIGHT survive this week. MAYBE! This is the first full week that Jeff has been gone since Zack was born and all the grandmas and paw paws left. So it's been me and the boys since Tuesday morning. Jeff gets back Saturday evening. I just might make it. There have been plenty of moments of doubt over the last 72 hours, but now I only have 36 more to go. It's the home stretch and I'm getting my 2nd wind (or 3rd or 5th or 107th...whatever). I told Jeff as soon as he gets home though I'm going to sleep. I need to regain my energy b/c he has two more trips this month. Anyway, wish me luck and pray for my kids!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Many Faces of Zack

Some people (mostly my parents) have been commenting that Zack only has one look in pictures and it is a sneer of annoyance. So we tried to capture some of his other expressions to share. He is just barely starting to smile so they are really hard to catch in a photo, but at least he does have a little bit of variety.

The Annoyed Sneer

An almost smile

Best smile pic so far

Pleasantly content

Another Sneer (but a different sneer)
So my kid sneers a lot. At least it's a cute sneer.

Things I've Learned From Max #782

Plastic Tools can be just as destructive as real ones.This is my coffee table after Max "built a house" with it. Notice the entire side piece is now breaking off and if you look really close you'll see all the scrath marks from his tools. Imagine what he could have done with Daddy's screwdriver and hammer.