Sunday, February 28, 2010

Little Man

Zeke is one!
His actual birthday was generally unrecognized. I sang birthday songs to him all day from the Children's songbook and I made sure we got to a park when it wasn't raining, but, other than that, we did nothing special.
We had an official birthday celebration on Saturday with all of our family members who could attend. We relocated to Grandma's house (thanks Grandma!) because of the rain, but that was probably better anyway, because I had never thrown a birthday party for a child before and there were many unforeseen issues that would have been unsolvable out at a park.

I think the best moment was when I was holding Zeke and the candle was lit and we were all singing to him. He looked around the room with a crazy smile, not sure why everyone was singing, but happy that it was so. He's a fun little boy. And he loved the cake. (Thanks Grandma!)

Monday, February 8, 2010

All Together Again

Mike is back! He spent all of last week in ColdGreenCity, enjoying orientation and training for his new job. We are very excited about the new job, even though it comes with lots of uncomfortable changes. Hopefully, it will not involve very many more trips to ColdGreenCity. I much prefer having him home.
Zeke is speeding around the house now and he can stand up by himself without the need for a chair leg or wall support. The next big step I'm looking forward to: words. I'm so ready for communication that does not involve grunting.