Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
We have so much to talk about:
Zoe is ONE year OLD now!
And we had a lovely Christmas vacation in Missouri.
And then we came home to LOADS of snow!
I have lots of photos to share so I will Upload some slideshows as fast as the blog will allow.
For now, here are just a couple of my favorites.
Merry Christmas! Much love.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Speaking of video, I added the list of "labels" for my blog posts on the left. So if you want to see all of the videos, just click the link and they will all come up. If I have any other kinds of repeat postings I'll start labeling them, too.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I'm taking far fewer pictures these days. And here's why. Everytime I get the camera out Zoe wants to hold it and drool on it. If she doesn't get to hold it and drool on it she becomes very dramatic and whines "ma ma ma ma ma". Her favorite "toys" are the camera, phone, and laptop.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We went to Portland Thursday & Friday to see Pete's mom and grandparents before they all left for Hawaii. While at the Yarn Garden, Zoe found this little shopping cart that is used to display boxes of beads. She pushed it around the store pretty well - each adventure ended with a small crash. She's wearing her Halloween outfit, except that we traded the kitty hat for this Christmas tree hat that Jo had just finished knitting.
We had a nice time in Portland, did lots of driving around and a little tax-free shopping [there is no sales tax in Oregon]. We needed to buy a new carseat as Zoe has outgrown her infant-sized one. With our 20% off coupon & no tax we saved quite a chunk of change. The new carseat is the safest available and should fit her for a few years.
I think Portland is more like the Seattle that people think Seattle should be. Everybody walks or rides a bike and there are little nieghborhoods everywhere that are filled with cool shops, small restaurants, and drab-dressed young people looking cool while having vegan Thai food in small restaurants.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This bee costume was in the bag of baby clothes that mom got from a friend at work. I don't think Zoe will wear it out anywhere this year - she's going to be a kitty instead. It's pretty cute, though. The top photo shows what happens when you make a bee mad. In related news, I bought The Bee Movie for Zoe. If you haven't seen it, take a couple of hours and watch it. The animation is wonderful and Seinfeld wrote an amusing script. Zoe loves it! Maybe because so much of the movie is bright yellow and the music is bouncy.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Uncle Doug gave Zoe this Snack Trap. It's a cup with a flexible lid - the treats go in, but they don't come out when it's tipped over. Zoe eats lots of Cheerios these days so I keep this cup filled and out for her to snack whenever she wants. She hasn't exactly mastered taking one or two Cheerios out, but she's working on it.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Pete's friend Ken had a family birthday party Sunday. Ken's nephews brought this green fabric tube thing upstairs for Zoe to crawl through. It collapses into a flat circle. I think we'll have to get one - Zoe loved it! Ken's mom is looking through the end of the tube.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
More ponytail holder delicious-ness. The top photo shows how her eyes are still a dozen different colors. They are gray on the outside and kind of blue inside with gold flecks and brown spots. Every person who sees her says something different: "she has brown eyes like you!" "she has hazel eyes!" "she's so lucky to have green eyes!" "she has such pretty eyes...what color are they?" I've noticed that her hair color is kind of the same way in different light. Some days she's blonde but it's also fairly red or light brown. Poor, mixed up DNA. I guess Pete and I gave her all of the options.