Monday, August 31, 2009

Zev had a fun weekend. He hung out with Miss Emily on Saturday. Sunday, he went to the grocery store and out to lunch. Then came Monday. First Zev went for a walk with his Mimi. He was supposed to nap, but instead he just kept staring at her through the crack in his sun shade. Then he had a friend over to play, and she tried out all his toys for him. I can't wait for him to be big enough to play...

As for now, we are getting excited about our upcoming trips. In September, Zev is going to go for a visit to Tyler, and then in October is going to go to Houston for a few days to stay with Emily while Matt is living in Dallas. Then in November, Zev will be taking an extra long Thanksgiving trip to Park City to play with his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. This should be even more fun than his last trip to Park City since he is getting bigger, and he might be able to play a little more. Last, but not least, we have booked our hotel rooms for Disney to go see Becky get married in December. Hopefully Zev continues to travel as well as he did in August for a while longer. He is getting ready to meet Mickey Mouse in his outfit.

I love it when I get this silly face.

I don't know if you can tell in this video, but Zev has been trying out cloth diapers for one week now. I am not sure I am convinced yet. They are definitely better for the environment and much cheaper in the long run, but they are also another load of laundry with several steps every day and I've been peed on three times in one week.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

So Zev fell asleep, and I didn't want to move him all the way to his room since this was a VERY needed nap. He looks super chubby in this picture and I love it.

By the way, right after I took this, he had a little accident all over the couch, so I learned why I should move him anyway. At least I got the picture this time.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

swimming in the tub...

I decided since Zev loves the tub, but he does not love the swimming pool, that I would make his tub a pool... I took it outside, put some pool water in it, and Zev played and splashed while I had my feet in the pool. Now I just have to clean it out. While he was in there, he discovered his feet. It was pretty cute.

Yesterday was Grandma's birthday. Zev and I made her pink frosted cupcakes with sprinkles. Zev and Grandma played his favorite game together and I forgot to get any pictures! Whoops. He hadn't seen Grandpa in two months, so hopefully we will hopefully make a trip to Tyler soon.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

bath time

Last time I had some after bath pictures, so I thought today I would put some pictures of bath time. Zev likes to take a bath in this little bucket tub.

Here is a video of tub time. Zev is doing some splashing.

Last, I just want to say that I posted a video of Zev farting and got not one comment. What does it take to get some comments? I don't even know if anyone looks at this thing besides Emily. Anyway, Zev has starting doing some cute giggling lately. I will try to catch it on camera soon.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

finally the 3 months photos off the big camera

Zev and Dad before bed

this was the only way to show how much he was kicking
without showing his business to everyone on the internet...

remember how cute that face is before you see the "three months old" pictures...

beer belly from all that beer pong

not his cutest face...

here he looks like that fat kid in all the movies with Seth Rogan, but with a messed up eye -

cute right?

So, to redeem him, I post a video. You have to turn the volume up loud and it is hard to hear, but after he sneezes toward the end, then he farts. It was great. The other is just showing off his new head lifting ability.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Zev has now slept about 9 or 10 hours for 2 nights in a row, and the night before that he had slept from midnight to 6:30. The only problem is, I still wake up at 4 o'clock, then 5 o'clock, and then 6 o'clock wondering why he isn't up yet! Maybe soon we can both sleep all night. I would be really happy....

Here is a video of Zev NOT sleeping, but playing in his bed instead! (His naps are not as on point as his night sleeping...)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy three months Zev!

I'll put up some pictures later...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

fun weekend

Zev had a fun weekend. On Saturday,he went to baby yoga, took some naps, and went to Chad's birthday party. He got to see lots of friends and play some beer pong.

On Sunday, Grandma and Aunt Li Li drove in to visit him. They got to spend some quality time together. Zev loves his family. He was smiling and playing games with his GG.

Last, but not least, Zev practiced punching himself in the face (or trying to put his hand in his mouth... you decide). Oh, also, those socks have rattles that are shaped like elephants on them. He looks silly, but they are FUN.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Rachel's Wedding

I have been asked by several people to see the pictures of Rachel's wedding. I was so busy, I didn't take any even though we brought our big nice camera. It is too big to fit in the baby bag though, so that might have been a bad one to bring. Oh well. I got these pictures that were taken by a friend of Rachel's off of facebook. When there is an actual link to the photos taken by the real photographer - I will put that on here, but for now these will do!

table with the programs when you walked in

temple and all from a distance

ice sculpture in the cocktail hour with sushi

table setting

menus (designed by Tova)

first dance


cake (which I never got to eat... so sad)

Rachel and some of her friends

Notice I have no pictures of Ari, Zev, or me. Hopefully the photographers got some good ones because we didn't! As you can see, it was a gorgeous wedding. The Lunds really outdid themselves, and we had the most amazing time. It was the most fun I have ever had at a wedding.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


playing with Mimi

I love this face.

Still getting used to the bumbo.

thanks to Aunt Lisa for the chair!

Zev is really starting to play more. He is verbalizing a lot. We talk back and forth. He also has been playing with toys - swatting and grabbing at them. We are having lots of fun.

Here is an example of his "talking".

Monday, August 10, 2009

short, badly shot, but a video nonetheless...

Zev's trip to Utah!

Zev just got home from his big trip to Utah. The wedding was beautiful, and the whole weekend was fantastic. We had so much fun, and we loved seeing everyone.

Getting on the plane...

Sleeping with dad

Jaren with the best chocolate face!

Noah and Zev hanging out

Noah is a great big cousin. He likes to "pet" Zev on the head...

What a good looking baby!

This is when we got home. Zev was super tired from his big trip.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Today Zev went swimming...

He had fun with dad, and then...

he lost his shorts...

I swore I would never put my baby in such a nerdy hat, but then the though of him with a sunburn made me do it...


Zev is a busy guy lately. He is working on getting more sleep and napping better. He went to bed at 7 last night until like 7:30, then he got up for a late dinner. He wasn't quite sure he was ready to go back to bed from 8:00 to 9:00, but then he slept from 9:00 to 1:00. He ate a snack from 1:00 to 1:30ish, and then went back to sleep until 6:30. Overall pretty good. After he got up, he ate, went for a walk (video to follow), and then read a few poems before a nap. Next he is going to yoga with his mom. Last week during yoga, he felt need to share a big fart with all his friends, so we will see if he can be the class clown again this week. Here is the promised video, and a few more shots of the house for those of you who couldn't get the email open.


place to eat off the kitchen

living room

another area in the living room