Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fun with Family

We celebrated Mother's Day with the Ireland gang on Saturday as my dearest friend, Charlotte, was home from Phoenix and at mom and dad's for a visit. Here is my brother Adam holding his baby boy, Mac and Charlotte's little girl, Paulina while Zack helps out. Brycen was too busy running around the house to pause for picture time.
Brycen and Zackary LOVE their baby cousin Mac. The first picture in this series was without baby's soother and Brycen kept telling Mac shhh, shhh.
Zack, Brycen and Paulina went for a wagon ride with Grandma after they helped Uncle Josh feed the calves.
Brycen was VERY excited that Papa took him for a tractor ride and this is all he's talked about since then...Papa, tracker, ride, me, papa, ride, tracker, me, go... you get the picture!!!
And here is our final moment with Sebastian. On Sunday we said goodbye to this fine young man who became a part of our family over the past 9 months. We were sad to see him go and wish him the best of luck in his future. I am sure he'll be back to join his Canadian family again.

Our Trip to Doon Pioneer Village

On May 4 Geoff and I took the boys and our exchange student, Sebastian, on a trip to Doon Pioneer Village in Kitchener. We'd been there last year but this time there were many rare breeds of animals (besides the ones I call my kids) there and as this was our last weekend with Sebastian, we decided to check it out.
Zackary and Sebastian both tried out the stilts. Sebastian had a bit better luck than Zack but neither will be entering the circus anytime soon!!!
Here's Brycen on a wagon drawn by 2 beautiful Belgian horses. He was very excited the whole time we were on the wagon and kept calling to the hose-ees.
Zack mostly lounged on the wagon ride but was pretty excited with the horses ran down the hill towards the covered bridge.

Brycen just taking it all in.

Happy Birthday Zackary...the rest of the story

Happy Birthday April 20th to Zackary!!! Wow, where did the last 5 years go....
Zack celebrated with his friends Richard, James, Nathan, Zoey and Darnell on April 19th.
Zack and friends James and Richard enjoyed the warm weather that weekend while they played in the backyard.
Zack got some great gifts...most of which involved names I couldn't pronounce and characters I'd never heard about.

His cake was made by Nana Tummers and had Ben 10 and his omnitrix watch on it (and yes, this is another example of characters I don't know). Everything was lime green, white and black including the jello and lemonade.