Thursday, June 18, 2009

Zoey's favorite things to do

We all know that you're really just interested in ONE of the Marcus family members...

Here is how she likes to spend her days:
David and Zoey usually get to sleep in, while Kirsten has to sneak off early to work. This means that her Papa gets her ready for the day -not an easy task, because once Zoey is awake, she wants to explore. She loves to surprise her dad in the shower:

After this, she is usually soaked and needs to be diapered and dressed, fed, and driven to daycare along with her milk and snacks. On the way David likes to blast NPR radio at her for early morning education.

Zoey LOVES her daycare. Here's a picture of Zoey and her friends:

When picked up in the evenings, Zoey likes to have her shoes put on and walk herself (with assistance) back to the car. We try to head to the playground with her as often as possible, where she loves to swing, slide, climb through tunnels, and sit on she seesaw with her friend Braelyn:

On the weekends, Zoey gets to do things like RIDE A BIKE WITH HER PAPA!

And one of her latest achievements, although not perfected (yet):

... and now you'll have to excuse me, some privacy please! See you next time.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Vegas, baby!

This post is from Kirsten! David has been too lazy to update the blog...

Lagging 2 months behind, we finally want to share some of our adventures, starting with our trip to Vegas when Zoey was almost 10 months old:

What's up? What is this place? Where are we going now?

Being non-stop excited and overwhelmed by all the lights and noises, Zoey quickly got the hang of this oasis in the desert. She loved having another person paying extra special attention to her throughout the trip: Omi Elisabeth from Germany!

Everyone made sure that Zoey always had the best of views.

She got so excited about the lions, flailing arms and legs, that the lion keepers started pointing and laughing at her!

I'm flying!

Look at me standing! This railing is perfect baby height.

Having fun relaxing in her baby float in the MGM pool.

Zoey discovered her love of exotic fish at the Mirage coral reef aquarium...

so much so that she suddenly started pointing! Once she had figured this out, she started pointing at everything, lights, people, slot machines...

Zoey snuck behind a class of 4th graders learning about rainforests at the Rainforest Cafe at MGM. Watching the other kids, she quickly figured out that they were raising their hands, joining in herself! (She didn't get called on, but I'm sure she would have impressed with her knowledge of the rainforests of the world.)

Every now and then her mama tried to sneak away to gamble- much to the despair of her dad: "There goes Zoey's college fund!"

Vegas was AWESOME, as always. The Marcus family will surely return in the future!