Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Luray Caverns

We went up to Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley for a few days last week. We went to go on a hike from our cabin on the Saturday and saw a baby black bear at the bottom of the hill! Needless to say we didn't go down that route but observed the "baby" (probably about the size of Zev!) from the balcony. 
Zachary having a go at a "selfie" :-))
I think Zachary's favorite take away from our little camping experience was the Luray Zoo!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

First day of preschool!

Zachary started preschool the day after Labor Day!  
We are so proud of you, my sweet darling Zachary. We pray that you study hard and work hard at whatever you do. We love you little man :-))))

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Beautiful wooden "Sattelschlepper" (semi-trailer) from Ulla and Manfred) and day at the aquarium

Ulla, my amazing German teacher and her husband Manfred, sent Zachary this beautiful "Sattelschlepper" or semi-trailer truck all the way from Germany.  Zachary of course loved it and immediately started making the appropriate sounds for the truck driving along and then stopping at the red light. Really great German design. I loved how simple the design was: it allows for the child to develop their imagination, rather than be bogged down by bells and whistles. 

Yesterday, our family went to the Virginia Aquarium, where Zachary wanted to see the Tomistoma (cross between an alligator and crocodile). The fact that Zachary remembered the name of this really unusual reptile really surprised us! We had fun and enjoyed watching the pirate ship ward off the other pirate "attackers". One of those "you had to be there" moments :-)

I am now sitting on our front porch, watching my Z men do some yard work. 

Hope you enjoy the pics! Have a great week :-)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Eating watermelons on a hot Sunday afternoon

A picture speaks a thousand words, doesn't it?!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Airport Cafe

Today my two Z men took me out for a date at a local airport cafe. The airport is this small, regional airport, featuring a lot of cool, small aircraft and an awesome restaurant! Zachary had fun explaining that planes "taxi" on the taxiway and that planes take off and land on the runway. His vocabulary astounds me every day! He and dadda put his toddler bed (his "big boy" bed) together this afternoon. I have him a bath and Zev is reading him a book right now. I'm praying that he'll stay in his bed all night! 
* Update to Zachary's first night in his toddler bed: didn't go so good at first. He kept getting out and running out, but just like Supernanny recommends, I silently kept putting him back into his bed. And then daddy took over. He's sleeping right now which is awesome! Hopefully tomorrow night will be easier :-)