Friday, February 19, 2010

A Sick Smile!

The bug hit our house this past week. All three of us have been so sick. We've made a total of 4 trips to the doctor & 4 trips to the pharmacy. Needless to say, there hasn't been a lot of movement in our house this week - from the bed to the couch back to the bed! However, through the sickness, Zoe has remained her upbeat happy self. She even asked me to take her picture. So, here she is sick & smiling!!!!
We are all feeling better now. Zoe went back to school & Paul & I to work. We don't have any plans this weekend so I'm hoping to get my house cleaned & get plenty of rest. Hope you all enjoy your weekend! Sounds like more snow is headed our way! (Gettin' kind of tired of it!)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Are You Crazy?!

Well, yes, I am. However, this was not my doings. This was my husband Paul's. Believe it or not, it really was. Zoe asked her daddy back in the summer if she could have one & he told her sure. Since then she has asked at least once a week & he keeps telling her sure, but then does nothing further. Until about three weeks ago. Zoe finally got him to commit. And commit he did. To last night, February 13th. Once the date was down on paper, he told her to invite whoever she wanted, just no boys. So, Zoe did. She invited 16! Yes, 16 five year olds to our house for a slumber party! Why? Just because Daddy said she could!
You ask how it went? Amazingly well. All 16 girls showed up & only 1 did not stay the night. (We did have 3 of our 8th grade neighbor girls - Abbie, Taylor, & Madalyn - that acted like chaperones & did crafts, nails, etc. & even spent the night. We owe them BIG TIME!) It was about 10:30 PM when Paul went downstairs to check on them & they were all sound asleep.

Kylie making a bracelet.

Zoe designing her bracelet.

Meghan, Emma, & Calista making bear picture frames.

Olivia & Alyssa making ice cream magnets.

Avery, Gracie, Isabella, & Chloe hanging with Taylor & Abbie.

Dancing to Tayl*r Sw^ft!

All in for a group picture.

Mac playing beauty shop.

Avery doodling on the white board.

It's bed time!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Reading Machine

Zoe has always been a lover of books & now that she is really learning to read, she loves them even more. Saturday evening she read her first book (all by herself) to us. She was so proud of herself as she sounded out the words & drew conclusions from the pictures. Once that first book was finished, she picked up another & read it too. Since then, she has read & re-read multiple books. (We might just have to head to the bookstore soon!)

Daddy rocking Zoe as she reads to us.

Sounding out a word.

(I love the enthusiasm on her face!)

And of course, a smile for the camera!

(Had to get one of Dad looking too!)

Some girls look good in hats. I think she's got it goin' on!

Funny faces & bunny ears!