Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Zachary's 4th Birthday!

Dear Zachary,

I can't believe it has been 4 years since you entered our lives and brought new hope and joy into our lives. The past four years have flown and we are so blessed to be your parents. Although we may be a little biased, we think you are the smartest, funniest, sweetest boy around. You constantly surprise us with your incredible memory (you don't forget anything!) and how quickly you learn anything you put your mind to.

You make us laugh every day, you make friends wherever you go and it seems that all the kids you know love to be around you. You love preschool, gymnastics and being with your "buddies." You are so active, always moving riding your bike, scooter, whatever you can find. You love to sing and have really enjoyed being in primary and learning the primary songs, especially "Praise to the Man". You are quick to apologize when you do something wrong and I have to say that even when I am mad, hearing you say "I'm so so sorry mom" usually makes everything ok. You do try us with your strong will but we know that your head strong determination will take you far some day. You are the first to remind us to pray and not to say such bad words as "stupid".

You love your little brother and are very protective of him. Although you also like to annoy him you are learning more to play with him. You love to be silly in the bath together and to jump on mom or dad together. Your imaginative play is one of my favorite things in the whole world to watch. You come up with elaborate scenes, usually races for your cars. You hate it when your brother messes them up.

You LOVE to read the Book of Mormon story book as well as almost any other book. You love informational books from the library on race cars, monster trucks, dinosaurs and anything else you are interested in at the time. You have memorized all of our shorter board books so much that you can "read" them word for word to Brady when he requests.

We love you Zachary!

Mom and Dad

Monday, October 10, 2011

First Day of School

Dear Kate and Riley,

This year, Zach started "real" preschool. I'm not so sure how real it is, but it is one step above the mom taught co-op that we did last year (and is costing me a lot more money!). He was SO excited to go to preschool with all of his buddies and mom was really excited to get to spend some one on one time with Brady two days a week.

So excited!

Noah and Zach

the moms had a little meeting after the first day and the kids did a little performance. Zach was so in to it, it was really cute.

Poor Brady still cries every time we drop Zach off at preschool but I'm trying to convince him it is fun to run errands with mom!


Saturday, October 08, 2011

Watermelon Tour

Dear Kate and Riley,
To wrap up the summer we went to Tanaka farms on a watermelon tour. It was H-O-T, and I mean sweat dripping down my back hot. But it was still fun. We got to ride in the tractor and try all different kinds of veggies and fruits. The most exciting thing to me, a watermelon hater since birth, was that I discovered I loved the yellow watermelon!

We went on a tractor ride

tried some carrots

green beans

corn on the cob (so good, raw, tasted like candy!)

and best of all... yellow watermelon!

we got to pick our own watermelons (even though the fields were looking a little dead)

my favorite, Addie, Brady, Zach