Thursday, August 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Zach!


Zachary is turning six. I remember when he was born I had a cold. Thusly, I wasn't allowed to hold him for at least a week after he was born, maybe two, and it was hard. I remember his first word was "Dog" although there was some debate over whether the word was  "Dog" or "Ball", I still maintain that it was "Dog." I remember the first time we gave him apple juice he hated it.



I remember that the first time Mom got to hold him, she cried.



Mandy and Zach were best buddies from the very beginning.


He sucked his thumb. A lot.


I remember one time we went to a gun museum (see above) and he only had a few words in his vocabulary. One of them being, "Boom!" which he probably used over 13768 times that day.


This picture makes me crack up every time I look at it. I have no idea what was going on.


He looked really cute in a chef hat.

 Zach was the most patient with my early photography attempts. (Can we say over-edited emphatically enough to describe the above picture?)


I remember one time there were rubber balls on sale in Walmart for $2.00 each and I got him one and it made his whole week.

Happy Birthday to my buddy, I love you-as you would say-all the way up to the sky and around the world thirteen times. =)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Photo Dump Picture Post


Lately there's been lots of games and apparently lots of food. I didn't even realize until after I started writing this post that half the pictures on my camera are of food. =)









We've been having these chicken sandwiches recently which are amazing. Basically we broil some bread and then make a sandwich with some chicken and onions and peppers all cooked up right with olive oil and butter and it's really good.




Queen Anne's Lace. These are my flowers. =)




And, I'm babysitting today so I'd better get up and get to it! Thanks for reading. =)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I'm Doing It

So, I've been blogging for a long time and I keep making the pictures incrementally bigger as I grow a little more confident with my photography. And I realized today that I think so much about stuff that doesn't matter and it's incapacitating. There's so much other stuff that I could think about if I wasn't thinking about what size the pictures on my blog are and if polka dot nails are too flippant and why kiwi birds don't eat kiwi fruit.

So, I'm just going to make these pictures as big as they can get and be happy. =)


Also, I've got polka dot nails and I'm rockin' it. ;)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Waiting in Walmart


      Sometimes, throughout the course of normal life, there is shopping to be done. And more often than not, in a large family, that involves a lot of waiting. Waiting for people to try on clothes. Waiting for the other person to meet you at the designated spot. Waiting for the person in front of you to move their cart so that you can reach the ketchup. And in one of those moments of waiting, I took this picture which makes me laugh every time I look at it. Caleb is staring off at somebody else, Laura is reading her book, Joshua is making faces with Zachary. I love life. ;)