My Dear Zachary, 4 years ago we welcomed you into the world. I had no idea that you would grow up to be such a sweet little boy and that I could love you this much! I am so proud of everything you are learning - to play baseball, to play golf, to ride your Big Wheel, about the states, our country and the world, your manners, and how to be brave. I am so proud of how you treat others, and how much you care for your sister and family. You are so generous with your love! I love how curious and mischevious you are, and that you love to giggle! You are my silliest goose, my little buddy and my best boy! Love, Mommy
Zachary turned 4 today. We had the family over for dinner - breakfast at dinner! My silly buddy loves when we do this and it was so fun for his special birthday! We were so lucky to have Grandma M, Grandma T, Grandpa H, Gee Gee and Bubbe join us to celebrate his actual birthday! Unfortunately, the storms rolled in and the Hollander group was unable to stay for cake and ice cream. Darn those Texas storms! Zachary loved all his gifts and we had a really nice evening!
TCU vs. Southwest Texas State (or whatever it's called these days)
We all went to the game... it was actually pretty fun, considering how crowded and humid it was. Sophie was very busy taking it all in, and Zachary had a great time. That school in San Marcos actually held their own during the first half - when we were there. As soon as we left, the Frogs took it to them, showing them the way a REAL football team plays. (haha!)
Lots of snacks kept everyone happy till the end of the 2nd quarter (Zachary still thinks the game is over then) and we left very satisfied with our football experience. Now if we could just find a closer parking spot...
Zachary's 4th Birthday Party was held at Jumping Party. He had a great time with his friends and family. The grandmas even got in on the jumping action!!! After cake and ice cream, Zachary was very proud to hand out party favors (kites) to his guests and thank them for coming to celebrate his birthday! A good time was had by all!
Today was the first day of Museum School. Museum School is a big deal in Fort Worth. People used to camp out overnight on the sidewalk outside the museum just to get their child in. Seriously. Now you just mail in a form - thank goodness! Zachary was a bit apprehensive, but we started the day at the Bagel Store with the McDaniels. Zachary and Gwen were in the same class so that helped. We got there a bit early so we were waiting when the teachers opened the door. They whisked Zachary inside before he had a chance to shed a tear. When I picked him up, he had a great time and could not wait to go back. I'm so glad that he will get to have this experience with his friends!
PS - All this was topped off by a visit to Chuck E. Cheese with Grandpa H and Grandma T. Woo Hoo!!!
Zachary and I had quite an adventure this week. We flew to Georgia to take care of his cousins while their parents were in Italy (jealous!). With all the hassles with flying these days, I was a little apprehensive, but Zachary was so great.
First, our flights were on time and uneventful. Second, we were able to carry on our luggage. Third, the DVD player was fully charged and ready to go. Zachary was a great listener, and pretty easy going the whole trip.
We enjoyed lunch at the Varsity by Georgia Tech, the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coke, the mall, a bounce house visit, his first movie theater movie, and a parade, in addition to numerous car pools, drop offs, lessons and church events.
This mommy-buddy time was much overdue and I hope that we can continue to do these trips as he gets older.
PS - if you ever are in need of a traveling companion, Zachary would love to go. Has Lovey, will travel. :)
Next time you see Zachary, ask him how the aquarium was. I bet you $5 his response will be very close to: We saw a show and things came out of the TV and the Jellyfish stung me and we got wet and I was scared and it was loud and there were scary things that came out of the TV!
Note to self: My almost 4 year old is not ready for the 3 and 4-D movie experience.
Poor Zachary - he comes by this naturally. See, his mom is a clutz. Always has been. I trip up stairs and on flat surfaces. I fall out of chairs for no reason. I regularly have bruises and can't remember the cause.
He was running in the Shack and fell, Superman style, face first on the carpet tiles. Not so soft. Bruised shins, skinned elbow, and skinned palm. Yowza!
He was running out to greet Daddy home from a trip. Falls in the middle of the driveway. Didn't twist his ankle. Just fell and scraped his foot.
My question: should I invest in the parent companies of Neosporin and Band-Aid??