Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Zoe rhymes


Brevity & cre8iv speLing courtesy of my mobile device.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Zoe bouncy dance 2009


Brevity & cre8iv speLing courtesy of my mobile device.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Zadie's pigeon, part 2

Zadie's pigeon had a surprise for us!


Zadie's pigeon, part 1

Zadie discovered a pigeon that had built a nest on the balcony of our hotel in Cocoa Beach.

Happy family!

Up at 4 am, 6 and 1/2 hours of waiting with only a 30% chance of launching, and it was all worth it!

What we saw!

Go for launch!

Fun at the Kennedy Space Center the day of the launch.

Zack visits the Atlantic Ocean

Zack and O'DaDa explore the beach near our hotel at Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Zack lifts off!

Zack practices lifting off on the beds in our hotel room in Tampa.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

4th of July Parade in Greeley

We were fortunate to be invited to watch the Greeley 4th of July Parade from a friends yard. Kids were given a special place down by the curb. We gave Zack a chair with built-in shade. Bob taught him about removing his hat and putting it over his heart when the US flag goes by. He got lots of practice at the parade today.

Coaster Car - Day 2, Part 2

The Coaster Car – Day 2, Part 2
After a break for lunch and a double-decker peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Zack added a Z and the number 7 on his car. He also added reflectors.

Coaster Car - Day 2, Part 1

The Coaster Car – Day 2, Part 1

Zack picked the colors and he and Bob put two coats of paint on the coaster car.

Zack Helps With The Hammer and Nails


First Test Drive


Coaster Car Rolls Off the Assembly Line


Coaster Car - Day 1

Coaster Car - Day 1, Part 2

Zack drove it on the street at the end of the day and the crowed roared!

The Coaster Car - Day 1

The Coaster Car - Day 1, Part 1

Bob had found a book on carpentry projects for kids and put it in Zack’s room to see if it sparked any interest. Sure enough, Zack was interested and picked the most difficult project, a car. Bob was game and enlisted the help of Gary next door. In one day the 3 of them cut the wood, and hammered and nailed it together. Zack learned how to measure using a folding ruler, the difference between types of nails and screws and how to hammer a nail.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

How Zack Trained for the Mutton Bustin

The day of his ride, we made a pretend sheep in the basement so Zack could practice keeping his balance. Zack named the trainer Big Bo Peep.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pictures from Zack's Mutton Busting

Zack was amazing. We arrived at the site just as it started to rain hard. We stayed dry but the sheep got soaked. He got some help with his helmet from O'DaDa and Miss Rodeo Colorado. When we asked Zack how it was after it was over, he said "Wet".

Zack Busts a Mutton

No fear. Zack rides a sheep for the first and probably last time.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Haircut

It was time for Zack to get a haircut. He agreed. We made the appointment and then let him tell the stylist what he wanted. He wanted and got a buzz cut. His cowboy hat fits a lot better now.