3 months old

Now that the little guy is almost 3 months old (this Saturday)... I guess it's time to play a little catch up and post about his life so far.  I have been so bad at blogging since he was born.  We have seriously had one thing after another and been so busy with him, but even more so with our business.  We just got done moving our gym to a new bigger location and it has been a ton of work.  I'll post all about that later.  Fortunately Zion has been such an easy baby and has handled all the chaos like a champ.  Now that life is settling down a little bit, I'm setting a goal to blog twice a month.  Zion is changing so fast and I want to be able to remember everything.  Like I said, he has been such an easy baby.  He has been sleeping through the night, anywhere between 9 & 12 hours, since he was 8 weeks old.  He has created such a nice schedule for himself... he eats right around 8 am, noon, 4 pm and 8 pm, and usually only takes one 3-4 hour nap after he gets done eating at lunch time.  I'm not sure how we got so lucky, because we really haven't done anything to encourage this schedule- he has just done it all on his own.  He is developing such a fun personality.  He is so smiley and talkative and such a dramatic little guy.  He is getting so much bigger, but is still pretty small.  At his 10 week well baby check up he weighed 9lbs 12oz (6th percentile) and was 22.25 inches (16th percentile).  Here are some of the things that Zion loves and hates-

Things Zion loves
* His binky
* Going for rides in the car
* Bath time
* His swing and bouncer
* Anything with lights
* Watching movies (Seriously! We were watching Ironman 2 over the weekend and he did not look away from the tv for more than half of the movie.)
* The baby bjorn... especially when mom and dad are at the gym working out with him in it
* Cuddling!
* Talking to himself in the mirror on his swing
* Clasping/ rubbing his hands together... it always looks like he is plotting something mischievous
* Sitting in his bumbo chair

Things Zion hates
* Being cold
* Getting his milk taken away to be burped
* When he gets startled (Zac talks really loud and is always really excited to see Zion when he gets home from work, so this happens often.)
* Not being able to put his binky back in his mouth no matter how hard he tries
* Tummy time
* That the little giraffe on his swing won't talk back to him
* When he accidentally flips his bib up and it covers his face

Here is a pic of Zion hanging out at work with mommy and a few of him talking to me when he was getting changed this morning.  I love my little bug!


Bear Lake 2010

Every year over labor day, my grandparents rent a bunch of condos in Bear Lake for all of the family to get together.  We have so much fun laying by the pool and lake, playing mini golf, volleyball, cards, and of course the annual in-law vs out-law softball tournament.  My favorite part about the trip are the Bear Lake raspberry shakes that I eat daily.  I seriously look forward to them all year and then just splurge all weekend!  This year was by far the best because we had little Zion to share it with.  He was exactly 8 weeks old and such a doll.  He did really well the drive up and back, slept well during the nights and didn't fuss during the day.  We had a blast, and I am so thankful for my Granny and Grampa Houtz for doing it for us!  Here are some pics.  Enjoy!