Saturday, March 17, 2012

newest two-year-old in town

ZoZo celebrated her second birthday today at Gymboree. I have to say (other than feeling rushed to set up and get out) that was a fantastic idea for a two-year-old. She again celebrated with cousin Ian, who you may remember was born on the same day. They had a great time. Rhys and Beckett were unfortunately not feeling well enough to come to the party, and even though we missed having them there it was nice for Cody and me to be able to focus our undivided attention on Zoe.

At age two, Zoe...
  • will randomly say "bye bye guys". No idea where she got that.
  • loves shoes. And since her foot is slimming up Momma can indulge her with more pairs.
  • prances around when wearing anything frilly and girly.
  • loves her brothers.
  • is still a drama queen.
  • calls Courtney "CoCo".
  • walks around the house asking for cookies, coke (even though we don't give her soda) and chips.
  • has discovered "Melmo!" (Elmo).
  • spouts out a string of vowel letters when trying to sing E-I-E-I-O in Old McDonald.
  • also enjoys "Shue Shues" (Blue's Clues).
  • still sucks her thumb, boo!, and is seriously attached to the lovie.
  • sleeps in her big girl bed.
  • laughed hysterically, in all the appropriate places, when watching Bubble Guppies the other day.
  • is beginning to string multiple words into a phrase.
  • is fairly good eating with utensils.
  • gets easily frustrated and then throws whatever it is she is frustrated with.
  • is trying to climb on everything when we're not looking.
  • can (when she's in the mood) follow simple commands and instructions, which is oh so helpful.
  • does not like bows or clips in her hair, I'm lucky to get a ponytail.
  • is interested in the idea of the potty, but has zero interest in using it.
  • loves her "baf" (bath).
  • sometimes scares me in swim class when she intentionally sinks. But she always comes up smiling. What a daredevil!
  • can be summed up in one word: sassy!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


We're currently on spring break, and just let me admit it is hard to go from having kids full time, to kids in school part-time, and then back to having kids in the house all day. I now understand all the Christmas/spring/summer break comments from parents with school age kids! Not only have I had all three kids all week, two are currently sick.

Zoe came down with an ear infection two weeks ago and it took three days on the wrong antibiotic for us to realize she needed something stronger. Miserable! We just gave her the last of a 10-day dose yesterday, when B woke up at 4 a.m. this morning with a 103 temp. Took him to the doctor and wouldn't you know he has an ear infection too. First ear infection ever in this house and then we get two within two weeks. So I get B home from the doctor and Rhys comes home from therapy and is burning up. He has a 102 temp so I head back to the doctor to get him checked and he has strep. Sheesh. Luckily Zoe should still be protected from her meds and B is starting his, so hopefully the strep wont spread. Yuck.

Other than that we're preparing for Z's 2nd birthday party. My baby girl is almost two and I can not believe it. I'll post pics from the big day!