Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Zoe turned one year old and we all had a blast! My parents came to visit for the week and stayed at the KOA, so it was also a mini vacation for us. We got to go swimming and just hang out in the shade with them.

On Zoe's actual birthday, my mom and I picked up Zoe’s birthday cake from Macy’s (it’s a grocery store here that gives you a free 1st Birthday cake) and got Zoe’s picture taken at Kiddie Kand ids (not a fun experience, I’m sticking to Wal-mart for pictures from now on). That evening we bought a bunch of balloons and had dinner at Carl’s Jr. before coming home for cake and ice cream and presents.

Zoe had a great time with the cake and loved her balloons. She got some great toys, clothing,

and books and enjoyed them almost as much as she enjoyed the boxes and paper they came in. It was Zoe’s best birthday ever.

On Saturday (the day after her birthday), my

cousin from Hooper and her family came down for a BBQ. We were also joined by our good friends the Namannys.

As always, we had a great time. Zoe would have had a better time if we had just let her go and steal some other kid’s ball, but she coped.

For those of our readers who don’t get to see Zoe very often, here’s a little glimpse of her at one year. Zoe:

  • Weighs about 18 pounds
  • Measures almost 31 inches tall
  • Takes a few steps
  • Stands up on her own
  • Dances
  • Says – Ball, Balloon (Boooo), Bubble, Thank you (Di-doo), What’s that? (Whasat), Bye Bye (while she waves), no no no (while she wags her finger), and many other things which have yet to be deciphered.
  • Loves – Mommy, Daddy, Tigger, food (except fruit), having her shoes on, balls, playing outside, swimming, rolling around on mommy and daddy’s bed, “helping” with the laundry, climbing up stairs, books (she brings them to me to read), milk (as long as it is strawberry-flavored)
  • Only nurses once in the morning!
  • Folds her arms for prayers (or whenever she feels like it)
  • Has 2 bottom teeth and 1 top tooth (but at least 3 more on their way)

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