He's an only child...
He has no sisters...
So who gets to help mom model her newest creations?
The good news is that mom actually sold a tutu... to someone she didn't even know... through Craigslist!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
How cute are these two boys?
This is Zack and his buddy Kevin from our ward. They were taking turns so nicely with the car and then we decided to see if we could fit them both in together. It was a tight squeeze but they seemed to enjoy it. Kevin did the driving and Zack just sat back and smiled. At one point he even put his arm around Kevin's neck like they were old pals. It was really cute.
Look at those Blue eyes! All four of them!
I just love blue eyes.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Grandma Gundersen wanted to get Zack a new car for his birthday so we've been watching for just the right one. Finally, I found a fantastic deal on Craigslist and we just couldn't pass it up.
It's a little faded and the stickers are peeling off but Zack doesn't know the difference. I have a feeling this is going to be a well loved vehicle for years to come.
Oh! And there's that oh, so precious, "smile" again!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Now that Zack is a year old and it's been... oh... a year and 3 months or so since my last full night's sleep, I decided it was finally time to take that step and let Zack start sleeping on his own. (those extra 3 months were when I was giant and couldn't sleep because of my giant kicking belly)
A few months back we attempted to let him go to sleep on his own but after a lot of tears and grief- I gave up. I caved. He won! I went back to waking up every 2-3 hours to breastfeed and rock him back to sleep. Since then, I just couldn't bring myself to try again.
Then, last week I was visiting with some of the ladies in my ward at our "Mom-n-Tot" activity. They assured me that it would be OK and I was not a bad mom if I let him cry for a while.
So, I prepared myself for some long nights. Jason even went and bought some ear plugs so he would still be able to survive his rotations. Thursday night was the night... 9:00 came... we read 3 stories... I put him into bed...........
He cried for no more than 15 minutes. I was actually watching the clock the whole time and if he had cried for one more minute I was done. I was like a runner, waiting for the race to start but the gun never went off. He was crying and then, suddenly, he wasn't!
He only woke up once that night. I sat in my room again, ready for the clock to run out on his crying time but once again he went back to sleep in under 15 minutes. Since then it's been smooooooth sailing.
Don't get me wrong, he still wakes up. He just only wines for a minute or two and goes right back to sleep.
I'm such a proud mom!!!!
My little boy is growing up! He learned to sleep!
I feel like I can now take on the world- I have conquered the non-sleeping child.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
What happened to my sweet little baby. With the barely audible cry, sleeping through most of the day, being completely content to sit on my lap and gaze into my eyes.
What happened to cuddling in the rocking chair, toothless grins, and being entertained by every little thing that came into view.
That was then, this is now:
I know what it looks like but really, we think this is a smile. This has become the face we see when he finds a toy he really likes, or when dad does something funny. This is even the face he gave to the nice check out person at home depot tonight.
I think this might be the beginning of many awkward school pictures.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I've had a few other pictures in this blog that have shown my goofy kid's offset jaw but this one might just take the cake. He has started this habit of shifting his jaw from one side to the other when he is concentrating. It's actually kinda comical to watch. I just have to wonder what kind of dental work we are going to end up shelling out for him when he grows up.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
So, Jason has been getting pretty irritated at my inclusion of "other junk" on our family blog so I am FRANCHISING! No, I guess that's not the word. I just moved some of my energies to another location. So, check the side bar for the link to my new blog, Teryn's Treats (possible name change may be comming, it's a work in progress). It's not been cutified yet, it's pretty rough but you can get an idea of what I'm going for. I'm thinking, cooking, frugality, some crafts and family fun. Basically it's my mommy forum, for stuff that's not exactly Zack related. Go check it out and let me know if you have any ideas of what else I could do with my new place.
Posted by Teryn at 6:58 PM
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I always love those cute shots of kids enjoying thier baths, but woe... up until now I have not had the guts to post any of mine. THIS is why....
No, not the sad faced kid in the center of the photo. The background. That yucky, icky black streak that screams out from behind a precious picture of a squeaky clean little boy. Yes, his face does reflect my own opinion of the bathtub situation as it stood.
NOW... before you judge. I do actually clean my bathroom on occasion. I really do! This streak was due to a badly sealed silicone job long before we moved here. I tried everything, I bleached, I scrubbed. Even Jason, the cleaning GURU was unable to conquer the black plague. Much to my dismay it was actually getting WORSE! Whatever little mold gremlin that had snuck itself under the silicone was multiplying.
Finally we took matters into our own hands. (My "we" I mean- I begged and Jason did the leg work.) I cleaned the bathtub real good and then Jason scraped out all of the old silicone and replaced it with new- black FREE- silicone.
Now I can go hog wild with the happy bathtub scenes as such...