Sunday, June 28, 2009

it's HOTTTT!

Zachary went on his first airplane ride on Thursday, and has been visiting Grandma, Grandpa,  Uncle Dana, and Aunt Kelly for the past few days in Arizona.  Everything has been wonderful so far, and we were lucky enough to have the hottest weekend of the year greet us as well.  Here is a quick picture of Zachary in the pool, and we will update everyone further on Wednesday after Zachary and Mommy arrive back home in Colorado.   Until then, stay cool - Brian + Kimmie

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy 1/2 Birthday!!

Today marks Zachary's 6 month birthday, and we had a small celebration here at the house with a mini cake and just the three of us enjoying each others company.  The past week has been filled with lots of tummy time for Zachary, and the results have been impressive.  He not only started to lift his head, but by the end of the week was lifting well past 90 degrees, and lifting his head, chest, and shoulders up to see what was around!  We are very excited.  Zach should begin his physical therapy soon, and we are all anxious to see his progression, and what tricks he's got up his sleeve!  
On Friday, Mommy and Zachary went down to visit Tara and her family.  They had fun visiting, and Zachary loved Cooper, the Ham's Burmese Mountain dog.  Saturday was spent at home with Daddy, hanging out and playing in the yard.  Amanda and Ellen were nice enough to come by that afternoon and watch Zachary for a few hours while Daddy went off to work, and Mommy came home from a bridal shower.  
Today was the birthday celebration, and tomorrow we are off to Dr. Miller's to have Zachary's feet checked out once again.  It's been nice not having doctors appointments for the past few weeks.  We're hoping for word tomorrow that Zachary does not need to wear his shoes full time and can move to only wearing them when he sleeps.  His feet look wonderful, especially with the way they were when he was born.  Wednesday it is off to the pediatrician for Zach's 6 month check up, and that rounds out the planned doctor visits for a little while longer.  We are grateful for all the wonderful work that the doctors and nurses have done, and continue to pray for Zach's improved health.  It's hard to believe that 6 months have passed since Zachary's birth.  Time sure travels fast.  We continue to feel abundantly blessed each day with Zachary in our lives.  We are thankful for so many of our prayers being answered, and pray for much more success for Zach in the future. Thank You so much to all of you who have been following Zachary's life.  Thank You for your kind words, and especially, Thank You for your prayers.  Much Love and Praise to You All!  Happy 6 Month Birthday Zachary!  Love, Mommy and Daddy

Monday, June 8, 2009

Yogurt Face

Thought we'd share a short video of Zach's first taste of yogurt...YUMMM!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Working Out the Kinks

Mr. Giggles
MMMM, rice cereal!

Spider Man!!

I sit up so well!!

Mini-golf madness!
Yeah Daddy, that's the right line!
Mommy, purse golfing extraordinaire!
This week Zachary worked very hard on his sitting up, reaching, and eating skills.  Monday was Zach's first taste of "semi" solid food.  He had some rice cereal, mixed with breast milk, and as has been his tendency with every new milestone in his life, he did fantastic.  He has been eating several spoonfuls of the cereal every morning for breakfast, and will start to have some at lunch this week as well.   
Thursday, Darcie and her two great kids, Zander and Maddie, stopped by and did a wonderful job of entertaining Zach, and getting him laughing as they played around the house.  Friday was the start of Bocce season at the Cabbage's.  The rain prevented much of the games from being played, but we were able to squeeze in a few, and Zach was awake for a good portion of the time.  Saturday, we began our weekend of party hopping.  We headed to Cheryl's for her graduation celebration, then it was off to the Bennett's for their summer celebration and Lakota's graduation.  Today, we were off to Alex's 4th birthday bash, and enjoyed Zachary's first game of miniature golf!  Needless to say, it has been a fairly busy weekend, and we are all a bit tired, but had fun throughout.
Zachary has made many strides in his sitting up and head support.   It's amazing to see how quickly he is improving, and exciting to watch each day as he acquires a new skill or ability.  We have been so blessed with Zach's joy and his eagerness to improve each day.  We are thankful for his smiles and the love he gives us each day, and continue to pray for his improved health and infectious spirit.  Enjoy the pics. Our Love to you All - Brian + Kimmie