Friday, January 30, 2009

More Lost Videos

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


Not only do we no longer cut grapes in half, we don't even pull them off the stem anymore, he's got it all figured out! This is how grapes are supposed to be devoured:

Video taken 1/24/09; Zachary is 16 months.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Reading Aloud

Big boys sit at the table to read their books.

Video taken 1/10/2009; Zachary is 16 months.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sweet Tomatoe-y Goodness

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


Perfecting our skills with a spoon.

Video taken 12/30/2008; Zachary is 15 months.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


The playground at Pin Oak Park in Bakersfield

Video taken 12/29/2008; Zachary is 15 months

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Crib Climber

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)

The Missing Videos

The "missing" videos have been uploaded, yay! They are in Sunshine (from March, almost a year ago!), Blocks, and Basketball (both from December). Enjoy!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Family Videos

I was focused on putting up videos of Zachary, that these videos were being ignored!

Happy 19th Birthday Jessica!

Video taken 12/24/2008 (morning)

Annual Christmas Eve Party at the Harpers'

Videos taken 12/24/2008 (evening)

Day after Christmas

Video taken 12/26/2008

Thursday, January 8, 2009


One can never have too many Legos! (As you may guess, the box of Legos was opened right after opening the Glockenspiel, as he won't let go of the mallets!)

Videos taken 12/25/2008; Zachary is 15 months

Rocking Chair

Zachary liked to sit on the cat scratching toy as though it were a rocking chair. Doesn't he look comfy?

Video taken 12/28/2008; Zachary is 15 months.