Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Zack was a transformer--along with his two buddies, Boden and Emiliano. Yes, it was planned.

Kelly "strongly encouraged" me to dress up to answer the door. And she just happened to have an extra costume. Zack got lots of loot and we had lots of trick-or-treaters. Poor Georgia wasn't so excited about all the door bell ringing and visitors.

Monday, October 29, 2012


If nothing else, today was a good day to carve pumpkins. Zack drew the face on his and helped cut it put. I went for a simple cyclops. Kelly and Rob still have to do theirs.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Zack had crawled into our bed at some point last night. I was getting ready for work this morning when he woke up.

Mommy, Mommy!
I was dreaming there were jellyfish in my bathtub! [he sounded bemused]
Really? Was that a good dream or a weird dream?
A good dream!
Were you playing with the jellyfish?
Nooooo [said in an "are you out of your mind, Mom?" tone of voice]

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

And then they went searching for frogs...

First fish

Zack had an awesome time on his first real fishing trip today. He and Rob went with Dom and Sean. Not only was it his first real trip, but he also caught the most fish (two) and the biggest fish.

Margaret and I went to a sheep and wool festival while they were fishing. When we got home, Zack was just about bursting out of his skin wanting to show me his fish. He was so excited!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Building a house

He was working on building a(n Andrew Goldsworthy-style) house this afternoon. He must have worked on it for close to an hour, with such concentration. And he informed Georgia that she had to be careful of all the beautiful stuff. He narrated wonderful, fantastical stories the entire time, of going over bridges, sailing in boats, and traveling. It was a joy to experience.

He also took time to pose for the cameras.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Can I brag?

Zack drew this picture of himself. Then he cut it out. I was pretty impressed by the fine motor skills required, and by his determination to do it himself. In fact, I didn't even realize what he was up to until he showed it to me. He was just sitting quietly at his table, working away.

His artistic abilities have really blossomed lately, and he spends a lot of time at his table, coloring and creating.