Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Aislin and Zoe at the airport
While we're in Alabama we've celebrated Christmas early. My sister Natalie and her family have been here, so Zoe's enjoyed playing with 2 of her cousins. If you asked her what her favorite part of Christmas is she'd say the paper.
That's my sister Natalie and her daughter Charlie in the background.We've also been able to visit my grandparents in North Alabama and a couple of my aunts and uncles. It's been a good visit so far, except Zoe has decided that she doesn't want to sleep through the night. Hopefully she'll start up again when we get home.
Zoe with my grandparents: Gigi and Granddaddy
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Zoe loves her Daddy. She follows him around the house in the mornings and is making it quite hard for him to leave for work. When he comes home she practically jumps out of my arms to get to him. We have a picutre of the two of them together as the background on the computer. Whenever she sees it she gets really excited and waves at him and says "Daddy" over and over again. So sweet!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
This past year we've moved to a new state for a new job, bought a house, had a baby and found a new congregation to worship with. It has been stressful to say the least, and fulfilling as well. We're grateful for all that God has blessed us with. I wonder what excitement this next year holds for us. :)
Icy roads in Abilene, TX
Church Rock, southern Utah
It was a snowy, stormy evening when we left Fort Worth and we woke up to a snowy morning today. It snowed for several hours and we ended up with about 5 inches when it finally stopped. Matt took Zoe out in it for a few minutes before he shoveled the driveway. She still doesn't know what to think about it.
Aren't they sweet together? We left her with one of the teens from church tonight. I wish I had a video of her reaction when we came home. She was waving hysterically and giggling. It's so wonderful to be loved so much!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
We're home again! We made it back on Saturday night. It had snowed in Colorado, but apparently not much fell in Utah. Today however we got a couple of inches that actually stuck. It feels more like Christmas time with the snow and all the lights. The neighborhood looks pretty....at least most of it. :)
Our car buried in snow in Colorado.
The icicle that reached the ground!
We had 12 people (13 counting Zoe) for Thanksgiving. Way too much good food and lots of fun. Matt brought his Wii system so we enjoyed playing some video games together.
Matt's family has two yorkies. Zoar, the oldest, is fascintated with Zoe. She decided one night to observe Zoe's bath. I thought she just might jump in, but she didn't. Zoe loved the dogs. She even said "doggie". Honest, she did. Everytime they would bark she would giggle. I wish I had it on video.
Let's see...Zoe has 4 teeth now (2 on top and 2 on bottom), ,is pulling up to standing like a pro and sometimes even lets go for a few seconds, and is into everything. She figured out how to open cabinet doors and drawers at Nana and Papa's house. We put up the Christmas tree this week and had to pull her away from it tonight. I hope it isn't too hard of a battle over the next few weeks. I'm sure she'll want to get into presents as we add them.
Zoe and I are flying out to Alabama in a week and a half to visit my parents. Look out Memaw and Poppy!
Click here to see the rest of our pictures from Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
We're at Matt's parent's house, and as always we're surrounded by lots of people. Zoe's done well considering her world it mostly just me and Matt. It's taken her a little while to get warmed up to people, but if you'll read her a story she'll be happy. We went up to Estes Park on Monday to walk around and do some shopping. There's this really cool stuffed animal shop that looks like Noah's ark. We got Zoe a few stuffed animals that she's truly enjoying playing with (as are her Aunt's and Uncles). :)
We got several inches of snow last night. It was only 28 degrees today. Brrrrrrr! Zoe went out with Papa to get the newspaper and stuck her hand in the snow. I think we'll take her out in it tomorrow afternoon to get a longer experience.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Lot's of people and food! Hope everyone has a great holiday!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
And then there's this:
She's so funny!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
The night before we started a new family tradition of carving the pumpkin. This year Matt cleaned out the guts and I got to do the design. Zoe of course wanted to be in on the action. She pulled herself up to standing so she could get a better look. She still isn't crawling in the normal fashion, only pulling herself by her arms. She's moved on to pulling herself up and taking tiny steps around things.