Wednesday, March 30, 2011

after work entertainment

It's always good to decompress after a long day of work. Some people change into PJs, or have a glass of wine. Poppa chooses to crawl around the floor and play with Z-man! Personally, I think I'd vote for the wine and PJs. I suppose that's because my work day isn't over until Z goes to bed!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

spittin' image

Zachary and I have the same hair color, much to my delight. i have a baby that looks like me! With Paul's dark hair, I just never expected a fair haired child. The eyes are still undecided, I don't even know what we would put on a passport. Grey maybe? But they could very well go brown, we'll see!

Monday, March 28, 2011

ring around the uncle

How does he come up with these games? (and it's up to you, my dear reader, whether by 'he' I mean Rico or Z)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lunch with the Ladies

Lunch is better with good company, don't you think? Although maybe audience or willing participants or cleanup crew are better words for this bunch! Irja and Belle are at attention every time Z gets into his high chair for meal time. Belle will sit and beg, and Irja noses Z's toes hoping he'll drop something tasty. And Z just loves it--sometimes the "woo-woos" are the only thing that will get him away from his playthings, and into his highchair! And I certainly like them, because even my awesome Makita vacuum is a poor substitute for this puppy clean up crew!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Next Great Composer

I don't know how to recreate Z's pronunciation of Piano. It something like how he says beans. No matter how he says it, he certainly loves playing it. And Poppa is a willing accomplice!

Friday, March 25, 2011

greener on the other side

The gates aren't something Z is happy about most of the time. He is always trying to plow his way through, climb over, open or just wish them out of existence. For this moment at least, Auntie Kitty made the gate into a plaything, instead of an obstacle.Thanks Auntie Kitty!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Who you gonna call?

Z loves to make phone calls. He's a social little guy, and quite imaginative. The other morning, he picked up the house phone and held it up to his ear. I asked him, "Who are you going to call, Zachary?" He responded, "Elmo!"  Well, he responded, "Ah-mo," but I knew what he meant...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

tooth brushins

Yes, if you look carefully, Zachary is playing with a toothbrush. I graciously donated my toothbrush to the cause, (Thanks to Nonna for always keeping one in the cabinet for me!). He's obsessed! "Teeeeeth," he yells, and don't even think he'll let me help. You know he's thinking, I'm a big boy Momma!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

the upside

There is a huge upside to having an Uncle like Robert, an upside down that is!

Monday, March 21, 2011

a boo (bonus!)


Poor Auntie Kitty is convinced Z is afraid of her. I think it's because she is my doppelganger! Seriously though, Z runs and hides as soon as she comes home. But he then proceeds to play peek-a-boo with her. I just need to convince Auntie Kitty that Zachary is just a tease!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

beh and the dooods

As soon as Uncle Ben walks into my parents house, Z starts asking to play Dudes! Pointing and screaming and happily running over to the castle--because he knows Uncle "Beh" is only too happy to indulge him!