Friday, February 27, 2009

"bye buddy..."

looking out the window this morning, saying bye to his buddy (dad)....

Thursday, February 26, 2009

penny's got the blues

battling a tough case of cradle cap, miss penny sported a new 'do today -- the selsun blue hairdo (we're not crazy...the doctor actually recommended it!)

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rip van winkle

weird thing: yesterday, after returning home from a quick trip to whole foods (yes, i took zack to whole foods in his jammies, so what?), he was so zonked out that it seemed no matter what i did, he would not wake up. it was like he was hypnotized or something.
after about 10 minutes, i was finally able to wake him so that he could eat some lunch. afterwards, he took a FOUR hour nap (no kidding). i guess he was tired!

Monday, February 23, 2009

you're still here?

i think zack is finally starting to get used to and even like having penny around. today, he couldn't resist giving her "hugs" as she sat in her bouncy seat...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

consolation prize...

poor zack -- he was supposed to go help his pal nate celebrate his 2nd birthday last week. instead, he was home with pink eye and an upset tummy. as bummed as he was to miss it, he was thrilled when mom came home with the party favor, which included a big green balloon. it's amazing what a balloon can do to a 17-month old's spirits (and what about that hair??....i think a haircut is in order soon!)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

silly time in the kitchen

zack, enjoying some silly time with mom while penny sleeps...

zack likes to take the tops of our heating vents off...

Monday, February 16, 2009

sunday dinner

this past sunday, grampy and nonnie (who were lined up to babysit in case mom and dad decided to go to the duke/bc basketball game) came over for a nice sunday dinner. zack wasn't feeling the best, so he was reluctant to pose for photos...

Sunday, February 15, 2009


it's taken a while, but mom and dad finally put the finishing touches on the laundry room makeover. with boots, hats, scarves, mittens, etc all stashed away in the new cubbies that grampy built in the closet, we all now have a nice place to hang out coats (or towels and bathing suits if i dare to dream...)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

be ours

penny and zack had a wonderful valentine's day together! we kick-started the festivities by decorating cupcakes with friends at a friday afternoon playdate. then, we all enjoyed a special valentine's day breakfast at a diner, and then the kids finished it all off with three-hour naps (zack and penny's gift to mom and dad)! and to make the day even more special, penny is a whopping 3 months old now!

penny looking festive in her valentine onesie (thank you, dutch door press!)zack shows off his valentine that meme sent him....(while doing the "funny face" as well)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

silent but yucky..

little penny's been quite the trooper...we recently discovered she's been dealing with "silent reflux" for a while (unlike your average, run-of-the-mill reflux, this one burns on the way up and then heads back down...burning on the way down as well) and it is supposed to be pretty darn painful. penny has shed more than a few tears over it, but when not in pain, is still her dainty, cheerful self. gotta love her.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

is it something I said?

mom knew something up when it got a little too quiet in the kitchen....

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"make your funny face"

figuring out new ways to make mom laugh every day...

Friday, February 6, 2009

zack and penny: ready for spring.

there's nothing like getting 2 kids packed up, bundled up and ready for a playdate when it's in the teens out. they look about as excited as I do about all the snow we've gotten this winter.