Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter 2010

This was the first ever Easter Bunny visit for both girls this year. We talked it up to Zoe the day before to prepare her and get her all excited. What we did not consider, though, was a two year old's perception of the world is a lot more literal than ours. You see, if you are a two year old and someone tells you you are going to see an easter "bunny" and all of your experiences in your life tell you that a "bunny" is a small, soft little animal that hops in the woods, you are going to be very surprised when you get to the mall and see this huge hairy thing with buck teeth and a bow tie. With this perspective in mind , you can totally understand the look on Zoe's face! She did NOT want to sit in this thing's lap - and I can't say I blame her. Fiona on the other hand, could not have cared less (even with her very stinky, full diaper - which we were hoping the Easter bunny wouldn't notice until after the pictures were taken!).

Friday, April 9, 2010


Instead of just buying any toys for Zoe, I've been looking for things that are "activities". Things that we can do together, or things she can eventually learn to do by herself. It's more of an effort than you'd think! One fun thing we got her was a golf set. She's pretty good at sports in general (certainly didn't get that from me!), and catches on quickly once we show her a few times. After a few tries I hear the inevitable, "Watch this, Mommy!" and she shows us her new "moves"...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

We had a fun and busy easter weekend. The girls sat with the Easter Bunny (story to be told at a later date), Zoe was in an easter egg hunt and rode a pony, and our garden was planted.

Cinderella's got nothing on Zoe!

So I've put Zoe to work early on. She just turned two and already has "chores". She feeds the dogs and gives them water. She also "helps" me empty the dishwasher. That's why people have had kids for centuries, right? So someone else would have to do all the work! She definitely is still learning, though. Sometimes she'll eat the dog food, throw a glass on the floor, or dump the water out over the ledge of the deck. Practice makes perfect I always say!:)


Fiona ate real food for the first time today(organic rice cereal). She LOVED it! She has been eyeing and grabbing at our food for a while now, so I could tell she was ready. She ate the whole serving and I think wanted more! Even grabbed at the spoon to feed herself!

Peanutty Goodness

Reason #143 Why not to leave your child near a jar of peanut butter while you check your email...