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Archive for May, 2009

That Zach!

Zach is quite the little character and understands about everything you tell him.  He is starting to repeat words so we (ahem. . .Steve) need to start watching our mouth around him or who knows what will be the next word he says.    He’s figured out he can flip over the arm of the couch and play in the bassinett and I’m terrified he’ll do it while Sarah is in there

He is also very independent anymore.  You have to give him a spoon/fork when he eats and he will only eat if he can do it by himself.  It’s only out of desparation that he’ll eat with his hands now and will try for a very long time before he’ll give in.  He won’t let me feed him.  I’m afraid he’s going to starve because I really don’t think he’s getting very much food in him.  Who am I kidding, he’s not going to starve, he always has a snack at hand so he’s fine, might not be the healthiest but he’s fine.

He plays until he literally just falls over

or, if I need him to slow down this is the only way I can do it.  He really must be my kid because he loves this movie as much as I do.  It’s also the only movie he will watch . . . I need to get Mary Poppins or something along those lines because I have to believe he would love that also.

So, Zach Attack is the typical (almost) 17 month old and keeping me very busy.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Sarah At 4 Months

Sarah is 4 months old now.  4 months.  4 months and only 3 good, full nights of sleep . . . sigh.  That’s ok, it will come soon, I have to believe we are over 1/2 way and soon the bags will be gone from under my eyes.  Again, that’s ok, because now she smiles at me when I’m picking her up at 2:00 a.m. (or whatever godforsaken time it is) and that makes it a little less painful.  She is also become a little miss “Chatty Cathy”.  Last night I tried putting her down and I could hear her in the other room, in the dark, just chammering away.  Honestly, it broke my heart, she was talking to no one.  Sooo, what did I do. Yep, I got up and put her in my bed because I figured at least she would be talking and someone would be in the room.  Well, after an HOUR she was still chatting but was suddenly mad, guess that’s what I get for trying to be nice.  So, we did the diaper change and I put her back in her bed where she yelled at me for about 10 minutes before finally drifting off, or I did and just didn’t hear her anymore.  It was a long night but who needs sleep, I’m only at work.  Look at this face, all is forgiven.

Sarah 4 Months

I’ll save Zach for “wordless Wednesday” tomorrow.

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The Bouncy Battles

I knew this would happen as soon as I bought the boucy chair for Sarah, Zach would want it.  Good thing it’s rated for 25 pounds and he only weighs 24, ACK!

We did kick him out so Sarah could have her turn.  You can’t tell in this picture, but she loves the chair as much as Zach

She’s modeling a beautiful sweater that one of my best internet friends knit for her.  The same friend also knit this sweater that she outgrew in about a week

and if Sarah looks bigger now, she is.  She weighs 12 pounds 5 ounces now!  She’s not intimidating anymore.

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My First Mother’s Day!

Yesterday was my first mother’s day as a mom!  I’ve always gotten presents in the past because my sisters got presents and it wasn’t fair to leave me out.  I just told mom last week that this year I wouldn’t be getting sympathy presents and I’d get real presents.  She told my granny who said this year should be the sympathy presents 🙂  Last year I had no babies, as a matter of fact, I brought my parent’s cat home a year ago on Mother’s Day.  This year I have 2 babies, who would have thought it???

I spent the weekend back “home” and it was great to get to spend some quality time with my parents but it also gave me a little break.  On Saturday my in-laws watched Zach and Sarah so I could go to town with my mom and granny.  I had to twist their arms but they were willing to keep the kids for a few hours.  Wow, I actually tried clothes on!  It was wonderful and I thank them a million times over.

On Sunday Zach had a big day.  It started out with a pony ride

He did great, not an ounce afraid.  As you can see, he also didn’t feel the need to hang on!

When we got back to my parents he played outside with his cousins.  He had a blast in the sandbox so now I know that we have to get one built at our house.

He played and ran around so hard that he literally fell over and slept in the middle of the living room floor.  I took advantage of the moment and put Sarah next to him so I could get a picture of the two of them together.  I know he’s sleeping but it’s best for her safety if this is the way I take pictures of the two of them.

Maybe next year at this time they will both officially be mine?  In the meantime, I sure am having fun and they sure are wearing me out!

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New Favorite Place To Play

The boy likes to dive right into his playing anymore. I know he doesn’t look happy in this picture but I sure think he looks sweet (ha!) No, he is such a sweet boy, he’s just very . . . busy.

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