Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hide & Seek

Zachary is playing hide & seek with Aunt Candy (his Grand-Aunt). He "hides" by standing against the wall, regardless of whether anyone can see him.



Video taken 12/26/08; Zachary is 15 months old.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Morning

Here they are! The Christmas videos are back and should be viewable this time :)

Stocking


Songbook


Glockenspiel

Videos taken 12/25/08; Zachary is 15 months old.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Shoulder Rides

My dad always carried us on his shoulders. It's kindof a special memory. So I really enjoy it when Curtis carries Zachary on his shoulders :)


Video taken 12/23/08; Zachary is 15 months

Computer

We don't let Zachary play with our computers at home - they're completely blocked by a gate (along with the cat food), but when we're visiting, all the rules change :)



Video taken 12/21/08; Zachary is 15 months

YouTube Videos

As you know, I've been having trouble uploading videos lately. We think it's because of space limitations, so I'm going to be uploading them to YouTube and then embedding them here.

What this means is that nothing will change except a little bit of formatting on the video - see the previous post Cars. Now that the videos are on YouTube, they are slightly bigger on the screen, and if you click one of the buttons on the video (bottom, second from right) it will make the video full screen (albeit fuzzy because of the resolution.)

I will be going back to previous posts and adding the missing videos. They're on my computer at home in Nashville, so it won't be until after the New Year - I'll let you know when they're up.

As always, feel free to leave comments, even just to say hi!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cars

Zachary received Christmas gifts from some folks at church. One of the packages contained five little die-cast cars. I think he likes them :)


Video taken 12/17/08; Zachary is 15 months.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Basketball

Zachary was SO excited when they let him have one of the basketballs! (This was at the church after caroling.)

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Video taken 12/7/08; Zachary is 15 months.

Again, there's another video, but it won't upload :( So frustrating!!

Update (01/09/2009): I still don't know why the video never uploaded to Blogger, but here it is on YouTube:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Blocks

Zachary's Christmas gift from the Wheelers this year is his first set of building blocks. It was the last one at the store (we took advantage of post-Thanksgiving sales) and he was very excited, as Curtis explains in this first video:

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Video taken 11/28/08


What other toy appeals to kids almost 20 years apart?? Notice how they're not only playing with the blocks, but they're inside the playpen too :)

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Video taken 11/28/08


Playing at home (This is a pre-haircut video)

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Video taken 12/1/08

I have another video, but it won't upload :(

Update (01/09/2009): Another "long lost" video - found!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Nightmare

Zachary had his first nightmare/night terror last night. I woke up to his screaming a little after midnight. And I mean screaming. When I first gained consciousness my reaction was to look at Curtis to see if he was awake so he could deal with it (bad mommy!) but the next moment I realized that Zachary wasn't just crying and I jumped out of bed. He calmed down right away and laid his head on my shoulder and put his arm around my neck (melt my heart!) He settled down with his music on, holding his blankie and sucking on his binky, so all's well.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Doctor Appt.

Zachary's 15-month check up went well today. Dr. Lavin said he "passed with flying colors!" (Not that it's a test or anything, but it's always good to know that things are going well.) He got three vaccines, including a flu shot, and they took a finger prick to check his iron levels, which came back fine. We talked to her about kid's vitamins and she said the gummy ones would probably be fine, though we may need to cut them into smaller pieces (or not. Have you seen him eat? Makes very effective use of those 7 teeth, he does.) She said the ones with fish oil (DHA) would be very beneficial (thanks Ben for the info you sent on that!) Here are the newest stats:

  • Weight: 24lbs 12oz; 55th percentile
  • Height: 32 inches; 76th percentile
  • Head: 47 cm; 45th percentile

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Haircut

Zachary got his first haircut on December 4th. Curtis had been wanting to cut it for a while but I had been resisting. How could anyone contemplate cutting off all those curls?? But the long hair in the front and over the ears finally got to me. So I cut the bangs and the hair over the ears and left the hair in the back long so he would still have curls. Curtis and I looked at the result and decided it looked too much like a mullet! I didn't cut off all the curls (I just couldn't!) but most of the long hair is gone.

Before:



After:


He looks so grown up!!