Zachary turned 2 on June 11th. Hard to believe, but not so much at the same time. Zachary is definitely coming into his own in so many ways. He is talking a lot more now and has the personality to go with it. He is a climber which has proven to our disadvantage now that he can climb out of his crib. We are now in the process of that transition which is not fun. Our happy baby boy at nap and bedtime no longer exists. It is now a battle and we have an early riser on our hands now. He use to go down without a fight and just hang out in his crib for a little while by himself morning and night. He would sing and play in there until he was ready to come out or go asleep. It was heaven. We will be so happy when this phase passes. On a happier note, he makes us laugh and smile constantly. He is a shoe lover- we never know where we will find our shoes as he enters a room with one pair on and exits with another one. It is very funny. He also has grown to love hats and loves loves loves trucks. He has been in hog heaven lately with all the construction going on near our house. He sees many trucks every day. When they leave he gets very sad. One day while on a walk Burt sat down with Zachary to watch the trucks. When one left Burt said, "oh truck" and now Zachary does the same thing. It is so adorable. He also loves animals. He squeals in delight when he sees them or gets to be close to them. On the other hand he can also give you the eye like no other. He does it in such a cute way though that it just makes you smile instead of getting mad at him. He doesn't even have to turn his head which is the funniest part. I so wish I could capture that look for all to see. He loves having his picture taken when he sees a camera. He immediately says cheese. When at the Dr. the other day he was pointing to a picture on the wall and I said it was a picture of some flowers and rocking chairs. All he heard I think was picture because he started saying cheese immediately. It made me laugh at the association he made with that. With two older brothers he definitely has grown up faster than I would have liked, but to survive I guess that how it goes. He wants to be like them so bad and play with them, but he destroys their creations too much for them to let him play with them all the time. They do love him however and will play chase and wrestle with him from time to time. He also loves to sing and dance and give Lucas lots of kisses. Oh and ride bikes. Oh my, how he loves to do that. He would stay outside forever if he could. I have to make sure the doors are locked and garage closed so he doesn't escape to do so. He also loves his blankie and thumb. The two go hand and hand. All and all Zachary is such a joy (even though I could do without the whining and tantrums), just like the rest of them and I can't wait for the years to come. Happy Birthday!
We had a water themed party for Zachary which turned out to be perfect, because wouldn't you know that it rained that day. Go figure, but since everyone was in swimsuits anyway it didn't matter. Yeah for that. The kids had so much fun.
Here is a glimpse of the "eye".
Our cupcake dump truck. Not too shabby.
Ty really wanted to blow the candle out.
Grammie and Lucas were also there.
Sweet boy all tuckered out.
Thank you Ty, Ian, Grafton, Elijah Brooks, Sophie, Christopher, Joshua and Nicholas for making my party so much fun (and the parents too).