Thursday, March 31, 2011

She is 3! Our Zoe is Growing Up!

It is shocking to me to think that it was 3 years ago today that we finally got to hold our beautiful little girl and welcome her into the world. She is growing up so fast and becoming quite the little lady.

She loves pink, babies (real and pretend), singing, helping in the kitchen, reading books and talking, though we sometimes need Malachi to translate :). She is very quiet and shy in new settings and takes a while to warm up to new people and yet she is also tough and has no problem sticking up for herself when teased by her older brother. She has spunk and is not afraid to let us know how she feels about something. We should have anticipated this with a 4 hour labor and naming her Zoe which means 'life' in Greek. She has a mind of her own and keeps us on our toes as parents. At the same time she makes us laugh and brings such joy!

Zo-ster, Zoe Girl, Sweet are a bigger-than-life blessing. We love you! Happy 3rd Birthday!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

10 Years!

On this day 10 years ago, I married my best friend. Happy Anniversary, Babe!

God has blessed me tremendously with a dedicated husband and loving father to our 3 biggest blessings!

I am so excited to see what God has in store for us in the next 10 years...and more!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Our 7 month old saved us $70 today!

Our sweet girl just saved us $70 today! She is acting like her normal self again after 2 days of a high fever and being very lethargic. Therefore I don't have to pay our insanely high copay to take her to see the doctor. Thank you Shiloh and Happy 7 Months!

This is a picture of Shiloh a week ago when she tried her first food, baby cereal, and did NOT like it!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Shiloh Grace never ceases to amaze me. I put her on the floor to play and checked on her when I realized she was very quiet. She just decided to take a nap! 
...almost wordless :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Riding Bikes

This is at Grammy and Pops house. We had a few close calls on camera...and a couple good crashes off camera. Thank goodness for helmets!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Grandma and Grandpa

My parents are visiting for a few days and all regular activities seem to stop when that happens. I want to sit and enjoy the time with them. I want to soak it all up. Living far away from them is tough.

My niece was telling me how it was going to be so difficult to not see them for a few weeks, because they live near each other and get to see Grandma and Grandpa on a regular basis. She asked how we can do it, living so far away and not getting to see them very often.

I guess you get into the grind of daily life and just deal with it. When the opportunity arises to be with them, I'm reminded of what it is that we are missing out on.

Thankfully, we do live near Kurtis' parents and seeing Grammy and Pops (as they are referred to by Malachi and Zoe) is a highlight of many weekends. What a blessing, though, it would be to have the opportunity to live near both Grandparents.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Month Older

In keeping with tradition, here is Shiloh's 6 month post. Yep, she is another month older
and just as love-able as ever! Here's what she's been up to lately...

  • sucks on 2-3 fingers to self-soothe
  • rolling front-to-back-to-front
  • showing the first signs of trying to army crawl but not moving
  • loves to blow bubbles/make raspberries
  • has had a few swimming lessons already and seems to enjoy the pool at Tessa's house
  • just got her first "new"(not hand-me-down) toy, Sophie the Giraffe, which was a total splurge but worth every penny cause she LOVES it! (and thanks to our good friend Taffy we did not lose her tonight!)
  • Wearing a baltic amber teething necklace full-time now. With such a content and happy baby it's a little difficult to tell if it's working but even if it's not it looks so darn cute!
  • Still as cute as a button in her fluffy, cloth diapered bottom. 
  • Not always sleeping through the night now =/ but that's okay since she is such a sweet cuddler
  • Starting to sit up, but is still working on those abs
  • Beginning to show interest in food, but we'll try to wait a bit longer...that just creates one more thing to think about and, really, I don't think she's starving.