Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I could get used to this...

So Zoey is home sick today... which means I am home today too...
she has hand-foot-mouth which from what i've heard is a very common disease especially for kids in daycare.. she is fine and should be able to go back to daycare Friday..grandma is taking care of zoey tomorrow...

But being that i am home all day its nice to imagine my life as a stay-at-home mom..even if it is just for a day.. Zoey and I wandered around Target for an hour or so.. which is the best way to go to Target, NO ONE is there! NO ONE.. there were no whiny kids, crowded aisles, or long lines to check out! It was lovely! I only fear the amount of money i would spend if i were there more often.. i seriously have an addiction... but today i only spent $8.87.. and that was on formula for Zoey...

Upon return, i realized that since zoey's illness can be contagious upon contact i needed to sanitize anything that Zoey has come in contact with... hence the picture below... we are now germ free.. at least i hope so...


So now i have the rest of the afternoon to do whatever I want! no schedule, no requirements! just me in my yoga pants and my girl hanging out... i could seriously get used to this...

Zoey trying to show off her teeth.. 4 have popped through and one is close

Monday, February 23, 2009

Zoey's week... and update on the us part...


Just a few happenings around the Mattes house... sorry for no post last Monday.. that video was just too cute.. and since now she does it everyday i feel ok pushing it down on the blog...

A girl and her dada...


Zoey and her "og" (dog)


Zoey learned "so big" this week... a couple action shots...


She can also give high fives...

Zoey sat on the couch by herself to drink her bottle.. she's getting too big!

(don't worry i was next to her)

Such a tiring week!

Yes, she fell asleep on the floor..


Update of us:
- Gary's soccer season is over.. and ended a lot better than we expected, they made it to the regional semifinals! woohoo! it is definitely nice to have Gary home afterschool, especially since he gets to pick up zoey and get a little daddy/daughter time!
- We have now officially lived in our house a year.. and while we still love it we are constantly figuring out ways to make it more and more like home.. i guess that will never end. Our (Gary's) next big project is a deck outside...
- I am already counting down till summer..61 days left ... Ever since Zoey it has been soo much more difficult to go to work everyday and deal with annoying kids knowing that i don't find my own to be annoying...i wish i could stay home with here.. but remind myself that it is good for her to be social.. and daycare has been a great thing for her.
- Gary and i have both kept our new year's resolutions to shed a few unwanted pounds.. both of us were still carrying "baby" weight around so we figured it was no longer acceptable for us to use the excuse that I had just had a baby! I have lost 14lbs and gary 20lbs! but more importantly than how much i've lost...drum roll please... i can fit into PRE-PREGNANCY PANTS! woohoo for me and woohoo for us... now all i want to do i eat a big bowl of ice cream in celebration..

Saturday, February 14, 2009

PEEK!

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Zoey loves...

Her bottle...


Her thumb...


Her toys.. she found a more efficient wayof getting all of her toys out...


Playing with her dogs...


I love this kid... she is the best present for any holiday!

Monday, February 9, 2009

While Gary bowls...





Is there anything cuter than babies in tubs?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

FOUR!

I finally beat Gary at Wii Golf today! a very thrilling day for me!... and I beat him 3 out of 5 bowling games last week... WOOHOO!

and Zoey has four teeth.... two bottoms and two tops... although the top ones are only on the left so she is a bit snaggle toothed.. i can see the right ones on their way.. but not popping through yet...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

oh that little girl named Zoey...

Zoey's head met the tv yesterday and got a nice little bruise in return...


... the pain of learning to walk..

Zoey found a new teething ring... apparently the 3 we have just aren't good enough..


we are up to 3 teeth.. and 2 more are making an appearance

Zoey discovered bubbles on Super Bowl Sunday... I was more entertained by this than the game...



Did you ever think your parents would let you blow bubbles in the "nice" room? a grandbaby comes along.. and anything goes...

Just a cute video to Zoey waving... videos seem to be better these days.. since all that she is doing is in motion.. pictures are becoming more and more blurry...
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*** Zoey is also starting to say "hi" and "og" which to her means dog... and no i'm not imagining this.. she says it when she sees the dogs.. but have yet to catch it on video...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday update..

I guess this has become a weekly event.. mostly because Gary is at bowling i can blog and post without rolling of the eyes...

Zoey experimenting with some baby yoga...
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This has become a very typical sight around here..


She is obsessed with the computer and banging on the keys...when she's not trying to pull out the power chord... i have never seen a child so crazed for power chords!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Question...

If Zoey turned nine months on January 29th...

When does she turn ten months?