Monday, March 21, 2016

Never too early to start them on chores

Just kidding!  Zach doesn't help with chores, are you kidding me, he barely has the attention span to put his blocks back into the basket.  We get about half of them put away and he's off to do something else. However, I have noticed that he really likes taking stuff out of my drawers and then putting them back (sometimes).

I had to document him getting into the dishwasher at least once.  For some reason this is just so cute.  Although, now 3 months later, he still tries to crawl onto it, but we redirect him to just help close it.  We've had a few close calls of him put taking a fork out, or trying to pull a plate out or bang the dishes around.

We finally got a new sink in January.  It was my job to keep Zachary occupied and out of the way, but as you can see he just wanted to be like the big guys and help out.

I love the new sink by the way.  It's not top notch or anything, but it was on sale and a HUGE improvement from what we had before, so that basically makes it the best sink ever.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Fun in December

I debated putting the tree up this year because Zachary is mobile and I didn't want to constantly be telling him to leave the tree alone.  We replaced all the ornaments with shatter proof ones just in case he got any fancy ideas.  Thankfully, Zachary left the tree alone for the most part until a few days before Christmas.  He liked to take the ornament off and then stick someone in tree.  We found a few toys in the tree as well, and the remote.

For Christmas, Stephen and I got him his own chair.  It came with a table too, but it's a bit too tall for him, so we are saving that for another year.  He loves the chair.  He likes to stand on it and watch you make dinner.

My parents got him a marble set.  He enjoys throwing the little balls everyone, but also putting them down the marble shoots, once he figured it out.

Pepper being Pepper, always giving hugs and kisses and never leaving you alone.  She's got a lot of love to give.

I just find this pictue to be really hilarious.

New toy!  We pulled him around in this for a few minutes and he got a real kick out of it.  And then we broke the handle….game over.

Walking on your toes, such a great memory growing up.

We enjoyed the holidays with this little one this year.  He offically started walking around Christmas and hasn't stopped since.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Some photos from Thanksgiving

I went to his Thanksgiving lunch at daycare.  I am always so impressed with all the kids and how well behaved they are when it's time to eat.  Everytime I have been there for eating time, they all sit quietly in their chairs and just wait to be served.  They each stay seated while they eat and rarely get up and start walking around when they are done.  I'm amazing.

Anyway, this day was fun, because we had lunch together, he showed me some toys, and then I was able to give him his bottle and put him down for his nap which was really sweet.

We spent Thanksgiving in Tulsa and got to play outside for one day because it was really nice out.

The rest of time it rained, so we stayed in and rode around on his bike.

Grandma Brister may not have as many stairs as Grandpa Buschelman's house, but it's still Zachary's favorite place to play.

Zachary didnt start walking until Christmas, but he figured out how to climb stairs on the first try.

This is how Grandpas keep watch over the little ones.

Zachary and John playing together.  I can't wait to see how well they play together in May.  Zach is much more interactive now.

Our attempt at a cousin picture…or sibling pictue plus Zachary.  Maybe next time, we will get a better one!

First haircut

I held out until after Zachary turned one to get his hair cut.  At first I didn't want to because it meant my baby was growing up, but then I realized that his hair was quite long and shaggy and it really needed it.  It was in his eyes and ears a lot.  We took him to the downtown Friendly Barber Shop.  

He was on the verge of being hungry and tired so Severo had to work fast.  Zachary tolerate it pretty well, but he was getting squirmy.  Severo did a great job of distracting him and moving all over the place because Zach kept moving around.  

He just got a trim this time, but it looked so much better than before.  I was sad to see the little curls go, but he still looks cute!  It's Severo thing to put a little mustache on the baby who gets his first hair cut and then get a picture taken.  The mustache is a bit weird, but oh well.  This picture is now on the wall at the barber shop. 

Zachary also got a First Haircut Certificate!  It says:
This is to certify that ZACHARY BRISTER has bravely met all of the requirements of his First Haircut and has graduated from babyhood on the 14th day of NOVEMBER in the year of our Lord 2015.

Since this was just a trim, we got his haircut again in Febuary…but this time Severo didn't let me just do a trim!  He said, he's not a baby anymore and needs a big boy haircut.  He used the clippers and everything and Zachary didn't seem to mind it a bit.