Thursday, February 28, 2008

First Tooth!

Dear Kate and Riley,
I haven't written lately because life has been hectic. Out of nowhere my happy baby started to get really grumpy all the time! He wasn't sleeping well any more and he just seemed sad! I blamed it on his shots at first but then this week I was trying to get something off of his tongue (since he's been sucking on EVERYTHING lately) and when I did I felt something sharp! It was a tooth! All the sudden everything fell into place. I understood why he had been so sad. I thought we were through the worst of it because it had broken through the skin... but I was wrong. The second one seems to be right behind it. Poor kid cried almost ALL night last night. I hate when I can't comfort him, nothing I did would make him stop crying. He must be feeling a little better today because he took a 3 hour nap this afternoon and is in the middle of another big one right now, his naptime has actually passed up his bed time!

Besides teething Zach is doing great. He is mostly happy and fun all the time. At his 4 month appointment he was in the 50th percentile for weight and the 90th percentile for height! He must have gotten some genes from uncle Austin or uncle Bret because dad and I certainly aren't tall at all! Dad is hoping for a basketball player.
Zach still can roll from tummy to back but not back to tummy, we're working on it. He loves so sit in his bumbo chair and help me clean the kitchen or make dinner, it is my favorite thing. He's getting so big and it is just crazy how fast it goes because I feel like he was born yesterday!

Other news lately, dad is working hard during tax season... two jobs. It is hard for everyone but we are grateful that dad works so hard so I can stay home with Zach. Its only until April 15th so I think we'll make it.

I have been running a lot still, I can run more than 7 miles now and I'm pretty proud of myself since I couldn't even run for 10 min straight when we first started all of this. Our half marathon is in May and I really want to work on getting faster.

That's about it for the last month or so. I'm realizing I need to be better about taking pictures!


Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Day at the Beach

Dear Kate and Riley,
This February we've been blessed with BEAUTIFUL weather! It certainly makes up for spending last weekend in Utah. We got to go to the beach Friday and Saturday. I can't wait until Zach is old enough to stay awake for more than just a few minutes. Here are some pictures from our beach day.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Aunt Jenny is getting Married!!

Dear Kate and Riley,
Its official! Aunt Jenny is getting married in April. We are excited to welcome Christian as a new member of our family. Last week, Zach and I flew out to Utah to help Aunt Jenny find a wedding dress. It was SO cold in Utah, it snowed almost every day we were there. It made me really grateful for the California sun.

We spent two days with Liz and Henry and then went and stayed with Uncle Andrew and Aunt Stacy. Zach had so much fun playing with his cousins, he loved it when they made faces at him and they were such good helpers! It is sometimes hard for me to see Camryn who was born just a few weeks before your due date, you guys would probably be the EXACT same age if you had gone to full term. She is so cute and fun and seeing how much Zach looks like Skylar I wonder a lot if Camryn even looks like how you would have looked. It was really hard for me to be around her at first but now its sort of a window into what could have been and its not as hard as it used to be.

We found Aunt Jenny's wedding dress at the first store! It was actually the first dress she even tried on but she tried on lots of others just to be sure. I can't believe my BABY sister is getting married but it will be fun to be more in the same place in life.

On Sunday everyone from dad's family came to Aunt Stacy's and we had a little super bowl party. It is fun to see everyone with Zach and have everyone say what an O'Farrell he is. He is definitely his father's son!

Here are some pictures of our trip....


A sneak peak of Aunt Jenny's dress (couldn't
show the whole thing!)

Grandpa Frank and Zach (do they look alike?)

Zach and Henry, not interested in the camera