Friday, June 20, 2008


No picture here. Just a simple fact that you moms out there will understand. It's one of those, "you know you are a mommy when....". So here it goes. My position of motherhood was reaffirmed today as my precious Zachy demonstrated that he is getting bigger. He looked at me with those big beautiful blue eyes, smiled and showed me his 4 little snaggly teeth, then...............grabbed my shirt and wiped his nose on it. Lovely. Now they BOTH do it! Oh, and did I mention that now he and David both giggle when one of them "lets out a windy?" Fabulous. Boys. Motherhood. Love it.....( I AM smiling as I write this, HA ! Love my babies!)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day, Daddy !

Fathers Day 2008. We packed up and went back to our favorite campground in Pennsylvania. Another fun filled weekend with fishing, camping,, driving in the beautiful Pennsylvania Amish countryside, a big rain storm, a smorgasboard of yummy food, a Father's Day pancake breakfast, a train ride on Thomas the Tank Engine in Strausburg, and a trip to Bass Pro Shop for Daddy. The best part was spending time with Dad. From rocking on the front porch in a big rocker, to fishing in the pond, Zachy and David had a great weekend with Dad. Happy Fathers Day to our Daddy! We love you! Love, David and Zachary, and Mommy too !

Friday, June 13, 2008

All SORTS of mischief!

This silly boy. He gets into EVERYTHING. Now that he is walking around, he can't be stopped. I couldn't resist putting up a few pictures of this rascally boy getting into some mischief. Though he has his little "bummer bonnet" that has saved him NUMEROUS times, he still also gets the occassional boo boo. This kid is too much :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday David Joseph

Wow. A big 4 year old. The time has gone by so fast. First we had this tiny little baby, now this big 4 year old. David celebrated his 4th birthday with a big pool party at the neighborhood pool. All of his friends came from preschool and the neighborhood to celebrate with David. The party was scheduled from 4 PM to 6 PM. The sun was out and the temp was a balmy 100 degrees. HOT ! Fortunately the pool had 2 canopies and we were able to get a lttle shade. The sun went down quickly and the pool water was nice and cold. As you can see, the theme of the party was Power Rangers. The pink and black Power Rangers even showed up to David's party ! ( With a little "phone call" help from Mommy" . Surprisingly, David was a little apprehensive and wasn't sure he wanted to get too close to the Power Rangers. But he sure talks about it alot!
David Joseph. 4 years old. David amazes us every single day. He is incredibly articulate and definely speaks his mind. He knows exactly what he wants. He loves to count, spell, and "do homework" , i.e. tracing books and maze books. He can practically read the Dr. Seuss books to you. He picks out what he wants to wear, dresses himself, brushes his own teeth and tells us exactly what he would like to eat. He is getting better at swimming each day and loves to jump in and out of the pool. He is amazingly fast and is becoming quite the little athlete. He still loves to eat noodles and salmon, and baby corns and vegetarian corn dogs are still on his favorites list. And lemonade. This kid LOVES lemonade. He goes 90 miles and hour until he is exhausted. David loves Zachary so much and tells him he "is the best little brother ever." He is sweet and loving and tells Mommy and Daddy, "I love you," at least a dozen times a day. He is kind to his friends and polite on the phone. He loves to talk to anyone that calls, especially his Gerianne. And we all know what a passion he has for fishing. We won't say more than that. Thank you to everyone that helped us celebrate with our big boy.
David, we love you, our precious big boy. We can't believe you are 4 now. It has been a great 4 years and we look forward to each and every single day of all the years ahead.
We love you!
Love, Mommy, Daddy and Zachy

Sunday, June 08, 2008

MOVIE : The Olympic Gymnast

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Champion Gymnast

Champion Gymnast
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David is an awesome gymnast! He can do the splits and make a bridge and smile at the same time. He can walk on the tallest beam, do 15 chin ups on the bar (more than anyone else in his class), do a front flip OVER the bar, and hang from and swing on the high bar then fearlessly jump into the pit. He can do tuck jumps, split jumps and seat drops on the trampoline then come to a quick stop in the blink of an eye. And the obstacle course. Well, that's a breeze. His instructor says, "Watch out with David! If you blink, you will miss him. He is so fast!" David does 3 front rolls, then off to a cartwheel, then up the ladder to hang on the rope. Down the rope, another cartwheel, then swing on a rope and drop into a hole. Fearless. Then a big back sommersault over a large mat, a big twisting jump, then start it all over again. FANTASTIC! Daddy, Mommy, Zachy and Pop Pop watched in amazement at the whole routine, then watched proudly as David accepted his trophy. (Psst....I think he got Mommy's gymnastics gene :) Big smile) Way to go David. Is there an olympic gold medalist in the making???

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Zachary John Turns One

June 5, 2007, 4:30 AM. Zachary John Olson was born. This precious round bundle came into our lives. Pink, perfect and precious. All 8 lbs and 4 ounces. Today, June 5th, 2008 is his first birthday. What a great celebration. Zach got lots of phone calls from family and friends wishing him a happy birthday. We had cake and Zachy got some great gifts. He looked so cute in this birthday hat! This sweet boy is incredible. He is always laughing, smiling, chuckling and is so easy going. He has 4 cute little teeth, chubby feet, a round little bottom, curly blonde hair, a perfect button nose and the most beautiful blue eyes you have ever seen. Zachy worships his brother whom he lovingly calls, "Daaado". He says Da Da, Ma Ma , Uh Oh, No No, Ohhhh, and UP! He waves bye bye, blows bubbles and is taking 6 or 7 steps at a time. He loves the swimming pool and the bathtub, graham crackers, ice cream , peas, watermelon, strawberries and, well, eating in general. He puts EVERYTHING in his mouth and he likes to bite! He is admired by all the people whom he smiles at in Walmart, at restaurants and everywhere else we go. He brings a smile to everyone's face when he enters the room. Zachy loves music and is starting to dance, and loves to drum and "pat pat" on tables. He claps and cheers when he is happy. We call him Zachy and he laughs when we say, "Go Zachy, Go Zachy, GO GO GO!" He loves to cuddle with his blanket and sit in Daddy's lap at night until he falls asleep. He loves to wrestle and jump on the bed with David. And he loves to sit and cuddle and be near Mommy. This year has gone by so fast. All the nausea, heartburn, stretchmarks, sleepless nights, backaches and crabiness were worth it and more. Zachary John Olson. Thank you for the joy you have brought us this past year. You are a precious angel and we can't wait to see you grow. We love you! Love, Mommy, Daddy and David.