Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pink Pink Pink

They were all so cute I couldn't decide so I put them all up. Her smiles are just too irresistible.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Working Man

Today, Jed is a working man, with his wallet, helmet (stocking cap), tools (pick-up sticks) and "barfcase" (5 gallon food storage bucket.)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


For most of my pregnancy, Jed emphatically declared that the baby would be a sister. When I was 7 or 8 months along, one evening we sat at lunch. Jed, tired before an imminent nap time, crumpled his face and started to cry. I asked him what was wrong.

"Mom," he said, "I need my Zozy."

"What do you mean, Jed?"

"I need my Zozy, I need my baby sister."

Funny, because we always, always referred to the baby as "Baby Z." But he knew all along it was his Zozy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Unbearable Cuteness

What could be more dull than a Mormon Mommy blog with nothing but posts of smiling children and raves about their cuteness? I don't know, but this is it.

And she is SOOOOOOO CUTE! *squeal!*

Pictures from the last post were taken two weeks ago. These are from last night. Michael complains that the first and last photos look the same, but I say he misses the subtle shades of perfection exemplified by Zoe's cheeks.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Monday, September 7, 2009

Baby Z Stats

7 Weeks

Weight: 11 lbs 3 oz (43rd percentile)
Length: 24 inches (87th percentile)
Cuteness: Infinite

For comparison, at birth she was in the 9th percentile for weight and the 33rd for length.

Yup, she's got her momma's appetite!

Feeling Better

Poor Michael still suffers, but Jed and I are bouncing back. Roseola'a gone and an antibiotic has worked wonders for his mood. Best part is that after a week of hardly eating and dropping to 26 pounds, now his appetite has returned and he's working on covering those ribs back up.


Yesterday for breakfast he ate 7 bowls of cereal and a plate of sausage.

The day before, 13 silver dollar whole wheat pancakes.

Today, 2 eggs, a piece of heavily buttered whole wheat toast, a cup of spinach-apple smoothie, a cup of half and half, a bowl of applesauce, handful of prunes, and a whole banana.

And a snack two hours later.


Over the years I have attempted many times to take pictures of lightning, and failed every time. Until last night, when we had a real proper lightning storm. Probably one of the more violent storms electrically we have experienced here in Indiana.

This one made me jump out of my skin.

Our kitchen @ midnight.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Daddy's Shoulder

We've all found Daddy our pillar of strength and comfort this week.

Remember this?

I don't think I'll ever tire of seeing my babies on my good man's shoulder.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Just One Week

1 tired kid
1 fever almost 103
1 allergy-ridden momma
1 cranky toddler
1 neglected, wailing infant
1 unidentifiable rash
1 strangely swollen gum
1 momma with a bad cold
1 case of roseola
1 screaming, flailing trip to the dentist
1 overdose on ibuprofen
1 call to poison control
1 blessing, caring, cheering husband
1 dinner from a dear friend
1 jar of nyquil
1 tired family looking forward to the long weekend