Thursday, May 1, 2008

Well, I am long overdue for a post. I can't believe that it's the first day of May already! Zane will be 8 months in 9 days- that's crazy! He's growing so fast. He has 2 teeth now, the first one is visible in the first picture (well, if you look really hard!). The second one just broke through last night.
He has started getting up on his hands and knees or toes, and will rock back and forth. He manages to scooch backward somehow but has not mastered forward motion.
This picture looks like he is doing push-ups or a yoga position.

Ready to crawl!
He also likes to bench press the toy bar on his little chair. The other day while I was getting ready, he kept bringing down to his mouth and pushing it up. What a workout!
Saturday I celebrated my 31st birthday. Wow- 31, that's the oldest I've ever been! Thanks to all of you who emailed, called, or sent me a card- I felt truly loved! Is it just me, or does each birthday seem less exciting the older we get? Or is it that once you have a child, your birthday just seems less important?
I had a great birthday weekend. We celebrated with Luke's family for lunch at one of my favorite spots in Whitefish. I had not slept well the night before, so Luke was great and got up with Zane so I could sleep in a little. He had planned to take me out, but we opted for an evening in and he went and got take out from one of my other favorite places. We will go out sometime soon. I'm all for spreading out the birthday celebrations!
The fam at Loula's
I was so glad that we had awesome weather all weekend. That was probably the best present of all, especially after a dreary week that included one day with snow! Let's just say that I am done with winter and ready for warmer weather- I guess it's the Texan in me, what can I say? Any way, I digress. On Sunday, we took our lunch to the park and enjoyed a nice stroll in the warm sunshine! It was the perfect temperature out. Thank you Lord for such a beautiful weekend!
Zane, happy to be outside
Just a strollin'
Zane has also started wrinkling up his nose and making a few new noises. He has mastered the raspberry sound which is super fun when he does it when you are feeding him!
Makin' some faces
After we got home from the park, we gave him a bath before his nap since we had church later that night. Here's a cute pose of Zane sporting the old man smile!
Monday afternoon, we went to Luke's mom's house. Here are a couple of pics with Zane and me. Why is it that moms seldom get to be in the pictures with their own baby? I guess because we are usually the ones taking the pictures, huh?
I love this sweet boy!
Well, hope y'all are doing well. We love you guys!

7 comments:

The Other CLARKS... said...

Zane is still such the cutest little boy! I'm glad you had a nice birthday weekend. Look forward to seeing you next week!

KatieKate said...

Let's all move to Witefish, shall we? Man, I love it.

And Ry is wondering if Zane has a date to the prom? She'd like to interview him...

Mandi said...

Happy (late) Birthday! So glad you had a nice weekend of celebrating!

Zane is such a cutie!

Jessica said...

Love the update and new photos! Happy (late) birthday!

Chelsea said...

He is so cute and you three make such a good looking family! Looking forward to Monday for a GNO!

Beth said...

Great pictures! I love the yoga moves. It's kinds sad watching them try so hard to get somewhere and just not be able to do it yet. Before long he'll be crawling all over the house.

Kimberly said...

Rachel,

Your little boy is so sweet. I was sorry to not get by to say hello while you visited Kandis. (We visited Grandpa and Grandma that week!) I found your blog from Andrea W's page -- do you mind if I link to it? Thanks!