PS - As you all have guessed by now, Zoe made it home safe & sound yesterday from her field-trip with her friend. I told her that I missed her & thought about her all day. Her reply - "Sorry Mom, but I was too busy having fun to even think about you!!!"
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Alex, Zoe, Tiffany, & Tristan
Zoe snuggling up to Daddy in her new cheerleading outfit!
Zoe showing off the butterfly she created with her Bendaroos from Aunt Leeshe!
Before going to bed, Zoe wrote a note to Santa, left the reindeer food, sat out milk & cookies for Santa, & put the "Magic Key" in our door so Santa could get in the house.
Putting reindeer food on the porch.
Milk, cookies, note, & napkins... All for Santa!
Hanging the "Magic Key" on the doorknob.
Christmas morning Zoe found the presents Santa left her & then she opened the ones we had bought her.
Looking through her stocking!
A new book...
Around mid-morning we headed to Paul's cousin's house to celebrate with the other side of the family.
Zoe & Maw
Zoe & baby Gabby!
Then it was on to Paw Paw & Nana's. We had a light supper & visited with my side of the family. It's always so fun seeing all of the cousins & hanging out with them. Zoe had someone follow her around all night - cousin Gracie! (Hard to believe that she'll be 2 in a few weeks!)
Zoe & Gracie!!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
A BIG scoop!
Loving everything about cookies!
From the looks of the cookies this morning, they are going to be delicious for Santa! After we get home from Paw Paw Frank's & Grandma Donna's Zoe will sit out a plate of cookies & a glass of milk for Santa. I'm sure he'll only leave a few crumbs, just like every year!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Hope you have a Merry Christmas & enjoy some cookies yourself!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Zoe writing on the graduation program during the ceremony.
Fog coming over the mountains in North Carolina.
Zoe doing a bow-n-arrow (a cheerleading move) in the hotel pool in West Virginia on the way home. (Notice: without floaties!!!!)
And yet, another cheerleading move! Zoe is ALL about cheerleading!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
It's been a long day so we are headed to bed! Have a great weekend. Will check in tomorrow night!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Posing by the Christmas tree in the living room.
And now by the Christmas tree in her newly re-decorated bedroom.
Then it was off to the concert. Zoe was the "bottom row riser leader". (And let me tell ya, she was proud of her title!!!!)
Sneaking a peek at mom & dad!
Singing about Melton...
All the kiddos....
And then we see this face. (Come to find out, her panty hose had ripped!)
A smile for the camera...
Flipping her hair as she sings...
And one last concert smile!
Afterwards we took Zoe's friend Avery & her brother Brendan with us to eat pizza & then to our house to wait for their parents. Soon after getting home, Zoe & Avery decide to put pajamas on. (My kind of girls!)
All dolled up & no where to go!!!!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Zoe's leaf collection she did with chalk.
Fish & seaweed by sponge painting.
Her self-portrait from paint & crayons.
A fish (her footprint) made from Acrylic Ink.
A raccoon from construction paper & a paper plate.
Zoe's hand monster using colored pencils.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
So, why would I think last Saturday would be any different?! We had attended Cousin EJ's college game & then made it to Cousin Caleb's jr. high game. Zoe was really loving Caleb's game because Cousin Bethanie was cheering.
Shortly after arriving home, I'm coming out of the laundry room & sure enough, I turn the corner to only be greeted by this:
Zoe the Cheerleader!!!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
I just happened to stumble across this etsy shop & boy, am I glad I did. You must check it out for yourself. The quality of work is unbelieveable. Breanna is so easy to work with & very fast. In fact, I had a proof within 12 hours. I did end up asking her to reduce the size of our card once I realized I had enough credits at Sn*pfish for printing all 300 cards that we send out. That wasn't a problem either. After sending Breanna the e-mail, I had the final proof with the size correction within 2 hours. Now how's that for service?! (By the way, you can either use her printing service, or you can have them printed yourself.)
Anyway, I'm not going to tell you what card we chose, but just know, that I will post it on-line closer to the holidays!!!! Until then, go check out her site for yourself. You never know, you might just find your perfect holiday photo card!!!!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Later as we're driving home from the game Zoe says: "You know, Mom, if EJ was younger, I'd probably marry him!"
Got me thinking......perhaps that's why she was hoping he was only in 8th grade!
(Don't ya love the crown: the price tage thing-a-majigger & all?!)
Monday, November 2, 2009
We set her "classroom" up the other night & she has been "teaching" every day since. She reads to her students, sings songs, teaches the letters of the alphabet, & even teaches a little bit of math.
Here's she singing the months of the year song!
(She's really into it!)
A few of her interested students!
The students' sticker charts....
So, last night, Zoe asked her daddy to join her in her "classroom". While they were in there playing, this is the conversation I hear between the two of them:
Paul - "My feelings are kind of hurt that you didn't want to turn your playroom into a funeral home."
Zoe - "Well, I want to be a teacher like Mommy."
Paul - "Why can't you be both?"
(Zoe doesn't answer!)
Paul - "You know, Zoe, we could clear out that closet over by mom's scrapbook stuff & make that into like a funeral home. That way you could play funeral home director like me in that room just like you're playing teacher like mom in this room."
Zoe - (After a several seconds of thinking about) "Um, no. Not gonna happen!"