Another birthday present: a pop-up tent that looks like a school bus.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Zachary got a new bike for his birthday. It's called a "balance bike" - it has no pedals. The idea is that he will learn how to balance first without pedals so that learning how to ride a "big bike" won't be overwhelming and he won't need training wheels. When the bike arrived we put it together right away, then headed out to the greenway to try it out.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I haven't uploaded a video since the end of May!! I didn't realize how much time I let slip by...
Here Daddy has the camera, but Zachary was less than cooperative. I thought those big feet were going to push that little guy right in!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I don't remember what the story was on this one. (WAS there a story? Did I ever hear it?) I'm sure it had something to do with Zachary getting into the cupboard by himself (one of the child safety latches isn't installed quite right) and choosing those particular items to play with, for reasons known only to himself.
Video taken 4/16/09; Zachary is 19 months
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I was trying to get a video of Zachary learning how to clip the straps on his highchair. But he got distracted by the camera...
I tried a second time to capture the feat. He didn't get it clipped quite right, but that doesn't stop him from applauding for himself!
Videos taken 3/26/09; Zachary is 18 months
Monday, May 18, 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed the Renaissance Festival again this year. Zachary was much more interested than he was last year! But this also meant he wanted to get down and run around in the mud! I've posted the pictures to Shutterfly (click here), so you can enjoy those. And I don't think I've ever posted this video of the full-armored jousting. The video is from the first year we went to the festival: 2006.
Video taken 5/28/06
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
It wouldn't be Easter morning without Easter baskets! Mom and I wove the two medium sized baskets that match. We even dyed some of the reeds. It was really fun!
It was a malted milk ball. He NEEDED to know what a malted milk ball is.
After church, nap, and lunch, it was time for the egg hunt. Zachary found all 11 eggs (one of them twice, thanks to Neenie, lol) and made sure they weren't raw by dropping them in the basket. Yes, most of them cracked.
Videos taken 4/12/09; Zachary is 19 months old.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Before I grabbed the camera, Zachary was turning the pages and talking - it looked like he was reading aloud! At the end of the video, he decides that I was offering a lap to sit on, so I had to quickly stop the recording and put the camera away so he could sit down, lol.
Video taken 2/28/09; Zachary is 17 months
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Zachary's quite the architect! Curtis helps keep the "building" from being just a single tower, but, as you'll see at the end of the video, Zachary has his own ideas about the design. Of course, he can't help being a ham too - posing for the camera! I may have to isolate that one frame (you'll know what I'm talking about when you see it) and print it.
Video taken 2/23/09; Zachary is 17 months old.
By the way, Monday (March 9) was Zachary's 18mo. birthday! Eighteen months seems like such a long time, but he's still so little! (Especially when his daddy picks him up!) So, what is he doing at 18 months? He walks and runs. He sings and dances. He "talks" gibberish a lot, but throws in a few "real" words for good measure. He adds new signs to his sign language vocabulary at every opportunity. He loves books and music and blocks and petting kitties. He can clip the straps on his high chair, then drags me over to unclip them. He prefers milk to water, but thinks chocolate milk is funny (I don't care for Ovaltine in whole milk EITHER, so I understand). He has four molars now and is working on an eye-tooth or two. He notices what earrings I'm wearing (and checks to see if they match) and loves it when I wear a shirt that has a design on the back. He doesn't like it when Daddy puts on shoes and jacket, because that means he's going somewhere, unless we get out little shoes too, then all's well. He problem-solves (standing on his firetruck is the best way to reach high places) and knows what I mean when I say "wait" (as long as I don't take too long). And if he spills something (like dry cereal), he will pick it up (one piece at a time) and put it back in the bowl.
But, for all his"big boy-ness", he still naps twice a day (THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU) and it's not naptime without "binky and blankie". (But if you remind him, after naptime, to put binky and blankie away, he will.)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Here is the video of Curtis' baptism! Nick is the college pastor at Belmont Heights. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three kids: Gracie 5, Riley 3, and Asa 4months. Zachary and Riley have fun together.
Video taken 02/15/2009
I'm sorry it's so hard to hear. It's because the sound is coming through the church sound system before being picked up by the microphone on the camera.
(I don't know why the video wouldn't upload yesterday. I had YouTube open all day today too, and it never uploaded. I switched to YouTube's "Beta Uploader" and it uploaded in 20 minutes.)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Yay, new videos!
I was trying to get dinner going, but was interrupted by the most adorable laughter. I'm so glad the camera was on the counter! My favorite part is when Zachary grabs the thing from Curtis and tries to zap himself. So cute!!
Videos taken 1/28/09; Zachary is 16 months old.
Monday, February 2, 2009
I just wanted to tell you about my other blog: http://lirazel.blogspot.com. I wasn't sure if I'd be posting to it much, but I've been posting to it pretty regularly. If you'd noticed a lack of non-video posts here, they're all over there!
I have to warn you, though, that you can't just read my diary and slip away unnoticed. You can get away with that here because, well, because you can. But if you come visit Lirazel and read my posts, you're required to leave a comment. You can just say "hi", tell me your reaction to the post, or something totally unrelated, but no stalking! There, you've been warned.
(I'm just kidding of course. As much as I'd LIKE for you to leave a comment, you don't have to, and I can't make you. Just know that a little bit of me dies every time someone reads and doesn't comment. Really.)
Friday, January 30, 2009
I've been wondering what happened to some pictures we took of Zachary in September, including birthday party pictures and videos of his first steps! I was organizing files on my computer and found them! I'm very glad. So I've uploaded the pictures to Zachary's photo site. They're in the "Fall 2008" album.
I decided to post the videos under the date they probably would have been posted on had they not been misplaced. That way they're in the right chronological order since this blog is a digital scrapbook.
First, you'll want to see Zachary learning to stand.
Then, watch him take his first steps!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Zachary has discovered ketchup.
It started when we were at In-and-Out. He ate the bun of his hamburger, but wasn't interested in the patty. To make it more palatable we dipped the ground beef pieces in ketchup...and he sucked the ketchup off and left the ground beef. We left the pieces of patty in front of him. When he picked one up we were watchful. When he dipped it into the ketchup without any help we were hopeful. When he put it into his mouth we held our breath....and then he sucked the ketchup off and left the ground beef. (I know, you saw that coming.)
Last night we had breakfast for dinner, which included tater tots. Zachary was perfectly content to eat his tater tots au natural, until he saw me put ketchup on my plate. Then nothing would satisfy him until he had his own puddle of ketchup. He happily finished (most of) the rest of his dinner, dipping his tater tots in the ketchup (and this time he didn't just suck the ketchup off).
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
We were wondering when Zachary would try to climb out of his crib. Now we know: today! Curtis and I were downstairs when we heard (and felt!) a huge THUD. At the very first, we wondered if it was one of our neighbors (townhome you know, close proximity), but in the second moment we wondered if it came from upstairs. When we arrived, Zachary was lying on the floor, just starting to whimper (he wasn't hurt at all, just startled!) He was lying perpendicular to the crib, feet towards the crib. We figure he must have tried to go over the rail feet first. Good boy!
So now, has he learned his lesson and he won't try again for a while? Do we keep the rail lowered so he doesn't have as far to fall? Or do we remove the one side completely and make it a day-bed? (bottom image, for example)