Thursday, February 26, 2009
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.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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!
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!
Monday, February 9, 2009
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. :)