Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving Day began very early as we caravaned with my family to downtown Dallas to run/walk the 40th annual Turkey Trot. We, along with 30 thousand other people, bundled up and had a blast. Dave ran the 8 mile course and the rest of us tackled the 3 mile fun run course. My dad ran ahead while my mom, Josh, Erika, Zoey and I walked the 3 mile course. We walked until Erika started pushing Zoey in the stroller. Every time the crowds parted, Erika and Josh took off running. I would look up and they were 20 feet ahead of me. I was quite a site running to catch up with them while cheerios are flying out of my hands. Another rookie mistake. Zoey did great considering it was her nap time. As long as we kept the snacks coming, she was fine.
Josh and Erika left for Oklahoma as soon as the race was over. My folks and Dave, Zoey and I had our traditional IHOP Thanksgiving Day breakfast. After that, we went back to their house, rested and watched football. We decided to have a low-key dinner...fried chicken from KFC. We're planning a big Christmas celebration with a bunch of family and since it was only the 5 of us for Thanksgiving, no one wanted to spend all day cooking. It was so nice and relaxing.
I love holidays and vacations. It's such a treat having Dave home for a few days. He really gets a chance to hang out and play with Zoey. Today we took her to the park. She played on the swings and went down the slides. She had a blast. Everything is so new and exciting to her. I have a tendency to take things for granted, but when Zoey experiences something for the first time, we get to enjoy it with her. When was the last time I played on a swing or went down a slide? It's so much fun. I can't believe we're only a few weeks away from her first Christmas and her first birthday. Sometimes I stop and look at her...I still can't believe I'm a mom of an 10 1/2 month old little girl. What a blessing she is to our family.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Zoey's Christmas/Birthday Wish List

A lot of you have been asking what Zoey would like for Christmas and her first birthday. Below you will find a few ideas of things she might like. Dave and I are so thankful for how you all love on Zoey. Nothing makes us happier than knowing you care for our little girl. Thank you for being such a wonderful family...friends are family, Zoey Michele. This has been an amazing first year with her and we look forward to many years and holidays to come. Again, these are just suggestions. She is truly happy playing with my keys and Dave's school ID badge. Anything she might receive as a gift will be treasured.

Anything and Everything written by Sandra Boynton

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr

Books, books, and more books with lots of pictures and rhymes

Time For Bed Book by Mem Fox

Animal Toys

Little Champs Sports Center

Shape Sorter

Infant/Toddler Steelers Gear

Winter Clothes size 24months/2T