D & M & Z

Monday, August 10, 2009

First Day of Kindergarten

So I'm a little bit behind....but...here's a few pics from the first day of Kindergarten! Zander started August 5.

I tried taking pics at home but the sun was in his eyes:

at School

Monday, July 27, 2009

Get your kicks on Route 66!

Friday we went to Meteor Crater in Northern Arizona! I went once when I was a kid but it was nice to take Zander to see it. Our friends Ian & Maria went with us in the suburban.

Hole in the ground!

Doug, Zan, Maria and Ian on the observation deck.


Meteor Crater has a museum talking about meteors, space and has some NASA items. It's pretty cool! Especially for a kid that's into space!

Next we stopped in Winslow for lunch.

Then we headed to Holbrook to spend the night in a Wig-Wam. These Wig Wams were one of the inspirations for the movie "Cars" and Sally's Cozy Cone hotel!

There are many dinosaurs in Holbrook. Zander was excited that the only dinosaur on the Wig Wam property was right outside our little window. He named this dinosaur Jokey.

There was a huge storm after dinner Friday night (we ate some yummy Italian food! The whole town had a blackout for about an hour and a half.

It was fun!

All the pictures are HERE.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Our First Arizona Diamondbacks game!

We had awesome seats! My coworker gave me the tickets. :-)

Zander met Baxter!

Zander pretended he was a baseball in the giant mitt.

So fun!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

4th of July

We went to a friend's house for the 4th of July.

July Swim Lessons

He's doing so awesome at swimming!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Swim lessons!

Zander has done so good at swim lessons this year! Doug and Zander swim at least 2 or 3 times a week too. Zander is jumping off the diving board and swimming all over the pool without a floaty! It's awesome!

Zander was in Level 1 for June and is moving up to Level 2 for July!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Quarter collecting! Haircut! Hooked on Phonics!

We started collecting quarters, it's a fun way to learn about the states!

Before Haircut

After Haircut

Zander completed Hooked on Phonics Kindergarten Reading! He's reading simple readers now, it's awesome!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Karate class.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dinosaur Museum!

The Natural History Museum in Mesa is one of Zander's favorite destinations. He was excited to bring cousin Madison along for a visit.

A real jail cell.

A real dino femur!

We love prehistoric creatures!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

AZ Science Center

We went to the AZ Science Center with Becky & Chase. There was a Lego exhibit in addition to the normal science center exhibits.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ceretta's Chocolate Factory!

I took Zander to Ceretta's Chocolate Factory in Glendale for a PBS promotion to see "Sid the Science Kid". Ceretta's is in Glendale right across Daddy's work.

It smelled really good in there! Zander doesn't like chocolate (or most candy) so he wasn't overly impressed. But I think he still liked seeing an actual chocolate factory.

Peanut Brittle!