No way it has been seven months since I last posted! My sister laughed and said, "Still potty training?!" Well, actually, yes! I took off a few months to give Zoe a little bit longer to "grow up," and have started it again just recently.
A little over two years old now, Zoe is talking in complete sentences, responding well to commands, and growing so big! We are weaning her off of her "passis" (i.e., pacifier), and she is doing alright with potty training. We enrolled her in the library reading program two weeks before it finished, so we read three more books than we would have, and she received two prizes (a toy train and a new Scholastic book). She was pretty excited to go with her cousin to do that. Next year, I'll sign her up at the beginning of the summer. She's becoming familiar with her ABC's and can count to ten forwards and backwards quite well. She likes watching PBS in the mornings and loves finding movies in our room and opening them up to show me the disc inside. She is such an adorable little girl and our lives are so blessed to have her in them!
We have been living with David's mom and stepdad since the end of March while we waited for our tenants to move out of our duplex, and we have been spending three months cleaning it up and getting ready to move back in. We should be ready to move by the end of next week. Having all three of us living together in one room has given me a new perspective on just how little we need to get by and survive (rather happily, I add!), so I plan to go through our stuff and have a garage sale so that I can start out fresh in our "new" place and not worry about all the time and effort it takes to keep things cleaned and organized. Like Ecclesiastes says, what good are things we accumulate except to look at them? (Okay, that was a paraphrase. lol)
So I hope to post more often and keep this updated a little more often than every seven months. lol! See y'all later!