Friday, April 23, 2010

Zander's 2nd Birthday

Since the weather didn't let us spend Christmas with Dave's family we decided to go for a visit over Zander's 2nd birthday. It had been a little over a year since they had seen the kids so it was good to visit them. Zander is a big basketball fan so the main gift he got was a little basketball hoop to play with outside. He loves it and I love not having to act as the hoop when he wants to play. We had a little party with Grandma and Grandpa Holzer, and Aunt Dawn and Uncle CJ and I made him a basketball cake.
Zander is such a cute little guy. He has become very particular about certain things and if something is not just like he wants it then his favorite phrase is "I don't like it" or "I don't want it". If you offer a snack he won't eat it until it is in a bowl. If you try to cut something up for him that he wanted whole he won't even think about eating it. It is kind of funny, but can get kind of tedious to keep him happy. He has a great sense of humor; today at lunch I was trying to get him to eat his sandwich by making the two pieces of bread open up and talk to him. Instead of eating the sandwich he picked up his sippy cup and started giving his sandwich some juice. He thought it was hilarious and so did Haylie and I.
Generally he is a very happy boy and I am so grateful he is a part of our family. I remember thinking he was such a little stranger to me when he was first born. Day by day I have learned who he is and he is such a joy in my life! I love you Zander! Happy Birthday!

Friday, April 16, 2010


We had a fun Easter this year with the kids. They are at good ages to do lots of fun things. We got to color Easter eggs.
We went to several Easter egg hunts. The Easter Bunny even showed up at one of them. Zander wouldn't go near her but Haylie decided to give her a hug. (I say "her" because the person in the costume was the daughter of some people on our ward.) On Easter morning Zander seemed to wake up on the wrong side of the bed and didn't feel like hunting eggs or finding his basket. He would just point to the eggs as he saw them but wouldn't pick them up. Haylie showed her kind and generous side by getting the eggs and making sure that Zander got as many as she did. Zander did feel a little better after his morning bottle ritual.

Since there was General Conference on Easter Sunday, Haylie wore her Easter dress to church the week before Easter. Zander was sick that week and didn't go to church so the picture of him was from a different week.