Sunday, November 30, 2008

Scrubbin in the Tub

Zane is finally taking responsibility for his own cleanliness. He wants to be in charge of or at least part of everything we do now, including scrubbing himself clean in the tub. He even acts like he's pumping out the soap and he knows all his body parts so well, that we can pretty much get him to wash anything. I like how we had to stop the first video short because Zack got grossed out by him eating the soap...what a wimp!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mom's Birthday

Today was my birthday and Zane and I had a fun packed day. Breakfast with Zack, lunch with Tammy and her little one Abhi, 3 1/2 hour long nap for Zane while I worked and had some down time, trip to the library and then sushi restaurant to pick up my dinner, some tag and hide and seek, then bedtime.

This video is super random. I started taping it because Zane has been talking in complete and full sentences, although only about every third or fourth word is recognizable. He was going on and on, then ofcourse got quiet when I started taping. Anyways, he was all ready to go out and then kept saying bye to the tv saying, "Bye bye Elmo." I basically missed all of that, so had to think of something to ask him, hence the president.

Things to notice: spatuala in one hand, ball in the other, how he relates all answers back to Elmo, says TV a bunch along with some other jibberish, waving with his finger.

I did take this picture while driving, but don't worry, I was at a stop sign. :) Too cute to resist.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Just had to share this quick story. I spent a bunch of time straightening and cleaning up this morning because our place had become such a mess, like always. I thought it looked pretty good comparatively Anyways, Direct TV sent someone over to exchange our box. He walked in the door, looked around the house, and said, "WOAH, so THIS is what it's like to have a baby!?" He said he couldn't believe all the toys and stuff. I was just laughing and saying, this is what it's like at it's best.

One more funny scene from today. When I put Zane down for a nap, he basically begged me to go up and take a nap (it was his idea). When he got up there, I laid him down and he started waving at me and saying , "Bye!" I guess he was tired. :)

Tired and Sick

The past few days have been pretty low key for us. None of us have been feeling well so we've been trying to have some down time. Zane has been way more mellow (and way more fussy) so we've been taking advantage of our extra snuggle time. The poor little guy just wants to be held a bunch, he lays his head down on the floor out of nowhere, and he's been getting tired around 7 or so. Zane laid with Zack for the entire video, which was probably about 40 minutes. That NEVER happens!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dance Party

Zane's dance moves have improved a little bit. We still have a lot to work on though. :) At least he has fun while he does it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Watch this video at your own risk. Seriously, it is so scary to watch. I really don't know why I was letting Zane climb up his chair to the couch like this, but I was sitting right next to him and he was having the best time. He went through this up and down circle for probably about 45 - 60 minutes without a real break. He had to take a few breather breaks in between. I wonder how many calories he burned!

Best Friends (Zane and Elmo)

Zane went from not really being interesting in any kind of tv or videos to recently all of a sudden BEGGING for and LOVING Veggie Tales and Elmo videos, along with a few others. He'll look for the remote control or just look at the tv and say, "TV, Elmo, TV, Elmo???" I started taping this video at least 5 minutes after Zane had started getting excited about Elmo. Wow, this kid is really into Elmo. He reacts similarly every time he sees him too.


The people working at Jamba Juice put some of my drink into a "baby" cup for Zane. Not only did he drink almost the whole thing, but then the cup and straw entertained him the entire ride home. What a big boy!


Zack taped this video one morning when I was trying to take a nap and Zane snuck in to find me. Zack came and got him and brought him back out into the living room, which caused a minor break down. What can I say? He loves his Mommy. :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Yesterday Zane and I went hiking in Palmer Lake with some friends. Wow, carrying him up a huge hill was completely EXHAUSTING. He also never stopped talking for the entire hike, so I couldn't really hear anything else since he was right by head. It was pretty funny, but a fun morning.

Junk Food Pig Out

Yes, you are seeing exactly what you think you are seeing. Zane eating fries and ketchup and drinking Sprite. I have nothing else to say about that. :) :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

"Uff Uff" and "Tick Teat"

We had a really fun Halloween. Zane was a puppy and really got into the character. He asked to get into his costume a few times during the day, and when in it, he barked a bunch. We made a few stops at friends' and family's houses for him to trick-or-treat, or as he says, "tick teat." It took about 5-10 minutes between each house because he wanted to stop and play in each yard. The night before Halloween we went to the YMCA in Monument so he could hang out with his friends then I took him to high school youth group to hang out with the big kids.

Our first round of trick-or-treating was with Bob and Judi (that's what he's saying at the beginning of this video.) Later on, he also got to go with all of his his grandparents.

First Hair Cut

We finally came to the conclusion that although Zane's curls in the back were so cute, they just had to go. He did pretty well during the cut, but did have a few minor freak outs. He looked so handsome afterwards.

Before - notice the curls that almost resemble a mullet...
One of his minor freak outs...
Patient little guy...
After the haircut...
Here's a short video of the haircut too. She gave him a faux hawk.