Saturday, January 31, 2009

Like Father, Like Son

Friday, January 30, 2009

The pencils

We have started a new daily activity at our house.

First, Zack spots the pencils.
"Mwa, ha ha ha.... they are within my reach once again!"
After removing a few he attempts to put them back.
"Uh Oh, someone is going to notice"

Finally he gives up and enjoys the fruits of his labor.
"This is soooo worth the risk of being caught"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Business Venture

I've been trying to find ways that I can help with our family's finances and over Christmas I found something I think could be just the ticket.

TUTUS!We made these for my nieces for Christmas and they were a HIT! We made them to match each of the girl's favorite colors. They can be a bit time consuming but I think they are something I could handle even with my little monkey runnin' around. For those of you who actually follow this blog (if you really do exist). What do you think? Marketable? If so... how? and how much?

Belated Christmas Photos

As I mentioned in the past post, I am avoiding preparing a talk. So, here's more pictures I found today. These are from Christmas- I know I am SOOOO slow to post Christmas pictures. There are just so many great pictures It's hard to pick wich ones to post.

These are of Christmas Eve- Every year the Gundersens/Christensens get together for a party and every year we act out the nativity. This year, since we had the most recent addition to the family- we played Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.

At some point or another, Baby Jesus discovered there was a nice sweet, ewy gewy center to his "gold". What a mess, at least he enjoyed himself

Here's the whole gang.

Missing Idaho

I'm supposed to be preparing a talk for church on Sunday. I've tried. Really I have! I've been reading, studying, but I've just got writters block so I decided to sort through some pictures and organize them better- for no reason whatover. Anyway, I found this beauty. I miss Idaho!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A year in Review

1 YEAR OLD!!!!
Happy Birthday!1 month

2 months
3 months

4 months

5 months
6 months

7 months

A whole year gone by!

8 months
9 months

10 months

11 months

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Zach and Woody

Zach loves his Woody that his uncle Josh and Aunt Lindsay and his cousins Roy, Jill, and Sarah bought hime for christmas.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Chair...

Last week we had a little family trip to the Babies R Us to pick up a crib-railing-protector. No more swallowing paint chips! Horray! Anyhow, during that trip Zach spotted this elmo chair up on the top shelf as we walked by and he freaked out. He was so excited he could barely contain himself. We let him sit in it and his grin seemed to take over his entire face- unfortunately the chair was in the 60-70 bones range. NOT an option. He was pretty bumbed when we left the store so Jason sent me hunting. Walmart- no go. Toys R Us- out of price range. K-mart-nothin'. Finally- Target clearance section, the very last one. We have a winner!!!

Golly Gee! What could this be?

Zach, AJ and Scotty admiring the new addition.

Zach and AZ- chillin'

P.S. I realize the wrapping paper was inside out- I was trying to creatively hide the fact that I'm too cheap to buy new wrapping paper after Christmas. Leave me alone! ;)

The big day!

Today was the big day. The big birthday. I can not believe that Zach is ONE! This last year has really gone by so fast. It wasn't so long ago that we were trying to determine which grins were happy grins and which ones were stincky.
Here's the cake I made:
Not too shabby right?

Here's Zach diggin' in. He started out being sneaky and poking one finger in the center when he thought nobody was looking. Then he got a hold of mom's fork and the cake didn't stand a chance.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Tuesday is Zach's first birthday and I can not believe how much he has grown up. Just in the last two weeks even! Before we left for Idaho he was just starting to scoot along the floor- VERY slowly. Now he flies across the room. Before Idaho he didn't know the stairs existed. Now he takes every opportunity to practice maneuvering both up and down the stairs.

Before Idaho Zach was completely dependent on me for his nourishment, now... just watch. (Awww.... I might cry. Again!!!)