Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Days and New Style

Today was a gorgeous fall day. Z and I spent the morning soaking up the sun on our semi-finished (okay, let's just say functional) sun porch while Jason was at work. Then we all took advantage of the sunny and breezy Sunday afternoon to take care of yard work.


Here is Zander's first time playing in the leaves.

In other news, Z has just gotten over a cold so I had boxes of kleenex everywhere.
Zander found one of these boxes....

We decided that it was time for Zander to have his first haircut. We tried to hold off as long as possible, but it was starting to obscure his vision so it had to be done.

Drumroll please....

Let me just say that cutting a baby's hair is WAAAAAAY different from cutting an adult's hair. He refused to hold still and I was constantly pulling the scissors away to keep from chopping off his grabby little fingers.
(This is all just a way of me saying that, yes, I know this isn't a good haircut. Cut me some slack!)

Jason decided that the best way to clean up was to vacuum up the hair. And vacuum the baby.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Jason and I took little Z on a trip to a pumpkin patch with a few other young families. We took a hay ride out to the patch and selected our own pumpkins.

Here is Z with two of his little friends. They all seem pretty fascinated with their pumpkins, which Zander refers to as "ball". Actually, he calls anything round "ball" and he says it with a lilting tone and makes it into two sylables, "baaaa-aaal."

Daddy! Z has started to say something that sounds a lot more like "Daddy" and less like the baby sound "Da-da". He's starting to talk so much, it is really exciting.

Here is what the pumpkin looked like after being gutted and cut up.

But to Zander, it is still just a "baaa-aaal."

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Big House Big Heart 5K: Mission Accomplished

We did it! Team Tomalia completed the Big House Big Heart 5K race! Little Zander got his personal best time at 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Here he is preparing for the race. Such focus!

At the entrance to the race there was music and a big balloon arch marking the starting line.

And we're off!

I decided to make Z his own shirt with a race number painted on, as he would certainly eat anything I tried to pin on him.

Crossing the finish line.

See? We really were there in the Big House. The race was really well organized, with free food and drinks at the finish line and everything. It was my first time in the stadium, so it was pretty cool to run through the tunnel onto the field. Probably the closest I will ever get to playing football!

Thank you to everyone who donated! It was a great event to participate in, and all your donations helped to raise money for a wonderful organization.