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!