Tuesday, July 8, 2008

little girl in the big city

On July 5th, Zoey took her first trip to the big apple. It was a big success. Zoey had a great time...she was really engaged with her surroundings and very content. Does this mean we have a little city girl on our hands?

This is our tale of urban adventure in pictures...

Zoey took her first train ride into the city. All eyes were on her, which made feeding her that much more weird. Luckily, Kirsten is a Mom first and foremost, and she always finds a way.

At first Zoey was very sleepy. Here she is sleeping at Grand Central.

and sleeping through her first trip to Jamba Juice

and sleeping at Bryant Park

This is Zoey at Rockefeller Center. She says, "I am way too tired to care about some crazy golden statue."

Finally in Central Park, Zoey yawned to life.

After that, she became very engaged for several hours. She toured the city in the Baby Bjorn, and although you can't tell from the picture, her eyes were wide open as she peered out at the taxis and people and buildings.

She was so fascinated, she allowed us to have an uninterrupted meal in a nice restaurant with Aunt Barbara! Thanks Zoey!

Shortly after this shot was taken, minor celebrity David McCallum from NCIS and Man from U.N.C.L.E. stopped by our table to extend congratulations. Unfortunately for Mr. McCallum, Aunt Barbara recognized him and he scurried away as I asked for a picture with Zoey. If we had taken the picture, it would have looked something like this:

To recap, Zoey rode the train, she took in the sights, she had a brush with celebrity--and she did it all in high spirits. We're proud to have a cosmopolitan kid.

Monday, July 7, 2008

one month of zoey

Boy does the time fly. I can't believe Zoey's already a month old. Her awareness and connectedness with her world keeps growing.

The big excitement of the past month has been Zoey meeting her family. At 1.5 weeks old she met her American grandparents. At 2 weeks old she met most of the rest of her American family. We had a big get-together in Montauk, on the tip of Long Island.

This is Zoey with her Grandbob and Grand Mama (final nomenclature still TBD):

This is Zoey with her great grandmother:

Here is Nana with all her descendants...celebrating four generations of excellence!

Zoey's Aunt Megan is happy to have another girl to hang out with.

Of course, the trip wasn't just about Zoey. It was a family reunion, plus Aunt Barbara's birthday. There was much hanging out and catching up.

(Did you notice the mysterious multiple Doris' in the picture above?)

Our hotel was on the ocean, albeit a pretty cold ocean, but nothing will stop me from boogie boarding. If looking sexy in spandex is the price I have to pay, then I proudly pay it!

Our trip ended with a ferry ride back to Connecticut. It was Zoey's first boat ride, but apparently she was having some very exciting dreams because she slept the whole ride.

The next day we picked up her new crib, which I proudly assembled.

It looks great, and she really likes it.

Zoey says, "Thanks for looking at my photos. Now, I gotta run!"