Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

MOPS Easter Egg Hunt

My MOPS group organized an Easter egg hunt a couple Saturdays before Easter. There are three different areas in the church courtyard, so the kids were divided into groups based on age, which was much more agreeable than mixing them all together! Zachary loved hunting the plastic goody-filled eggs. (Daniel didn't participate much in this year's hunt, but we expect him to feature prominently in next year's video)

Video taken 3/27/10; Zachary is 2.5 years old.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Daniel Laughing

The title says it all!

Video taken 3/9/10; Daniel is 3 months old.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Raggedy Andy

This video was taken while my parents (Neenie and Growl) were visiting. Zachary is imitating Growl (my dad) by carrying Raggedy Andy on his shoulders. During the video I repeated the parts of the conversation that I understood, but most of it I didn't get. Doesn't seem to phase him though.

Video taken 3/9/10; Zachary is 2.5 years old.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Video taken 3/5/10; Zachary is 2 years & Daniel is 3 months.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I love this video. I love how Zachary puts his hand on Daniel's cheek. I love how Daniel can't take his eyes off Zachary. And I love how Zachary looks right at the camera and says, "Cheese!" And then he wants to see how the picture turned out!

Video taken 3/3/10; Zachary is 2 years; Daniel is 3 months.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Basket Case

Video taken 2/18/10; Zachary is 2 years old.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Reading to Daniel

I like how Zachary shows the pictures to Daniel. It's kindof a long video, so I understand if you zone out in the middle, but if you stick it out to the end, you'll be rewarded with a smile from Daniel! And then Zachary says, "The End!"

Video taken 2/10/10; Zachary is 2 years old; Daniel is 2 months.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Big Brother Zachary

Zachary is very conscientious about clipping the straps on the swing. Who is that he's clipping in?

Video taken 2/6/10; Zachary is 2 years old.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Typical Afternoon

The video starts with Zachary hiding Daniel with Blankie. Before I could get the camera, Zachary would wait for the blanket to fall off (because Daniel is always wiggling) and then he'd put it back and wait again. You can hear Zachary say "There he is! D!" Then we talk about fruit and vegetables (note the missing eyes - they came off in the first hours he had the magnets) and then something outside catches his attention.

Video taken 1/26/10; Zachary is 2 years old; Daniel is 2 months.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Reading to Daniel

I had put Daniel on Zachary's bed and Zachary decided Daniel must have been lonely, so he grabbed a book, jumped up next to Daniel, and read the whole thing to him!

Video taken 1/22/10; Zachary is 2 years old; Daniel is 2 months old.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Sitting at the piano, "playing" with both hands, singing his heart out! His lyrics included mommy, daddy, grandma & grandpa (pronounced together, sounds like "growl"), beth, and bob. Then he looked at the Christmas tree and started singing about that. The last bit included some numbers (1-6) and part of the ABCs.

Video taken 12/28/09; Zachary is 2 years old.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas Videos! I know you've been wondering where these were!! In the interest of getting these up quickly, I'm not combining them into one big long video, and in the interest of moving on to newer videos that are waiting in the wings, I'm not putting each video in its own post.

First up: Zachary opening a gift to him from Grandma Kim and Grandpa Mark:

Next: Zachary helps Grandma Kim open a gift to her from the boys:

Auntie Beth helps Zachary open his gift from Mommy and Daddy:

Grandma Kim shows Zachary how to play with tangrams

After playing with our Wii, Mark started talking about possibly getting one. Watching him open the one we had already bought for him was great fun! (Wii gifters: Kim, Elizabeth, Curtis & Jennifer, and Grandma & Grandpa Harper)

Zachary opens his gift from Auntie Beth: Math Equations!

Grandpa Mark helps Zachary open a VeggieTales video, LarryBoy and the Bad Apple

What's not to like about boys in matching outfits??

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Playing with Grandpa

Zachary and Grandpa Mark playing in the playground near the apartment.

Video taken 12/24/09; Zachary is 2 years old.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

First Impressions

Oops, I'm a little out of order here. This is from the hospital, the first time Zachary and Daniel meet each other. Zachary's interested, but not quite sure what to think. Notice how he keeps coming back to take a look, but doesn't linger long. And the hands in the pockets!! Too much.

Video taken 11/19/09; Zachary is 2 years, Daniel is 1 day old.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baby Snores

Baby snores!! These cracked us up! He stopped doing it around 1.5-2 months.

Video taken 11/09; Daniel is less than 1 month.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blokus Solitaire

Zachary playing Blokus Trigon. I love how he grabs one of each color :-)

Video taken 11/09; Zachary is 2 years old.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Daniel's First Day Home

This video isn't the first time Zachary met Daniel, but it is the first day home. (I must say, I am horrified at my terrible posture! And I'm so glad to say that pouchy tummy is long gone!)

Video taken 11/21/09; Zachary is 2 yrs, Daniel is 2 days

Friday, January 1, 2010


Earlier this week, we considered how quiet it was with family having gone home after Christmas and how we didn't really have any New Year's Eve plans. So, rather than spend a quiet night at home, we decided to go to the beach! We got up early Thursday morning (early, as in, when Daniel woke up at 3:30 for his early morning feeding), finished loading the car (how can two little people need so much stuff for just ONE NIGHT??), and drove to Pensacola, FL. Six hours or so later, we arrived. The weather was gorgeous. So warm and sunny, in fact, that we stopped at Walmart and picked up a couple short sleeve shirts for Curtis and Zachary! After we checked into the hotel, we hit the beach. Obviously this was Daniel's first beach trip, but it was also Zachary's first beach trip. Here is his first experience walking barefoot in the sand.

Here is his first experience with ocean water on those cute little barefeet:

Videos taken 12/31/09; Zachary is 2 years old