February 24, 2009

Why I Scrap

Hello all, please pardon this interruption from regular Zoe blogs, but since I use this blog as my "journal" I wanted to make sure I documented some things I have been thinking lately. So read if you like, if not, you can wait until the next blog post for more Zoe info and pics :) Recently, I have not been scrapping a lot. I'm too busy or too tired or just not feeling creative. However, my visiting teacher came over last week and she ended up looking through a couple of my scrapbooks. After she left, I was thinking about all my scrapbooks and how important they are to me. Each of my scrapbooks generally seems to document a specific chunk of my life. My first one is pre-high school, everything from my baptism, to my first stake dance. My pages are very harsh. No design what-so-ever and a mish-mosh of stickers and ribbon and tape. (Yes I used masking tape on some of my photos...so wrong)My next couple are of high school, and the next are college, and wedding and now baby...but each one of those books, the styles change, just like I changed. I never made that connection before last week. Scrapbooking has a deeper meaning that pretty paper and tools, who would have thought :) I scrap to have my story, my family's story written down. I scrap to journal. I scrap for creative outlet. I scrap for fun. I scrap because I like pretty things. For those of you who don't scrap and want to get started or those of you that do scrap and want some good resources, here is a list of websites I use for inspiration or shopping! The Scrap Review A beautiful mess Peachy Cheap Emile Ahern's Blog Scrapbook.Com Stephanie Howell's Blog Ok, now back to regularly scheduled Baby Zoe blogging. XOXO, Holly

February 17, 2009

Overnight Sensation

The past weeks Zoe has been less than her cheery self. She is still pleasant but has had lots of cranky moments and not a lot of naps. She has also failed to consistently sleep through the night for several months...Well this morning, we finally got our explanation. Zoe is the proud new owner of 3 new teeth...yes 3 overnight. So she now has 6 teeth. 4 on top and just the 2 on the bottom. Not only that, but the past 4 nights, she has slept all night! She is also closing in on the walking thing. She currently cruises around the furniture and walks with her lion all over the place. The video below will demonstrate just how fast she is.

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She is 8.5 months. I'm just amazed at how quickly she has gone from little baby, so full on kid-let.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

XOXO,

Holly & Co.

February 5, 2009

February 4, 2009

*8 Months*

Zoe is 8 months today, and I wanted to write down some of the things she does/likes so I can put it in her scrapbook and so I don't forget. *She cruises around furniture, and often gets herself stuck standing up. *She can feed herself puffies. *She says "ma-ma" and "ba-ba" but has no association yet. *Her hair is long enough to do piggy tales. *She loves tropical fruit medley, apples & Chicken, & carrots. *She still LOVES her paci, and enjoys having more than one to play with. *She loves when she sneezes, it makes her laugh. *She doesn't take naps during church anymore...too much to look at. *She loves playing in the dog bowls and has attempted to eat dog food many a time. *She loves to bang on the computer keyboard. *She loves Campbell, especially when Campbell is licking the cereal and baby food off her shirt or hands, she just giggles and giggles. *She can drink from a sippy cup, but still prefers her bottle. *She has 3 teeth with a 4th one well on it's way. *She loves the tub and still gets excited when she hears the water turn on. *She wears mostly 12 month clothes. (This list is mostly for me, but I hope you all enjoy it) XOXO, Holly & Co.

February 2, 2009

turn and burn....

Ryan and I had a fun filled weekend planned. Dan and Julie took Zoe on Saturday so we could have a long needed date. As I was getting ready, my 375 degree curling iron dropped every so quickly onto my arm. Here is a picture of my wound. Luckily, it didn't blister and we could continue with our plans. We went to the movies and saw Paul Blart: Mall Cop. It was really really funny. If you like a sit down have a good time, not have to think about the plot movies, this is a good one. Lots of laughs. Then we came home and I took a nap, something I hadn't done in a long time. Then Zoe came home and we played, then bed. Sunday, we got ready for church and I put Zoe's hair in pigtails, then Ryan thought it would be fun to straighten them, so that is the picture below. They stood straight up, until they dried, and then they went frizzy and bent every which way. Also yesterday, Zoe started to feed herself. We have these little puff snacks and she would crawl over and pick them up and eat them, Ryan got a video of it, so I'll post that later. Hope you have a great week. XOXO, Holly & Co.