Saturday, November 29, 2008

Zoe's Dance Classes

Breakfast with Santa

Here Eva and I are with Santa Claus. Our church had a special Breakfast With Santa this morning! We had pancakes, sausage, and lots of yummy things, sang with Mommy AND then Santa came to visit.

As you can see, I am not as "in love" with Santa as Eva is. However, I did get my chance to tell him what I needed: "please bring me a Zoe doll". Eva couldn't get enough!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from our family!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

baby Eva grows up

Today is Eva's 18 month Birthday. Mommy says that at 18 months you don't get a party, but I still think we should have cake!

Today Baby Evie and I went to see Dr. Corah for Eva's 18 month check up. Eva's stats are:

Height: 33 inches
Weight: 29.5 pounds

She had quite the growth spurt in the last few months. Of course she is betting to be a big girl. I also got to watch her get two shots, and she cried. I laughed and Mommy told me it wasn't nice to laugh at Evie crying. After all I guess I have another flu shot next week, and Mommy said she'd laugh at me if I didn't stop laughing at the baby. I stopped.

Here is a picture of me too - I love this one - I look so grown up.

I'm getting excited for the holiday - Thanksgiving and Christmas. Mommy is just hoping to catch her breath before than.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

our new president

Eva and I are part of a historic event - the first African-American man to be elected to the highest office in our country: President of the United States of America.

We are proud to call ourselves Americans.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Here we are on Halloween! Boy did we have fun in October. Between going to Greenfield Village for Hallowe'en, dressing up for church, and Trick-or-Treating - we had a blast!

There is Mommy with Evie and me!

Eva and her pumpkin - just a simple smiley jack-o-lantern

And here I am with my bat grinning lack-o-lantern!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall is Here!

We love fall. This year I am teaching Eva all about what happens in the fall. The weather gets cooler - which means jackets and sweaters. And leaves fall from the trees!

The cooler weather meant I could go fishing with Papa Tom! His boat is really cool! But I didn't like going fast on the boat. I was really excited to catch the fish, but not too excited to have it near me!

Mommy & I have been making projects with leaves (I even wrote a leaf story). And Daddy helped make a foamy spooky tree house! I am having so much fun making foamy holiday magnets all by myself. Mommy & Daddy are very proud!

We were not able to visit the apple orchard before the apples were picked, but we still have a lot of fun with the animals, eating cookies and spending time with Mommy & Daddy!

I started ballet and gymnastic classes, and Eva and I are both in swimming classes with Mommy & Daddy. I love taking classes by myself, and Mommy & Daddy are proud of me!

Papa Tom & me (and the rock bass)

Me & Eva with our painted pumpkins

Me and my foamy ghosts. All by myself!

Eva and her pumpkin cookie at Apple Charlies

Here we are looking at the animals. I loved the cow!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

August Fun

At the beach - Kensington Park

Zoe swimming on her own!

Zoe and the "ice wall" at the Detroit Zoo

Eva getting in on the action!

We had a great August. Lots of day trips and lots of fun. Now that the weather is getting cooler, we are getting excited for fall activities to participate in. Can't wait to share those with you soon!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

July activities

Our Trip to Detroit (weekend of July 11th):

We visited Daddy's work - he works at the RenCen. We took the People Mover and walked the Riverwalk to a really cool carousel.

I rode alone! I was so proud of myself, and Mommy and Daddy were really proud too!

Here I am on a map of the Detroit Metro area - what a little model!

We went to the Conservatory (a plant and flower place) on Belle Isle. It was really fun.

As you can see we had a GREAT time in Detroit, and didn't want to leave!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

June activities

Zoe, Eva & Mommy at Nate's Wedding

Zoe feeding Daddy his drink on Father's Day

Eva at Greenfield Village

Zoe on "her" Lion on the carousel at Greenfield Village

Making Beeswax candles at the village

Zoe at the last day of swim class

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Eva 1 year stats

Mommy took Eva to the doctor today for a wellness visit. She is in great shape - and the doctor was very surprised at how well she can walk. Her stats are as follows:

Weight - 24.5 pounds
Height - 30 1/2 inches

We also had our tree trimmed in the backyard today. There was a lot of you know, I love organized things. But the guys cleaned all their mess while I was napping!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Eva's 1st Birthday Party

Eva in her Birthday outfit


the Happy Birthday song!

Eva smeared the red frosting all over herself, and had yet to take a bite!


Zoe and Thomas

Before Eva's Birthday Party - Papa Tom, Daddy, and Me went to Greenfield Village to see Thomas. We had a lot of fun!!

Here we are on Thomas!

Me riding the Lion - on the carousel.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Play Time

Zoe on the "Circle" slide

Eva smiling

Kisses to everyone!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Zoe's Stats at 3 years old

On Mommy's Birthday - last Thursday - we went to the doctors. I had to answer some questions about myself and what I could do. Mommy helped a bit. I was beyond the benchmarks for my age. Mommy was surprised, since she doesn't usually think too much about my abilities and if they are exceedingly above the average kid. I also got measured and weighed. I was 37.5 inches and 31 pounds. I'm in the 53rd percentile, which Mommy thinks is funny. Giving a "percentage" to a child is rather silly, especially one things that are not controllable. Mommy says that weight is, if I was very heavy...but genetics determines height. Oh well.

I can identify all my letters, lower case and upper case. I can spell some words, and I love to sound out words to identify the first letter. I sing lots of songs, and I love watching the following things on TV: Curious George, Word World, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Snow White, Pinky Dinky Doo, and the Letter Factory. I play games and LOVE to paint. I also help cook and clean with Mommy & Daddy.

Mommy says I'm pretty amazing.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy Birthday Zoe/Happy Easter

Zoe eating her Blue cake

Zoe and Eva saying "Happy Easter"

This year I wanted a Blue Birthday...and Mommy got me all Blue things. Look at my cool cake that I helped decorate:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Eva's Heart Belongs to Mommy!

Zoe's Heart Belongs to Daddy

Precious Zoe

Wide-Eyed Eva