Thursday, February 14, 2013

Where have I been?

I guess I’ve missing from action for a while.   We have had a lot going on here, I guess.  I have been sort of keeping up with reading blogs, but I haven’t been keeping up on my own. 

Let’s see…in my last post I mentioned that Zoe’s birth grandparents and her uncle were moving.  They were able to visit the weekend before the big move, so we were happy to get to see them.  We spent some time at their house and then had lunch together.  They suggested we go to a restaurant that wasn’t really close to them, but it was convenient for a shopping trip they needed to do after lunch.  We followed them and as we pulled up in the parking lot, I realized it was the same restaurant Steve and I ate dinner at the day Zoe was born and when we met for the first time.  It was definitely a feeling of deja-vu but sort of full-cirle, too since this time we were together.  The only thing that could have made it even more perfect was if her birthmom had been able to be with us, too.  We had a great lunch (although Zoe was definitely acting a bit shy and she was tired.)  After hugs in the parking lot, we drove down the street to show Zoe the hospital she was born at.  And yes, I took pictures of her in front of the sign. 


A picture of artwork Zoe made for them.  It’s cropped a lot to delete their names for privacy.


Tired out from the drive

We have had busy days at preschool and visits with my family.  We have had a fair bit of snow like most of the country.  It’s given Zoe a lot of time to practice her shoveling skills!  It’s been nice, too, because she’s helped me help out some of the neighbors with their shoveling, too.  She likes to be a big helper.


She’s developed a really big interest in anything space-related over the last month.  We have made many trips to the library to help out with that!


For the past month she has been super excited for Valentine’s Day.  We started a countdown calendar (which will now have to become a countdown for Easter.)  She helped hang hearts all over our windows and decorate with lots of pictures.

She made some Valentine gifts and got those in the mail.



modeling the necklace she made for Z, her birthmom

She was excited about the Valentine mail she received over the last week, including a special gift from Mom-Mom Cheryl, Aunt Tracy, and her birthmom, Z.


posing with “Valentine,”  her new bear from Z

She spent a night at Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Janice’s this week while I spent the day at the hospital with a cousin who was having surgery.  She’s doing well. 

Zoe developed a cough over the weekend and it went to just-when-she-laid-down kind of cough to a much more frequent cough.  Tuesday night was really rough, so she ended up staying home from preschool and missing her Valentine’s party.  I felt so bad (I still remember missing my Kindergarten Valentine’s party when I had eye surgery.)  The last thing I wanted was for her to miss it, but she was coughing so much and really needed to rest.

We stopped at her school today and picked up her Valentine’s from her buddies. 

This was what Zoe gave her friends and family:


And finally, a picture from today.  Still a bit under-the-weather but hopefully on the mend.  Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!



Suzanne said...

Thanks for the update! I was getting worried about you. :)
Zoe is such a little girl now. She looks so big to me. I can see she is taking after you with her art. So cute! I loved the Valentine with the lollipop.

Wendy said...

Suzanne, funny - earlier I thought I typed out that you had asked me if everything was okay. I thought that was part of the first paragraph of my post. Guess not! or maybe I thought it but forgot to type it.

I just wanted to say thanks for asking if everything was okay.

Zoe HAS gotten so big. Not sure how that's happened!

She does love art and it makes my heart happy, that's for sure. Love that it's something special we do together.