Wednesday, March 31, 2010

balloon slideshow

Janie brings a balloon

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Janie came over and brought a green balloon that provoked insane laughter all afternoon.

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Lemons












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Dinosaur Cookies & Owl Pajamas




Tuesday, March 23, 2010

what a beautiful day!













We finished all of our chores today and then the sun came out so we went to the beach. Also, Pete had to work all night on some horrible-sounding ordeal that involved fans at a fancy restaurant, so he needed a quiet house to sleep in all day. Zoe had a great time digging in the sand and splashing in the water. We got a scoop of ice cream and sat on a bench for a long time watching the ferry come and go. I took a couple hundred pictures, so here are a few. I'm going to have some of these printed at Costco and I'll mail them out. Still working on the dvd.


Saturday, March 20, 2010
















hello

I have some photos to share, but the upload isn't working right now, so I'll try again later. I've also been working on another short dvd-movie for you that I will mail whenever I can finish it. We haven't done anything too exciting lately, just more trips to parks and the zoo. Zoe has been practicing jumping off of things lately. She'll stand on a little ledge or a rock that's a few inches high and scream "READY! SET! JUMP!" before she takes the leap. She also says "ONE! TWO! THREE! BLAST OFF!" She can definitely count to 13 now.

We do lots of painting and drawing. She still uses her left hand primarily, but switches to the right hand sometimes, too. I draw shapes on paper and she colors them. I'm curious to know if coloring things is an innate, human action. I didn't tell her how to do this, but she just naturally tries to stay inside the lines and fill in the hearts and stars and circles. And why do we spend so much time doing this as kids in school? Is it just testing our coordination, or does it say something about our personality?

She was playing with a puzzle that Jo gave her and she can easily match where all of the pieces go. So sometimes she will put a piece in the wrong spot and say "where does it go? No." and then move it to the right spot and say "Good job!"

I'm going to try to upload the photos again...

Monday, March 8, 2010

park











shell, bald eagles, beach stuff







Edmonds Beach Sunday














Despite the gray chilliness, we went down to the beach and built some sandcastles with Zoe's new beach bucket. The other day I asked her if she wanted to do something fun and she said "the beach!", but that's not where we went. She was really excited to go there on Sunday and cried when it was time to go. My new camera took some awesome photos.

Monday, March 1, 2010

zoo weekend













Zoe & I went to the zoo on Saturday and then Pete went with us [again] on Sunday. If it's not going to rain, then I'm going to take us there for some fresh air and running around. Saturday it did start sprinkling so we spent a lot of time in this play area because the trees covered us from the rain and then we went inside the Zoomazium play area for a couple of hours with the other 1000 people who were escaping the rain.
She can use the little water fountain all by herself now. It used to make her cry.