Wednesday, April 9, 2014


I think this is going to be the new thing every week to tell you about our little Zoey!

Let's start off with welcome to the terrible two's.  If you know Zoey she isn't really terrible she is a happy go lucky girl.  Well that being said we made her a toy room downstairs now that she is a pro at going up and down the stairs. yes she is now trying to down the stairs like mommy and daddy not scooting on the butt anymore.  Well this morning I was in my room still making the bed and what not i heard her go down the stairs i was okay with that.  When I went down to see what she was playing with she may have found her way into my scrapbooking/craft/office room.  Well mom has all these new toys and she dumped out two containers of different color paper brads. But at the end of the day which it is I just think I'm just glad one did not go up her nose.

Today she did get a new pair of her very own flip flops (hot pink) she saw them and said "SHOE" she absolutely loves shoes she plays with any shoe she can find mom/dad/cousins and it just goes on.  Time for another little story.  The person that watches Zoey her name is Cake (it suits her i don't know if it is a nickname or not).  I went to drop Zoey off and Cake was telling me that she had found Zoey's socks in the van and she couldn't figure out how that happened because she had her shoes on both times they had got her out of the van.  Well our little girl loves shoes so much she knows how to take them off and put them back on the right feet. She does this a lot with me when we are going out she gets bored and takes on and off her shoes while i'm driving and yells shoe at me.  Well she must have been really quiet and not wanting to say shoe because she probably didn't want to get the socks back on her.

  • Let it go (thanks frozen)
  • Go (she yells it at us when we are in her toy room)
  • Bless You (for coughing we are working on after the sneeze)
  • Here you go
  • Thank You (that isn't new she has been saying that since she was 1 but don't want to forget that is her favorite thing to say)
  • she also is trying to learn the song want to build a snowman (once again thanks Frozen)
  • she can count up to three ONE TWO THREE (she is now starting to count her toys)
  • all (for ball that is Zoey language)
  • flicking the light switch on and off (dad's pet peeve)
  • she can throw away her own stinky diaper away and puts her clothes in the dirty laundry and she hasn't thrown her clothes away yet and we hand her both things to go and do at the same time.
  • she loves to put dishes in the sink.  If you put something down on her plate while you are prepping food and you take it off and put it on another plate even if she has the same thing still on her plate she will come and take it from me.
  • she knows all the animal sounds but she won't make them unless you ask her you have to say what does the dog say and than she will make the noise.  I did hand her a play horse the other day and she did neigh.
  • when it is time to leave peoples houses be on the lookout she thinks you have to kiss everyone before leaving.
  • the other day I asked her what i had in my hand it was a flower so I said can you say flower and perfectly clear she said Flower than ran off.
That is it for now I can think of so many things but than if i write them all i might be here writing for hours!

I hope everyone has had a good little chuckle because everyday this little girl makes her mommy and daddy so happy!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Zoey Sayings

I can't believe it my little baby is 2 years old.  For her birthday we took her bowling and she LOVED it!!!  Zoey would say Yay!!! and clap after she has pushed the bowling ball down the ramp.  For her first time bowling she scored in the 60's we have a bowling champ in the making.  Brandon and I went bowling for our first date and I scored a whole whopping 27 points! So I'm so proud of our little girl being able to score so well for her first time.

Well I just wanted to write down some of Zoey-isms! Before we forget them...

  • Where is she? (she covers her mouth when she says it)
  • There she is!
  • Where's dada, daddy?
  • she makes a mess... and than starts to sing Clean up Clean up.
  • she loves to pull out one wet wipe and clean up her dolls because they are stinky stinky stinky!
  • mama you ok?
  • Bubble Yuppies (bubble guppies), Bubble puppy
  • shoe
  • singing abc's and she loves to say QRZ!
  • walking around the house stomping saying QRZ!
  • eke for our dog Zeke
  • keke is both of our cats names even though this morning she was calling Baylee baby!
  • bye bye (she loves to sing a goodbye song)
 We are so amazed with our little girl she is so smart even though she speaks in her Zoey language but I want her to keep it because it amazes me how much I understand her language.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Halloween 2013

I have been slacking big time on this blog... I just have such a fun time with an almost two year old that I kind of put it on the back burner but I will try to do better.

     The day before Halloween Zoey was invited to her first Halloween party at her daycare.  I got her all dressed up in her little springtime garden fairy. Let me tell you something I found out trying to put face paint on a one year old by yourself doesn't work.  I tried really hard to just do vines by the side of her eyes with some little flowers. It was not happening every time I would go to start she would turn her head quickly. After the third time I gave up and found some of my makeup with sparkles in it so that she could have some sparkles on her face. I was thinking that I would just drop her off so that she could just have some fun with her friends. I decided I would stay so that I could see all the fun things she would be doing.  They started off by having her decorate her own pumpkin with stickers.  Zoey doesn't like stickers you would put it on the pumpkin and immediately she would pull them off and fold the two sticky pieces together.  After the pumpkin they had a little snack it was oranges, pineapple, and whip cream in a cup to look like a candy corn.  It was cute and I wish my camera didn't run out of batteries or I would have more than 1 picture. They than played don't eat pete every kid was able to take a turn.  When it was Zoeys turn she was not lost to the game smarties go in the mouth and she was grabbing every smartie and sticking it right in her mouth. They than then made another little craft a witches hat that they put stickers on I decorated it while Zoey went and played.  It was a fun little party and I needed to write about it before I forgot about it.
   On Halloween I had to run up to work to drop off a scarf for one on of my individuals costume.  On the way home we went to the dollar store and found last little things for her costume.  We got ready in the afternoon and we were all ready when Brandon got home.  We took a couple of pictures and than we went over to my parents first and visited and got a handful of candy from grandma and papa.  We than went over to Brandon's parents house and went trick or treating around their neighborhood.  Zoey got the hang of trick or treating she would say HI, THANK YOU, and BUH BYE.  Than start to run for the next house.  It was super super cute.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Almost a BIG kid now... But not to Big yet!

Almost almost almost there just a little bit more and maybe maybe a jump and than I can reach it!

Brandon turned 27! He is almost grown up! He has a family, a house, three pets, and a big kid job!  I'm so proud of him he truly is an amazing Big Kid!  He is an amazing husband and a wonderful daddy to Zoey! Brandon is very busy lately and it is nice sometimes to just see him get down on the ground and play with blocks with Zoey or any toy with her.  That is where the Big Kid comes in he will play with Zoey and get the biggest smile on his face. Happy Birthday Honey!

Zoey showed me her new trick she learned on Friday! Zoey did it not just once but three times!!! She learned how to climb out of her crib! Zoey climbed out on Thursday but I thought it was just a fluke.  Oh by the way her room wasn't baby proofed her clothes and blankets were everywhere! We put her down for bed and she fell asleep just fine in her crib.  I was expecting on Friday morning to be opening the door and she would be outside her crib! nope! in her crib waiting for me.  So I thought okay yesterday was a fluke! all until it was nap time and she showed me she knew how to climb out as soon as I put her in her crib. in fact she let me pull out my phone and record it. (posted on FB) Zoey didn't get a nap in the morning but i got some cuddles for a little while! Friday night she fell asleep in her crib and didn't climb out for daddy.  Saturday I was determined we were going to baby proof her dresser and change her crib to the toddler bed. I was in the room after Brandon had just baby proofed the dresser I went to change the crib to the toddler bed I was sad but happy at the same time my baby is no longer a baby needing the safety of a crib.  As the front piece of her crib came off I was also a little worried. I hadn't read anything on switching from crib to the toddler bed. (i didn't know what i was going to have to do teach her this is where she still sleeps)  I had to call Brandon in to do the last part because I was worried about the little piece of wood they give that turns it to the toddler bed it just makes the crib look like a bed no railing... the mattress is pretty low to the ground but still my baby can fall out of the bed.  Brandon had to reassure me that she would be okay. Zoey was locked out of her room all morning and by that time she was getting pretty upset because she could hear her toys going off (oops accidentally hitting them).  Mommy and Daddy had shut the door just to play with her toys! We finished getting her bed all made and than let her in she looked around her room for a minute than ran over to her toy and that is when she saw that she could climb up on her bed yes she stood on the mattress and looked confused she went to the sides and dropped one of her toys over than sat down and scooted off to get it. Nap time came mommy was mean again but I took out all of her toys so that she knew she needed to climb in bed and take a nap.  She cried for a minute when I closed the door and than silence I went to check on her she was taking her blankets over to her chair trying to climb on the chair in her room than ran around to every corner in her room. Zoey again didn't take another morning nap to excited to be FREE in her room.  But she did take an afternoon nap and she cried a little but not a lot.  Zoey slept through the night last night and this morning she just played in her room until i went in to get her and she ran out no cuddles that she gives me in the morning just off to find more toys to play with.  Tonight when I got home I went in to check on her and she was fast asleep cuddled under her blankets.  When did my little 5 pound baby turn into this big girl who doesn't need a rail on her bed? Zoey is starting to turn into a TODDLER! I can't believe how big she has got stop growing baby 20 months is old enough for you!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

just living life

I have been lost to the blogging world for awhile now... I have picked up some new hobbies like playing with Zoey chasing her while she runs.  I also have started scrapbooking with real pictures, paper, embellishments (the swag) and all that.  I love it!  I feel so at peace when I'm listening to music and creating the pages that one day will make up a complete scrapbook for Zoey. I'm going to actually start back tracking and try to make a scrapbook for Brandon and I good thing I did keep this blog. It probably helps that I have a couple of tables that I have set up just for my scrapbooking makes it much easier.  I have a little place set up for Zoey so she can color and play in my room while I'm trying to complete some pages.  I love it!

I can't believe that summer is almost over we did a couple of things like a fourth of July bbq with my family it was simple and lots of fun.  We also went up to a bbq up in Ogden with my friends from my childhood and watched lots and lots of fireworks. We went to the splash pad a couple of times. Zoey started going to daycare and she loves it! Zoey and Brandon have been able to go over on Sundays to his parents house and enjoy family time.  I have been able to go a couple of times while the whole family is there.  We just had the Heaps annual rib fest and it was super yummy.  Zoey loved eating her first rib she kept going up to the table that the ribs were on grabbing one and running off. Zoey got one of the spicy ones and after taking a bite she dropped it on the ground and started wiping her tongue with her hand.  Zoey loved playing with her cousins she would push them around on the tricycle and than be a little dare devil and stand on it.  The kids found a dolly and started taking turns getting pushed around on it.  Zoey watched them and when they were done playing Zoey went and sat on it and daddy pushed her around she loved it!  It was so much fun to be there.

After a year and a half of living in our home we have got up our family wall it is on the stairs wall and I'm so proud of it.  It turned out the way I imagined it. I have finally hung up some pictures in our room and it feels a little bit more like home.  I really want to start painting some walls around my house.  I'm starting to save up for DIY projects. I'm excited! Were hoping with this next years tax return we will have some money to be able to remodel our kitchen.  We are also planning on finally being able to landscape our yard and make a backyard next spring.  I hope so because I would really love to start being able to make this home OUR home the way we see it can be.

Brandon graduated and got a job!!! Brandon is teaching at Providence Hall Charter school up in Herramin.  So far he has been enjoying it.  I'm so proud of him it has taken him 5 years to finally start teaching and it is so nice to see him relaxed and enjoying what he loves to do.

Lexy's 3rd birthday was last Friday.  We were on our way home from visiting her and I was still really missing my little girl.  We stopped at the gas station I went back outside to ask Brandon a question and that is when I saw the most amazing double rainbow that was so clear that you could see the lines of where the colors started you also could see the ends of both sides.  I walked back over to the car and told Brandon to look at the rainbow.  Brandon on the way home looked over at me and said you know that rainbow was special to us right?! of course I knew that but it was so nice to hear Brandon say it. We always see a rainbow on little Lexy's birthday. Rainbows are a special to us.  Lexy wore a rainbow outfit that everyone met her in.  So whenever our family sees rainbows it is usually when we are missing her the most.  We take pictures of them and either text or call that we had just seen a rainbow.  To me when I see a rainbow I know it is a promise of love and that I will never have to loose another baby.  My sister Laura about 6 months ago put a request in for her company they pick one charity a month to donate money by doing a lunch to a charity. My sister put in the request for FlutterBy IzzyJane Foundation.  FlutterBy IzzyJane Foundation is a young charity almost 3 years old.  The couple who started it their first baby was also a stillborn. They started it to help families who would loose their babies also unexpectedly and help out with funeral costs and all that. They also make bracelets that say forever on them one for the baby and one for mom. The first family they helped was a friend of ours. They helped this family out so much and I'm so grateful to them for it.  Well anyways my sister a couple of weeks ago found out that FlutterBy was nominated for the month of August. Than a week later she found out it was going to be on the 23rd Lexy's birthday.  I cried when I saw the post on facebook and I'm still tearing up.  My daughter got to have a pizza party with her aunt on her birthday.  The company raised so much money for them.  My daughter even though she isn't her still has the most amazing influence.  Laura also said she got a call from her friend on the 23rd saying that they just had their little girl and they were going to name her Lilly but when they saw her they said she looks like a little Lexy.  So another little girl born on the same day shares the same name as my precious daughter.  My daughters 3rd birthday was a day of miracles and I'm so happy about that!

anyways that is what has been going on with us.  just wanted to put out a little update for everyone