Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Poor Gizmo doesn't stand a chance. HA HA! He is always getting dressed up in some kind of garb by Zoee.

Zoee's Mexican 1/2 of her is coming out more and more these days. She is loving spicy food..and her and Daddy were gobbling these up the other day.

Friday, September 23, 2011

St. Ann's Fair 2011

We went to the St. Ann's Fair this year in Midland and had the best time! I played Bingo while Mike took Zoee to ride a few rides and eat some yummy fair food. It was our first year to attend and we had a blast!
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lillian's Here!

Lillian Joy was born on September 12, 2011.
She weighed 7 lb. 8 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long.
She is soooo precious and we love her soooo much!
Here's some pictures of that special day!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2 1/2 Years Old (30 Months)

Zoee's the BIG 30 Months Old today!

2 1/2 Years has come and gone in an instant. I love her more and more every day. She's so smart and has the best personality. Her two's haven't been too terrible so far...I'm hoping I don't eat my words soon..HA! I happened to weigh her today because I was looking at a size chart for some holiday clothing..and she has actually lost a pound since last month. I guess it's because I've been trying to get her off of as much milk and she's eating a little bit more food now. She still LOVES her milk (her comfort staple..much like a pacifier or blanket) but I'm just glad she doesn't stand at the refrigerator anymore and beg and cry for it. She's just a very active lil' toddlin' Toddler. We've had a lot going on lately and I've planned several play dates out with her friends for this month..so we're gearing up for those. She loves her play mates and always says "FWIENDS" as we pull up to meet them. So adorable! We are going to be buying Fall clothing for her very soon. Grammy has already started buying her quite a few things. I cannot wait for all the Fall festivities to go and do with Zoee this year. Last year, she wasn't quite old enough for a lot of it..but this year..will be perfect! She still loves to read and actually knows all her primary colors. Surprised my mom because she knows all her shapes already. She can sing the Alphabet Song music..but doesn't quite know the alphabet yet..we are working on that. She can count to 10 and knows her age. She still likes to repeat a lot..so we have to be careful to swear around her. She is still taking one nap most days..if she doesn't take a nap..she usually is really exhausted and zonks out early that night. She is wearing 4T clothing already and wears a 7-8 shoe size. Her hair is getting fuller and getting a little bit longer. Her favorite toys right now are her new piggy bank (from Grammy & PaPaw), trains, My Little Pony's and her favorite shows are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Olivia, and she also likes The Backyardagins, Curious George, and sometimes Handy Manny. Sesame Street has kind of taken the back burner right now. She loves to dance and likes to put on a shirt or tutu while dancing. She even requests me to put on music for her to dance. When she turns 3, we will be putting her in dance classes. I can't believe she has six more months for that. She loves green beans right now..mac-n-cheese, mashed potatoes, mandarin oranges, anything chocolate, and likes dipping things, ketchup, ranch..etc... Her sleep pattern is kind of different. She doesn't move much while sleeping (which is odd for a kiddo) but she will sometimes get up in the middle of the night and come and get into bed with us..I let her fall back asleep and then she will go right back into her toddler bed. She is just now scared of the dark because of "monsters" she says. She associates the dark with monsters...so I will be trying Monster Spray soon. She poses for pictures now and I'm still so blessed to be able to stay home and work with her. Dad says she is extremely smart...so that makes me feel good that I'm doing something right with her. She is polite and uses her manners. Pweese..Thank you..Your welcome! I think my most favorite thing is we end each day with me saying.."Ok Zoee..let's say our prayers". She will bow her head, put her hands together in a prayer position and start praying for everybody she can name off in her life. We go down the line and so she prayers for all her family and friends. I think it's the sweetest thing EVER and I'm so happy that God has blessed us with the sweetest lil' 2 1/2 year old!

Labor Day

Our Labor Day was actually just what it meant. We labored! HA HA! No rest for the weary here. Because of the flood it was Day 2 of moving everything out. Then because Mom and Dad graciously took Zoee for two days..I called and asked if they would like to come to lunch. I cooked a big one..fattening chicken fried steak with all the trimmings. Here are pics of Mom and Zoee doing the dishes after lunch. Sooo cute!! Zoee had been playing dress up...I mean---who else would wear a hot pink cocktail dress and diamonds to do dishes but my sweet Zoee Bug! Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Flood has Taken OVER

I mean really---it's Labor Day Weekend and we have yet another obstacle to encounter. This time the culprit is something busting on our air conditioner causing our spare bedroom and Zoee's room floor to flood. Of course they are both carpet so they have to be replaced tomorrow. So we had to move everything out of her room and the spare room. We have stuff piled all over the house..this is a glimpse of our bedroom there is whole other side that is filled with things, as well. Because we don't have a garage, our spare bedroom's closet is basically our storage..that's why there are so many boxes. That closet was packed! Thank goodness nothing really was ruined and that our bedroom is really really big to hold two rooms full of stuff plus the things that are already in there. What a fun holiday this has been! I'm suppose to be hosting Bunco at my house on Friday and I'm a little freaked out that I won't have everything done and put away by Friday, especially having to wrangle a toddler, too. FUN times this week for me.

Are you Ready for some Football???

Are you Ready for some Football???
Mike is! He is the Commissioner for a Fantasy Football league this year. He picked his team the other night called "Mike's Beasts". He was pretty impressed by who he ended up with and now we'll see if his teammates make it a good season! Even though I like football..most of the time during football season we are watching about three games a week, if not more. I guess it makes up for Mike having to watch all my Reality Smut (ha ha) all the rest of the year! (Real Housewives of Everywhere, Jersey Shore, Survivor, Big Brother, etc... I could go on and on) LOL I'm sure he gets just as tired of that..even though I secretly thinks he enjoys it ..maybe not as much as I do..but just a little..HEE HEE!

Spoiled Rotten

Can we say SPOILED MUCH?? Gizmo and Zoee are quite spoiled! Gizmo is such a great dog. He pretty much stays right by my side all day long...even has to follow me to the bathroom (irritating sometimes) and Zoee just loves him. He's so good with her. She pesters him some days and he doesn't do anything. Maybe have that bond because she likes to feed him under the table..ha ha! And Zoee is very much spoiled by her Grammy & PaPaw. These are the toys she got from them this weekend. PaPaw said she woke up the next day and said, "New Toys??" LOL

Monday, September 5, 2011

Weekend with Grammy & PaPaw

I was shocked and excited that my parents decided to take Zoee for two days and give Mike and I a much needed break. It was a great of time as ever because we had some lines bust on our air conditioner and our spare room and Zoee's room flooded the carpets (this in another post..UGH) But she had a blast and I'm pretty sure she didn't miss us one bit..although I did hear she asked about Gizmo...ha ha! Go figure! Grammy and PaPaw spoiled the crap out of her...let her eat chocolate ice cream, play outside a lot (because the weather here for the past couple of days has been beautiful), bought her new toys to play with at their house, and even some new Fall clothing. They had bought an ol' Radio Flyer rocking horse a while back and went and dug it out of the storage and she just loves it. They took naps, played on the playground, and had a blast! I'm so glad Zoee acted good for them, also.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Crafty Pants

I have been quite the Crafty Pants the past few days. I have been wanting to find a hobby and get more creative..so I decided I'd start making some things for Zoee. I am also about to start doing some wreaths and stuff..so if you are wanting one..let me know!

Made some ruffle pants--still not completely finished because I still have to put elastic in them. But I didn't have any ..so I have to wait until I hit the store for that. But they turned out really good and Zoee saw them and said, "CUTE"! HA HA..so "thumbs up for Mom"...I guess she approves! LOL