Monday, March 22, 2010


This is the first letter my child has learned. Don't know where or how he has learned it, but he can and WILL spot an "O" anywhere we are! I made this discovery a few weeks ago right before bathtime... We got this stepstool for Zachary a few months ago to assist at toothbrushing time. On this particular day, he proceeded to pick it up and bring it to me (as he often does, because then he gets on it and jumps off!). Then he pointed at the little yellow "o" by the big "C" and said it- "OHHHHH." I thought that was totally random and had no clue how he could've randomly pointed to that and said it, but then he pointed to the other "o" between the A and B Elmo's and I knew he knew!

So now anywhere we go, he is pointing out "ohhhh's" for us. Passing the Food Lion- "Ohhhh." On the cereal box-"Ohhhh." On the Dora plate-"Ohhhh."

My child is learning letters. WOW!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

He Speaks!

I know, I am the worst blogger ever. Actually, just really bad during the Winter. I guess I'm just too bummed about the crummy weather this year to write much during that time.

Anyway, back to what you're here for...Zachary news! Zachary has been a slow to speak kid so far...and not in the Biblical sense. At his 18 month check-up last month, I was so frustrated that he wasn't talking that we brought up our concerns to Dr. Burton (who is expecting her first child this Fall!). I mean, we knew he wasn't stupid, because the child understood EVERYTHING we said to him, he just was not communicating back to us much with words. Well, whadda you know, right after that appointment, where she assured us he would start speaking in no time, he did. He is up to about 30-40 words now! Among his favorites are: clock, moon, dog, BALL, Mo (Elmo, of course!), hot, gone, God, and Bible. The last 2 make a Momma super proud!

Zachary is already attempting to become our little church leader. He is constantly singing-and leading it from his songbook (which consists of anything from his Bible to the phonebook.) At church he leads singing throughout the whole service sometimes. I think he is just about ready to take over upfront! He also is like the prayer Nazi and if we are praying and people around us do not fold their hands and bow, he will give you THE look. Silly boy!

Zachary now has 16 teeth and is a very active little boy! He loves his balls (the toy ones...well, yeah, all of them), LOVES Elmo still, LOVES his "Frog" & "Monkey," loves to read, sing, and play with cars..and of course makes the Vroom Vroom sound with it! He loves sleepovers at MomMommy & Brapaw's house ( a BIG MomMommy's boy) and play days with Memaw & Papa. He also REALLY loves to play outside when it is warm enough. Last week we bought him a swingset for his birthday. Sure, it's 5 months away, but he doesn't know that! This way we will have it for use all summer...that is, if Daddy ever gets it put up! Just kidding, hon! I will post pictures when that does happen!

Zachary's favorite foods are chicken (with ketchup), FRENCH FRIES, spaghetti, Nilla Wafers, Goldfish, bananas, pudding, and just about any type of breakfast food, especially EGGS! Oh, and he will also FINALLY drink juice (watered down, of course.)

That about does it on the Zachary update...until next time, here are some fun pictures to leave you with you.

Uhh...someone's a little gassy!! TeeHee!


Cousin lunch date at the BK.

There he is: our little song leader! And yes, that is the phone book.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fridays at the Gym

Back in November, when Zachary moved down to one nap a day, we started a new Friday morning tradition. Since Daddy has court just about every Friday morning, we started going to the Gymnastics Center in town where cousin Matthew had his 2nd Birthday. On Fridays, they have a toddler/preschool open gym from 10:00-12:00. The cost is $5, but for kids under 2 it is FREE!! And, it is only about 5 miles from our house! So Zachary and I go and play while Daddy is at court until lunchtime.

The trampoline, or really JUMPING in general, is Zachary's favorite thing about the gym. A lot of the floor has built in trampolines that he just loves to go through and jump his whole way around the gym.

He also loves the big balls he can chase everywhere and the mats he can climb up on and jump off! It has been a great place for us to play this Winter, especially since it's been such a cold one!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Year, New Do

Not too much exciting has happened since the start of the new year for us. We've had a lot of cold, rainy, and sometimes even snowy days, so we've been stuck in doors most days and trying to go to different indoor places to play (more on those later!)

However, I had (reluctantly) promised Daddy that after Christmas we would schedule the Z-man's first haircut. Most of us didn't think his hair really called for it yet, but Daddy has been begging for it since his birthday.

I found this place called Tiki Cuts for Kids on my friend Dana's blog she took her little cutir J.Hogan for his first cut and decided we'd give it a try, too.

Here is a "before" shot. See-NOT that bad, but getting a little long in the back.

The first cut!!

Zachary was so busy occupied with the car,
I don't think he even realized he was getting his hair cut.

There's his neck!

Big boy hair. Mommy likes it. And Daddy is pleased.
Zachary...well, he has no clue.
But we have a lock of his hair to remind him one day of his first hair cut!