Saturday, January 31, 2009

Big boy

Zeke is looking like such a big boy this week. Check him out in his big boy clothes and sitting in the big chair in the bathtub.

Doesn't he look so grown up?!

I love this smile!

Man, I love him

Not 100% sure about the chair.

He looks kind of like he took this duck hostage doesn't he?

The Zeke hit the fan

Not really. But Zeke has a new obsession. He loves our fan. He always has, but now it has come to a new level. He loves the pull chain things. Spence thinks it's fun to let him reach for them (no the fan is not on when he does this, calm down). Zeke has recently started arching his back and trying to see what is behind him by flying backwards.

Can I eat these?

Where'd they go?

Oh, there's my mom!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

Zeke has continued to be a great sleeper this week! There was even a night where he slept 8 pm to 6 am. He is napping wonderfully. AND he wakes up so happy. Check out what he looks like each time I go in. My heart just sings when I walk in and get to see this smile!

Zeke loves his blanket. They are necessary for sleeping in our house.

This was just too cute not to take

My boy
Who wouldn't want to wake up like this?

Roly Poly

Zeke has learned something new this week. Yesterday before I was leaving for work, he rolled from belly to back for the first time. I was able to catch it on video his second time. Then he decided that was all the rolling he would do for the day. Spence only got to see it on video. Then this morning I brought him down and immediately set up the blanket to see what would happen. He is a rolling fool. We can't keep him on his belly any longer. I was able to catch him again on video this morning. When Spence got back from church, he got to see him too!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jump around, jump around, jump up, jump up and get down

Zeke loves his jumper more each day. He has finally figured out how to actually jump. It is pretty funny. He kind of jumps more off of one foot. So, it is really funny to watch.

He loves chewing on the sun

When he jumps off that one foor, he tends to lose his sock.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Goodbye Rachel

Today was Rachel's last day at the office. We celebrated with Moe's because she loves it so much. Rachel, I will miss all the fun times. I love you bunches!

Jason also loves Moe's

Sarah and Rachel posing behind Jason who was sitting in the middle of three tables.

Jason sang and danced (if you want to call it that) for Rachel

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sleep, Sleep, Beautiful Sleep

No pic today... are rare thing here, but I just wanted to tell everyone we had a GREAT sleep night and day so far! Z went down at 8 last night and we did not hear a peep until 3. That's 7 hours. Then he didn't wake up again until 7:30. That's another 3 and a half hours! Then he napped from 9:30 until 11:00 and then napped again from 12:30-2:30. Hurray!!!!!

cuddly bear

This is Zeke in his cold weather gear. Yes, it has ears. How cute is he?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Time with dad

Zeke has been spending some time with dad this week. Two of thefollowing videos happened with out mom supervision... Not sure about the influence we have here.

Zeke and Spence have their own way of communicating. Spence calls it crowing like Peter Pan, I think it sounds more like a dog howling. You can help us decide.

Spence also conducted an experiment with Zeke and the camera. Could he have a future on the big screen?

Zeke likes a little monkey that hangs on his carseat. If you pull it down it vibrates back up. When he first started noticing it, he would just pull it then hold on. It would shake but not go back up because he was holding it too tight. Then Spence decided since Zeke is trying to eat everything, that we should put the monkey's tail in Zeke's mouth. This is what happened...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My buddy, my buddy, my buddy and me!

Here are two of our wild kids from the church nursery. Look how big they are getting! Holt is Zeke's best buddy. I am pretty sure that the two of them will be tearing up those nursery halls creating all kinds of mischief soon.

What you looking at?

Hey, Holt, you gonna finish that, or can I get in on it?

Holt, this is my mom, she takes pictures, you gotta watch out for her.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


We have been doing this whole solid food thing extremely slowly. We started with rice cereal in December. My plan was to do rice cereal for a month and then start adding in other foods every four days. We moved onto bananas in January. Then we changed from rice cereal to oatmeal. Then Zeke got sick and was put on antibiotics. Before moving onto to something else, I wanted to be sure that he wasn't allergic to the meds. So, finally today, we have tried our next food. Avocado was next on our list. He actually seemed to enjoy it. Be on the look out for sweet potatoes in a few days, YUM!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

I am not really a fan of snow. If you know me I would prefer 80+ degree weather. Even snow doesn't make me like cold weather. But if it means Spence gets to stay home, we are all for it! This isn't technically Zeke's first snow, but it is the first one to stick. Shamgar has also enjoyed the snow and has played some this morning.

Our house

This is a tree in our backyard

Z with mommy

Z with daddy

In the snow!

Snow baby

Here is Shamgar in the snow. Immediately following this, he decided to bark at the snow and at the bushes that had snow on them. It was pretty funny!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Zeke is blessed with some pretty good friends already. Addy and Isaac enjoying talking to Zeke and singing to him. Addy made up a song about him talking already and walking soon. It was really cute.

Singing together

They totally did this with out any prompting. They saw I had the camera and struck their poses.

I got to go to a fun shower this weekend and Jena-Marie was there. I love how much she loves him. Zeke got to hang out with Amber and Sarah also, but this was the photo op. JM was playing with him with his keys and realized he was getting sleepy. She put him to sleep and he continued to hold the keys. How sweet is that?!

Friday, January 16, 2009


by Shannon. I tag Shannon C. and Jaime B. Copy, paste, and bold the ones you've done. Feel free to add comments if you'd like.
1. Started your own blog (this one)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (amazing!)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (n middle school, yes it was bad)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise (in Greece)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (my satisfaction doesn't come from money)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another first

Zeke has his first ear infection. AND it's a double ear infection. He has been a little more fussy, had a runny nose, and a little bit of a cough since Monday. Yesterday he refused to nurse each time I tried. So after him not eating for 7 hours, I called the dr. He is now on a schedule of ibuprofen, tylenol, and a prescription. Hopefully, he will be feeling better soon!


finally came for Zeke! So, we are slacker parents. But we figure he won't really remember it anyway. He is really enjoying his gift as you can see from the pictures and video below.

"Sun, what you talkin' 'bout?"

"Woo Hoo!"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We're making a band

Yes, we got RockBand for Christmas. And yes we do challenge you to come over and try it out with us.

Friday, January 9, 2009

5 months!

Zeke turned 5 months yesterday! It is so weird to think about how it was a year ago this time when we told everyone that we were pregnant. How fun it was when Spence announced there would be a new SummitLIFE member. I can't believe that now a year later, we have our little man and he is such a joy!
Zeke has gotten into a MUCH better sleeping routine. For those of you that know what we have been through and especially those that saw me last Sunday (I was up 11 times in a 5 hour period Sat. night), this is a HUGE blessing. No, this does not mean that he is sleeping through the night. He is still waking up every 3-4 hours to eat, and more to the 3 hour side. But this is such an improvement that I am not complaining whatsoever.
Zeke began eating bananas this week. And wow does he love them! There is no wasting them at all. Just an update on his pooping for those that care, we have stopped rice cereal and are going to start oatmeal, thanks to some good advice from friends. And we haven't had any problems since, but boy do bananas not look as nice on the flipside.
Since we do not go to the dr until 6 months, you will just have to wait until then for stats.
With out further ado, pictures from this week...

Zeke loves this and has quickly learned how to hit the drum and piano. He either sits in his bumbo or we are working on him sitting with little support from someone behind him.

This picture explains itself.

Eating bananas!

After eating bananas.

Zeke hung out with his dad this morning. Doesn't he look like such a big boy?

Check him out chilling on the couch.

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Years

We hung out at the Doherty's for New Years. No, we did not make it to 12, but we did make it longer than the Gaston's! Kelly and Evan also joined the baby parade for some great hanging out and competing. The guys technically won, but really the girls did because the boys had three extra team members.

Here are the dads and their boys.
Spence and Zeke, Jason and Holt, Ryan and Samuel

Here they are just chilling (please note how huge Z looks!)

This is how Z and H greet each other, with a chest bump

And here is H and S's greeting

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Z this week

Zeke got a pottery barn chair from Nana and Grandpa for Christmas.
He looks like a guy just sitting back watching the game.

Thanks Nana and Grandpa!

Z decided to help his dad feed him. I missed him grabbing the spoon and shoving it into his mouth. I also missed him pulling his bib to his mouth and sucking on it. This kid can eat!

Zeke's cousin Elizabeth came from California for Christmas. She LOVED hanging out with him.

Will preferred to hang with Spence instead of Zeke

So, we have been having issues. I think the cereal has stopped up Zeke. He didn't go for a week. I called the dr and they said try prune juice. You can see from his expression how much he liked it.
For those that care, we ended up giving him Karo syrup with his milk and he gave us an explosion like no other with in 24 hours, we are taking it a little more slowly with the cereal for now.