Monday, September 21, 2009

Read to me Dada...

Definitely a favorite sight in the house!


The Mattes household has been getting some upgrades recently...

Thanks to Zoey and Moutain Dew we had to get a new laptop...

So Zoey got the old one... upgrade for her!

Our friends the Kintner's were cleaning out their house and gave Zoey this cool doll house that we use for storage right now.. Zoey loves tearing the books off the shelf. Zoey also got a new chair in her room...

Last, but certainly not least, I got a Dyson! It is amazing! It picks up sooo much dog hair its amazing! It almost disturbs me how much it picks up, because that means that used to be on my floor without my knowledge... needless to say a HUGE upgrade from our old one!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Before I left for training in August, I bought Zoey a big bag of blocks! She/We love playing with them.. it has definitely brought back a little kid in us...

Most of the time Zoey is either dumping them all of the floor or we are stuffing them into her clothes... which of course makes us laugh and bugs her!

Belly full of blocks!

Cyrus is a HUGE fan of the blocks... since they get chucked at him on a daily basis!

Fun for the whole family!

My castle, built with EVERY block in the bag!

You have to love a toy that can produce these kind of faces!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Gone fishin'

Gary's cousin Becky is marrying Mike Iaconelli in a couple of weeks... he is a professional 'angler' (I had to use the proper terminology) and they were fishing right outside of Montgomery this weekend, so Zoey and I went with Grandma and Pop-pop to visit them for a little while.

Mike with his big catches! He was in second place after that day!

Zoey was more interested in the ice bucket! She is obsessed with ice...

Zoey and I, Mike, Becky, Grandma and Pop-pop in front of the truck and boat!

It was so fun to see them again (we hadn't seen them since our wedding in 2006) and have a new experience of seeing a bassmasters tournament. All in all a fun weekend! Can't wait to see them again in a couple of weeks!

Zoey has discovered the joy of eating food whole, she doesn't want it in small bites anymore!

Crazy Hair!

For daycare we have to put Zoey's hair up so that it doesn't get covered in food and yuck, so this is the result when we take it out..

Poor girl.. pictures last forever!

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I just couldn't resist.. so adorable!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Horn on the bus...

I apologize for my horrible camera job and singing...

But since Zoey has been as school for all of 8 days she has started singing more and doing the motions to songs... Her words are also better, you can actually understand some of them, and she is saying a million more words than before! She can say everyone's name in our family, including the aunts/uncles/cousins... Kimber is the only one we still haven't gotten anywhere close to.. but we are working on it. She is pointing out objects, more than just ball or dog. She is obsessed with babies and points out any kid as a baby! It really is incredible to see all that she can say and do now.. our baby is no longer a baby!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1st Day of School

Zoey is in "mini" school 5 days a week, while I work at home...

She is already adapted and loving her school.. and they love her. Everyday they comment on how much she smiles and how happy she is. Today was the first day she didn't cry when I left her. But then when I pick her up she immediately smiles and says "ooohhh!" It's definitely the best part of my day!

Help me Dada....