Friday, October 31, 2008


Julie had the idea to render Team Cross in pumpkin form, and I had to go for it.

Note the distinctive sideburns.

I made Julie's eyes bigger than she designed them, but other than that stayed with her sketches.

What's ironic here is that Zack really doesn't accept pacifiers anymore, and hasn't for a while. This was too good to pass up, however, and it's not like we'll miss that binky.

Julie's original designs can be seen on the left of this jumble of sketches. I think next year it's back to monsters.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


We inherited a jack-o'-lantern costume from our friend Tara, so we decided to try it out. We had to put it on in the parking lot because it's not compatible with car seats.

Proud Farmer Julie shows off her prize twenty-pound pumpkin.

I was actually contemplating getting Zack a new costume -- until I saw that hat! Get a load of that hat!

The big pumpkins were arranged in rows instead of all jumbly like I'd hoped. Zack did his best to blend in, going on the theory that pumpkins are social vegetables and would appreciate a few laughs.

Not surprisingly it was the piles of small pumpkins that Z successfully infiltrated. I think I can claim this because a woman passing by thought we were just grooving on the pumpkins so much we were taking pictures -- then she noticed Zack's little face. More than one shopper said they wanted "that one," but we didn't hear any good offers and took him home ourselves.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008



Little Z


Sweet Pea



Honey Bunch

Honey Bunches of Oats


Little Pumpkin with a Pumpkin Head

Home Slice


His Nibs

Kicky McGee




Droolmaster 5000



Monkey Face

Chunky Monkey

Chunk Style

Zack Attack

Zackity Zack

Action Zaction

Count Zacula

Zackalacka Ding Dong

Zachary, the Baby

Friday, October 17, 2008

Zack Visits Mommy at Work

This picture was taken by a student at my school when Z came to visit. More pics up soon!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Four Months Old Today!

Look at the cuteness! We took him to the doc's on Wednesday and he's 19 pounds 4 ounces, ten whole pounds over his birth weight. Let's check the size comparison:

One month...

Two months...

Three months...

And four!
This might be the last monthly picture taken in this car seat. He's got less than three pounds until he's too big for it.

Looking at the progression, it looks like there was a bigger jump from 3 to 4 than there was from 2 to 3. So I reiterate:

We're doomed!

(Sorry about the drought in posts. We have a bunch of pictures to show off.)