Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Day in the Life of Zoe

Zoe is almost 2 now and she is no longer a baby. She is very active and very smart. We have been taking swimming lessons at the high school and she was doing great. That is until she discovered that they have letters all around the pool. Soon she had totally forgotten about kicking her feet and moving her arms. She started pointing and saying "P", "A", "L", "M", "A", "C", as I moved her around the pool. (Our local high school is Palmyra-Macedon and called Pal-Mac for short). It is cute and but not really what we are working on at swim class.

We have also been enjoying a play ground with some other mom's and kids from church once a week. This past week we went to the playground at the local primary school. Zoe has been there before and this time she was determined to do things on her own. I gave her a little more freedom and she did great. She figured out how to climb the stairs and go down the slides. She even climbed a ladder that went up about 6 feet to a platform. My sister saw her and got there just into time see Zoe reach the top and climb onto the platform. She is my little adventure with no fear. Thank goodness she has a high tolerance of pain.

Zoe climbing on the playground equipment.
Zoe enjoying some side walk chalking.
Look at those pig tails. So cute.
Trying to blow bubbles by herself.

Learning something new and so proud of herslef.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Time Fun

Summer is in full swing in upstate NY. We are having wonderful sunny and dry days which would be great for cutting hay but with all the hay done we could really use some rain to help with the garden.

Zoe has been up to her usual antics. She is taking swimming lessons right now and is doing really well. I think she is the best one in her class of two kids. HEHEHE

We spent most of the 4th of July weekend in Savannah helping Aaron's parents put up the pool. Aaron and his dad spend almost a whole day just getting things level and smoothed out. Then we came back a few days later and Aaron, his brother and dad with help from the younger ones put up the sides and smoothed out the sand and got everything ready for the liner to be put in. It was quite the process but it is up and so the next time we go visit his parents we might be able to go swimming if the water has warmed up some.

Here are a few pictures of some of the fun things Zoe has been up to.

Zoe Bug at her friend Adam's birthday party.

Getting ready to go for a ride in the cart. She has her water cup, football and crash helmet. She is good to go.

I made some pasta with butter and slat on it and Zoe thought I made it for her. She took my spoon and ate almost the whole thing.

Zoe and all her "bling".

Zoe has started to dress her self. She usually puts everything on her legs but this time she turned her pants into a hat.