(I should say that I think some of it is attributed to the slow and easy lifestyle we have adopted here in the pre-babymoon phase. We never drive out of town, we are always home by bedtime, I snuggle him in my bed every morning, we're just consistent. And that means we have had naps of more than 2 hours, bedtimes that are easy where Zayd babbles himself to sleep, better eating, and not a wakeup before 5:30 in a long time. Sam and I have gotten a little restless and even contemplated the trek to Houston but with the results we are getting, its hard to even consider the hurried lifestyle we packed in this summer. That being said, he asks for his Nani and Nana ALL DAY EVERY DAY. But, he is happy, so I suppose we are all surviving.)
We started the day with a leisurely trip to the zoo (don't worry, we drove). The first zoo attraction we had to hit up was Zayd's and Sam's favorite - the snow cone stand. :) Here are two shots of them practicing their smiles.
Everytime we head to the zoo, we discover something new. Today, we learned there is a fake house with a sandbox in front. I'm not 100% sure of its purpose or how it relates to zoology but Zayd loved it, ESPECIALLY because it came complete with small patio furniture and a broom!
I honestly can't decide which photo I like more. But the smile is pretty darn cute.
Recently, Zayd has taken to building things! It is fantastic. I wanted to buy him a super awesome block set for Christmas but I am not sure he can wait that long. Before bed, we found all of the sqaure-ish wooden objects in his room (fake sushi, train parts, and puzzle pieces) and he independently created some impressive towers.
His favorite part of building the tower is knocking it down. Sometimes, he can only get three blocks in before he just HAS to destroy it.
And to get the piece JUST RIGHT on top, sometimes, he plays twister with himself.
And here we are enjoying a tickle before bedtime. That is his monkey there in the photo that we have transformed into his baby. We are getting ready for a baby-ful house again because we definitely have a big boy on our hands these days.