Saturday, January 17, 2009

A New Year and a Big Boy

I know this is a bit over due, but better late than never. We had a fun New Years Eve this year. When Jon and I were talking about what to do, we decided that we had become old fogies because we didn't have any big parties to go to. It's strange being in a different stage of life were going out with friends only happens far and in between. Anyway, we convinced Jon's parents to have a party.
Dinner was quite the event. Megan and Su decided to try something they did at a birthday party a while ago and have a nice spaghetti dinner. This was great except it was without any plates. There was a plastic table cloth and we threw the spaghetti in the middle of the table and then poured on the sauce and every kind of sectioned off what they wanted and dug in.
It made for easy clean up! Then for dessert, we pulled off the top table cloth and threw down some ice cream on a table cloth underneath. Pour on some chocolate and carmel and it was good eats! Zac loved it.
Dinner is always a great event with Jon and his dad. I don't even remember what was going on here, but this picture was definately worth sharing!
We played a lot of Wii that night. I've got to say I'm a big fan! I never thought there would be a video game that I enjoyed so much. I make it very well known how much I hate it when Jon plays the X box, but with the Wii fit, I could play for hours. This is my attempt at hula hooping. I haven't hula hooped in years. Apperently you need to hold your hands up like you are riding a horse, it helps you shake those hips I promise.
It is always fun to be in a new year. It feels like a new start for everything. It's a good time to think about what is important and start again to be better. I am so glad we have these opportunities now and then.
Zac is now 11 months old. He is changing it seems by the hour. He has his two front teeth and we are working on three more. (I do say we becuase it is a group effort.) He says watda (what's that?) and points at almost everything he sees. This is a watda in action. He'll say hi dad too. He is so close to walking. He will walk 6-7 steps by himself going from one person to another. He stands pretty well when he is distracted. Any day now he is going to take off at a run and life as we know it will be over. It's fun though becuase he is so thrilled with himself when he does something knew. He claps and laughs and buries his head in your shoulder.
Most of his bear pictures this time were standing up, becuase it is a severe punishment to make him sit down. Zac gives the best kisses! If you ask him for kisses, he knows exactly what you want- he turns toward you and opens his mouth wide. Sometimes he'll even grab your face and turn his face back and forth while making noises. Eventually we're going to have to teach him how to properly close his mouth or we're going to have an angry mom from his kindergarten class wondering what we're teaching our son. For now, I love the slobber kisses.
Check out those chompers!
Zac has also developed quite a little temper when he doesn't get what he wants (which when you're a little guy and you always want big guy stuff is quite often.) He's got the scream and arching of the back down really well.
Are you pictured out yet?I can't believe that in three weeks from today I will have a one year old. I need to stop blinking! When you get to be this big they only make big boy jammies which are 2 pieced and your feet stick out. I'm not sure why this out of everything makes me so sentimental. It just makes it seem like he is so not a baby anymore. No more feetie jammies? Good thing they are the kind that show his little chicken legs.

We hope everyone is having a stupendous 2009.


laura j. said...

What a way to eat! We'll have to try that sometime. Zac is adorable and we need to get together so I can see him.

Grossarths said...

What fun ideas for dinner and dessert! I'll have to remember that. You have such a cute family!

christensens said...

Hi Kim this is your cousin Amy. I found your blog from Michelle's. So about the feety p.j.s...I think the same thing but you can get them at carters. So they can stay babies for a little longer :) I hope you guys have a great new year!

Alissa Lindgren said...

I can't believe that Zach is going to be one. It looks like you guys had a fun New Year's Party. Guess what, we are moving to Utah in May! Are you guys still going to be around? I hope so.

Swenson Family said...

What great pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. I can't believe Zac is almost a year old. Great pictures- thanks for sharing. What an adorable family. :)