The other day, Zoey was bugging me over and over again to call ‘Hoose’ (what she calls Grandma Hoose) and see if we could visit her for a while. But when I called my mom, it turned out that she was on her way out-of-town for the day. I told Zoey that we’d visit Hoose the following day. Then I asked her if that was okay. She thought for a minute and then said, “Yeeeaahhh….Fries (her word for MacDonalds).” Clearly, she was bargaining with me. No visit to Grandma Hoose’s house today? Okay, let’s go to MacDonalds instead.
Zoey is enjoying the Olympics on TV because she likes watching the swimming. She thinks each of the swimmers are mermaids and she loves watching them splash in the pool. She and I snuggled on the couch the other night and watched the entire woman’s synchronized diving competition because Zoey was so excited to watch ‘the mermaids’. Every time a pair hit the water, Zoey yelled out, “Splash!” She was SO upset when the competition was over because she wanted to keep watching ‘nuerone’, as she kept saying (her attempt at saying ‘another one’).
Me: You love mermaids?
Zoey: Yeah. Me.
Me: You’re a mermaid?
OMG the cuteness.
The other day we went to Carousel Mall and Zoey got to ride the merry-go-round for the first time. She was really excited about riding the horse she chose on her own and when we asked her what the horsey’s name was, she answered, “Heeeee.” Basically, she named her horse after the sound horses make. She was very upset when we had to say goodbye to Heeee.
The same day that we rode the merry-go-round we went to Build a Bear, which Zoey was only slightly into. Anyway, we made a bear and when we got home, Zoey took it out of the box to look at. I asked her what her bear’s name was and she thought for a minute before answering, “Pleth.” Okay then.
The next day, Zoey and I were getting ready to go to my mom’s house for a visit. Greg asked Zoey if she wanted to take the bear to show Grandma Hoose. She answered yes, grabbed the bear and started towards the back door. But then she turned around, walked back into the kitchen, stuffed the bear in his box and insisted in carrying the box (which is pretty big for a little girl) to the car by herself.