Thursday, February 26, 2009

morning books

Zoe really loves her books. I keep a selection of "sturdy" books within her reach and her other more "delicate" books are waiting for her to get a little older. She has reached a stage where she constantly brings me things all day long. She likes to hand you something, even if it is a partially chewed piece of slimy banana from her mouth, and then wait a few seconds until you give it back. Books, though, must be read immediately or a mini-tantrum ensues. This involves sitting on the floor so she can slowly turn around and plop down on my lap. Sometimes we read the same book over and over again and other times, like this, she just wants to see them all.


My KCMO T -shirt still fits!

Monday, February 23, 2009

that's my blankie

Pete was pretending to sleep on Zoe's favorite blankie. Once he "woke up" it was time for peek-a-boo.


Hop on pop

Monday, February 16, 2009

Like you just stepped out of a salon!

Pete likes it when Zoe has crazy hair. If you don't comb it after her bath this is generally the result the next day. Surprise!

Emptying the dishwasher

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

looks delicious!

I was a little worried that Zoe wasn't eating enough vegetables so I started making her some juice. Tonight's delightful concoction is spinach-celery-carrot-orange-pineapple. It's mostly spinach-celery so I can't say it tastes very good to me, but she is willing to drink it and I've taught her how to say "mmm" [yum] and go "ahhhhh" [like you do when you're drinking a frosty cold beer or something] so she does that with her juice. A little spinach juice goes a long way!

New raincoat!

This cute raincoat was 1/2-price at gymboree and it should fit her for the next nine months or more. She's only supposed to gain about 5 pounds and a few inches over the next 12 months, so that explains why a lot of clothes are 12-24 months in size. Now we just need a tiny umbrella and some tiny rubber boots!

You said it, girl!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Whatchu talkin bout, willis?

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Look, mom!

For my birthday mom sent me Valentine's Day baking supplies including a set of silicone heart-shaped cupcake molds. They work wonderfully! These are somehow the most delicious cupcakes I have ever made.

Pete dressed himself

We had to take separate cars to the restaurant and this is what he showed up in. Don't get me wrong, it is a BEAUTIFUL sweatshirt from a BEAUTIFUL town. And to be sure, nobody else in Seattle is lucky enough to wear this ensemble.

Cleaning for Fun

Zoe, recognizing that there could only be one reason to put a handle on the front of the steam cleaner, climbed onboard for a ride. My only comment is that a steam cleaner really does not need to be 21 pounds heavier than it already is. Oh well, we tend to do whatever makes her happy. And at what other point in your life do you get to ride small appliances?

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Zoe helped me clean out the fridge. I'm putting an end to "wasted food" - our landfill is reportedly 40% food waste or something... and rotting food releases methane gas and contributes to global warming. So I only buy what I know we'll eat every few days and I cook whatever is in the fridge. She actually likes carrots, but is a little surprised here by what they taste like raw. :)


Sunday, February 1, 2009


new toy

Uncle Dougie found this toy on craigslist [in Lynnwood] and emailed to see if I wanted to go get it. It's a little noisy, but Pete really seems to enjoy it! {Zoe likes it too}


Don't worry, she doesn't fall off.