Saturday, June 27

It's offical...

I'm a mom. I know all of you already know that because you have seem pictures of our little guy. But yesterday Zech bought me a mini-van. Before we got married I told him I would never drive one, but our Escape has been giving us nothing but problems. So we were on the look for a new car. After looking at a few different vehicles I decided I needed a van. Elai just has too many things to pack around. It's amazing how your view on things change as you get older and start your own family; I'm not just thinking about the van but many things. Like when I see someone smoking on the sidewalk or cursing up a storm. I know I am far from perfect but it helps remind me of how good I need to be so I can set a good example for Elai.

Monday, June 22

Our Favorite Dad

I know that everyone thinks they have the World's Greatest Dad and that is a matter of opinion. With that being said I wont place that title, however I can say Zech is Elai's and my favorite dad. He works so hard to make it possible for me to stay home with Elai. I feel like Zech is everything I was missing in a father growing up and I'm so thankful that after a log day he just wants to come home and play with us. We had a great day yesterday celebrating it started out with sleeping in late and just going to sacrament meeting since Elai is so sick. Then we came home and has some of Zech's Favorites! It started with sweet and sour chicken, which is so easy to make I might add. Then we proceeded to having pineapple upside down cake. I have to admit that I didn't think I would like pineapple on my cake, but it was amazing.
Then we did our favorite Sunday activity, family nap time! And when we woke up it was time for me to finish making Zech's favorite dinner, BBQ Ribs. Then we ate more cake.
We spent the rest of the evening watching "My Best Two Years" and once again eating, this time ice cream.
I had a shirt for Elai made that said World's Greatest Dad! Zechary really like it.

Then I surprised him with one that was in my size too.

Overall we had a great day. And I'm so glad that we were able to celebrate Zech's first Father's Day!

Monday, June 15

Elai's First Bike Ride

This year we bought me a new bike complete with a basket and a bell. I love it so very much. It is the funnest exercise I have ever gotten. We love to go on family bike rides but because Elai is to small for a bike trailer we have to put him in his backpack. All my life I have wanted a bike like this, I couldn't believe Zech agreed to let me buy one.

We had to stop and get Zech's tire fixed.

Elai loves bike rides, he usually falls asleep.

Friday, June 12

Dinner with the Rankins!

Tonight we were able to have dinner with our very good friends Mike, Bryton and Maeli Rankin. We had a great time and enjoyed seeing how big Maeli has now gotten. Here are a few pictures from tonight.

We feel so blessed to be here in Pocatello and to have established such wonderful friendships.

Thursday, June 11

What a talker!

Elai is getting so big! He now weighs 12lbs and doing many fun things. My favorite of all is that he talks so much along with rolling over. He has discovered he has a voice and puts it to use very often.