Thursday, July 31, 2008


So I did it!!! I actually changed my blog. I worked with HTML! I did computer stuff... ALL BY MYSELF! (Oh, this is mom speaking by the way. I realize some of the earlier posts have been written in Zach's voice-not this one. Though we probably have equal computer skills)

I've been thinking about this blog stuff recently. Why am I having a blog? Though I do enjoy bragging about my fantastic child, I wonder if there could be more in this for me. Could this be a venue for my thoughts? A place to vent? A search engine for useful information? I'm not quite sure what direction I want to go with this but I do think it deserves some thought.

Believe it or not, I used to have a knack with the pen (or keyboard I should say). When it comes to technicality, verbs and adverbs and whatnot, I'm not so good. Especially spelling!!! Still, I remember a time when I would sit down at the computer and let go. Poetry, prose, short story, debates- it made me feel alive. Maybe this is my chance.

I'll tell you the truth. This didn't all come to me out of the blue. I recently came across my long lost cousin Heidi's page. I haven't gotten to talk to her in years so I thought I'd catch up on life by reading her blog (An American Scholar in my blog list). It was great! She talked about wedding plans and books to read, falling in love and the big decisions that come with it. Now, I don't have quite as many huge life altering moments to write about right now, nor am I the caliber of author that she is but I'd like to give it a shot. So, Thank you Heidi for inspiring me. Hopefully someone will find my blogging at least somewhat interesting. I think the first topic I will tackle shall be..... PHOTOGRAPHY ..... it's something I've been wanting to get into for some time. Stay tuned!


So, I've been trying to experiment a bit on this whole blog thing- make it my own and what not. My problem is that I really like this little header picture with "The Gundersen's" written over it by my Oh-so-artsy (lol) husband and nothing seems to match. I finally found something but in the process of trying to add it to my blog I seem to have hit some glitches and there is now a total and complete lack of color and personality on this blog. Dag Nabit!!! Curse the electronics age! Computers hate me!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Today was Mom and Dad's 6th anniversary and to celebrate they took me to the zoo. We had a zoo pass and it was a beautiful day so we decided it would be the perfect place for a walk. We started by the giraffes and then we saw the kangaroos. I personally loved to see the "nemo" fish. Then I met this new kid who I thought was just the right size to be my new buddy. Unfortunatley, he just sat there and wouldn't say a thing. As it turned out, he was just a statue! And check this out, I am the same size as a baby gorilla! But I'm much cuter!

I did think this bird was really neat. Dad and I walked right up to it and the bird just fluffed his feathers up. I thought he was pretty darn cool! (The bird AND my dad of course)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Things I can do...

  1. I can finally sit up all by myself. Mom doesn't even have to hover anymore. I do get frustrated when I get put in my bouncer and car seat though. I try my hardest to sit up tall but those darn buckles keep me down.
  2. I love baby food. Mom started me with peas because they were her least favorite and she wanted to get them out of the way. Then we moved on to green beans, then carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes. After I mastered my veggies I got to try applesauce, peaches, prunes, bananas, and pears. The surprise to mom was that even though she thought peas would be my least favorite, I love them! As it turns out, my least favorite food is pears.
  3. I have started to say da-da-da-da. I can even carry on an entire conversation with mom. Just don't try to put me on the phone. I would much prefer to push the buttons or slobber on it.
  4. I can roll over.... sort of. There is a lot of grunting and whining involved but it can be done!
  5. I go to sleep all by myself!!! Mom is pretty excited. She's hoping that it's a step toward sleeping through the night. I do require a static sound in the background and a sheet to cuddle, but it's much better than needing mom (not dad) to rock me to sleep.

See how much I've grown up!!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!

We had a great 4th of July. We had a picnic at Greenfield park. Mom and dad had been there before but didn't drive around very much and had no idea it was so big. There were a lot of people there but we found a nice area with only one guy fishing off to the side.

Mom and dad couldn't decide what "picnic food" was so mom went to jimmy johns and dad got a hamburger at Culvers. I had peaches. I don't know what they were thinking. peaches are way better than either of those.

I was so excited to feel the grass between my fingers. It was cool and tickly. I really enjoyed wiggling my fingers and toes in it. Mom had to keep a close eye on me because, as my shirt said "Caution Will Eat Sand"... and pretty much anything else I can get my hands on.

We found a school of tiny fish swimming along the banks of the lake. They were so tiny and it was neat to see them all swimming together like one strange ball creature. When we looked closer we could see they had wiskers so dad thought they must be catfish. I had no idea that catfish swam in swarms like that, or that they started out so tiny. We looked them up on the internet when we got home and dad was right! They were catfish. We also saw a big snail, a funny looking dragon fly and a family of ducks. What a great day!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!!

When it came time to go to the fireworks, mom and dad drove down to the state fair parking lot and found a spot. Then we walked over to the RV park and found a nice spot of grass to camp out on. It had a perfect view of the show.

I absolutely LOVED the fireworks! Mom kept trying to get me to look at the camera but I had much better things to look at. I just couldn't get enough. I didn't even cry when the loud ones came along.

It may have been way past my bedtime but I was so excited about the fireworks that I stayed awake the whole time. I wasn't cranky at all and mom was quite surprised.

I fell asleep the moment dad turned on the car to go home. I was Pooped!!! Still, there was no way anyone could pry my glow ring away from me. Those glow rings are my most favorite toy these days.