Friday, May 15, 2009

1 year, 12 weeks (aka 15 months)

We had a relaxing Mother's Day weekend. The sun decided to make a rare appearance, so we went for a walk.
Zack was thrilled.
The rest of the day was spent at home, working in the garden, napping, eating a lovely dinner.

Here he is, looking for trouble.

And here he is, finding it. One night this past week I was apparently taking too long getting his dinner ready. So he took matters into his own hands.
That would be a mix of chicken curry, rice, and avocados.

"I've got avocados between my toes, Mom."
"Hmmm...what's this?"
"Doesn't look too dirty."

Just for the record, he didn't eat his entire dinner on the floor. We regrouped and he ate in his high chair while I cleaned the floor.

Friday, May 08, 2009

1 year, 11 weeks

A few weeks ago, Rob went up to Connecticut to give a talk at Connecticut College. He decided to take Zack with him, particularly since it was also Nonno's birthday that weekend.

Zack liked the cake.

He also liked Nonnie and Nonno's backyard.

Back here at home he's been busy perfecting his walking. He's really starting to move! He gets a big kick out of being chased and goads us into doing it. He rarely walks around empty-handed. Usually he's got his bear...

...but sometimes it's other things.

The book says that around now is when he'll start learning programs (figuring out that there is a goal that requires steps for achievement). And whadya know? It seems that he is. Last night when Rob was getting him ready for bed he said "Let's go brush our teeth" and Zack immediately opened his mouth and said "Aaaaaah" before they even headed to the bathroom. Saying "aaah" is how we get him to open his mouth.

Some of his programs require a little tweaking. He's getting very good at shaking his head and saying "uh-uh" after he throws food from his high chair.

It seems that that sun has decided to make an appearance this weekend, so we'll hopefully spend a lot of time outside, drying out from the soggy week we've had. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Happy Mother's Day!