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Transition from Bottles of Formula to Cups of Milk

I drafted this post back on September 5 when Zachary was 13 months old but forgot to actually publish it until now….   Of all the transitions we have been through with Zachary, I was most concerned/confused/unsure (pick one!) about the transition from bottles of formula to cups of milk.  I think that’s because this [...]

First Birthday Pool Party and Smash Cake

This is amazing!

Zachary’s first birthday party was a casual friends-and-family pool party. We started with some swimming…   Then it was time for the big moment, the smash cake!  We did cupcakes, and we had both chocolate with white icing and yellow with chocolate icing… Then, it was time to open some presents…

One Year Old Photo Session in the Park


A compilation of photos as Zachary celebrates being 1! First set of shots included some props: Next, some shots just straight of Zachary in all his cuteness: And lastly, a couple of family shots:    

First Birthday Ice Cream


Zachary turned 1 on a Friday.  After picking him up at school (where they decorated for him),   …we spent the evening just the three of us (his party and smash cake would be the next day, Saturday).  Since we wanted to wait to do the smash cake but did want to do something fun, [...]

12 Months Old


Zachary is 12 months old:   At 12 months, Zachary – talks, a lot -sometimes words we don’t quite understand (“glub?”) and some that we do (“cat”) hugs, a lot loves to swim loves to crawl is doing a little walking, while holding onto our hands or pushing a toy crawls up the stairs loves [...]