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?
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jump Around!

We are working on Zoey 'ups'...
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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..
- GETTING HER WAY
- 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!
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