Wednesday, July 30, 2008

3 months!

I can't believe its been three months since our lil' zoey was born! she is amazing us each and everyday with all of the wonderful things she can do and learn!

Zoey can...
*hold her head up without wobbling
*sit in her bumbo seat for hours
*sleep for more than 8 hours!!!
*put herself to sleep
*blow bubbles
*reach for toys
*kick her legs..especially in her bath
*half-way roll over
*hold her head up during tummy time
*scream with joy
*start to laugh

Zoey likes...
*when you sing to her... especially 'old mcdonald' 'patty cake' and 'itsy bitsy spider'
*food.. rice cereal from a spoon and bottles
*when you wave a towel in front of her face
*when you play peek-a-boo
*to scream with joy
*to watch Baby Einstein
*when you talk to her and make faces
*to get a bath
*to see what's going on
*spend time with mom and dad

Zoey does not like...
*to be left alone for awhile
*to have tummy time
*to be in a position where she can not see what's going on

Too cute.. she was soo tired today when she was playing that she fell asleep in her bumbo chair...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Good Morning Zoey!

Every morning we hear Zoey on the monitor laughing and screaming with joy! We will often just lay in bed for awhile and listen to her laughing.. it only gets better when we walk into her room ...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dinner anyone?

Yes I feed my 3 month old rice cereal from a spoon...I know i know.. she is too young.. and shouldn't eat it for another month.. but you know what.. she LOVES IT!!! she will eat a ton of it.. if I let her... now her new thing is to stick her fist in her mouth after I put in a spoonful of food...

Tonight she fell asleep mid-feeding... soo cute!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Learning and laughing...

apparently watching baby einstein in a bumbo seat is HILARIOUS! As she was watching i was trying to get some things done around the house and all i heard was this.. so of course i had to stop and catch it on video... see learning can be fun..

Summer Fun!

We had a blast yesterday hangingout with the Riggs and Stifflemeyers! We had a pool party over at my in-laws house.. while they were away on vacation.. Zoey loved hanging out in her Bumbo chair (that thing is seriously a life saver!) and especially loved all the attention she got from maeghan, sydney, and riley! We topped off hours in the pool with a HUGE shrimp and crab boil! Such good food and friends!
Loving the shade in the bumbo chair!

Zoey and Maeghan

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This week..

More smiles... she is really getting to be interactive, responding to us all the time.. its only going to get better from here!

I bought her a bumbo seat..and she LOVES it! she will sit in it and just look around.

She is becoming quite the good little sleeper (10-12 hours!).. but the other morning she woke up and was in this position.. which is exactly 180 degrees from the position i put her in..

Lastly we just got back from Panama City visiting with nana and papa.. once again no one would let her be by herself for an extended period of time.. papa LOVED sleeping with Zoey!

Zoey with her Nana and Papa... she loves them soo much!

we're expecting...

birds that is! When Gary took the dogs out last week he noticed a bird's nest in the cup holder of a folded chair.. now we have a momma bird that watches the nest everyday... we are expecting eggs to be there any day.....

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Peek-a-boo Joy

Zoey was going crazy when Gary starting playing peek-a-boo...

Zoey smiling after playing peek-a-boo with her daddy...

after she was so worked up.. she fell right to sleep...

Monday, July 7, 2008


A couple weeks ago Kimber came up to visit and the girls FINALLY met each other.. while there wasn't much of a reaction from either.. I'm aure they will be life long friends!
The two girls.. Sam(4 months) and Zoey (2 months)

Alex, Sam, and Zoey

Kimber and Sam, Gary and Zoey

Baby talk...

Zoey has recently been talking up a storm... she definietly gets that from me as i could talk for hours about nothing... i fear for the teenage years...

Saturday, July 5, 2008

New discoveries...

The past week Zoey has discovered many new things.. she found out she has a voice and loves to baby talk which eventually leads to a happy shreek! She is also starting to try to roll over.. yesterday we went to get her from her nap and she was half way rolled over, she just couldn't seem to get that other leg over her body... She has started doing "baby crunches" working out those abs.. and almost grabbing her feet...Zoey has recently discovered watching television.. I know she can't see exactly what is on, but the moving lights and blurred images have really caught her attention.. and she loves watching tv.. i knew she was our kid... this is her face when she watches...

She has also really started to enjoy her bouncer... she will stare at the animals forever... and is also starting to hit the rings.. and move around.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Name Change?

Our Blog name can now change....
as of today the Mattes name lives on...
NO not through us, are you crazy?? Zoey just started sleeping through the night... i want to enjoy that for awhile..
but Gary's cousins Josh and Courtney had a beautiful baby BOY... which means the Mattes name now has a male heir... pheww.. that takes the pressure off... now if we have another girl I won't feel as bad...