Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pictures, Pictures and...

More Pictures. Back in October we had our good friend, Michelle, take some pictures of Kate, to remember her at the age of one, and the family. Now that the pictures have been gifted to the grandparents for Christmas, I can finally get around to posting them. Michelle did a great job. Here are some of our favorites.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Long Awaited...

Christmas outfits. Zach finally got a suit just like his dad's and Kate is wearing her first church shoes, with a little heel of course. They are looking so grown up to me.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm Making A List...

Checking it twice, trying to find out who's NaUgHtY or NiCe.

Kate and Zach seem to have some mischief of their own... Zach decided to try Justin's $950.00 loops on to what he says "study". (Loops - special dental glasses to magnify the area of the mouth or tooth they are working on while taking care of a patient) Here he is taking some tedious notes. Where was I? Washing dishes. As for Kate, she thinks playing with my cell phone is all sorts of fun. I wonder what she downloaded this time. What is it with babies and the need to have the real thing to play with?

The real kicker is their father, who, when I am gone for all of an hour, allows our baby girl to do this.

And this video?...well I think definitely naughty!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Birthday Rundown...

Our Zach is 4! This year was a "family" birthday year. I was feeling guilty all week about not having a party with his friends, but I think we made it the best darn two day event anyone has ever seen. On Saturday we went with G & G Marostica and Uncle T. to Chuck E Cheese. Zach was in heaven!

All he wanted for his birthday was Yo Gabba Gabba gear, and boy did the plea get delivered.

Can you read lips in pictures? WoOoW!!!


It's just what I WaNtEd!!!
Here's Zach's sign of approval.

Then on Sunday we went over to G & G Marostica's house for dinner and Cupcakes. Grandma made some of Zach's favorite foods and I tried my hand at homemade "Plex" (his favorite character from Yo Gabba Gabba) cupcakes.

Kate really liked them...Apparently her birthday back in October was a warm-up. Now she gets it, and was crawling all over the table to taste test all the cupcakes. Give her an inch and she takes a mile. She is one busy little girl.
Proof that good family photos are hard to come by these days.
Happy Birthday Zach. We love You!

"Cool Tricks, Cool Tricks..."

More of this Yo Gabba Gabba MaDnEsS!!! This is Zach's latest trick, hanging a spoon from his nose. No one taught him, he just all of a sudden came up with this on Saturday afternoon. He is quite proud of himself.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Santa's Not...

So bad afterall. We had a Santa as our surprise guest at our Primary Christmas Party this past Tuesday night. I think he was a hit! Zach was so brave. This is the first time he has ever wanted to sit on Santa's lap, and even this time I had to stand close by.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Finally Decided...

To try something new with my hair. I have had long hair my whole life and finally got the guts to cut it. I have never had it this short!

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's Beginning to Look ...

A lot like ChRiStMaS! Being December 1st, and Zach particularly excited about this time of year, we couldn't go another day without putting up our Christmas decorations. He was so excited and kept telling us "Happy Holidays Guys!" It is fun to start our family traditions and really get into the spirit of the holidays. Kids make the holidays that much better. For Zach Christmas is everywhere, from music in the car to all his Christmas movies that he has been begging me to watch back to back. Kate might have an idea of what is going on, but at this point seems to be the most interested in eating the ornaments. Yes, another year with the ornaments halfway up the tree...

Zach is so excited for Santa to come to our house. When Justin put him to bed tonight he said, "Dad, let's say Christmas Grace." It goes something like this...
Open Shut Them Open Shut Them, Give a Little Clap
Open Shut Them Open Shut Them, Fold them in your Lap
Thank You for The World so Sweet
Thank You for Our Christmas Tree
Thank You for Our Christmas Presents
Thank You Santa Clause.
*Quite the take off from the Grace he says at his Lutheran pre-school before they have their snack.