Thursday, April 30, 2009

1 year, 10 weeks

The many faces of Zack.

All covered in tomato sauce.


He's walking up a storm, usually carrying something with him while he does his laps. He's also now able to go up the stairs all on his own. Hello, baby gates! He's started climbing up the slide at the playground, as well as chase after the bigger kids. He looks so longingly at them running around. Soon enough!

He's got some words for things. He's pretty good at "Uh-oh". He's got a word that sounds a lot like "bear" for his teddy bear, primarily, but he also uses it for other stuffed animals, too. All of which say the same thing as dogs: "eh eh eh". He's got a word for dog that I'm not sure how to spell. He's been known to sit at the playground, wood chips in hand, shaking his head and saying "eh eh" which is what I say to him instead of saying "no" all the time. He's also pretty good at saying "blech!" with me as I fish the wood chips out of his mouth.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Santa Fe

I thought I'd post a few (and by "few" I mean about 20) photos of things we did on our trip to Santa Fe. There are a lot more, but we don't seem to be able to get them off the disc at the moment. We'll work on that.

Zack was excited to be taking his first plane flight. As we got on the plane, you could just see him thinking "A captive audience! Al-riiiight!"

We went for coffee. Zack made him self at home.

Zack got tired of waiting for our name to be called at a restaurant and high-tailed it outta there.

Rob convinced him that the food was worth it. Of course, this is also the restaurant that he (Zack, not Rob) decided to goose a waitress that he'd been eying all night. Fresh.

He was overwhelmed by the balloon poodle that a lovely man made for him.

While Rob and I enjoyed the weather (and some wine) on the patio...

...Zack tried to enjoy some gravel.

We went to the square and walked around...

...and made some friends, both of the canine...

...and of the human sort.

While I looked at and bought some yarn, the guys just chilled out.

Zack had his first gelatto. He preferred blood orange to chocolate.

Santa Fe is very kid friendly. This is just one example of a restaurant catering to kids. They have a whole outdoor enclosed area with a jungle gym and tables around the outside.
We thought it might be cool to follow all the pilgrims to the Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday.

By the time we got there (about 3 hours later) it wasn't so cool anymore and we were happy to see a cow instead.

Zack also wanted to sample the gravel at Pecos National Park.

Essentially, Zack flirted his way through New Mexico. At this particular restaurant, the women at the table next to us thanked us as we were leaving, they were so charmed by him. Clearly they'd had one too many margaritas, but it was sweet nonetheless.

He also charmed all the flight attendants on the way home. They made him a toy--the blown up glove you see here. It had pretzels in it so that it made noise when he shook it.

It was a really fun trip and it was hard to come home !

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Live footage

I told you there'd be video footage at 11!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Breaking News Alert

The little guy is walking. All around the house. On his own.

Look out world, here he comes!

The full story and video footage at 11. Or whenever Rob downloads it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

1 year, 8 weeks

Just a couple pictures from our trip to tide you over until I can do a real post.

We had a great time. Zack was a great traveler and charmed his way through Santa Fe. More to come soon!