Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's My Half Burfday!!!

Today is Zachary's half birthday!!!! Can you believe it??? Our little prince is 6 months old. And to celebrate this special day we went to the doctor's office so he could get poked a few times. He was such a little trooper. He got a flu shot as well. He seems to be doing well so far. Hopefully no fever or crabbiness will follow. We have been feeding Zachary vegetables for about a month now so we decided to celebrate this special day that we would finally give him some fruits. I snuck in some applesauce earlier in the week unbeknownst to Joe. Zachary just kind of stopped and stared at if to say "What are you giving me Mom!? Too sweet too sweet!" So today we tried some bananas. That stuff is disgusting! I LOVE bananas but this stuff was so gross. Zachary wasn't too sure what to make of it either. So he didn't eat that much of it. But he sure did eat up his Sweet Potatoes.
He is at such a fun age right now. Making new noises all of the time, constantly wanting to grab at everything, and just being so dang cute! He is starting to get the hang of rolling over. We were playing on the floor of our living room this afternoon and I went to go get some socks for him out of his room...when I came back he had rolled from his back to his stomach. He had this HUGE-o grin on his face. He was so proud of himself.
I'm so grateful that Heavenly Father has blessed us with parenthood. Zachary is such a joy in our lives. He makes the mornings so wonderful (no matter how early) with his precious smile. I know that we are loved by him by his reaction anytime that Joe or I walk into the room. We are grateful for our little family and the knowledge that our family is an eternal family.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

In a previous post I was saying how much I enjoyed watching the seasons change now that fall is here in Utah. This a picture of the tree in our front yard. Beautiful! But my strong distaste for having to clean up these yucky pea pods that fall off of the tree is overpowering my love for fall right now. Yesterday afternoon Zachary and I went to WalMart to purchase a rake. I thought that I found this awesome rake for a very reasonable price. Zachary went down for a nap when we got home. Good thing....cause he didn't hear me trying not to say profanitites to the piece of crap rake that I thought was such a good deal. The handle kept coming out of the base of the rake every other time that I was raking the god-forsaken pea pods! Now that I think of it I probably looked funny talking to the rake every thirty seconds. I was so irritated by the time I finished that I didn't have the energy to pick up the pods. So there are about 4 piles in the front yard waiting to be bagged. I was secretly hoping that my husband would surprise me and pick the piles up for me. But that hasn't happened....yet. =)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Too Much Fun!

Star in Your Own JibJab! It's Free!
See what happens when you check out other people's find stuff like this. I laughed my butt off!

Please Pray.....

...for those individuals affected by the many many fires in So Cal. My sister-in-law and her family have been evacuated from their home in San Diego. And my family in Santa Clarita could be evacuated at any moment. The Santa Ana winds are no joke. The can and do cause much damage by whipping the flames around like nothing. My dad said the smoke was so bad yesterday that the street lamps were coming on on their street in the middle of the day. I pray not only for my family members but for all who are being affected by this. I pray that the brave firefighters are able to do their best in controling this situation. Hopefully, this will all be over very soon.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Here are my boys! I meant to post this last week...but it has been a busy week. Last Monday we went to the final home game of the REAL Salt Lake soccer team. Joseph is a big soccer fan. So big that he managed to somehow convince me to let him get season tickets for next season. Hmmmm....what should I get in return? I'll have to think about that one. Zachary had a good time. He was such a good boy even though it was so dang cold outside. The funny thing is that everytime the crowd would boo he would stick out his bottom lip and get really upset. But when everyone was cheering he was fine. He kept batting his eyes at this lady sitting behind us. A show of things to come as he gets older? A couple of weeks ago we went to the game when LA Galaxy was in town. We had left Zachary at home due to Joe's insistance but I convinced him to let me bring him this time. Our little family had a great time!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The "Super Saucer of Power"

I love carrots!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

I've Been Sucked In...

I've been sucked into the Stephenie Meyer phenomenon. I don't know how it is elsewhere in the U.S. but here in Utah it seems as if everyone I talk to is either reading or has read her series. So I was at Costco about two weeks ago and they had all three books. So I bought the first one called Twilight and read it in two days. I felt like a teenager all over again. So I went back to Costco and bought Moon and Eclipse. I read Moon and now I am on Eclipse. Who knew that a story about vampires and werewolfs could be so captivating. So my house is not as clean as it usually is nor have I blogged in weeks due to my insessant reading. Joe came home from the restaurant the other night and I was watching television. He said, "What?! No nose in the book? Did you finish yet?" Helloooooo!!!!!! It was Grey's Anatmony. Apparently my husband doesn't no me that well. Nothing comes between me and Dr. McDreamy....not even a vampire love story. So I'm about 1/2 way thru Eclipse and hopefully should be done shortly. Then I just heard from a friend that there is going to be a fourth book in about a year. Now I have to wait a whole year for the fourth book!! AWWWWW...the agony!

Our dear sweet Zachary is doing well. He cut his first tooth! At 5 1/2 months he has already got a tooth! And he was such a trooper. I noticed last week that he was a little fussy and I couldn't figure out why. Then on Friday he started gnawing on my hand and what do you know there was a tooth on his bottom gums! He has been eating vegetables for about two weeks now. He LOVES carrots!!!! I think that I am going to hold off for just a little longer on the fruits. But he gets so excited when he sees me pulling out his food. He starts flapping his arms and gets a huge smile on his little face. We bought a high chair about a week ago and he looks so dang cute in it. We also bought him what I call the "Super Saucer of Power". This thing has all the bells and whistles. I'll take some pictures of him in it and post them later.

We hope that all is well with y'all in blogger land!