Monday, December 28, 2009

Cow, Are You?

Quick story...

On the way to my mom's house today, we passed a few pastures one with cows. Gary pointed out the cows to her and Zoey immediately starting 'mooing' at the cows.

When we passed the field, she said "more, more, more"

I told her she needed to look for more cows.

Zoey responded by saying "Cow, are you? Cow, are you?"

We about died laughing.... this girl is getting funnier and funnier by the day..

Friday, December 25, 2009

Now it's Christmas.....

What's Christmas without an embarrassing video?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jump Around!

We are working on Zoey 'ups'...

Even white girls can't jump!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I think she needs some tutoring...

While I'm glad she is interested in the potty... I don't think she quite gets it...

I guess we will keep trying..

Friday, December 11, 2009

Before I forget...

2 quick things...

1. Zoey has become obsessively attached to a hot pink dog affectionately named 'puppy', that Ms. Claus gave her to try and calm her down... you can see it in the screaming Santa pictures below. Now everynight before she goes to sleep she asks for 'puupppy' in the most pathetic voice she can muster up. Then when you give it to her in her bed, she hugs it and then lays her head on puppy. ADORABLE! This morning she woke up at 5:45 screaming.. and after 30 minutes of screaming and going back to sleep, I went to go get her and her last word was 'puppy.' She woke up because she couldnt reach her puppy who was across the crib. CUTE.. even if I woke up at 5:45!

2. Zoey has said a couple unsolicited "thank you's" or at Zoey says it 'tantu' in the past week or so! Woohoo! ADORABLE!

Monday, December 7, 2009

I got what I wanted....

Last year's pictures with Santa were good, and Zoey sat nice, and was in aww of Santa, cute pictures, but not what I was hoping for.. every kid needs the screaming Santa picture.. and this year Zoey did not disappoint...

Happy kid waiting in line for Santa...

She was ok, until I put her on his lap!

So mad! (I love it!).. Yes, I was tempted to use this as our Christmas card!

A little better with mom!

Much better outside, She liked the idea of the bounce house, but not in practice..

Friday, December 4, 2009

Baby #2

Not the best picture, but what ultrasound is a good picture...

But even better than the picture was seeing a healthy heartbeat, and the BABY WAVED at me.. no joke.. be ready readers.. I am officially obsessed!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

19 months.. a few days late!

Someone took my sweet precious Zoey and replaced her with a child that is already going through her terrible two's... We will see if Zoey makes it through the next couple of months.

Zoey can..
- sing and do the hand motions for "Wheels on the bus" "Popcorn popping" "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
- look through books and identify most objects
- identify letters - E L M O
- sign 'read' 'book' 'mom' 'dad' 'grandma' 'pop' 'all gone'
- starting to sing "ABCs"
- bite - unfortunately this has happend at school far to many times
- say phrases
- throw temper tantrums

Zoey likes..
- saying 'no no no'
- reading books
- playing outside
- seeing airplanes, trains, trucks, and buses
- seeing other kids and babies
- playing with her puppies
- throwing temper tantrums for no reason
- milk
- watermelon, grapes, fruit

Zoey does not like..
- listening to mom and dad
- going to timeout
- being told no

Here's to hoping that my sweet Zoey will return... and soon!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giving Thanks!

This Thanksgiving with so much to be thankful for, we were most thankful for FAMILY! Kim, Tj, Alex, and Sam came up for the week to visit, and we had a BLAST! spending most days at the park, and topping it off with an amazing family Thanksgiving!

Fun at the park!

The Mattes Family, our last Thanksgiving as Three!

Aww.. Cousins don't shake hands, cousins gotta hug!

Love from Sam, very special!

Handsome Alex!

What completes a holiday better than a family sing along! hilarious! They are going to hate this when they older!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Zoey loves baby Haley! So its perfect practice for the upcoming baby!

Grandparent Pressure

I have been informed that I have not put up enough videos of my child recently... so here is one to appease the grandparent who was asking.. who will remain nameless.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Book Worm...

This girl loves to read.. She will bring you book after book to read.. over and over again.. as much as we hate reading the same books again and again, nothing is better than snuggling with our girl reading a good book... for the millionth time!

The Blues...

I love the Blue Angels! I am so proud that they are from Pensacola! If you ever get the chance to see them TAKE IT! They are amazing!

The Blues had there Welcome Home show this weekend, so Kathy, Judy, Geri, and I went out to see the show Friday since it was the last time Fat Albert was flying...

Love the precision even before they get in the plane!

Amazing as always!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Zoey wants everyone to know...

Due July 2010!

Zoey's First Report Card...

Zoey received her first report card from school this week.... It was hilarious!

Mostly Satisfactories, but a few needs improvements...

The comments were the best... especially about her sense of humor..

apparently she is the class clown.. I wonder where she gets it from...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Zoey's first costume of the day!

Showing off her costumes to Nana and Papa on the webcam!

Nana made her costume...

Complete with hair accessories... of course!

Baby Haley and Holly came over to play with us.. Zoey LOVES baby Haley!

Carving Pumpkins...

Zoey getting ready to 'help' mommy carve the pumpkin..

Spooning out the yucky insides...

Zoey does not like getting stuff on her hands... ever!

This is how Zoey helped most of the time...

The fruits of my.. I mean our labor...

18 Months

where has the time gone? Our little girl is 18 months old..

Zoey can..
- sign new words 'play' 'train'
- go from happy to sad at a moments notice
- throw temper tantrums
- sit in timeout when told to
- say a million new words and phrases

Zoey likes..
- cookies, fruit, mac n' cheese, fruit, cookies
- any food you are eating
- being 'nice' to the dogs
- baby Haley (our neighbor)
- TV
- playing
- books
- any kids or babies
- going to school
- playing dress up

Zoey doesn't like...
- being told no
- not getting her way
- going home from school
- getting her hands dirty

Monday, October 26, 2009

Nana Time...

Nana, Papa, and Brett came to visit in September, and Zoey falls in love with Nana everytime she comes..

E.A.G.L.E.S! Eagles!

Cutest Cheerleader EVER!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Preschool Peer Pressure....

Anyone that knows our Zoey, or has seen her for more than 30 seconds, knows that she is a thumb sucker, has been since utero! And it was always the left thumb.. for whatever reason. She even has a rash on her left thumb because it is so frequently in her mouth. I feared a thumb sucker before having a kid, mostly do to the horror stories of kid's teeth after they sucked their thumbs for so long. But what is a mom to do... I can't take away her thumb.. and besides it a pretty cute thing to see a little girl sucking her thumb...

But like it or not Zoey is a thumb sucker...

Enter Preschool..

Zoey has been in preschool for almost two months. She loves school and often doesn't want to leave when we pick her up! When Zoey does get home from school she plays, she snacks, and then bedtime.. a typical day. Then last week she starts wanting a pacifier. She has done this before, but always plays with it and then puts it down ultimately preferring her thumb to the 'paci'.

Not last week.

Zoey wanted her 'paci' and wouldn't back down until she had a 'paci' in hand and mouth. So when it came to bedtime, she didn't have one, until she saw it on the dresser. I handed it to her, and figured it would go to the 'paci' dumping ground like all other paci's to date(behind her crib, after she had played with them enough to satisfy her interest).

Not this night.

About ten minutes after putting her down she screamed! I went in to check on her and low and behold the now beloved 'paci' had fallen to the floor. I handed it back and she went straight to sleep...

The next day I brought one to preschool, fearing that the same thing would happen at nap time and Zoey wouldn't sleep and wake up the other kids. When I spoke to the teacher, she said, "All the other kids have one at nap time."

PEER PRESSURE! Zoey has succumb to the peer pressure of preschool of a pacifier! Now I have to remember to find all the pacifiers in the house, and take them with us wherever we go! Nothing is worse than a 18 month breakdown in the middle of Target! I know I have seen them happen.

So now we are a pacifier family.... What's next jumping off the playground equipment, cause all the cool kids are doing it??

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tiny Dancer...

You gotta love a girl in a tutu!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pig Tails...

I have been waiting and waiting to get Zoey's hair like this....

because let's be honest there is nothing cuter than a little girl with pig tails!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Big Girl Spoon

Zoey is trying to use a big girl spoon...

She received a bath immediately after...