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Friday, December 30, 2011

December 2011

The month of December was a little bit crazy for us. We went to Idaho to visit Levi's grandma and attend the early Christmas spaghetti feed. We had a lot fun visiting with everyone and playing games with Jason and Molly.
Zoe and Lex with Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Lex and Zoe eating at Dan's. One of Levi's favorite restaurant.

Lex and Zoe playing with Grandma Goose.

Zoe attended her friends 1st birthday party. Zoe loved all the treats they had a the party. There was a table just full of candy.
Zoe carrying her gift for her friend, Journee.
 Zoe wasn't feeling well so we stay home most of the time. We decided to stay in our pajamas and decorate cookies.
Spreading the frosting.

Add some sprinkles and have a taste test.
 Christmas Morning
This was waiting for us Christmas morning.

Coming down the stairs to see what was left under the tree.

Since Zoe was sick she has been watching a lot of Toy Story 1, 2 & 3. So we got her a Jessie doll. She ran to her presents picked up her Jessie doll and pulled the string. Jessie said, "Yee Haw!" Now Zoe walks around the house saying, "Yee Haw." It is so cute.

Zoe opening her super cute peep toe shoes she just had to have or at least her mother had to have for her.

Cute and cozy pajamas from Grandpa Todd and Grandma Marnie.

An outfit from Grandpa Steve and Grandma Joan.

We had to take breaks for drink. Apparently unwrapping presents makes you very thirsty.

A barbie from Cousin Tatum.

A alphabet toy that plays in English and Spanish from Uncle Cooper.

Zoe's very own laptop in hopes that she will stop fight us for our iPads.

Pictures and money from Grandma Goose. It is such a cute picture.

Zoe's wagon that she loves and wants to ride in all day long.
 Like I had mentioned earlier, Zoe had been pretty sick. We were worried that she might have asthma and a allergic reaction to something. She responded well to medication and breathing treatments and at this point we are in the clear. The Dr. said she will not diagnose her with asthma unless she has more wheezing episodes. I am just happy that she is back to her normal self (playing and laughing with a bit of attitude).
After all the unwrapping Zoe had to take a break and have a breathing treatment.
 Family Christmas Party
We got together at Sandra's parents house Christmas afternoon. We played games, ate dinner and visited. We had a lot of fun.
Cherlynn, Randy, Heather, and mom (Joan)

Kristy, Audri, Stephen, Cade, Mickelle, and Drea

Dawson, Samm, Muriel, and Cody

Sandra, Levi and dad (Steve)
 The day after Christmas, Zoe decided to check out her box of dress up clothes. She is so much fun to play with. She brings so much joy and happiness into our lives and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend...a Little Late

Thanksgiving Fun

Cousin bonding time.
Heather, Zoe and Grant

Zoe and Grant

Crazy cousins

A friendly game of family football.
Muriel, Kim, Samm, Dawson, Cody and Brooklyn

Game time.
Brad, Kristy, Levi and Mom (Joan)

Mom (Joan), Cindy, Me, Elaine
 Random Fun at Home
Zoe decided she would like to sit in her doll buggy.
 Preparing for Christmas
The day after Thanksgiving we played Christmas music while we decorated and danced around the house.
Zoe pulling out Christmas tree decorations.

Our Christmas tree

Levi helping Zoe decorate the tree.

Zoe was having so much fun pulling out decorations and adding them to the tree.

Zoe is a great helper. She did not stop until we were finished decorating.

Enjoying a snack after all her hard work.

As the Christmas season has come upon us I have been thinking about the many blessings I have in my life. I daily think of Zoe's birthmom and the sacrifice she made for us to have our little one who brings so much joy to our lives. This Christmas has been so much fun. Zoe shows so much excitement about the tree, lights and presents. We will be lucky if we make it to Christmas with at least one present in its original Christmas wrapping paper.
I have also been blessed with an amazing husband who makes me laugh everyday. He has brought so much happiness into my life. He takes such good care of Zoe and me. My life would not be the same or fulfilled without him.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas.