Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Zachary knows how to communicate with us. When Jen holds him, he will look around and fix his face on something in particular - then he will slap his hand on Jen's arm until Jen moves towards the object he is looking at. Once at the object he stops slapping and eyes it with intent. Then when it is time to move on he looks around again and finds something else he wants to go to...starts slapping Jen's arm again and stops once Jen gets to the right location. Dang - we are impressed. Maybe all 6 month olds can communicate like this in some way and we are just enjoying a first time parent moment!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Zach is growing like a champ! Here are his stats:
- Length = 27.5 inches = 75%
- Weight = 19lbs 6oz = 75%
- Head Circ = 44.7cm = 75%
So this visit he was an all 75th percentile boy! The 6 month check up also involves shots. Zach was a trooper, he cried during the shots but stopped after it was all done. Poor kid - they give him shots in both his thighs, and the nurse that administered the shots poked him some way that it made him bleed and wasn't stopping right away...she had to hold some pressure for a few seconds (while Zach is screaming to be held). But a few hours later he is just like new - who knows...maybe it is the Tylenol that is helping!
Oh - one of the development questions the nurse asked us made both Dustin and I look at each other with confusion/concern. The nurse asked "does he respond to his name" - uh.....no he doesn't. But then again we don't always call him Zach or Zachary...we use a bunch of different nicknames - bubba, boobaa, punklee, stinker, baby - so time to start calling our kid by his real name!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Zachary decided to wear Dustin's hat! Doesn't he look cute? He loved watching the water from the river rush by!
Not so happy Dustin....broken pole!
30 minutes later we continued our drive up to Silver Lake Flats. It is a pretty good size lake...we could actually SEE the trout coming up to our hooks. Sarah had a few fish actually eat the worm off her hook, but not the hook itself. This happened not only once, BUT TWICE! Smart fish - I guess that is still why they are alive! After a few hours of having the trout laugh in our face (they were actually jumping out of the water everywhere, but never wanted our hooks) we decided to call it a day and head back to the house.
Silver Lake Flats
Zach being cute
Checking out the water
Saturday, July 19, 2008
They have quite the set up for these fish!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We decided to celebrate a bit tonight - and what better way than a whipped cream pile and a candle for our baby Zachary. We sang happy birthday to him.....he just stared at the candle...then wouldn't eat the masterpiece sitting on his tray. Once Jen gave him a spoon then he decided to make the mess we were waiting for! Check it out:
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Tom, Mike, Grandpa, Todd and Terri
Zach and his Great Grandpa Twogood
2nd cousin Chris helping with Zach's feeding - Chris LOVED Zach and had a hard time giving him back to us!
Zach and cousin Scott playing
Twogood cousins - Scott and Zach
We celebrated Mike's 57th birthday - Scott helped blow out the candles
We took a quick trip to Downtown Disney (shopping area next door to disneyland) so Zach could experience the Disney store. He didn't go too hog wild...Jen was kind of hoping he would! We had get some snapshots of him with mouse ears - no smiles though! Maybe when he actually goes into the Disneyland park he will smile more :)
It was great seeing everyone. Cousins Katie and Chris are getting so much older - Katie just graduated high school and Chris is going to be a junior in HS this year! It just seems like yesterday we were all kids and playing together. We are already looking forward to our next trip to visit southern California. We are thinking next January - stay for a bit longer and hit Disneyland with Zachary and all the other family members.
Even though Dustin didn't get to go "in" Disneyland we did try and show him around a bit. We made a late night jaunt down to Hunington Beach and were able to walk down to the water just in time for the local beach police to "close" the beach for the evening (10pm on a Saturday night?!). We were impressed at how many bonfires were going on the beach - it really does look like the OC.
And now for a favorite shot.....Grandma with her grandsons checking out the planes at the airport while we were leaving!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Now off to Corona to meet up with Jen's Aunt, Uncle and cousins on the McIlwain side of the family - we realized it had been almost 10 years since all of us had been together...way too long! We gathered at Tiffany and Mike's casa. Mike and Dustin ARE EXACTLY THE SAME! When we walked in the house the first thing Dustin drooled over was the arcade game:
When Mike got home from work he gave everyone the "sound test" in his theater room. Then the boys proceded to play "rock band". We had never seen this before...much like Guitar Hero except you have a guitar, drums, and microphone - so perfect for a group of people to pretend to be a "Rock Band":
Jen has been informed that when the new version of "Rock Band" comes out for the PS3 (September?) Dustin will be purchasing it.
Here are some other snapshots from the day:
Zach looking in the M&M
Zach enjoying his 1st bath in a "real" bathtub