Sunday, May 25, 2008

little swimmer

Eric and I, well mostly Eric, started swimming laps at the college pool. And yes, I bought myself a swim cap, don't laugh, it really helps quite a bit, and the goggles too. And Zion loves to play dress up, and I was, I'm not a mean mom, but I had to see what she looked like....and of course I took some pictures to share with all of you.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

what a beautiful day

this picture is so funny to me, they both have that, 'what did you say', look on their faces.
again, the two of them mirroring each other.

aww...such a Kodak moment...

Sunday, Mother's Day, was such a beautiful day, we went outside to take some pictures, and soak up the sun, and cool air while we can. Zion wouldn't sit still long enough for me to take the pictures, but I think we got some good shots. While Ezekiel was content to just sit on the grass and soak up the sun.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Good Morning!

I know you're probably thinking, "Is it Halloween?", Or maybe you're thinking, "What is that poor girl covered in?" Well either way, or whatever else you may be thinking, here is the story behind the mess. I wake up this morning with Zion lying next to me, which has become a regular occurance at our home. Now for those who know me well, I'm not a morning person, what so ever! I like silence, and usually try to keep my eyes closed as long as possible. So as I lie in bed, trying to soak up as much serenity as I can, before I start my day, I hear Eric from the bathroom saying, "did you see what our daughter did?" I reluctantly opened my weary eyes to behold Zion covered with black smudges. I crawl out of bed to go to her for a better look. As I reach her I ask, "what is ....", before I can finish my question Zion says while batting her eyes at me, "eyes mommy, look! That answered it for me. You see, when ever I put my mascara on myself Zion calls it 'eyes'. And I'll admit every now and then I'll put just a little bit on her just for fun. I don't know how she got it, but kids always seem to find a way. In shock, I look around my bedroom for the culprit, as I scan my bed I see that little miss Zion wasn't just lying next to me this morning, oh no on the contrary. She also left me a masterpiece on my bed sheets right next to my pillow. What a sweet heart. I think she got a little carried away with the 'eyes'!

Oh, my sweet boy, I tried to get a shot or two of his teeth. The first picture is pretty good, then the last one I got a nice drool shot for ya'll. For teething he's actually doing pretty good, he's a tooper. I love this age, so happy, and smily all the time, then after a couple years they start talking back, and tell you "no!" to almost everything, and throw temper tantrums, and draw on your walls, and put mascara on your bed......oh I'm sorry, I seem to have gotten a little carried away! I love you Zion, and Ezekiel, I'm blessed to have such wonderful, happy, loving kids, who love me no matter what.

Friday, May 9, 2008


I think it's been a while since I blogged. So let me see here, let's start with Zion. She has a new phrase she says> Ooh, I like your... shirt, shoes, hair, or anything else that she may see that she likes. It's quite funny sometimes, especially when it's something silly like> Oooh, I like your socks! Although they may be white and boring, she seems to really like them. She says it with such enthusiasm, and personality. It's truly the best. Oh and another thing, she can dress herself, well let me put that another way, she insists on putting on her own pants all by herself. No matter how many times it takes her to get right, even if they're on backwards, I can't help at all. Then she proudly shows off her efforts by backing up toward me with her back arched, butt out, saying, "see, look mommy, see!" I laugh every time, she's so independent and funny.

Then there's our little man Ezekiel. He got his shots not too long ago, and did pretty good, but it breaks my heart when they cry. He weighed almost 19 lb., what a big boy! Oh, and he's got 2 bottom teeth, and cutting 2 more on top. He also can scoot backwards, and sit up on his own for a little bit, he's getting better everyday.