Monday, December 10, 2007

Mama's Helper

As you can see, Zoe loves to help. She especially enjoys putting the clothes in the dryer. It goes much slower this way, but it's kind of fun.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Counting steps

This is Zoe (and Jonathan, of course) on the stairs leading up to our apartment. Zoe loves to go up and down the stairs herself. To pass the time- the price of self-sufficiency is a VERY slow pace - I started counting the steps whenever we go up or down. Now Zoe likes to count. As we approach the stairs, she begins, "Two....nine" and often repeats these numbers the whole way up. She also tends to be pretty chatty in her bed before she falls asleep at naptime, sometimes I will hear through the monitor "Two....nine." It's so funny! Perhaps she is teaching her baby how to count.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Travelin' Girl

Zoe and I just returned home from a 10 day trip to visit family in Texas - without Daddy... I was so nervous about flying with her by myself, but she couldn't have done better. She also adjusted well to being in the car for long stretches, since we literally drove ALL over Texas :). Since Zoe came along, I generally schedule our flights for the morning - to get it over with and because she is usually at her best in the morning. This time I experimented with an evening flight, hoping Zoe would sleep. Not a chance. She did fine but not only was she a little more cranky, but I was SO tired. I think we'll stick with mornings.

On a different note, Zoe is learning how to remove her clothing. I walked in to get her this morning and she had her pajama top on her head and the biggest smile on her face. Silly monkey!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


This morning, Zoe and I went to our first class at this place in town called Cartwheels for Kids. She is classified as a "wobbler" and was one of 4 in the class. We sang songs, played with balls and puppets, and my personal favorite, a parachute! Zoe was a little tentative and preferred to watch most of the time (in her normal "little observer" role), but I think she'll warm up before long.
The funny thing is that they have a pretty big indoor play area (which will be great when winter arrives) and Zoe spent most of the class at the door wanting to go back out there and play.... sigh. At least she enjoyed something!
On the homefront, it looks as though we have eliminated Zoe's first nap. (moment of silence, please) I had been holding on to it out of selfishness as this is when I get ready, eat breakfast, etc. - but I think that her afternoon nap and her nighttime sleep will be better in the long run. So far, so good.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A Day at the Fair

An interesting thing about Upstate New York is that every county has a fair around this time of year. This year we attended the Washington County Fair in Greenwich, which is about 30 miles north of us.
We had a great time! There were lots of 4-H animals, which Zoe loved. They even had these "knee-high" horse competitions which were little kids (like 3 and 4 year olds) showing full size horses! Their feet didn't even reach half-way to the stirrups.
As you can see, we also sampled some delicious fair fare. Zoe is eating the scrumptious (and highly nutritious, I'm sure) fried dough. Yum!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

It's all about Zoe!

I have finally taken a cue from many of my friends and decided to create a blog that charts some of Zoe's adventures. I figure it will be a good way to keep our far away loved ones up-to-date. I'll try to make regular posts, so check back on occasion! Here goes...

Zoe is starting to be interested in feeding herself with the spoon. Thank goodness oatmeal sticks to the spoon and messes caused by said interest are minimal!