Welcome, Zachary!


The lapse in posts on my blog hasn’t been due to my usual laziness, but to our gorgeous new son – Zachary David.  Zachary was born on April 2nd at 9:39 p.m. weighing in at 8 lbs. 1 oz and 20.5″ long – although, at his first pediatrician’s appointment they measured him at 21.5″, which I think is more accurate because this little boy is LONG!

We are totally in love with him and can’t believe how cute he is.  In this pic, I only caught the tail end of his smile, but I can assure you his smile will make anyone and everyone smile. 🙂

Sure, we’re still learning as new parents and have had some, “oh my god, we don’t know what we’re doing!” moments, but for the most part, we’ve been adjusting to this new little person in our life well.

I do have a few recipes I didn’t have a chance to post before Zachary’s arrival, so hopefully I’ll have a minute to post those at some point, but please bear with me as the new posts probably won’t be as frequent for a while.

Welcome, Zachary!

  • Congratulations, Elly! He’s gorgeous. 🙂

  • Elly (and Tom)..na sou zisei! You have to be the happiest and most sleepless couple around!

  • Congratulations and enjoy the ride! I promise you it does get easier!

  • ash

    congrats Elly!!! he is absolutely PRECIOUS!!

  • Cheryl A. Newton

    Congrats! He’s gorgeous. I am new to your blog, and since I read new-to-me blogs from the very beginning, I didn’t know you were pregnant. I’m sure everyone’s told you this, but here it is again from a total stranger: savor every single moment. My “baby” (also named Zachary) will be 9 next month. (His last single-digit birthday! How did that happen???!!) I just got a call from the school: please bring him some more pants; he ripped out the knee (practically down to the ankle). That’ll be you before you know it!
    Cheryl Newton

  • Congratulations!! He is beaitiful!

  • Julie

    Congratulations! He is such a handsome string bean!

    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

  • Amy Ramos

    He is adorable! Congratulations!!!

  • Congratulations, Elly! He’s adorable, and that little half-smile already made me smile so I can’t wait to see the real thing! Good luck with everything to come.

  • Oh my gosh, congratulations!!!! He is perfect! So alert for a newborn! You must be thrilled. Congrats to you and your husband 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Amy

    He’s such a cutie! Congrats Elly!

  • Liz

    Congratulations!!! He’s beautiful 🙂

  • Erin


  • Linda

    Elly, he’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Big congrats!!! Love the sly-looking smile. Feel free to sprinkle gratuitous baby pics into food posts from now on, k? 🙂

  • He is precious! Congrats on your new son Elly =)

  • Congrats! He’s adorable.

  • Erin

    Congratulations! He’s – I love that expression on his face! Great name too 🙂

  • Oh Elly, Zachary is adorable…what a blessing! Congratulations!

  • He’s delicious!

  • Congratulations — he is so cute!

  • Kate

    What a beautiful boy! Congrats!

  • Ivy

    Congratulations Elly and Tom. Zachary is so beautiful. Na sas zizei!

  • Congratulations – what a handsome little guy! Enjoy that baby!

  • Congratulations on your adorable baby boy! He’s beautiful!

  • smellslikehome

    congrats again Elly! he’s so sweet!

  • Congratulations – he’s gorgeous!

    Do enjoy every day with him – you have so much magic and wonder ahead of you, and before you know it, you’ll be asking yourself where the time went!

    (My baby is 21.)

  • Congratulations to you and your family Elly!!!!! In answer to Chrystals comment about savouring every moment. My daughter is now 22 and has a life of her own so they do grow up quickly…in a blink of an eye!

  • Na sas zhsei! He’s beautiful … and so wide awake for a baby that small!

  • Congratulations Elly and Tom-he’s so cute! Love the pic! Great smirk! All the best!

  • Congrats!

  • Jen

    What’s the recipe for this one??? 🙂 How precious and beautiful! Many congrats and all the best.

  • oh my Elly – he is seriously handsome, you better watch out! So, so happy for you 🙂

  • mb

    Congratulations! He is a good looking baby!

  • becky s

    Congratulations! Enjoy him, post later. I will miss your great recipes but better that than to have you miss a moment with that handsome fellow! Much happiness to you and your family.

  • Congratulations to you both – he’s beautiful!! Great name too (it’s what we called my son).

  • Tiff

    Congratulations on your beautiful new son!

  • Congrats and welcome Zachary!
    Such a beautiful boy!

  • Lacey

    AHHH what a cutie!!!!!!!!

  • Oh wow Elly, he’s SOOO adorable!! Congrats!!!

  • Many congratulations! He’s just darling 🙂 Enjoy him and get as much sleep as you can!

  • What a beautiful baby.

  • Congrats, he’s adorable!

  • Jenni

    He’s beautiful!! Congratulations! I’ve been a reader for awhile, but don’t think I’ve posted 🙂
    Almost makes me want another one (…almost) hahaha 🙂

  • Katerina

    Na sas zisei! So beautiful, so sweet, lucky baby and lucky parents!

  • Irene (Irini)

    Συγχαρητήρια! Να σας ζήσει ο Ζαχαρίας! (if the Greek font doesn’t come through, Congratulations and Na Sas Zisei!) Zachary is so cute! I’m very happy for you.

  • Ariana from Chicago

    What a gorgeous baby, congrats! My son is 4 and I still have many “what should I do?? moments 😉 Enjoy baby, hope our cold spell will be over soon so you can take some walks together.

  • Congrats to your family!!! Little boys love their moms — it’s the best! Mine is about to head to college and I still remember balancing him on my shoulder like it was yesterday! (and he will still say “I love you” on the phone when no one is around…)

  • Esi


  • Congratulations Elly! Welcome to the club. Enjoy every second, being a mom is the most wonderful thing in the world!

  • christenandjames

    He’s precious! Congratulations!

  • ohmigosh! he’s adorable! i love that little smirk. Congrats!

  • Congrats!! He’s adorable.

  • Congratulations again! He is adorable!

  • Congratulations Elly! He is beautiful. My son is already 11 and sometimes I still cant believe how they grow up so fast.

  • Congratulations on the arrival of the darling angel!

  • Oh what a little love! Congratulations!

  • Congrats Elly! I have been terribly out of touch lately due to all the new changes in our lives, but I wanted to come and wish you and your family the best and offer our sincere congratulations on the arrival of Zachary David!