Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Zoe’s birth mom is getting ready for a big change in her life; she’s preparing for a move to another state.  She’s going to be starting school there soon, too.  We have been so lucky to live so close to her.  We just found out about the move a few days ago and were very surprised to hear about her moving. 

Zoe and I were able to drive to her house to spend some time with her and her family yesterday.  It was good to see them, and it was really good to get to see Z (Zoe’s birth mom.)  She seems very excited for this next step.  Zoe got to cuddle with her on the couch and play with her puppies and her family’s new birds, too.  She got to toss the football around, too, and kept saying, “I gotta get to the game!”  It was pretty cute. 

Moving is exciting, hard, stressful…all rolled into one.  I think I added it up a while back, and I have moved 13 times throughout my life.  I’ve moved with my whole family, with one sister, with Steve and a roommate, and with just Steve.  It’s been a big part of my life – starting over in a new place, making new friends, and having new beginnings.  We hope that this move for her is something that brings her happiness and new opportunities.  And we hope that we get to see her really soon, too!

Zoe and I put together a scrapbook of Zoe’s art for Z…just a little something so she knows how much we love her.




Love you, Z.  So very much.  Hope everything goes well!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Preschool week #2

Zoe headed back to preschool this week.  She loves going and is so excited! Just wanted to share a couple pictures of her.  She’s wearing a backpack and vest from her birthmom (and the beautiful flowers are from  her, too!)




Wednesday, September 12, 2012

First day of preschool

Zoe started preschool this week.  She’s going two mornings a week, 2 hours each morning. She was so excited to meet her classmates!


Yes, we know, her backpack is way to big.  I think she’s getting one for her birthday, so I’m guessing it will work out a little better for her.


Can you tell she’s a little excited???


Just a couple pics from inside the school.  Most of the pictures I took had other children in them with Zoe, and I’m not comfortable sharing them without their parents’ permission.  Here’s a little peek at her first day:



After her first exciting day, we had a visit with her birthgrandma.  She came over to celebrate Zoe’s birthday a little early with her.  We had a good visit even though was thoroughly tired out from her morning at school.  Here she is at naptime with her gift from her birth family.  It’s a really cute pirate doll.  She loves him and she was calling him ‘her baby’ today.  So sweet!


And last but not least, a picture from this morning – ready for day #2 at school without Mom and Dad.  She was so excited.  So excited in fact that she ran to the car and skinned both her knees.  After coming back in the house for bandaids, we headed back out.  She had a great morning and loved playing in the kitchen, the gym, and on the playground.  We’re so happy that she loved it.  And it was the best feeling ever when she saw me at pick-up time and ran to me to give me a big hug.  Love her so much.