Saturday, February 26, 2011

Imagination Games

Our "imagination games" as Zane calls them, have gotten very fun lately. I mean, we have our usual Scooby Doo games, Superhero games, and lot's of others. But lately, Zane's been coming up with lot's of new original characters and games. Emmy always joins right in.

Here's "Zarg" the pirate. The title pretty much explains it all. He's a pantless pirate, with a patch on one eye, a hook on one hand, and he's also a superhero. Wow, what a guy. He says, "Matee" after every single sentence and he calls Emmy "Baby Matee."

Pantless One-Eyed Pirate Superhero with a Hook from Josie Weingartner on Vimeo.

Here's two surfer dudes catching some waves.

Surfing from Josie Weingartner on Vimeo.

Here's my favorite new character that Zane made up. It is so hilarious - these videos are super long, but you should watch them to hear all that he says. He sort of has a Boston accent - he's rough, tough, and silly. He calls Emmy his girlfriend who helps him collect garbage. He uses all sorts of funny adjectives, like nasty. And..I almost forgot, he's also a superhero who solves mysteries.

Garbage Man Part 1 from Josie Weingartner on Vimeo.

Garbage Man Part 2 from Josie Weingartner on Vimeo.

Friday, February 25, 2011


We have had so much going on lately. Change is hard. Even when you know that the change is good and what to come is beyond exciting, it's still hard. I really do believe that this time in our lives is a fresh beginning and I truly can't wait to start our new adventure, but right now it's just a little crazy getting ready for it. Here's some of the things going on right now that I want to look back on and remember...

*Zack's last day at Forest Ridge is Sunday and he starts his new job at Flatirons Community Church the next week.
* We move Tuesday. Yikes.
* I've been packing some each day and feel like I'm making some progress.
* I'm 9 weeks pregnant and feeling every ounce of exhaustion from it.
* Zack and I both have sinus infections.
* Need to find a new school for Zane, lessons, activities, groups to belong to, etc.
* Starting to go to a new church
* Celebrating Granny's 100th birthday today with the whole big fam
* My mom recently got diagnosed with Breast Cancer and she's been going through tests and waiting for answers - talk about stressful. Luckily, we think it's just one lump, so she'll be getting surgery and radiation soon.
* Changing address on everything.
* Keeping the house perfect for showings.

Ok, that's enough of negativity and complaining - I just had to write my thoughts and now I'm moving on from here!! I'm happy and excited for what's to come and I vow to be positive from here on out.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Video Time

Things I like about this video:
Emmy saying "cheese" at the beginning when she thought I was taking a picture
That they love to sit next to each other
That Emmy copies everything Zane does and says
Zane acting like Shaggy from Scooby Doo

Untitled from Josie Weingartner on Vimeo.

I was trying to catch Emmy doing her newest "pout" where she says, "Ohhhh Man!" and then crosses her arms and pouts out her lips. Didn't really get that, but they showed me some of their other faces.

Untitled from Josie Weingartner on Vimeo.

Lately, Emmy gets so sad when it's her nap time. Mainly because Zane doesn't nap anymore and I think she knows it and doesn't want to miss out on anything. It's so cute though because when she doesn't want to do something, she asks for "One more minute??" and then Zane always barters up for her for more minutes. She can go from so sad when she thinks its nap time to really happy when I say ok to one more minute.

Untitled from Josie Weingartner on Vimeo.


Wow, time sure can fly! Here are some pictures from the last few weeks.

Zane loves to draw and write lately. He's getting really good at tracing letters and numbers and better at writing some on his own. It's also been fun watching his progress on drawing people. Now they have most of the main parts - they are so cute. I have to get a good pic of one.
Zane and I ventured out one morning in 15 below zero weather. We threw water in the air to see if it turned to ice. I guess we didn't have it hot enough, because it didn't work, but Zane still thought it was cool.
Wow, bed head baby.
Here's what Emmy will look like as an old lady I think. She found these sunglasses and was never wanted to let them go. She wears them constantly and acts so sassy in them, but they're hilarious.
Just hanging out, eating a snack together. Emmy follows Zane every single place he goes. Good thing he's usually pretty patient with her.
Peek - a -boo.
Emmy was dancing like crazy in this little Nuggets jersey - I love her chubby little thighs.

Superbowl Sunday - Steelers fans...
Passing the time during the game - so classic!

I had to take a picture of the moment that never happens - they were both eating a huge dinner...chicken enchiladas with green chili sauce that Zack had made. They can be the pickiest, worst eaters sometimes, so it feels good to have them chow down on something.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Where a Kid Can Be a Kid

We took the kids to Chucky Cheese's the other night for the first time. It was actually really fun. They were both completely occupied and entertained for the whole night, so Zack and I liked it too.

Here's a funny video of Zane "riding" this bumpy ride. I think he was pretty much in shock when it was shaking him so much. His expression is priceless.

Hilarious Shaking Cheeks from Josie Weingartner on Vimeo.

Emerson loved this one car ride and wanted to go on it over and over.

These popsicles were ridiculously huge. They stained their faces so bad - but were a special treat.