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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!