Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My little elf


She wants nothing more this Christmas than TWO packs of PINK bubble gum.

She also asked for a puppy...but when she found out that Santa makes gum, the puppy was, "out the window!"

What would we do without our Payton Jean?

Coming soon to a doorstep near you (the fudge, not the boy)


Tonight was goody-plate-making-night! Above is a sample of what will be on our goody plates (Rocky Road Chocolate Fudge).


It was a LATE night...and after a couple of failed attempts to put this little man to sleep, we decided to let him stay up and "help" with the festivities!

And then he did this:

Sleep tight, baby boy.

Monday, December 21, 2009

This boy

Sweet Baby

is 10 months old.

He is positively de.lic.ious!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Zeke Stats

A friend pointed out that I forgot to included Zeke's birth stats on the "He's Here!" post.
I have revised it now.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Love Day

My one-and-only honey had to work today. No biggie, he usually works on Saturday. But he came home bearing gifts - cards and candy ;o) We've had a nice, quiet day.

I/Zeke had a great night last night! So I was feeling pretty good this morning and wanted to surprise my sleeping sweetheart when he woke up. One of his favorite breakfasts is biscuits and gravy, so we decided to make red-marbled heart biscuits.

Ready for the oven

Kitchen helpers

Grandma, still lookin' cute without her makeup!

My egg-whipper

And Mr. Zeke. He found his fingers. It was love at first bite.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Random Zeke

Zeke visiting with Uncle Scott and cousins Cooper and Corbin

Zeke post-bath

After his first bath at home.

What's with baby acne? This kid has little zits everywhere! They only seem to last a day or so, then disappear completely - too bad puberty acne isn't as quick-healing! ;o)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

He's Here!

We would like you to meet:

Ezekiel Andrew Zahlmann

Born: February 8th (10 days early!)
8lbs, 8oz
21 3/4 "
at 8:07 am

This kid likes the number "8!" We were just seconds away from 8:08 am! ;o)

Here are a few first pictures of our sweet little guy!

I am only posting this one for posterity's sake. It's the only picture of me in the hospital.

Going home

Avonleigh and Zeke

Laethym and Zeke

Christopher and Zeke (FINALLY, A BROTHER!!)

Payton and Zeke

Grandma and Zeke

Things are going well (at this precise moment), but will be slow-going, so I will post soon about his birth. It was amazing!!

Not amazing however, was coming home and having all 3 girls come down with the stomach flu! I am so paranoid that Zeke will get it! My wonderful mom (who came to stay with us for 2 weeks!) came down with the flu last night. :o( Poor Grandma!!

Thank you to everyone for the well wishes, calls and goodies! We love you all!

Monday, January 5, 2009

A New Year

We had a great New Year's Eve! It was just us, nice and quiet. We stayed up late watching movies, baking and playing Wii Fit! What a total blast!!!

We toasted in the New Year (yes, at midnight) with Martinelli's Sparkling Cider (really, is there anything better?).

Laethym snowboarding while Avonleigh, Daddy and Christopher watch

Daddy helping Payton take her turn

Then on New Year's Day we had several of the Zahlmann's over for a Rose Bowl Party (Go UCS)!
Uncle Chris smoochin' cute Ollie!

Jessica trying out the slalom with an audience

Uncle Alan Heninger, Uncle Scott , Papa, Uncle TJ, Chrisser and Molly - with Chris and Ollie in the background

The food - oh yeah, it's all about the food!!