Friday, December 18, 2009

Shh... don't tell Jason

Zach has loved seeing his cousins. He basically just runs around the house all day trying to see what everybody else is up to. When his cousin Sara pulled out her princess shoes he was thrilled to join in the fun. He only toppled a few times. Every time he slipped out of them he was running straight for me to put them back on. What is so fun about heels?!? Don't they know how much the rest of us HATE to put those things on?

More travel adventures

As I said on the previous post. Zach was pretty excited about getting to fly on an airplane. He also thought these railings were pretty fun while we waited. He was actually swinging back and forth. I was surprised he had the strength in his fingers to hold himself up. I also had a video but I wasn't thinking and took it sideways. Who does that!! (A photography person, that's who... I'm not used to shooting video)
Sadly, Zach did not get to arrive looking like his sweet perfect (in mom's eyes anyway) self. He's been fighting off stys for about a month now. Nothing serious, he just always looks like he's been punched in the eye.

I always stress when travel time comes. I picture him jumping up and down and screaming for the entire flight while everyone on board glares as me, branding me a "terrible mother" for not being able to control my child. Everytime, he surprises me with his perfect travel skills. Our first flight was nearly empty so we got a whole row to ourselves. He slept for the first hour and a half or so and then sat nicely watching movies or reading books for the next two hours. He LOVED take off and Landing. The second flight we didn't get quite as lucky and were sqeezed in with two big guys but once again, he fell asleep before the plane had even reached it's cruising altitude. He slept about 45 minutes and then, once again, sat nicely for the remainder of the flight. Sadly, after this trip he won't be able to qualify as a lap child but we at least we know we have this to look forward to...

It's an Airplane!

Well, we've been here in Idaho for a few days now and, sadly, I've been doing a terrible job of posting our adventures. I'll start at the beginning. We flew out Sunday morning and Zach was so excited to go on the airplane.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Visit to Grandpa's house

Grandpa pulled out his old collectors train, Zach couldn't have been happier.Zach loved Grandpa's Car

How many horses are under the hood Grandpa?
That is one nice looking car.

Family Picture, next to the Mustang

Merry Christmas Jason!

Well, after 7 years of collecting and cutting and piecing together, I FINALLY completed Jason's quilt. I've actually been really close for some time now but it was just so big that I wasn't sure how to finish it off. I have to say, this thing is the BIGGEST quilt I have ever seen. It fits our King sized bed and actually hangs down almost to the floor. I wish I could figure out a way to get a picture of the whole thing but I don't have a single spot of floor in our house big enough to lay it out on. to give you an idea of the size, I used almost 10 yards each of the batting and the flannel on the back. Needless to say, I am pretty darn proud.
I've actually enjoyed it quite a bit myself as Jason is out of town doing interviews and he usually serves as my personal heater. This baby is so thick and heavy, I slept great last night despite the cold.

We are spending Christmas in Idaho this year so we actually had our own personal gift exchange last week so don't worry, this wasn't a spoiler.

P.S. for those of you who saw the "Zach's First Gumball" post earlier. Don't worry! He didn't actually Eat the gum ball. He just thought it was a bouncy ball so he kept throwing it. We traded it out for a real bouncy ball after the video. I don't know that gum balls are recommended for 2 yr olds. LOL!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Zach visits Global Gumball!

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Superboy!

We are actually in Arizona right now enjoying the fantastic weather. I have pictures but I haven't put them on my computer quite yet so I thought I'd post this one. I think this gives me an idea for a project to work on when we get home. I think someone needs a "real" super hero cape.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Zach loves his stickers Grandma gave to him....

He even sleeps with them, sometimes with poor results.