Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas in 2007

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a blessed New Year!

In Christ, The Zarazua Family
Jose, Brandi, Amiyah & celebrating his first Christmas, Emilio.

What is it???

So yesterday, like usual, Amiyah wakes up and the first thing she goes for are her paper, pencils, and crayons.
After about 30 minutes she came to me with her finished drawing.
Upon looking at it, I was puzzled as to what it was. So I sat for a second trying to figure it out, can you? I sure couldn't.
After a minute I excitedly said, "wow Amiyah, that's great! What is it?"

She explained to me that it was the inside of her body. Well besides the two faces. Those were drawings of herself and me.
At the top on the left you have what she said was colored blood. Then on the bottom left we have her colored bones. Finally we see her heart in all different colors.
I was very curious as to why she drew this. She informed me that she wanted to draw blood, hearts, and bones on paper, so that she was able to see inside her body.

She comes up with the most random things sometimes. What an imagination.


I recently joined a photography group online, and the latest challenge was water. I know mine doesn't even come close to some of the entries, but I'm pretty proud of myself.

What do you think?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The White Shoe

Emilio has been in love with this pair of white infant shoes for a few months. I thought for sure this obsession would last a long time.
However as of late, he hasn't really played with them. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to be rid of them forever. I took the shoes, and placed them in my room on my dresser to be put away with the baby stuff I save.
About a week later, I notice him all of a sudden throw himself onto his belly, and do the wounded soldier crawl in a hurry towards something. I got down on the floor to see exactly what it was he was so determined to get. What was it? You guessed it,his little white shoe! So now, a week later the shoes have made it back with his toys to be played with. It doesn't matter what's with his toys, when he sees those shoes, he gets crazy.

Happy Bean

This is my Bean every morning. Just as happy as ever.
Yeah, and that's me in the morning... enough said.

My little helper

Every night after dinner we do what we call our 15 min. pick up.
Joey yells excitedly "Ok everybody, it's time for our 15 minute pick up. Everybody get to your stations!"
Joey runs in the kitchen to clean the dinner dishes. My job was to clear and clean the table, and Amiyah, well we used this opportunity to get her excited about picking up the toys in her room.

The next night, even before Joey could say a word, she ran in the kitchen and turned the water on to start doing the dishes. After watching a couple of plates go to the strainer with food still on it, we thanked her for her help, and Joey took over. She wasn't to happy with that. So she ran to the table, quickly (before I got there) sprayed cleaner on it, and wiped it clean. Joey and I looked at each other and laughed. We hope she's this eager at 15, when doing the dinner dishes will be her permanent job. Haha!

This is Amiyah with her turkey she made in art class.

Dress Up

Amiyah was having a great time dressing up. While sitting at my desk, I heard my dresser drawers being opened. When I went in the room she had my scarf on her head, and she was putting Joey's socks on.
I told her she looked like Aunt Jemima.