September 30, 2008

Testing 1 2 3

video Ok, I am playing around with trying to get videos of baby Z. She was babbling all night and I was trying to catch it on video. I'm going to try to get her giggling tomorrow morning. She is always happier in the morning. Have a good night.

September 26, 2008

Learning...

Well this has been a big week for Miss Z. Sunday, she rolled over for the first time. We actually missed it, we walked away for a few minutes, and came back, and boom, she had rolled over. She has done it in front of us too, so we know it's for real. This week she has started to hold her own bottle. She is still struggling to hold it the whole time, while she eats, but she is getting better. Also, she's started taking more interest in Campbell. Before she really didn't pay attention, but now, she watches Campbell move around and play. It's really fun to watch. She's getting close to being able to sit up on her own. She can do it for a few seconds, and then topples over. She is going to the Dr. next week, for more shots and stats, so of course I'll update then too. Have a good weekend everyone! XOXO Holly & Co.

September 21, 2008

Fall has begun!

I'm so excited that the weather is finally changing. Growing up in Denver, I'm used to cold winters. I love the clouds, the snow and the rain. Here in California, the winters are more mild, we still get cold, clouds and rain, but no snow, unless we go up to Tahoe. The weather has been just perfect the past few days. Yesterday, Zoe attended her first birthday party, for Ethan Stauffer. She slept through most of it, but Ryan and I had so much fun. Ethan & his parents live next door and we love them! We took some pictures of Zoe before we left for the party. (I doctored them in Photoshop a bit) I'm so excited for the holidays, it's my favorite time of year. The songs, the smells, the decorations! I'm so glad that we have our stinky bink to celebrate with us this year. I've always loved holidays but I have found a new love for my excitement for Zoe to have these experiences. Thanks to my wonderful husband who watches our baby, I've been getting up to date on my scrapbooking. I've been updating both Zoe's and my scrapbooks, same pictures, but different pages. Well it's back to work tomorrow, but we had a fun weekend. XOXO, Holly & CO.

September 18, 2008

September Update

I'm sorry it's been a few weeks since I have updated, we're getting into a new routine. I went back to work last week. it was hard, but I didn't cry. Although I loved being a stay at home mommy, being back at work helps us out financially, and gives me a chance to interact with other adults. A big thanks to Zoe's caretakers, Jamie, Stephanie, and Grandma Julie, knowing that she is with one of you, gives me peace of mind. Zoe is growing and changing all the time. She is starting to almost roll over. She leans up to one side, but then decides not to go through with it and falls over. She is enjoying learning about her new voice. She sqwalks, squeaks, and coos, especially when she looks in the mirror. We also discovered that when we tell her " Shh" like to be quiet, she thinks it's the funniest thing, and laughs. And the more we do it, the louder she laughs, it's quiet entertaining. I started making her halloween costume last week, she's going to be a ballerina. I made a tutu! It wasn't hard, it only took 30 minutes and cost be about $3.00. It's pink and fluffy, oh I can't wait for her to wear it! Ryan is working so hard with both work and school. This semester he is taking a computer night class, that he just loves. It's right up his alley. He's also getting so close to finishing the super nintendo handheld. Campbell, well, is just Campbell. She loves that Ryan finished the patio off, so she could roam out there and spend time with Ryan while he works on his projects. She loves baby Z and tries to get in her face to kiss her all the time. A feel good: Every few months at work, the Bloodmobile comes. I've never donated before, but while I was pregnant, I discovered my blood type is O-. After learning that I have universal blood, I made myself a promise that I would donate as often as I could. Today, I started to fulfill that promise. It was not as bad as I thought. This weekend: Zoe is going to her first birthday party, for Ethan. I'm going to try and take some pictures! The weather here as started to cool down, I can't wait for WINTER! My favorite time of the year. Although we don't get snow here, it can get quite cold! I'm so excited to wear my boots and scarves and peacot! Have a great week, XOXO, Holly&Co.

September 5, 2008

Meet LeRoy & Miley Cyrus

Meet LeRoy. He is a blue-ish seahorse, that has a magical singing/glowing belly. We met LeRoy today at Target during a close call screaming session. LeRoy did such a great job of keeping Zoe quiet and happy, we decided to take him home with us. All afternoon has been spent with Zoe smiling and giggling at this sea horse. He's a keeper. LeRoy is too heavy for Zoe to lift, because of the magical belly, but she holds onto his fins. Now about Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana). Well Zoe has entering the teething phase and often has a meltdown right before Daddy gets home. The other day I was frantically trying to get her to calm down, and decided to try music. I went to the itunes music videos, and clicked on Miley Cyrus "7 Things". That 30 second preview quieted Zoe down, but as soon as it was over the crying started again, so I broke down and bought the music video. I think we watched it 30 + times before she fell asleep in my arms. I have no idea why she likes it, but it works. The picture below is at night, after the crying fits have subsided. I'm heading back to work next week, and I'm a quite nervous. Not for Zoe, because she will be in great hands, but for me. I'm hoping I can get through the emotions and not have a meltdown at work. I also hope I didn't forget everything about work. I'll let you all know how it goes. XOXO, Holly & Co.