Standing up!

March 31, 2009

Well this obviously isn't Zoe standing up, but it's the crazy hair she woke up with the other morning! After dinner tonight, Zoe was playing with us and she stood up for like 10+ seconds! She's such a fast crawler that she doesn't have a really strong desire to walk/stand. But tonight we got her to stand multiple times. Hopefully she'll start trying to walk by herself soon. This week Zoe started new daycare. Jamie is pregnant and so we found some new care for her but we sure do miss Jamie and E. Thanks Jamie! So far she loves Ms. Liz and comes home tired every day! She falls asleep before we get home. Yesterday for FHE, Ryan, Zoe & I headed up to the best scrapbook store in California, Green Tangerines and had fun replenishing my stash. We also stopped by Fry's for Ryan and Sonic to get drinks. This weekend, my bff from Colorado is coming to visit. I haven't seen him since my wedding so we're anxious for him to meet Zoe and catch up. I'm excited for Easter to come. I got some goodies for Zoe's Easter basket. I don't think we're going to do an egg hunt, but the Easter Bunny will come fill her basket. I'll leave you with this picture I snapped of Zoe last week playing with her books in her room. XOXO, Holly & Co.

Restaurant Report Card & Zoe news

March 27, 2009

I was sent a link to the Restaurant Report Card and just had to read it. You better believe I was suprised at a lot of the grades and information. I'm sure as you all know, I'm still working some baby weight off, so I've been paying more attention to what I put in my mouth especially at restaurants. I was amazed when I started looking at menus at how quickly the calories add up, especially in a place like Chipotle. Even if I got a salad, if I added the dressing, it would make it more calories than if I had a burrito and chips! They say knowledge is power, however, sometimes I look at the nutrition info, and I think to myself, "I dont really care how many calories, fat grams, etc...I want it anyway." That's almost worse than not knowing at all... Ok now to baby news. Zoe is becoming more vocal saying "ba ba" and "da da" a lot. She can clap and will play pat-a-cake with you. When you start singing the song she will mimic you. She still can't "roll it" yet but she can" toss it in oven" She has started mock waving. instead of waving she holds her hand out nad flips it palm up. Kinda weird, but whatever. She is also more devious than we orginally thought. I tried to get this on video, but I couldn't and I just had to post about it. Zoe is an enabler. Lately, she and Campbell have become really good friends. Zoe now knows how to open cabinets. We keep Campbell's treats in a lower cabinet that Zoe can now open. Well Campbell wanted a treat and stood by that cabinet. Zoe promptly crawled over to her, stood up, opened the cabinet doors, and knocked the can of treats on the floor for Campbell dog. Campbell grabbed the can and ran away. I'm sure we should have stopped her or told her no, but it was so funny. Ryan and I just watched in shock. Come a few more months and we're going to have a dangerous team on our hands. XOXO, Holly & Co.

Back on Track

March 23, 2009

And we're back!
We're over the sickness, with the exception of allergies, but that will take months to go away.
Last week I had our Big Enrichment meeting. It was a Relief Society version of Girl's Camp. I made the dessert for the evening and it was a big hit!
Friday was Grandma Julie's birthday and we got to go out to dinner at Claim Jumper. Zoe was such an angel. She sat and ate her puffs and some of my baked potato and some ceral bar. She played with the spoons and straws and sqwaked a bit, but no crying at all! Well until we got about a mile from the house.
I came home to a wonderful surprise on Friday. Our "backyard" which is really our patio with about a 1x6 foot stretch of dirt, was covered with bark and decorated with moss on rocks and a cute little metal fence. Ryan made me a "garden." I've been commenting for a long time how ugly that dirt patch looked and how I wish we could have grass or something out there. I love that my husband pays attention!
This weekend I got my creativity flowing. I scrapbooked 8 pages this weekend, including all of christmas. I've been in a slump for awhile so it felt good to scrapbook again. I'm hoping next week Ryan will take me to Green Tangerines in Rocklin, so I can restock some of my supplies.
Saturday, Ryan had homework, so Zoe and I got a lot of time together. We played in her room, we went on a walk, we went to the craft store, it was quite an exausting day.
Yesterday, we went to church and played with our new friend A. Then we came home and made cookies and cajun chicken nuggets.
And now I leave you with what you came for...
Holly & Co.

Chicken Soup Needed

March 16, 2009

So sorry for my lack of blogging. Last week was crazy busy, Ryan and I both had meetings all week long. And now...Zoe and I are down for the count (hence the title :) In Zoe news, She's getting a couple more teeth. She is almost standing. by almost, I mean she can stand for a second or two then drops. She is eating more people food. Last week she had rice, cereal bars, soft pretzel, baby crunchy chips. She knows how to drink out of a glass, however, she gets so excited she usually tips the glass too much and spills. She is saying ba ba and da da a lot! She doesn't hesitate to take her toys back from Campbell. I will try to update more regularly, these past few weeks have just been so busy. XOXO, Holly & Co.

with the help...

March 10, 2009

Of my assistant (AKA Ry) I was able to snap this photo of Zoe's ever multiplying teeth! So there are 6 in this picture, and her top 2 molars are starting to come down.
We are having a busy, busy week. Meetings, interviews, school, car repairs...the list seems to be endless.
Hope this will tide you over :)
Holly & Co.


March 7, 2009

Nothing too exciting going on here. Posting some pictures of Zoe from January when we went to the park. Hopefully next week will be more exciting and I'll have more to post about. XOXO, Holly & CO.
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