Monday, August 31, 2009


This weekend I decided that Zoe needed to experience the local library and we needed to get a library card. So on saturday, after our stop at the donut shop we headed to the library to see what was going down. Zoe was in book heaven!!! She wanted to read every book on the shelf. It was really cool to watch her face light up when I told her to pick a book... We really didn't have any particular book in mind.. I just sort of guided her to books I thought she would like. She picked two books, Brave Charlotte and Beverly Billingsly takes the cake. I had to explain to her that we were borrowing the books and they didn't belong to us... and she said 'Oh, like when we rent movies and have to take them back'....she's so smart!!
Well, this week we are reading 'Brave Charlotte'. We are going to read it every night before bed and do a special craft project to go along with the book. Last night was the first night we read, she was sooo into it!!! She asked all kinds of crazy 3year old questions! It was great. Tonight we did our craft project. It was alot of fun! I traced all of our hands (Zoe, Nick and I) on black paper and cut them out... Then Zoe glued cotton on the palm of each hand and two googlie eyes on the thumbs... and when you turn the hand upside down it looks like sheep... Very Cute!!! Here's our project:

This is the finished product...Yes I realize I spelled Charlotte wrong... It's still cute though....

Zoe's little hand is Charlotte... She was so proud of herself!

These are mommy and daddy's big hands, we are the 'older sheep' in the book

This is our herd o sheep

and of course the artist had to sign our names on our project..Not bad for a 3 year old. I love her!!

Tomorrow is going to be another craft night, I will post when complete!!! I hope everyone is having a good week so far!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Build a Bear

All summer long Zoe's school/daycare has done a 'special' activity every day. Well, tomorrow marks the last day of summer before school starts and Zoe moves up to the 4 year old room!! (YAY, she's super excited) And to make tomorrow even more special, the school is having Build a Bear come build special bears just for the school. HOW COOL IS THAT!!! (Yes, we had to pay a little extra this month, but it's still cool and cheaper than going to the actual store) Each bear is going to be made at the school and will be wearing a special shirt with the school's name on it!! Zoe is soooo excited and has been talking about it all week!! So I thought I would try my hand at 'Building a bear' and making a Teddybear cake for tomorrow... What do you think?

I don't think it's my best. But when Zoe saw it she said "You are the best mommy ever. And I love you cause you made me a cake for my special day!" I love her.

I hope everyone has a good weekend! We have a busy weekend ahead (Baby shower on Saturday and Sibling class on Sunday) so I will definitely blog later!!!

Stefanie (and Baby Ava in Utero)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Life and List Update!

This weekend was a BUSY weekend!! BUT We got alot done in a short amount of time!!

Friday night, Zoe and I had a girls night with Stephanie and Mia. We helped Steph get Baby Gavin's new room setup, and also managed to demolish Mia's room.. Sorry, Steph! But it was fun, lots of much need giggles and girl time for the preggo momma's! (Zoe and Mia had fun too!)

Saturday, Isaiah, Zoe and I went to my friend Liza's daughters 3rd b-day. I, of course managed to get lost (imagine that?!) on the way out there, but we finally showed up and had fun swimming and catching up!. After the b-day party we met my Dad and stepmom Suzanne for lunch and went to check out some possible bunkbeds for Isaiah's room, which I'm glad to say we are now bunkbed owners and Isaiah finally has his own 'boy' room!! (I found some really cool, blue and red skateboard bedding and accesories) My dad and Suzanne were so nice and delivered & set up the bunkbeds for me (I tried to help, but was only allowed to do minimal work) and helped me get all of Zoe's stuff moved out of her room and into the 'Girls' room! Isaiah, Zoe and I spent the rest of Saturday night getting all the girl stuff out of the boy room and washing/drying the bedding. It was a good night! My Mom-in-Law and nephews came in late Saturday night/Sudnay morning. My MIL came up for my baby shower (Sunday) and the boys wanted to come hang out with there cousins and to see their AWESOME Uncle and Aunt! :) I haven't seen the boys in a while, they have grown so much!!! Zoe loves hanging out with the boys, even though they are older than her. (12,13 & 14)

Sunday, My bestest friend Stephanie and Mr. and Mrs. Betz (Stephanie's parents) gave Baby Ava and I a wonderful baby shower! It was so much fun to catch up with everyone and enjoy time with my friends and family! Baby Ava and I are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. Baby Ava gots loads of cool stuff and I know shee will enjoy it all! We had a blast! Thank you Stephanie for being such a great best friend! After the shower we just took it easy. The boys played xbox and Zoe tormented them! I will admit on thing though...feeding three teenage boys, is kinda scary!! I'm used to a finicky three year old, those growing boys can EAT!

Now for the to-do list update!
  1. Register for Baby @ Babies R Us - DONE!!!
  2. Register for Sibling Class @ Baylor Irving - DONE!!!
  3. Pre-Register for delivery at hospital - DONE!!!
  4. Finish stripping Zoe headboard and footboard - DONE!!! (Thanks Shane)
  5. Order bedding for Zoe and Ava’s room - DONE!!! (Thanks Mom)
  6. Buy bunk bed for Isaiah’s room - DONE!!!
  7. Swap Isaiah and the girls rooms - DONE!!! (Thanks Dad and Suzanne)
  8. Buy extra dining room chair - DONE!!!
  9. Wash Boppy pillow - DONE!!!
  10. Wash Carseat liner - DONE!!!
  11. Get breast pump - DONE!!! (Thanks Cindy)
  12. Make (Sew) rocking chair cover and seat cushion to match bedding
  13. Organize Zoe’s dresser
  14. Wash Basinet bedding
  15. Set up the bassinet
  16. Get playpen
  17. Pack my bag for hospital
  18. Pack diaper bag and baby’s stuff for hospital
  19. DEEP clean the house!!!
  20. Clean out freezer in garage to make room for milk
  21. Cook a few meals that ‘freeze beautifully’
  22. Plan Zoe’s 4th b-day (I know, I know!)
  23. Write Thank you Cards!
  24. Make arrangements for Zoe when the baby comes

Well, that's my update for now... Hopefully the to do list will be much shorter the next time I update... But it's progress right?!

Have a great week everyone!