Can't wait to see this little fellow's radiant smile in person!!!!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It ended up being a wonderful celebration. We had a potluck lunch followed by cake & ice cream. Maw enjoyed visiting with everyone & watching her grandkids & great-grandkids
Cousin Christy's husband Richard taking it all in.
Aunt Stefanie telling one of her stories.
Maw & her two daughters - Brenda & Eula
Bub & Cole
Taylor & Zoe
Sisters - April & Rose
Sisters - Whitni & Sierra - & friend Kayli in the middle!
Zoe & new baby cousin Gabriella
Princess Maw herself with her princess castle birthday cake!!!!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
So I thought it was quite funny as I was cooking dinner last night Zoe comes into the kitchen looking like this:
I immediately gave her a weird look & then asked her what that was about. She informed me that she was practicing her tumbling on her mat in the living room & had decided she needed wrist braces like the big girls wear. So, she made the braces out of toilet paper & hairbands. Pretty creative, huh?! (What is she going to think of next?!)
Zoe & Daddy with the loaded up golf cart for the parade.
Meet Swimmy the Dolphin. Zoe won him at the carnival.
Princess Zoe has her candy bag ready.
The high school band featuring Bennett & Austin!
Here comes R*y Charles (notice the walking stick) & his friends!
(The parade theme was - Making Memories with Music)
Mich*el Jackson, The King of Rock-n-Roll himself, & Willy N*lson!!!
The Jr. High Band featuring Miss Abigail!
Our friends, Kevin & Jeff, reunited with their band from back in the day!
Backroads featuring Kevin & Jeff!
To end a great weekend, Zoe's teacher Mrs. Green was in the dunking booth. It was so cute watching all of the little kindergartners get excited about getting her wet. Zoe had talked about dunking Mrs. Green all week. This was definitely the highlight of the fair for Zoe. And guess what? Zoe got Mrs. Green down with the third ball!
Zoe thinking about her strategy...
Mrs. Green putting on her mean face...
Taking that third ball...
And she throws....
And down she goes!!!
Friday, September 18, 2009
I recently got out my childhood books & found my favorite book of all time, Where the Sidewalk Ends. My very favorite teacher ever (Mrs. Gregory) introduced this book to my class in 5th grade. She would read to us on a daily basis & would often take requests. By far Where the Sidewalk Ends was read more than any other book. (If you didn't know, Where the Sidewalk Ends is a book of poems that were written by the late Shel Silverstein.)
So each night I get out Where the Sidewalk Ends & read a poem or two with Zoe. Since most of Shel's poems are funny, she & I usually end up laughing before we talk about the meaning of the poem & look at the words & pictures. Our time spent reading is probably my favorite one-on-one time spent with Zoe.
So, in honor of Zoe's love for reading & her new enthusiasm for Shel Silverstein's poems, I'm giving away a 25th Anniversary Edition Book & CD of Where the Sidewalk Ends for this week's give-a-way. (Sorry, I tried to upload a picture of the book, but it won't work. So, I will have to try again tonight!)
To be entered into the drawing, you must leave a comment with the name of your favorite childhood book. (please also include your e-mail so I can contact you if you win.) Pretty easy, huh? Zoe & I can't wait to see what books you suggest! We might just have to add to our growing collection!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Now that we are in our 5th week of school, the morning routine at our house is just that - routine. We have everything down to a science. I'm the first one up & ready. Before leaving for work, I go in Zoe's room, tell her bye, & give her lots of kisses.
However, this week Zoe has thrown a loop in the routine. She decided that she wanted me to actually wake her up before I left instead of just kissing her bye. So, that's what I've been doing. After waking, she usually moves to the living room to watch cartoons
As Zoe is standing on her stool facing the bathroom mirror & I am combing her hair, Paul comes into the bathroom & starts looking at himself in the mirror. He's acting somewhat silly, but yet, is also very serious.
Out of the blue Zoe says - "There's no bats in the cave."
Paul & I look at each other like what did she say & what does that mean?
Zoe says again - "There's no bats in the cave."
Again, Paul & I are stumped. I then say - "Zoe, what are you talking about? What do you mean?"
She then says as serious as can be - "Daddy doesn't have any boogers in his nose!"
So, there you go. Next time you're looking at yourself in the mirror, be sure to see if you have any Bats in the Cave!
Monday, September 14, 2009
(Click on picture to get to Collin's website.)
Friday, September 11, 2009
So, without further ado, meet Purdy....
Cute fellow, huh? (Don't worry, I sanitized the table once he was finished crawling around!)
And now, a new giveaway.....Daniel & Sarah are fundraising for their adoption from Ethiopia. They are selling this wonderful baseball style shirt:
And this could be yours! All you have do to is leave me a comment. Zoe will draw the winning name Thursday night, September 17. The winner will be notified at which time she will let me know what size she wants! Easy as that!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Zoe petting Skooter....
Showing Skooter off....
Isn't he cute?!
Bottle feeding Skooter....
He loves that milk....
And one more for the record.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Cousin Gracie eating bread right out of the bread bag.
He*lthy Life bread no doubt!
After eating a brownie!
Cousin Blake riding around the block.
Gracie getting a push from Aunt Angie.
Zoe following the big kids on their bikes.
Cousin Tanner doing circles in the road.
Cousin Caleb doing his "Street Smart" comedy routine!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday: Zoe had gymnastics & we had a late supper.
Saturday: Visited Paul's dad & step-mom & then did a late Wally World run.
Today: Paul had his fantasy football draft this afternoon. Fortunately Zoe had her friend Gracie come over for a play date. What a blessing that was! I worked my tail around the house cleaning, cleaning, & doing more cleaning. Zoe & Gracie were excellent. I only heard them one time & went to check it out. Here's what I found....
They were in Zoe's room standing on her bed acting like they were singers putting on a live concert. So cute. (I wish the video camera was charged. It would've made a great video
to blackmail them with later!
Gracie & Zoe did ask me later to take a picture of them all dressed up. Aren't they cute?
Tommorow: We are headed to my parents' house for a family fish fry. Zoe is so excited. She can't wait to see her cousins & sell items to everyone for her first school fundraiser!