Friday, February 29, 2008

Zoe the Reader

It's been a while since we posted some video so, indulge us, please.
Zoe likes to 'read'. She looks at the pictures and the words and babbles. We guess it's because she know that when you read, you talk, because that's what we do when we read to her.
Interestingly, she has picked up on the whole Right to Left thing.
Anyway, here's Zoe the Reader.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Everyday Zo-ings.

I had written this long and, I must say, interesting post, then I accidentally deleted it. So, screw that. Your loss. Trust me, it was pithy, funny, smart and erudite as well as tasty and obsequious.
Mama Lee is out fer a visitin'. Zozo is in heaven. The full on, full time play has resulted in 2 hour naps during the day. Just like when Nana was here. Ah, the bliss of a child sleeping.
We are back on that track and it's awesome. Seems like when its just me and Beth Zoe has less reason to sleep as long. This could be because we ignore her, leave her to her own devices and, generally, pretend that she isn't the burden we know that she is.
She does like her grandparents, though. Must have something to do with attention. Feh!
On the new foods tack: Homemade Butternut Squash has been a hit with the Zoester. As well as various chickens and veggies. Didn't think she would like zucchini, but cut into small bits and roasted she gobbled them down.
Last night I made chicken and zucchini fingers in a pretzel coating with a dipping sauce that was, basically, a splash of dijon mustard in a roue with a ton of cheddar cheese and milk. Zoe got a taste. Immediately her eyes bugged out and her finger pointed, or we should say, stretched out from her arm with such zeal we thought it might come off her socket. Obviously she had some more.
We are now 10+ months in with no sugar (I think she has tasted it thrice but no actual snack of her own) and Zo's doing great. I think we will be able to make it at least to the holidays.
Now that she has mastered crawling, she is the 20 pound cockroach. She's into everything. Mostly she loves the illuminated blue on/off button on the dvd player. Since this is the conduit or go-between from the satellite to the television, when it is "off" we can't see tv. The DVR still records but we see no picture. Then, after we figure out what she has done, we spend the next x minutes searching for THAT remote.
Good times!
Okay. As Marty DiBergy would say: enough of my yakkin'! Here are some pix!

This is a really cute top that Aunt Julie got me. It FINALLY fits! Mama got me the hat. Soon I will be able to toss it in the air in a glorious act of emancipation and womanhood! I'm gonna make it after all!

Remember Erin Sullivan? The mother of my future husband, the fair haired Leo? This is Leo's dad! He stopped by for a visit. Since we really loved knowing them when they lived here and then they moved without even consulting us, my dad says they are "dead to us". But I think he's just just kidding.

Someone handed me money. Do I really need to elaborate?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy V-Day!

Not so much about Valentine's Day as it is about Zoe at a restaurant. I had just gotten back from Vancouver and we decided to go out and have a little celebratory anniversary dinner.
We love this restaurant but COMPLETELY forgot about the three magic boxes (televisions) they have.
Zoe could and would not remove her gaze from said box.
On the plus side, she ate and loved zucchini and pasta.
Happy V-Day to everyone.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Zoe in Hysterics

Zoe cracks up. So much better than tickling.

Sorry about the quality.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Zoe's first election

So today we go to the polls. Since it is the first time that a black man or a woman WILL be the democratic nominee in our nation's history, we wanted to document it for Zo.

She was awesome. We were the confused morons who couldn't figure out what booth we were supposed to be in. I'm glad it wasn't a curtained booth because I really wanted to get pics of Zo. Beth took the best ones.

Here she is.

She voted. Did you?

An historic day

So today we go to the polls. Since it is the first time that a black man or a woman WILL be the democratic nominee in our nation's history, we wanted to document it for Zo.

Here she is.

She voted. Did you?