No real rhyme or reason to this post- just a bunch of pictures that we've taken lately with captions.
I walked into Zach's room the other night after getting Drew in bed, and this is what I saw. Zach is really snuggly when reading books before naps and bedtime. I think it's one of Mike's and my favorite times.
Now that it's finally warm out, we're really enjoying popsicles. Usually Drew and I share one because I don't think he (or I, for that matter) needs a whole one. Lately he prefers for me to cut it into little discs for him. Sometimes just Zach has a popsicle, and he is always so happy to share it with Drew, which is really sweet. Drew just hangs out by Zach's chair opening his mouth like a little bird. Right before I took this picture, I heard Zach say, "Say please first, Drew," and Drew did the sign for please, which is rubbing his chest. It's so sweet to see them share.
On this day Zach wanted to push Drew around in the laundry basket. I ended up having to help some, mostly because I didn't want Zach to accidentally tip the basket and have Drew crash on the ground. Drew thought it was pretty fun to get a ride.
Last week Zach and I went on a field trip with his preschool to the Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge. The kids had a great time and got to see lots of little creatures and pet them, too. Here's Becky, the box-turtle, looking for a mealworm to eat.
This is Zach about to touch a salamander of some sort. I can't remember what it's real name is.
Despite the fact that he's pulling back, Zach really did want to touch this snake. I think in this picture he was going to listen to the snake "whisper" in his ear.
This is the whole class at the end of the field trip. What a great class of kids! I was able to go volunteer at his preschool a few times this year, and I was always so impressed with the kids and the teachers. Zach is in the sunglasses in the front, and yes, he is one of the smallest (and youngest), which only fuels our ongoing debate about whether or not to send him to preschool in a little over a year. Good thing we've got a little while to think about it and see where he's at.
Here's Zach at his preschool picnic on Tuesday with his teachers, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Gray. All I can say is what amazing teachers. They are so kind, caring, warm, and loving. They were always happy, and Zach really loved preschool this year. I am so glad we were able to get him in. We will miss preschool this summer!
Here are my two little superheroes. Zach loves Superman, though all he knows about him is that he uses a different name most of the time so people don't know who he is, he's very strong, he has a cape, and he can fly and save airplanes. He loves to watch a clip on YouTube from Superman Returns where Superman saves an airplane from crashing. Since he loves Superman so much, Grandma Linda and Grandpa Curt got him some Superman PJs, and they decided Drew should have some, too. It's funny, it wasn't until I uploaded this picture to my computer that I realized Drew's jammies had abs on them. Drew thought it was fun standing and posing for this picture.
Here's Drew, or Superbaby, as Zach calls him. It must be the angle of the camera, but I don't think he looks so little in this picture. And I think he really looks like Mike and Mike's dad, Grandpa Kevin.
Here's Zach pretending to fly like Superman. After the pictures Zach and I ran around the house for a few laps, pretending to fly to save that airplane. Drew tried to get in on it, but he only got one lap in, I think. Walking's going well, but he's not quite running yet.
And I had to get a cape shot. The boys were playing the piano, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity.
And, because no blog-post is complete without a story about something Zach said, here's today's funny quote:
"Mom, it's a good thing we didn't eat outside, because we'd be freakin' cold!"
"Why is it good we didn't eat outside?" I asked.
"Because we would be freakin' cold!"
First of all, it was like 80 degrees here, but with 20-30 mph winds. But it was the use of the word "freakin'" that caught my attention. Mike says I say that word a lot, but I don't think I do. If I did before, I'm going to try not to so much now!