Monday, October 26, 2009

more pics...

Zane loves animals, especially Kita. He was belly laughing at her...for no reason, but it was cute.

It's been awhile!

So, Zane is now 5 1/2 months, time has gone by way too fast. We made it to Minnesota and are getting comfortable at Barb and Jeromey's house. They've been very welcoming and have helped to make this an easy transition. Zane did very well traveling from Colorado to MN. During our trip, we went through a few blizzards, and rain storms but needless to say, we made it safe and sound.

He met many of his family for the first time this week. It was so awesome to see the love everyone has for him. He's a lucky boy, and we are both so glad we made the decision to move back. I start my job next week, so I'll have a few days to get organized and relax.

Here are some recent pictures of Zane.

Monday, September 28, 2009

3 more weeks until we're home!

It's been awhile since I've posted any pictures. Well, I found a way to email myself pictures, so please enjoy. Zane is growing so fast. He'll be 5 months old next week. When we went to his doctor appointment two weeks ago he was 25 1/4 in. and 13.5 lbs. He's so much fun and such a great baby. He is eating food now too, he's tested cereal, bananas and just started squash this week. Squash seems to be his favorite so far. It's so much fun feeding him and watching him learn new things every day.

I'm pretty sure everyone is aware, but we are moving back to Minnesota in 3 weeks. We're so fortunate to have the opportunity to move close to home and stay with Barb and Jeromey. We are just waiting for our house to sell. We've had a few over 20 showings in 9 days, so someone should have an offer to us soon hopefully. Even though the house situation is stressful, we are really looking forward to being home and spending holidays with family.

Friday, August 21, 2009

3 months old

This was Zane's first week of Daycare at Kindercare. He seems to really like it there. It's kind of hard to tell, but all of the girls are very sweet and he's always happy when we pick him up. The girls at daycare tell me how smiley and happy he is. We're blessed with such an amazing little guy. Each day he is doing something new and cute!
We went to the doctor on Monday because he refused to eat more than and ounce or two, which isn't like him at all so they wanted him to come he wasn't fussy, but I was still worried. He weighed 12 lbs 15 oz at 3 months and one week. We measured him when Paul and Carole were here and last measurement was 23 1/2 inches. What a big boy!! I can't wait for everyone to meet him!

Right now he's in his bouncy chair talking to his ducky that is his favorite toy (thank you Auntie Lisa). He's kicking his legs and just jabbering and smiling away

We had Zane's pictures taken last weekend at Sears, and they did a great job. This is about all I have for now as my camera is not in working condition. I hope you enjoy them. My personal favorite is the one where he is laying on the Vikings ball....and now that Favre is our quarterback we might actually have a team! :)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

3 months old already!

Zane will be 3 months old on Monday...believe it or not. Each day Zane is more and more fun! He has such a personality and loves to talk! He is also getting big. He is almost too big for some of his 3 month old clothes. I assume he weighs close to 12 lbs. I'm not 100% sure, but can tell you he is getting heavy!! He's smiley and so talkative. He has officially slept through the night for 3 of the last four nights! Boy, what a blessing:) He's the best little guy a mom could ask for!

In the last few weeks Zane's cousin Kellie came out to visit as well as Andy. We were pretty busy when Kellie was here...we went to the Renaissance Festival, a rodeo at Cheyenne Frontier days and Rocky Mountain National park. When Andy came out to visit us we spent most of our time hanging out at home and fishing. He even caught a walleye while he was out here. Not fair; I live here, I've been fishing twice as much as he has and I'm yet to catch a fish!!!

Zane's Grandma and Grandpa Engels are out here visiting right now and will be here until Friday the 15th. They've been such a big help, especially since I went back to work last week. It's really nice to know he's safe and being loved while I'm at work. It made is a much easier transition getting back to work. I still miss him like crazy though:)

This will be the last post with pictures for a bit as my camera is broken and we need to buy a new one. These pictures are about 2-3 weeks old.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Big smiles

He knows he's cute!

Oh, our little guy is 2 months old!

Zane is 2 months old now, can you believe it!! We went to the doc today for his check up and shots. He is officially 10 lbs, 2 oz. Getting big. He's been smiling at us and talking to us. Oh, it's so amazing. He's also putting himself to sleep still in his crib, which I think is pretty neat. Now, the next step hopefully is to sleep through the night.

Brian just went back to work a week ago. We loved having him home with us for 6 weeks. We spent some quality time fixing up the house, fishing and relaxing. I will be going back to work on August 3rd, which is coming soon. We found a great daycare for him and he'll be going there 3 days a week. It makes me sad to go back to work, but reality is coming soon. I know he'll be in good hands and it is only a few days a week. Luckily, he is close to my work and Brian's so we can visit him the first few weeks until we are all adjusted. Zane is very easy going and will adapt on the other hand might take awhile.

Kellie, our niece and her boyfriend are here with us right now. We're having a lot of fun, and she's completely in love with Zane. We've just been hanging out around the house, but Zane had another fishing experience...he's a good fisherman, that's for sure!

The next few weeks will be busy..we're going to Cheyenne frontier days, Andy is coming back, Grandma and Grandpa Brinkman are coming out and Paul and Carole...we can't wait for you all to meet our little man!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Zane is 7 weeks already

The past few weeks have been really busy, but we've sure had fun. Our friends Katie and Wes came to visit us for a few days as well as Grandpa and Grandma Burton. We were very busy; we went to Rocky Mountain National park with Zane, a Rockies game with Grandpa and Grandma Burton, and we saw the most amazing fireworks there. He sure enjoyed meeting Grandpa and Grandma. He doesn't even know how many people love him!

Zane is growing like crazy. I think he is about 9 lbs. and is about 23 inches or more. We'll find out for sure on July 18th at his 2 month appointment. He is so alert and just an amazing little boy. He is smiling, rolling from his tummy to his back and side to side. He also moved from sleeping in a pack and play in our room, and to sleeping in his own room and crib. He slept very well, thank goodness! We decided it was time, for one he is only has about 2 inches left in the pack n play (like I said, he is growing) and he was able to put himself to sleep twice yesterday. This of course was with the help of the aquarium from Julia. It plays music and bubbles with fish, and he loves it. I found that music is the trick to him sleeping.