Thursday, June 11, 2009

Zoe 101

Little Miss Zoe finishes 1st grade on Wednesday. I can't believe it. Wasn't it just YESTERDAY that she started? Craaaaaaaaaazy how fast that went...


So...to honor her...I thought I'd let you know what she's been up to (aside from gluing her hands together!):

She's still madly in love with her Bible...and reading, in general. She has a "Young Readers" Bible that is a bit more challenging than a typical Children's Bible and yet not quite as difficult to read as the regular Bible. Zoe found out that both of her Grandfathers have read through their Bibles at least once. She decided she'd like to do the same..with the Young Reader's Bible (400+ pages). And Shane told her he'd reward her with something. Her "prize" of choice? A cover for her "real" Bible (that's what she calls it). Sure enough, Zoe finished back in May and Daddy came through and took her to The Bible House to pick out her reward. She immediately went straight to the cover she wanted (apparently, best friend Maeve has the exact same one) and of course, she needed a highlighter. Then she saw a devotional. And how do you say "no" when your 6-year old asks for a devotional? So...Shane didn't. When they got home, Zoe went to bed and brought her new prized possession...


While we're on the topic of "new possessions", Zoe also graduated to a bigger bike. She is growing so fast...(sniff sniff). Granddad Christgau was here (our resident Bicycle Guru) when Shane found a perfect bike for Zoe on Craigslist. So the two of them (Granddad & Zoe) went off to pick it up. Quite a bonding moment for them.


Also new for Zoe is a neighborhood playmate. We've lived here for almost 7 years and we've been on the hunt for a girl for Zoe to play with since she started having playdates. We're surrounded by boys. EVERYWHERE. Even though she's older, Kenzie is fun for Zoe, but she's temporarily in another town while they rebuild her house. Then I found her when I was on a run: Olivia! She was playing frisbee with her Dad. Olivia lives right around the corner and the girls have gotten together NUMERous times. From all early reports, they are 2 peas in a pod. Olivia is a year ahead of Zoe in school, but that doesn't seem to matter to them...


Zoe's taken over my roll-top desk, too. Honestly, I can't exactly remember when I got the desk. I know it was at latest...4th grade. I can remember watching MY grandmother stain it in our garage in Anaheim. It's so special passing something down to my oldest child. Zoe loves having it in her room. She sits there and makes lists gallore! She even does her homework there.


And finally...Zoe's taken on a new "task" that she likes to help me with: Changing diapers! She panics only slightly if there's poop. She does an AMAZING job and it's quite helpful to me. Zoe likes to get the babies dressed and the other day, while Shane was getting the babies ready for bed, Zoe offered to change some diapers. I can't say I would've have let her, but Shane's just crazy enough to give her a shot. She did great! The video is pretty funny, but I promised not to post it, so you'll have to settle for a picture.


I'm really blessed to have Zoe as a daughter. She's so much fun and has so much energy. She's very helpful and LOVES to help. She has a heart for Jesus even at this young age. I can't wait to see how she grows into a young lady (I'm sure it'll happen very quickly!)

10 comments:

beth said...

she's adorable!

Amy said...

i'm in the same boat ~ i can't believe my oldest is finished kindergarten today!!!! craziness!! love the photo of zoe sleeping with her bible~too cute! :)

Helen said...

Awww! I wanna see the funny video!! That first picture of her sleeping with her Bible is to precious though :)

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

Holy Cow! This is super cute Hahaha Leaving some Friday bloggy love from SITS

Mom/Grammy said...

Maybe when God gave you triplets he knew you'd be OK because you have Zoe. What a terrific daughter and big sister! I love the pictures, I love Zoe.

WhisperingWriter said...

Stopping by from SITs.

Your daughter is so pretty. My son also just finished first grade. I can't believe it either.

Michelle Sybert said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for leaving such nice comments! You are an amazing mom, just from what I have read of your blog-May God continue to bless you!

Marrdy said...

STopping by from SITS. You were in front of me at Roll Call.

Zoe looks like such a sweet and incredibly smart girl! I didn't read the WHOLE Bible until I was 15. So she gets huge kudos from me! Way to go Zoe!!

Darcel said...

Cute kids. Stopping by from SITS to say hello :)
My husband says be specific when you pray. What beautiful blessings you have. I wouldn't mind twins.

Dorinda said...

I think your daughter is my oldest daughter's younger twin :) They are so much the same. Kaitlyn just loves stationary and making lists and her Bible and she asked for a devotional for Easter. You're right - how do you say no to that?

Super cute - I'm glad Zoe has a girl friend to play with. Here we are surrounded by girls but no boys :(