Saturday, December 31, 2011



My lil Buddy you are now 2 and I don't think I can say this enough I love that I have been blessed to be your mommy and that you are my boy.  Your stats are as follows: Head 19.5in, Height/Length: 35.5in, and Weight: 29lbs 8oz.  You are in the 75th percentile all around, despite your super picky eating habits you are growing as you should!

You have learned so much since my "all about you" post.  Your vocabulary grows daily you know the following words: 

Ooes- shoes
Blow- in reference to blowing nose
Oak- coat
Bar - in reference to granola bar or fruit crisp bar
WooWoo- anything fire related
Booboo- booger
Ee- monkey

Knows word and location of:
Belly button

When asked a question you will respond by saying hmmm....with finger up to your mouth and then you will point to object/item you are wanting.

You still love your doggie and any crocheted blanket, you enjoy watching Elro (Elmo), you love your hat and usually don't go a day without wearing it some days you wear it the entire day through naptime and all.  You still nap beautifully 2.5-3hrs a day.  You started potty training around 20mos old and have great success at home and out in public but not so good when away from Mommy and Daddy.

You can add another hash mark to your Disney World tracking sheet you are up to 2 visits and 1 visit to Disney Land with 8 plane rides.

You Buddy make a lot of people smile.  You are shy in unfamilar places but once you find your groove it's tough to get you to go bye bye.  You are 99% a momma's boy and I'm fine with that!  You are 100% boy from your hat, to your jeans, to your personality you are all boy.  We recieve lots of complianments on how well behaved you are which makes for some proud parents.  You are loved, you are kind and you are important!!



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

tractor vs leaptop

The tractor is from my grandparents, it orginally belonged to my uncle and my grandpa fixed it up and they presented it to Ian on Christmas Eve.  He loves it, he can't quite reach the peddles yet (blocks have to be added) but as you can see he enjoys just sitting on it.

The Leapfrog Leaptop is something we knew we wanted him to have.  At his sitters he is known to grab one of the many "computers" take it to the picnic table and play with it. We have it personalized to him and also have selected his playlist. He is a happy boy!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Bundle Up with Old Navy

This past weekend myself and 3 friends (one was unable to be there) got to into Old Navy and walk out with a pair of pants of our choice, a sweater of our choice and a winter accessory (hat, scarf, gloves) of our choice all thanks to Crowdtap.  I can't tell you how much fun it is to walk into store and pick out whatever you want no matter the price. The 3 friends I invited are either married, have a child, or have started a business and the one thing we have in common is that none of us rarely buy for ourselves without shopping in the clearance section one piece at a time in many seperate trips.  So big thanks to Crowdtap for choosing me!

We'll start with Mary Clare and her outfit love the trouser jeans and green pea coat sweater. Both pieces can be seperated and worn with other items in her wardrobe.  I'm thinking this sweater will be packed to accompany MC on her next ski trip to Colorado
 Katrina 1st look includes Slim Flare Jeans paired with a patterened cardigan and can we also point out adorable Miss Lexi, Katrina's shopping partner!
Look #2 for Katrina includes the patterened cardigarn and this time Ultra Flared Perfect Fit Khakis which this outfit falls under business casual so it can be worn at work, both pieces can be seperated and paired with others and can also be worn for a nice dinner out. She also picked a gerat scarf that can be worn with a lot of different outfits. She went with look #2!

For myself I went with a classic white sweater with a fun double v-neck.  Paired with trouser jeans and my accessory (not pictured) is a black infinity scarf.  The biggest decision I had to make was do I with skinny jeans or trouser jeans.  I opted for trouser jeans as my current ones are about 2 sizes to big and my current skinny jeans are only 1 size to big and hubby really isn't a fan of skinny jeans at all.

Now onto my 3rd person who wasn't able to attend I choose her outfit for her.  And wouldn't you know it, its the same exact outfit MC went with. What can I say the pea coat sweater is really cute.

Those that were able to attend had a great time and all of us will get a lot of use out of our items!  Thanks Crowdtap and Old Navy 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Card

We took our Christmas card photo this past weekend

From our not so perfect family to yours,
Merry Christmas!!!

The Z's

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Florida in December

Last week Ian and I went to visit my sister for 6 days and 7 nights.  We had a blast, our week included prepping for a 30th birthday party (includes making cupcakes completely from scratch), body pump classes, cx works class, group training sessions, Sea World, Tough Mudder race (my sister, not me), butternut squash and sweet potato soup, spaghetti squash and fish, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, visit with our grandparents, menchies, Ikea, swim lessons/playground fun, visit to the town of Celebration for the Christmas set up that including a ice skating rink (made out of plexi-glass), snow (had a scent of dawn dish soap to it and the look of soap suds) and a train powered by a smart car. Here's some pics our of week!!

Advent Calendar

Ian's Ma made him an Advent Calendar:

He loves to do move the little santa multiple times a day, that could be out of excitement for Christmas or that there are mini hershey bars.  I'm going with the latter, the calendar is generally something Marcus and Ian do together as when Marcus was a little person he loved count down.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Another month has come upon us and already we have things to tackle like some of the leftovers from November like:

Layout photo collage for wall in living room

Christmas shopping/DIYing

Share Pinterest love

Organize MB closet

And we are adding:

Organize guest room closet which has turned into a collect all

Paint kitchen cabinets

Celebrate someone special in our house turning 2!

finalize art work for dining area, we have agreed on the photo now just figuring out a size

Watch every Christmas movie we own at least 2x a rent what we don't own.

Change Ian's bed into a toddler bed??

Continue potty training

Come up with a head board/window treatment for MB

Celebrate sister's 30th bday with her

At this time that is all my little brain can come up with. 

the big three zero


See you tomorrow afternoon!!!!