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The Proposal

No, not the movie. And nope, not Mike’s to me…

We’ve had quite a few in our family over the past few weeks though. I’ll be in the kitchen and I’ll hear Burke and Maggie in the other room talking about how to best make it so they can both pet the cat. And then I’ll hear Burke say something along the lines of: “Maggie, let’s get married – that way we can share Tiger!” Or we’ll be giving the kids a bath and I’ll hear Burke say, “Logan, let’s get married so we can share that toy.” Good to see he doesn’t discriminate ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  And I suppose I should be happy that we’re teaching them one aspect of a good marriage … it’s all about sharing. LOL!

It made me wonder if he asks everyone at school to marry him as well. And while I haven’t heard any stories about Burke, I did run into the mom of one of Maggie’s classmates at Open House the other night. Apparently Troy* came home the other day and said, “Mom! I have something to tell you!” …but then got shy and didn’t want to tell her right away. After a little while he came out with “Maggie asked me to marry her today!!” Now I have to wonder what toy he was playing with ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I got home, I mentioned to Maggie that I had me Troy’s mom. She calmly said, “Oh, I asked Troy to marry me. He said no.” And that was the end of that.

*Name changed.

Makes My Monday: Air Hockey

At the birthday party yesterday, Burke discovered the joy of an air hockey table. (Not even knowing that both of his parents loved playing while at college…different colleges!)

On the way home, Burke asked if we could buy an air hockey table. My immediate thought was, “ya right, buddy.” …But then I remembered the table-top game I had, so I told him we already had one…IF I could find it.

We trekked down to the basement and there it was! Burke, Maggie, and Logan played too many games to count yesterday.

This morning, the first words out of Burke’s mouth when he woke up: “Who wants to play air hockey with me??” LOL!

Burke’s love of a game both his parents enjoyed way-back-when Makes My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes peopleโ€™s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing โ€“ and join in too!

In honor of my 1000th post yesterday, I’m using the very first picture I put up on my blog. It took me a few posts to get comfortable putting pictures of my kids up…and to remember to TAKE pictures. I’ve obviously gotten over both of those things ๐Ÿ˜‰

Too big

Burke in Logan's Swing - June 2008

Saturday Snapshot: Climbing the Walls


Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go over and have a look at what others are doing on this beautifulย  Saturday.

Smart Kid.

I was working (playing?) with Burke this morning (a fun Disney workbook), just telling him what the directions say on each page. We get to this page:

It says to count how many of each bug there are and then trace 19 and 20.

He immediately points to the cluster on the left and says, “That one’s 19.” I ask, “How do you know?” He says, “Because there’s one missing right there.” and points to the lower right corner of the bug picture on the left.

I know I’m biased because I’m his mom and all…but I’m kinda wowed by this!

Way Back When-esday

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Go on over to see who else is playing โ€“ and join in too!

When Burke and Maggie were still under 2, I was kind of a schedule freak.ย  (It was the only way to keep my sanity!) When one slept, the other one did too. When one woke up, the other one had to as well. When one ate, the other one did too. You get the idea.

We were up in Vermont (for Thanksgiving? Christmas? The Twin’s first birthday? I can’t remember which now…) when the kids were between 10 months to a year old. It wasn’t nap time yet, and I’m fairly certain that Maggie wasn’t the least bit tired…but Burke was slowly nodding off. I was in the other room doing something and yelled in to Mike to not let Burke fall to sleep.

He did the best he could…

"Keep him awake, huh?"

(I suppose this should have prepared me for when Logan didn’t wake up when he fell out of the rocking chair…but it didn’t!)

Friday’s Fotos: Studious, Knitting, and The Zoo

Burke asked to try on my glasses the other day. I thought he looked super cute (and quite studious!) Mike thought he looked a bit Harry Potter-ish (Like I said, super cute and studious LOL!)

Burke in Mommy's Glasses


I think I’ve mentioned once or twice that I’ve started knitting. I’m happy to report that I finally figured out that 3rd row, and I’m now on row 22! Woot! Oh, and thanks to Goddess, I tried out continental knitting instead of the traditional English knitting (although, I have to admit that I was afraid to switch after starting out one way). HOLY COW – so much easier and faster. Especially coming from a crochet point-of-view. I think the switch made me have a few crazy stitches – still not quite sure what I did since the numbers are all the same…but hey, it’s gonna look very home made ๐Ÿ˜‰ And my stitches are kinda loose – especially on the ends – but overall, I’m kind of impressed with myself ๐Ÿ™‚

Rib and Garter Afghan


I finally got my own domain!! It’s official: zimmerzoo.com is MINE.

Update your links (although, old ones will still work…)

Makes Me Smile: Shared Stickers

The other day, Burke held onto a sticker that he desperately wanted to give to me for about an hour. (I was upstairs working at the time.) When I came down, I was treated to a sticker of Flo from Cars.

I later went upstairs to take a shower, but didn’t want to lose my special present…so I stuck it to the little glass shelf above the sink.

Fast forward a few hours. I hear Burke upstairs working really hard at something. I call up to him a few times to come back downstairs and get “just a minute!”…he finally comes back down with a HUGE grin on his face.

I smile every time I go into the bathroom ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday’s Fotos: Baseball and Playgrounds

I posted a picture of it last week, but I finally got my act together and uploaded a video of Logan “playing” baseball.

(17 seconds)

I also posted a picture of Burke at the playground, when he was really excited to show me his new trick.

(15 seconds)

Burke Style

Remember Maggie’s Style? And the start of Burke’s Style? The rest of Burke’s Cars accouterments (finally) came in the other day and I had a chance to put it all up!


Burke was speechless when he first saw it. (Of course, it could have been that he just wanted to get back to playing with his Gameboy ๐Ÿ˜› )

(26 seconds)

We all went back downstairs and Burke stayed up to admire it for a good 10 minutes. It was too cute. ๐Ÿ™‚