Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Texas Balloon Festival

On Saturday we took Zac and Grandma Gail to the Plano Balloon Festival. We lived in Albuquerque, NM for two years and they have one of the largest Balloon Festivals each year with around 7-800 balloons. This one advertised 75 so we didn't expect too much! I just find it kind of ironic though. The saying goes "Everything is bigger in Texas" but I guess not when it comes to balloons! Zac gets so excited whenever he sees balloons in the sky so we thought he'd really like seeing many of them up close. He definitely enjoyed it and it was nice to do something different but I think the anticipation was better for Zac! After being there for about 2 hours, he kept telling us "I really want to go home"!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Baby" Swing?

If you know anything about Zac as a baby, you know that this picture is very ironic! Most babies LOVE their swings and it's one place where they are apt to be happy. Not Zac! He HATED the swing and we really hardly used it at all. Now that it is way too big for him and it's time for Tyler to use it (hopefully happily!) he wants to sit in it! I just thought this was funny!

We think Zac might be finally getting his 2 year molars. We've been thinking this many times over about the last year though because every once in a while, they really flare up and you can feel big bumps and then just all of a sudden they settle back down. This past week he has been VERY irritable! He has wanted me to do everything for him - won't let Grandma help. He's constantly telling her "No Grandma!" and he's been sassy and cries at the drop of a hat. I finally got him to let me check his teeth yesterday and sure enough the huge bumps are back! I gave him Motrin and slowly but surely our loveable Zac returned! We're all really hoping that these last four baby teeth come in now just in time to start going through it all over again with Tyler!

As for Tyler, I am almost 33 weeks now and they have my C-section scheduled for Nov. 5th although I'm hoping to go a little sooner than that! He is moving and kicking like crazy and not letting me sleep so well because I am uncomfortable. I know what a miracle pregnancy is but I am so thankful to know that I only have 7 more weeks of it in my life!

Friday, September 14, 2007


Tom has been getting Zac geared up for the start of football season. For opening night, they put their jerseys on and made popcorn and watched some football which Zac thought was a great treat. Now Zac gets really excited whenever he sees clips of football games or catches glimpses of a game as we're passing through stores. He'll yell "It's football Daddy!" Last Sunday Zac couldn't wait to wear his jersey. He brought it to me at 9:00 in the morning and wanted me to put it on. I thought it was cute so I put it on for him and he immediately looked at me and said "Should we pop some popcorn now?" Our very own little Pavlov! Daddy's been teaching him about football and on Sunday he got down on the floor and they pretended to tackle each other. Zac of course got really wound up and wouldn't stop! He went to his second day of school on Thursday and when I picked him up, his teacher told me that they had trouble because Zac was pushing other kids which is very unlike him. We think he was trying to "tackle" and play so we've now got to teach him that for the time being, that's something he can ONLY do with Daddy!
I am 32 weeks along now and very uncomfortable already. My feet swell up sometimes already and my back aches ALL the time. It's going to be a LONG few weeks ahead I'm afraid!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Cat Scratch Fever

Too bad it's not closer to Halloween! Zac can be rather aggressive with Hurricane and Sierra and they have always been VERY tolerant of him but Sierra finally had enough today. He was chasing after her and must have cornered her and learned what cats can do when you piss them off! Hopefully the scratches look worse than they actually are. I can just imagine what people think when they see him! Hopefully he heals up quickly!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Zac's First Day of School Slide Show

He did awesome today! No crying at all and he loved to talk about his day afterward! His teacher said that he was her best buddy. He wanted her attention the whole time as I thought he would! They put his art projects in a take home folder for us in his back pack and he was absolutely amazed to see that his works of art came back to his house with him when we got home! It was strange being alone today. I realize that I've forgotten how to be alone! Only a few more weeks of that though - I better enjoy it while I can!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Guess Tyler's size!
The game name is TylerDavidYounker and I need to figure out how to make this easier!

Quick Test Run

Okay, I thought I'd finally give this blogging thing a try. Zac does so many funny things on a daily basis and I find that I don't always have time to make all the phone calls that I'd like to so how better to share everything!
Tomorrow is his first day of school. It's a Day School and he'll go once a week for just three hours but I think he'll really enjoy it. Hopefully it will help him out with sharing and learning to play with kids his own age. He loves older kids and even younger ones but the ones his own age have been difficult for him to play happily with.
Tom is out of town AGAIN and will miss his first day so I'll be taking lots of pictures and with any luck, figuring out how to put them on here tomorrow!