Monday, April 27, 2009

Zoe's Zoo Adventures and More


Hello!

We've been quite busy lately. The weather warmed up enough for us to venture outside! On the 15th we went to the Omaha Zoo in Nebraska. It was Zoe's first trip to an actual Zoo (we did go to the Wild Animal Park in Escondido, CA when Zoe was 3 months old). Her favorite part was the Aquarium, especially the tank that was filled with Jelly Fish! We were in Omaha because it was time to drop off my sister at the Omaha airport. She left that evening. A few days later Zoe went to the Sioux Falls Zoo with Grandma & Uncle Brad, so she should be an animal expert by now.

Zoe has been enjoying slides & swings at various parks around Sioux Falls. She still isn't walking yet, but she's getting close. She has learned how to climb onto her little tikes slide at home, as well as the couches. Yesterday she started making the "doooo" sound, it's cute listening to her sing "doo dooo dooo doo" all day. She's also increasing her vocabulary. She currently says:

  • Thank You - "Aah Coo"
  • Cheese - "Chzzzzz"
  • Cracker - "CraCr"
  • Dada
  • Kiss
  • Kitty
  • Uh Oh
  • Duck (her favorite and most frequent word of all!)
  • Eyes (very rare, but she says it)
I think I'll keep track of her first 10 words and write them in her babybook.

As for Gage and I - we are both doing very well. I'm still waiting for my Diploma to arrive in the mail, I'm so excited! I'm also enjoying the slightly warmer weather and the GREEN LEAVES on the trees. Sioux Falls lawns are now completely filled with bright green grass, another sight that you don't see to much of in CA. Spring is in the air!! It's still in the 40's though. We did have one very strange day where it was 91 degrees, which happened to be the day we went to the Kingswood garage sales. I actually got a small sunburn.

Some friends of ours moved just 3 blocks away from us yesterday. We helped them move and then I walked home. Now Zoe and Kjersten can play together whenever they want :)

Gage is home today because his classes were canceled for some reason today. Unfortunately it is dreary outside and looks like it may rain. I'm not sure what the plan is for today.

We just listened to the end of Tom Sawyer on MP3. We've been listening to the book off and on for a few days. I think I'm going to listen to more books on mp3, since I am not really a fan of sitting down and reading.

That's it for now. If I think of other things to report I will!

-Shaina

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