Monday, November 28, 2005

monday, monday

...and then another week starts.

Today Mommy & I are taking care of chores around the house. We have a few things to complete before we get to go on vacation.

Mommy, Daddy, and I are going on my first vacation! We are going to Frankenmuth tomorrow, and coming home Thursday. Even though I spent a night in Bay City for my Great Grandma's funeral and a night at a hotel in Detroit, we have never been on a real vacation! I am really looking forward to spending time with them in a new place.

I'm sure I'll write you about my new adventures real soon!

Friday, November 25, 2005

my first thanksgiving

...and yesterday I celebrated my very first Thanksgiving.

While Mommy & Daddy enjoyed a Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, I ate sweet potatoes and cranberries with apples. It was really yummy. I had a good time watching others eat their dinner too!

Today we are getting family pictures taken at Sears. It's that time of year to get Christmas pictures, and Mommy & Daddy say that today is a perfect day. Hopefully I smile :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

8 months old

...and today I am 8 months old!

I went to the pediatrician on Monday for my 8 month check up. The stats are as follows:

16 pounds 12 ounces
26 1/2 inches long

I can wave and clap my hands. I also got my first tooth a few weeks ago, and there are more coming in. I say "baba", "papa" "nana" (to Mommy's breast), and "mama". I am able to get on my hands and knees and scoot backwards. I can transfer from a seated position to a crawling/scooting position and back again. In fact, I scoot and roll all over the floor. Pretty soon all be crawling, and then WATCH OUT!

Every day is another adventure, and it's so great to share them with you!

Tomorrow is my 1st Thanksgiving. Daddy bought me a jar of cranberries and apples so that I could participate in the eating festivities. I can't wait to see my Gramma (since I call Mommy's breasts "nana" we've changed her name) and Papa tomorrow. Aunt Kelly, Uncle Ed, and Emma will also be there. It should be really fun.

It's also snowing today. I was born on a snowy day. My Aunt Sarah called me "snowy Zoe". Funny huh? But I don't remember the snow then. It's really fun to look at now!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

busy baby

...I am such a busy baby!

Wednesday we met Miss Jessica and Miss Lily at the Coffee Bean again! Such fun. We had such a great time :)

Thursday I saw my 3 favorite girls: Mary Rose, Emily and Katie! But Daddy was also quite sick. Poor Daddy!

Friday I visited the Secretary of State with Nana and Mommy. Then we went back and I got to play with Nana for a couple hours.

Yesterday and today were also so busy, but the best is that I was able to spend it with my Mommy & Daddy!

This week is a special one - my first Thanksgiving. I can't wait!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

mama I said, "ma ma"!
My Mommy was really excited to hear me say it. And it wasn't completely babble either. I was mad at her for taking a toy away so I cried, "MA MA"! Then Mommy encouraged me to continue to say it. It was really fun!

I even said it to Aunt Kelly and Daddy over the phone. Hopefully this is a start to many more words with meaning!

Monday, November 14, 2005

busy weekend

...another busy weekend full of adventures!

Friday Mommy & I spent time with Miss Monica & Asher. We went to Target and to Bath & Body Works. Asher has really grown since we saw him last. He fell asleep and Mommy and Miss Monica talked for awhile. Then on Friday night Uncle Joey came over. He brought me a blue ZOE cup and I love it!

Saturday I went to Kindermusik with Daddy while Mommy taught lessons. Then the three of us went to Whole Foods. After not taking an afternoon nap, we went to Nana & Papa Brown's house for Aunt Kelly's birthday party. I never did take a nap. But I was in good spirits, even though we had to leave a bit early.

Yesterday we went to the Martin Seasonal Soiree at Grandma & Grandpa Martin's house. There were people I knew (Aunt Sarah, Uncle John, Teri and Tim) and many people I had never met. It was really a fun time - and I fell asleep on our way home!
Uncle John Grandpa Daddy
Aunt Sarah Grandma Mommy & Me

This week is a bit less busy for us. This morning Mommy cleaned house. Daddy stayed home from work because he is sick. He's going to the doctors soon - but he's still working from home. After my nap Uncle Joey is coming over to hang with me. He has the day off of work - Veterans Day observed or something. We'll probably go to Starbucks - my favorite place. Then this afternoon Nana comes over to babysit while Mommy teaches.

The only other thing besides Mommy teaching this week is Wednesday. We are seeing Miss Jessica and Lily at the Coffee Bean again! I can't wait!!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

silly mommy Mommy is a silly woman.

She never buckled me into the bouncy seat - so that's why I could roll over! How silly is she?!

Today Mommy teaches three piano lessons and Grandma & Grandpa Martin are coming over for dinner!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

the coffee bean

...yesterday we met our friends Miss Jessica and Miss Lily at the Coffee Bean in Plymouth.

Mommy & Miss Jessica had coffee drinks and Lily & I shared our toys and babbled with each other. Mommy & Miss Jessica have already scheduled another meeting next week at the same place. I can't wait!

Monday Mommy worked and Nana babysat. Today my Mommy is getting her hair fixed, so Nana is coming to visit again. Since Mommy is growing it out from a crazy short style, she goes once in awhile to get it fixed.

Tomorrow my Grandma & Grandpa Martin are coming to visit! What a busy week!

Monday, November 07, 2005

hello first tooth

...and then I started to get my first tooth!

Friday, during bathtime, Daddy discovered a point of a tooth coming in! Today it is a full ridge! Yes, I am finally getting my first tooth. Mommy says I'm getting the Lower Right Central Incisor.

This is a busy week for Mommy & I. I can't wait to share all my adventures!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

bubye bouncy seat

...and then I had to say goodbye to my bouncy seat.

Mommy always puts me in the seat when she takes a shower. I usually play with some toys and we sing songs. But yesterday I noticed I could roll over in the seat. I've been rolling over for quite some time now, but I thought I'd try and see what happened if I rolled over in my seat. I got stuck, but it was possible to roll over! I cried, so Mommy helped me sit right again. Mommy thought I got caught because of the bar that holds a hanging hippo, mirror and elephant. So today I sat in the chair without the bar. Once again I decided to roll over in the seat, and once again I was stuck and crying. So Mommy decided that we need to retire my friend, the bouncy seat. I feel bad to say "goodbye," and Mommy does too. This means I'll have to play in my walker during her showertime. Sorry Mommy!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy Halloween

...and then I enjoyed my 1st Halloween!

Yesterday was Halloween! I was a kitty! My Daddy took these pictures with me and Mommy!

We carved a pumpkin and it was really scary!

I enjoyed passing out candy with Mommy & Daddy, but this year I didn't go door to door trick-or-treating. Mommy & Daddy say that next year I'll be able to do that too!