Monday, September 28, 2009

penny and the yellow balloon

zack wasn't such a huge fan of the yellow balloon that was given to him at the dentist the other day, but penny sure was...


dentist blues...

not even the biggest, cheeriest balloon could brighten zack's spirits his first dentist appointment. poor guy kept saying "grocery store" the whole time, so we took a celebratory visit to stop n' shop after.

Monday, September 21, 2009

balls and trucks and lawnmowers, oh my!

someone loves to go hog wild and play with her brother's toys while he's napping...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

cupcakes + bouncy house

zack & penny were lucky enough to be able to go to their pal sophie's 2nd birthday party today, where they had their first (but certainly not last) "bouncy house" experience. zack was predictably timid about zooming down the slide (he did once) but enjoyed hopping around with the other kids. it was a crisp fall day and both the kiddos and mom & dad had a great time.

Friday, September 18, 2009

two peas in a crib

when penny and i go into zack's room when he wakes up from his 3 1/2 hour daily nap (really, no kidding), he often says "penny in cribbie". it's adorable to see them start interacting, playing and even sharing more. if zack is feeling especially nice, he'll even let penny hold "doggers", as in the picture below.

Monday, September 14, 2009

double digits!

penny --- 10 months old today. i can't believe you're only a couple of months away from being 1! the time is flying & you're more and more beautiful every day.

Friday, September 11, 2009

1, 2....

until today, zack was able to count to 2. literally, we'd say "one" and he'd say "two" and that was that. however, this morning, during breakfast, dad was counting zack's french toast pieces and when tim said "one...", zack continued, "two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten." just like that. here's another attempt (ten is missing, but who needs ten anyhow!?)


mom got rather adventurous this week and headed to the brimfield antique show with the 2 kiddos in tow. it actually ended up being a fantastic early fall day, cool and sunny and then warmer in the afternoon. zack and penny were total troopers as mom browsed through vintage letters, skeleton keys, plates, pyrex, paintings, and other really useless but fun stuff. some highlights:

penny at mom's favorite pyrex dealer...
zack, playing it cool by the old sports equipment...
a break for some lunch...and some peekaboo...
penny, before she ripped her hat off and threw it somewhere (never found)...
zack, not quite sure what to make of this weird sign...we scored a bunch of great loot! temps are heating up and we're out of here!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

how i spent my first day as a 2-year old

zack spent his special day at his favorite park with his sister, mom, dad & grandpa keenan.

Monday, September 7, 2009

hey you - you're two!

for our zack -- some highlights from the past year. we love you and think you're an amazing little boy. happy second birthday.

Zack: Years 1-2 from laura keenan on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

the best day

zack had the most wonderful 2nd birthday party today. due to technical difficulties (ie: blurriness) with the camera, mom is hoping to get some better photos to post from some of the guests. regardless, it was a fantastic day, and zack was thrilled with the tractors & lawnmowers galore. he also received a bunch of cute clothes, some books, a new wagon for him and penny to ride in, and some really neat toys.

what a lucky guy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

stood up

hey you! the one in the strawberry shirt and pink diaper. yeah, you. you stood up today. yes, i think you're too small to be standing up on your own. no, i won't let you borrow the car. quit growing up so fast!!

penny chasing zack

this is the kids new favorite game. notice again, how zack wants to "see it" at the end of the video. who does this kid get his impatience from!?