Another week down and I honestly believe Zoey’s height has doubled…at least to me it seems like that. I just can’t believe how fast she is growing and part of me really want to freeze time right here but the other half can’t wait until she is talking, walking, and catching frogs with me. But for now I just really, really love her sweet little babbling self!
So this week Nichole and I took the kids to a tiger refuge center. It was cool but a wee bit scary since the only think separating us from these big cats were a chain link fence. But on a side note did you know that you can purchase a tiger for only $300-$400 and keep it in your back yard. Yep..that is right in Alabama there is NO law against owning a tiger! So the majority of the animals in this refuge were from idiots in my opinion who purchased a tiger and then later could not keep it. The keeper at the refuge was telling us that we would be very surprised how many people in the country have wild cats as pets. Crazy huh!!!
After our crazy adventure we headed on back to Gary and Susan’s house to celebrate Felicia’s birthday. Zoey also had her first time jumping on the trampoline and playing dress up thanks to her sweet cousin Bella. It was too funny seeing how concerned that Bella was regarding Zoey’s lack of dress up clothes. But no need to worry…Bella has Zoey a growing stockpile now!
This weekend we also had Tanner, Nichole and the kids to the lake. All the kids were SUPER fun! It was so cool having them all playing and swimming together. Zoey just cracked me up because she just got in her swim tube with her bottle and just chilled and took a nap under her hat while all the kids jumped and played around her. We also got all 4 adults and all 4 kids on the intertube tube behind the boat. It was great…until the rope broke! But all in all it was still a blast getting to play and swim with all the kids.
So in some other interesting news my straightener caught my hair on fire this week too! Well not flames fire but it was more like plastic melting with gold and red. I had to get water from the sink to put it out! But another surprise was the Chi actually paid for me to get my hair fixed after I sent them pictures and they also sent me a new straightener. So yay for another large company actually doing right by their customers!
Well what else has been going on this week…
Zoey LOVES going to church! She really, really does. She gets really into the worship and bounces her legs, waves her hands, claps, and her new thing is funny little head bob. It is too sweet and funny to watch her! Now the service is a different story. Most of the time she doesn’t make it that long and since we are still not leaving her with others we don’t do the nursery yet so we just download the service and listen to it later. But it has been worth it to go for the worship for sure.
Oh and how in the world could I forget this big news…Zoey is cutting THREE BIG MOLARS now! Yes three! So that is three times the big large pain. And she will be acting perfectly fine then all of the sudden scream bloody murder. Like we are cutting off her fingers one by one type of painful screaming. This was also accompanied by a fever that even got up to 102.9! So poor little girl was quite miserable especially at night. So this has thrown off her sleeping and napping routine but we have seemed to get it under control by using anything and everything out there that can supposedly help with teething. I feel really bad giving her meds but at night she is just in so much pain and so tired so unfortunately we have had to do it. So her being ill and running a fever has kind of kept us around the house most nights this week but I managed to get out of the house with Dana on Saturday night to see a movie. I headed on out after putting Zoey to sleep while Eric stayed home with her. It was the strangest feeling driving back home after the movie when Dana said “Can you believe #1 you and Eric have been married for almost five years and #2 you have a little girl sleeping at home?!?!” It just hit me that YES I DO HAVE A CHILD AT HOME! It was so weird…I mean I KNOW I do but just taking a step out of mommy mode for a movie and then realizing it was so strange!
So that about sums up our week around here. I hope all of you have had a nice week too!