Monday, May 23, 2011


Zev is loving his new presents. Here he is wearing his hat!

We tried it on Tahl too.

It's a little big.

Uncle Scott got Zev an Elmo that uses the potty. This is just the toy that I always dreamed of... Zev likes it though!

He LOVES his new legos from Buby and Buster. He likes to build houses and little flower gardens.

Zev has been grilling outside a bunch.

He also enjoys pushing his new wheelbarrow.

We've also been reading tons of new books and stamping with Zev's new stamps. We are having tons of fun with all these new ways to spend our time! Thanks to everyone who gave Zev a gift!

Here is a cute little picture of Zev napping... Think he has enough things to snuggle with?

Puppy Paw-ty!

On Saturday, we had Zev's second birthday party. It was a puppy "paw-ty"!

Here is his bowl of dog food cake...

We had yummy food.

We had treats served in dog bowls and bone shaped sandwiches.

All the kids got a puppy hat as their party favor.

We made dog puppets for an activity.

Lots of kids just wanted to play in the playroom!

Zev just wanted to eat. I think he found something my dad dropped here...

All ready for the party!

Zev with Pops, his favorite person of the day.

Zev and Kade made art projects.

Tahl mostly slept.

He did hang out with Gram and Pops.

Here is Zev blowing out his candle.

He then dipped the dog food (cereal) in the frosting.

He was a big fan.

Here is one of Zev's friends playing "put the nose on the dog."

Zev's turn.

Next, we opened presents!

Zev loved all his presents, but he wanted to wear this hat right away.

His friends helped him open.

Last, here he is trying to carry away a bunch of presents in his new wheelbarrow.

Zev had so much fun. He ate and ate, and he loved all his gifts! We were so thankful to everyone who came to celebrate Zev! We can't wait to do a joint Zev and Tahl party next year!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

TWO!, Part TWO!

Here we have the rest of Zev's day!

He took an early bath, and this is what he like before he got in!

He opened a gift from Nana.

Do you like him wearing my slippers?

Of course, he had to try the mower out!

Last, but not least, time for a bed time story with dad...

Happy second birthday Zev Matthew!

Can't wait to celebrate again on Saturday at the Paw-ty!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Zev is two today! The picture paparazzi have been following him from morning to nap time...

Here he is when he woke up. We came in singing happy birthday. He said, "No!" Then we said, "Yeah! You are two!" to which he responded, "No!" Then we asked if he wanted out of bed, and he said, "No!" I would say welcome to two, but we have been here for a little while...

We put this little guy in bed with Zev, and he wanted right out...
Yes, Zev does always sleep with his bed this crowded with toys. He throws them out sometimes, but we can't convince him to not start with them all in there, and he seems comfy, so it isn't worth a fight...

The morning kept going well. He wanted to wear his pajamas to school. He ended up in his new birthday shirt from Grandma Dee and Grandpa George. It was purple with a horse, so he loved it. Purple is currently Zev's favorite color.

We went off to school for the end of the year party/ Zev's birthday! Here Zev is admiring his birthday cookie cake.

Two candles!

Zev loves blowing out candles. He did not love everyone singing to him. Zev also threw a big fit when he ran out of cookie cake. I told him I feel the same way...

This is what Tahl did while Zev blew out his candles. His skin is clearing up some as you can see.

Zev passed out some of his extra puppy dog birthday hats.

Then the class went outside to play.

After we left school, we went to the mall with my mom to play and eat lunch.

Zev loves climbing and playing. Here he noticed he was in the water.

So, he pretended to splash in it...

and stomp his feet in the puddle. His favorite episode of Sesame Street ("Elmo!") is one where Elmo stomps in puddles and plays in the rain. It is my favorite too because Cookie Monster sings "It's Raining Cookies".

This last picture is just to show off our fancy ride. We love it. Thanks again Tova, Brad, Rachel, Zach, Oren, Lindsay, Karen, and Gregg!

If we get any more great birthday pictures, we will post them up.

We are so happy that Zev is two. He is growing every day. He gets sweeter and sassier at the same time, and he is just so smart and funny. We are, as are most parents, completely in love with him. Ari and I cannot imagine our lives with out this extremely silly guy.

We love you Zev!