Friday, April 24, 2009

The Happiest Celebration on Earth!

Well, for Tommy's birthday, we decided to take advantage of the free admission ticket to the Disney parks. Zach's favorite is the Magic Kingdom. So it was really a no brainer deciding where to go. The only problem is that Tommy's birthday was on Easter Sunday. We managed to do Easter service at church on Saturday night, and wake up bright and early in hopes of beating the crowds!
Nana, Zach, Papa
This is Nana, Zach, and Papa on the ferry boat for the parking lot to the Magic Kingdom. It looks like a beautiful morning which it was. This was about 8:00am. Keep in mind we live a good half and hour from Disney. I was shocked that we all got out of the house in such good time. It was the best decision we made all day. We were able to walk right on to so many rides when we got there. We had a special birthday lunch planned for Tommy at 11:00.
Mom, Zach, and Pinnochio
Zach got Pinnochio for his birthday. He really loves to watch it at night. So, this was the first person of the day that we saw. What a lucky little boy. Mom waited in line, while Nana, Papa, Daddy, and Zach hit the restrooms. :) Now that's service!
One of the things he enjoys most is the parades. Here, Zach and Daddy are watching a stage show in front of the castle. They just caught the very end on our way to lunch.
Daddy and Zach
Nana and Papa got Daddy a special surprise for his birthday. Not to mention lunch and the day itself! Zach new about the surprise and kept the secret! What a good boy. Here is Daddy opening his gift. You can see the shear joy on Zach's face. He was so excited to give it to Daddy! It was a Happy Birthday ornament for the tree with the year on the back.
Buzz Lightyear ride
One of his favorite's, the Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin. This is us shooting all those space guys! Thanks Nana and Papa for a wonderful day!

Zach the baseball star!

Well, as most of you know, Zach is playing tball through the YMCA.  Tommy is the coach, and well, we have a team of nine 3/4 year olds.  :)  It is alot of fun seeing them.  They are so cute with all the "mistakes" they make.  Last week, Zach was playing first base.  When they through him the ball, he took it and ran to 2nd.  Then, Coach Doug was trying to explain that you need to touch the base when playing 1st.  So Zach proceeded to stand right on top of the base without budging.  Those poor little they came and Zach didn't budge!  Brandon is on our team too.  This is wonderful for the two of them to get to play together, we just have to break up the fights in the infield!  
Zach and Brandon tball
This is Zach and Brandon on the bleacher patiently waiting to bat. Their 1st game was April 4th, Zach's birthday! (You have to be 3 to play...whew, just made it!)
Zach batting
Zach is up to bat. He is number 1.
Zach running to 1st
That is Zach running to 1st, and Brandon is up next taking some practice swings. Watch out coach, 4 year old with a bat!
Zach tball
He is just beaming with joy over a great catch. :)

What an imagination!

Zach's crazy outfit
I know, I know, I have no time for this. So, here goes, our life the past 3 months in the next few blogs! :) Zach's imagination has completely taken off lately. Since he was about 2 1/2, he has been able to pretend and create his own things. Now, he loves to put together the craziest outfits! The black socks on his feet are his "batman boots." The orange ones on his hands are his "Buzz Lightyear gloves." The hat he made a preschool for St. Patrick's Day. And the bat...who knows how that fits in. :)
Z in laundry basket
This is him after I did the laundry. I think all kids must play in the laundry basket, but give me a break. He insisted that we build a bed in it. I think Daddy started this one. :)