Sunday, February 28, 2010


I know, I know..I have been slacking. It was a long week in our household for many reasons and I am praying this week goes better than the last!

We did go to the doctor on Monday for Zach's 2 year and Mark's 4 month appointments. Both boys are healthy and doing well for the most part! Zach for the first time ever was not fond of the doctor. It was kinda weird! Mark was a champ and even handled the shots pretty well!

Zach is almost 28lbs (50%), 35" (75%) and still a big head at 75-90%!

Mark on the other hand, here are his stats at 4months:
Weight- 15lbs 9.7oz -75%
Height- 26 1/4in -90%
Head- 41.3cm- 25%

Compared to Zachary at 4mo:
Weight- 16lbs 4oz- 75%
Height- 25 5/8in - 75%
Head- 17 1/8in- 80%

So they are about the same, just Mark is a little longer and has a much smaller head! LOL! All and all though, a good visit and thankful everyone is healthy!

We also talked about giving up the paci soon. Zach really only uses it for naps/bed/upset but we know the longer we wait, the harder it will be. We haven't bought new binkies in FOREVER and even though we have 3 in the house, he will only use his red one. Well, it got left at school on Friday...and I am happy to say he survived all weekend!! He did ask for it a few times but never got upset without it and still wouldn't take the other ones, so I think we may be finished with the binkies! Woohoo!

Matt and I enjoyed a dinner out on Saturday with our friends/neighbors Kerri and Michael and it was very nice to have an evening out. And today we spent the afternoon with the Rays celebrating Evan's dedication. Good times! Thankful for the nice weather to enjoy it!

Anyway, that's about it for now. I will try to do better about posting! :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ready for Spring

We enjoyed a good weekend with good weather!! What a nice change! We spent a LOT of time outside either in the backyard, on a walk or at the park. I cannot tell you enough how much we love where we live. The neighborhood park is literally right behind our house so it is really nice to just hop in the stroller to go play instead of packing up the whole car.

Although we still do pack up the car to go to the "big" parks too. Saturday we drove over to Meyer Park to feed the ducks, enjoy the 3 different playgrounds, and the soccer grounds. We brought our own ball and Z spent half the time on the fields with daddy! he is really good at kicking and seriously can follow through with kicking the ball down the field and into the net! He does like to pick the ball up too, but man, I think he is going to enjoy it in a year or so when he can play soccer. Grandma stopped over on her way home from work and got to enjoy lots of Zach and Mark smiles and giggles!!

We also have a new normal in our house in the mornings...Z had mastered door opening long ago but thankfully his door had a weird stick and he had trouble opening it. But starting on Friday, he figured it out and we woke up to a smiley little face in our face in the morning!! Only good thing is he now wakes up happy instead of grumpy so I guess I will take the morning visitor over crying in the room!

Not much else going on. The boys have the check ups tomorrow (Z's 2 year and M's 4 month so that should be interesting trying them both!) Wish me luck!

Hope you all enjoyed the weekend and the slightly warmer weather...supposedly we could have SNOW on Tuesday. We shall see! Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Am Alive...

Yes, friends, I am still here. Going on week 3 back to work. Crazy how you just get back into the routine of things I guess. It is definitely challenging. One good thing about Matt still looking for a job though is that I am able to just get up and out of the house in the morning and leave while everyone still comfortably snoozing away. I have been getting to work at 7 and leaving at 4, woot woot! It makes such a difference!

The tough thing about is that once I get home from my long day and commute, Matt just wants to get OUT of the house! So we are still trying to find our groove with the whole evening procedures but it is getting better. One thing for sure, I do not miss having to wake my poor Z up early in the morning. He does so much better with just waking up on his own. We will definitely be looking into a nanny once Matt is back working.

What's new in the boys' world? Well Z is just a typical 2 year old! He has new words and phrases all the time and generally just cracks us up. He has his moments of course as they all do, but all and all, he is just a sweet toot. When he is good, he is very very good...and when he is bad, he's terrible ;-) He is also eating up a storm these days but just as lanky as ever. Growth spurt perhaps? I am anxious to get his height prediction thingie at his 2 year appointment next week!

And Mark...well he is simply a joy. Seriously, just such an easy going loving little dude. He is always smiling at strangers at church, the mall, the grocery, the bounce house, where ever! He went to daycare twice last week while Matt had things to do, and he was the hit of the nursery room! Minus the spitting up. LOL, guess we should have warned him about that. I tell ya, the kid spits up.ALL.THE.TIME! We do a lot of laundry around here. I tease him that I don't know how he is such a little chubs when it seems so much of his milk winds up on me, him, or burp clothes!! I am anxious for his 4 month appointment next week too and to compare to Z! How FUN! Sleeping is going okay. I was telling Allison last week that I thought we were making some progress and been having some good 6-8 hour nights (even if they started at 7-8pm)..and then the last 2 nights have been like back to newborn nights! AH! Need to get consistent again with bedtime procedures and see if that helps. He is still in the bassinet in our room, although that wont be lasting for too much longer because his head and feet are about to hit the edge. Time for the pack n play...or maybe upstairs?? We shall see how he does over the next couple of weeks!

I think that's about all for now. Ready for some nice spring weather. Sunday was gorgeous and we played outside all day. Want some more of that!! :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, Zachary!

Happy Birthday to my sweetest firstborn son...the Z Man. Hard to believe that 2 years ago at this time, we were staring in awe and wonder at the miracle of Z! Thank you precious boy for the best two years and I cannot wait to see where life takes you!

February 11, 2008

February 2009

February 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010


Cant get enough of them! :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

To Get Me Through the Day Tomorrow.....

I will miss you boys! See you tomorrow afternoon!