Friday, January 30, 2009
Our handsome boy (don't let the mohawk fool you,
he is the sweetest boy)!
Everyone waiting patiently for Dr. Erickson to arrive.
Look at that team work!
The heartbreaking moment! Zachary had to have four shots today.
It breaks your heart as parents to see your children in any pain, so when we got home Mommy gave Zachary a warm bath. Within hours Zachary was already starting to bruise from all the injection sites-our poor little guy! Zachary weighed in at 27.36 lbs (84%) and 32.09 inches (79%). Zachary is fit, healthy and happy!
We love our little/BIG boy!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Uncle Jared turned the BIG 30!
Mommy and Zachary love playing.
Dimitri is practicing singing "Happy Birthday" before the big moment.
Zachary LOVES playing with the balloons!
Dimitri decided to get some football in!
We hope that Uncle Jared had a fantastic birthday!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
As many of you know I had a miscarriage before successfully carrying Dimitri and I was devastated. This Saturday, will mark the three year anniversary of the due date to the little baby we lost. This loss still affects me in many ways and still my heart breaks for the little one who is not with us here on Earth. I am very spiritual and I know that God has a master plan. I know in my heart everything happens for a reason but it does not fill the void I feel inside.
Choosing to have children was the BEST thing I ever did with my life. About a year and a half after Dimitri was born, I decided to look through the journal we kept as we were trying to conceive. I came across the notes regarding my first pregnancy and started to cry. Our first doctor’s appointment was to be on June 14, 2005 and it was on this day that we were suppose to hear our baby’s heartbeat for the first time (little did we know the importance of this date). Within a few days of making that first appointment we would lose our baby.
Everyday we are grateful for our children and we are blessed everyday. The void does not go away, the love still remains and we will never forget. We came across this on the internet and thought it was perfect.
"I'm writing this from heaven, here I dwell with God above. Here there are no more tears or sadness, just eternal love. Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and He said "I welcome you," "It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone, As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on."
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Today the inauguration of Barack Obama will take place making him our 44Th President of the United States! This is an incredible moment for our country. We were listening to the news this morning and the news reporter stated, let's hope for future generations that this is only the beginning of the CHANGE taking place in America. This moment in history that we are about to witness affects us on so many different levels. As mothers, it gives us HOPE for future generations. As partners, it allows us to have FAITH that the world as we know it is changing and as Americans, we could not be PROUDER! Again, we would like to echo the thoughts of the reporter-that this is just the BEGINNING! The BEGINNING of CHANGE! Together we can all make a difference! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
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Sunday, January 11, 2009
It took him just a few minutes to warm up to the idea of cooking the crab. Dimitri loved the crab and salmon he kept asking for more.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
This video makes us laugh because if you listen to the background noise Wall E is talking and his every sound is in perfect sync with Zachary's movement.
Zachary is getting bigger with each passing day. It is both exciting yet sad to watch him grow. Zachary is the baby of the family and that means that soon there will be no more babies in the house. Before we know it the boys will be starting sports and/or school, then college, marriage and babies of there own. It is a bitter sweet feeling. Ugghhh, don't know if we will ever be ready!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Zachary was a BIG boy on the slide.
We think Zachary is singing in the shower.
Look, how much FUN he is having!
A "fishy" kiss before we go!
Dimitri has always LOVED the water!
Dimitri loved ever minute!
Today, Dimitri put on his life jacket and started "swimming". Dimitri does not know how to swim but he was sure trying. Dimitri would kick his feet and flap his arms! It was great to see him try.
Every time we go swimming Dimitri gets upset because he wants to go down the BIG slide. It is frustrating as parents because we don't want to hold him back but as you approach the stairs there is a big sign stating you have to be 44 inches tall to go down the slide. We know that he is not that tall because the little dinosaur marks the necessary height. What is a parent to do? Yep, that's right we ignored the sign and Dimitri got to go down the slide. Well, it didn't pay to break the rules because when we tried to take Dimitri down the slide for a second time the life guard was there to advise us that he was "too little". BUSTED!
We could not take a picture of the event because we did not want to draw attention to us breaking the rules, but here is a picture of the slide. We are proud of Dimitri aka "Maverick". We love that he is adventurous!
Friday, January 2, 2009
We're so glad the boys love to play with each other.
While waiting for Grandma Mel and Uncle Mike to come over the three of us decided to play PlayStation. BUSTED!
Grandma brought the boys a basket full of books and a blanket to snuggle with.