Thursday, March 31, 2011

Adorable Friends and Family

I just had to share some pictures of a few of the special guests who came to celebrate with Zachary at his 1st Birthday party. 
(Unfortuately I didn't have time to take pictures of everyone who was there.)

After looking at these, I think you'll agree, Zachary has some ADORABLE friends and family!

 Cousin Sam!

 Aohdan and Nikki!

 Lucy, Kara, and Frank!


 Tara and Branson!

Shirley and Sienna! 

 Cousin Steven and Cousin Sam!

 Cousin Elizabeth, Cousin Madeline, and Ashlea!

Cousin Margaret!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Disneyland Fun!

We have Disneyland passes and enjoy going for a few hours sometimes. 

I thought I'd share some fun pictures from the last few months.

 He loved Donald!

 Cool guys with strollers!

 He loves "Its a Small World!"

 I love this picture!

 Zachary with his friend Lucy

 Waiting for "Pirates of the Carribean"
(He ended up falling asleep during the ride!)

 Joey really loved this one!

 Waiting to see the "Aladdin" show with Kelly!

Ashley watched it with us time we hope she is in it!

We saw Goofy on the way out!
He loved him!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

First Hair Cut!

Zachary had his 1st hair cut on January 29th.  Although this post is long overdue, I wanted to share it anyways!  He's had another trim since then and he does very well in the stylist's chair!
 We got our capes on.

 He was very well behaved!

 He did want to see what was going on though!

 Such a handsome little man!

We got his First Hair Cut certificate for his Baby Book!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Collection

We have quite a collection at our house of sippy cups.  We have been offering various sippy cups to Zachary for a few months now and he just wasn't into them.  It didn't matter what was in them.  (Water, Diluted Juice, Formula, or Milk)  It didn't matter if the spout was soft or hard.  He just didn't want anything to do with them.  He LOVED his bottle a lot.........more than we ever knew, until we tried to take it away.

It was a bit rough, but Zachary is now going on day 4 of being 100% bottle free!  We are so proud!

Here is our collection of sippy cups. 
(We actually have more because some styles came in two-packs!)

The winners!  The Playtex insulated sippy cup and the Take and Toss cup with a straw.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Zachary's 1st Birthday Party!

We were lucky enough to have gorgeous California weather last Sunday for Zachary's big party. 
The party was held at an adorable little park in Tustin called Pioneer Road Park
Many of the Mommies and Daddies there commented about what a great park it was and how clean it was. 
 (It has a fun playground for all ages and a nice covered log cabin-looking area where the picnic tables are.) 

I decided on a Western/Red Bandana Theme and I had a lot of fun searching for items to use for the party.
  (Dollar Tree and Oriental Trading Company were awesome!)

Here are just a few shots of the decor:

My friend Heather made a perfect banner for the occasion!
(Check out her crafty skills at Paper Princess Studios!)

Heather also made the cute birthday hat to match everything!

I found these cupcake toppers on!
(I bought them from The Green Grass Grows shop)

I also ordered this shirt for Zachary from Etsy!
(It was from the Sew Seamingly Sassy shop!)

Zachary is lucky to have so many wonderful family and friends that shared in his 1st Birthday celebration!

As you can see, it really was a GREAT day!

Zachary and Sam took a ride before the guests arrived!

Nana Edmisten got him a real cowboy hat and some toy guns!

All of Zachary's cousins were there!

The slides at this park are huge!
Daddy took Zachary down the really big slide.......

and Mommy took him down the smaller slide!

 He loved the cake and was very gentle with it at first.

Mommy showed him how to get past the frosting.

He could've sat there eating it for hours I think!

Such a special day for all of us!
(Thanks to Sara Cooper for taking such amazing pictures!)
Check out her photography blog My Life Behind the Camera!

Zachary wanted to share some cake with Pop-Pop!

He did share some with Joey's friend Pete!

He cleaned up nicely after the cake!

What a HAPPY, HAPPY day!

Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate Zachary's special day!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

And His Name Is.........

***Here is another old post I just found that I never published!  I was having issues with my FLIP video and just gave up!  Now it's working so I thought I would share!***

During my pregnancy, we kept Zachary's name a secret. We didn't want to hear people's opinions on the name we had chosen. It was actually pretty fun!

This video is from the day Zachary was born. It was the moment that Joey walked out of the operating room and Zachary's name was revealed.  It's fun to see people's reactions. Starring in the video are: Joey, Joey's mom (Gerri), Joey's Dad (Gary), my Mom (Linda), and our Sister-in-Law (Tammie). Special thanks to Uncle Bob (My brother) for the camera work.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

This Time Last Year.......

This time last year..............
Zachary was exactly ONE WEEK OLD! 
It was his First St. Patrick's Day!

(I plan on doing more posts like this!)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I just found this!

***I was looking at some old posts and found this post as a draft!  I guess I wrote it last June and never actually posted it!***

Now that I figured out how to post video clips from my FLIP video camera, I thought I would post this video of Zachary from early May. His little facial expressions are too cute!  Be sure to watch the entire video!  It has a fantastic ending!!  ;)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Starting a Tradition

On Thursday night for Zachary's Birthday, we went to Disneyland. 
I am hoping it is something we can do every year on Zachary's Birthday. 

We were only there for a few hours to have dinner and go on a few rides, but it was a nice way to celebrate Zachary's special day!

We rode the Monorail into Tomorrowland from Downtown Disney!

We ate dinner at Redd Rocket's Pizza Port.
He sure doesn't look like a baby anymore!

He got his first "sweet treat," a brownie at dinner!

Of course he LOVED the brownie!

What a great tradition!

(Special thanks to Zachary's Auntie Tammie for the Birthday Boy shirt!)