June 28, 2010
June 18, 2010
On Sunday, while we were at Nathan's parent's house, Zac was fussing and so, Grandpa Blacker took his grandson around to look at the plants. Zac loves the outdoors. If nothing will console him, I take him outside to a bush and stand about 10 inches away from it and he's a happy boy cause he's looking at a bush. Actually, as soon as we step outside he's happier. I'm grateful that he likes being outside because Nathan and I love being outside.
I think our baby looks like a sea turtle in this last picture.
So, for those of you who don't already know Nathan Loves free things. The Sunday that Nathan blessed our baby, he was checking the church website making sure he knew what to say. He also found out that you can get the church movies for free on the church website. My man was Sooooo excited about this. He ordered them all and figured that in a little while we'd get them in the mail. Boy, were we in for a surprise. Monday evening Nathan and I decided to go on a walk. On the way out of our apartment complex, we saw the missionaries getting out of their car. We turned and stopped to say hi. Good thing we did, they had come to see us. They had gotten a member referral...for us. Apparently, only investigators can get the church movies for free; members have to buy them. The missionaries and I were pretty amused. Nathan was vary embarrassed but more than that, he still just really wants the DVDs.
Wednesday when Nathan got home from work, Zac and I were asleep on the couch; we frequently take a nap together in the afternoon. Anyway, when we woke up, we found that daddy had gotten the chalk out. We had a chalk party on our porch. It was great fun. We chalked "Zac's First Camping Trip". There's trees, a stream, our tent, a fire, grass and our little family. We're very proud of our creation.
Greatest news bar none. I'm running again. Finally!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!! I'm training for a half-marathon in September and a marathon in the beginning on May. I've been managing to go running in the mornings before Nathan leaves because that way, he's able to be with Zac while I run. But today was different, today I went running with the running stroller. Man alive, I'm going to get in shape so fast pushing that thing up hills! With it i go at tortoise pace. It's got to be at least 20 lbs with Zac in it. I'm gonna be so buff it's incredible. Running makes me happy.
Also, Zachary has been eating a ton this week, almost literally. we think he's nearly doubled his weight this week. Oh, boy.
June 10, 2010
First off, while we were camping, Nathan had the brilliant idea of finding a Pride Rock to play Lion King. I love my husband. :) The funniest part of the whole affair was that after Nathan's dad took a few pictures, little Zac decided that since he had the opportunity, he should mark his territory and pee. My boys entertain me to no end. I love them both.
I think that Zac looks like a baby Mozart in the last picture. In theory, very cute.
When I was in high school I didn't understand why everyone though Jane Austen was so brilliant. Because I grew up watching the A&E and BBC versions of all of her stories, I knew all of the stories but I didn't know how wonderful of a writer Jane Austen was. I found out why everyone considers her novels classic while reading Sense and Sensibility when I was 18. I've enjoyed all of the novels, though my favorites are Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. I'm currently reading Emma for the first time - the last Austen book I have to read to have read all of them. It took me 3 weeks to get through the first 250 pages. I thought it was the most dull of all of Austen's books. It felt like a chore to read and that is something I detest. Reading is one of my greatest pleasures; it should never be unpleasant. It may be difficult at times but should never be unenjoyable. I've almost finished the 500 page book now. The latter portion of Emma is so wonderful. I love it and it is now ranked as one of my favorite Jane Austen books.