S: Zoey Marie Wong The Toddler Years Volume Two
BC: Of all the stories ever written, the most beautiful story is Our Story
FC: The Toddler Years
1: Zoey Marie | My Sweet | What a year it has been.. A wonderful year that has passed so quickly. | We still can't believe how much has changed in just one year. It was a busy year filled with friends, play dates, laughter and adventure. We were always on the go. We had classes to take, parks to see, beaches to visit, and a passport for travel. Oh, and some growing and learning too. You traded in your diapers for big girl panties - and were completely trained in just a few days. You also mastered all of your shapes, numbers and colors - and most of your letters too. | The beach was one of your favorite places to be this year and we went almost every day in the summer. We would spend the entire day and as the sun came down you still didn't want to leave. You started out the year with a fascination with Max & Ruby and Kai-Lan but by the end of the year Disney Princesses really captured your heart. When we are at home your usually dressed as a princess complete with high heels and a tiara from your dress-up carousel. Oh, and did I mention that you developed a love for fashion and accessories. At one point refusing to wear shoes that didn't have sparkles. Watching your childish wonder, inquisitive spirit, and infinite charm has been a blessing and we can't wait to see the enchantment of who you are continue to unfold.
2: A daughter is a gift of Love
3: Daughters are flowers that are forever in bloom | From a little girl so very small, how and when did you get so tall?
4: Friends are Flowers that Never Fade | Fantasy Island
6: Stopping for Lunch | Leaving Home | Enjoying the ZOO | Enjoying a Fall day at the Cape May Zoo
7: The end of a great day | Butterfly Garden | "Always be kind to animals... morning, noon , and night .. for animals have feelings too... and further more they bite" -John Gardner | Up-close look
9: Mommy -and- Me In September we joined two Mommy-n-Me classes. The first was a play and learn class at the Barnegat Recreation Center. You loved going each Friday because all of your playgroup friends were in the same class.
10: An Apple For The Teacher | Little Gym
11: The 2nd class we joined was at the Little Gym. You had so much fun running on the big red mat. Mommy was amazed at how much you were learning and knew that we would be coming to Ms. Joanne for many more classes in the future.
12: October4-11th 2009 | NORWEGIAN DAWN
13: In October you set sail on your first cruise. We sailed out of New York City and went to Kings Wharf,Bermuda/ | Water BABY...
15: It was an amazing trip. From sunrises to sunsets you didn't miss a thing.You loved spending your days in the water and your evenings at a show or the piano bar. One night the band dedicated 'The Climb' to you because you were so enthusiastic about the music. You also enjoyed dining on the ship. You sat so well in the formal dining rooms and tried many new dishes - including escargot. I think your favorite part was the fancy ice cream at every meal. You would exclaim 'mmm...that good.'
17: October was a busy month. . We spent lots of time with our friends at fall festivals and picking pumpkins and apples at the farm..
18: Little Gym Halloween Party
19: Trick or Treat! | October continued with lots of Halloween activities. We had parties with Little Gym, Barnegat Rec, & playgroup. Plus Trick-r-Treating at the mall and in the neighborhood. | October 24th 2009
20: Playgroup Halloween Party October 28th 2009
21: Rec-center party& Mall Trick -r- Treating October 30th 2009 | Eat, drink and be scary.
22: Happy Halloween
23: We had a Frightfully good time Trick-R-Treating on Halloween this year
24: We kicked off the Holiday Season with a fabulous day looking at lights, sipping coco, and visiting with Ho Ho himself. | Storybook Land
25: Christmas Card Photo Shoot | 2 0 0 9
26: Walt Disney World December 3-9th 2009 | We took you on your first big Disney trip right before Christmas because we could not think of a better way to get into the holiday spirit. We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge which was decorated beautifully for the holiday season.
28: We couldn't enjoy playing outside in the snow because it was so cold and windy. So, after 20 minutes in the snow we were homebound for four days. In some areas the snow drifts were taller then you.
29: FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON | December 19, 2009 | Each snowflake is unique just like you
30: Christmas Crafts You amazed us early on with your passion to be creative. You take such pride in all of your projects.
32: THERE IS NO GREATER SEASON THEN THE HOLIDAY SEASON | Christmas Eve
33: Christmas Eve | 2009
34: On Christmas morning mommy & daddy came to your room to bring you downstairs like we always do. We told you Santa had come but we don't think you fully understood just what that meant. What we do know is that when you saw all of the presents under the tree you were amazed. Some of your favorites included drums, Mrs.Goodbee, a cleaning caddy, and a giraffe stationary bike.
35: J O Y | CHRISTMAS MORNING
37: Little Gym Show Week January 2010
38: ALL BUNDLED UP
39: First Time Sledding It was lots of hard work for Mommy & Daddy but you loved it. We just can't wait till you can climb back up the hill on your own.
40: ART IS THE COLOR OF THE IMAGINATION
42: It's Hard Work Being Two | Princess | Superstar | Beauty Queen
43: Baby It's Cold Outside | Lil Helper | Budding Artist
44: Jenkinson's Aquarium
45: Jenkinson's Aquarium | March 2010
46: Jenkinson's Boardwalk
47: Every year, after a long winter, we embrace the first signs of spring. This year we headed to the boardwalk to smell the fresh salt air and snack on the first bite of boardwalk food for the new year. One of the great things about living in NJ is just when you have had enough of winter, the sun shines and melts the snow, and a new season begins.
48: Popcorn Park Zoo
50: Busy as a Bee....
51: .....Bzzz Bzzz
52: F I R S T B E A C H D A Y
53: O F 2 0 1 0
54: Elmo Live
55: When Elmo Grows Up Tour | You loved your first live show....and we loved watching the excitement in your eyes. As you sat in my lap to get a better view I was reminded that you wont be small forever and that one day when you are all grown up I am going to remember this as one of the best days of my life.
56: spring: a. The season of the year, occurring between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer. b. A time for park days, sidewalk chalk, and lots of bubbles.
60: MOMS Club Easter Party
63: Easter Egg Hunt Johnson's Farm
64: Spring Break - Florida 2010
65: We traveled to Florida to spend Spring Break and Easter with your far-away family that loves you so much. It was a great ten days filled with fun, laughter, and memories.
66: We had a wonderful Easter in Florida. From coloring Easter eggs with your cousins to enjoying a wonderful meal with family and friends - everything was perfect.
67: You loved everything in your Easter basket especially Max and Ruby.
68: Cousins are different beautiful flowers in the same garden
72: May 2010 | Budding Artist
73: Every artist dips her brush into her very own soul, and paints her own nature into her pictures...
74: Nickelodeon | StoryTime | StoryTime | presents
75: StoryTime | Live | Starring Dora, Wonder Pets, Backyardigans & Kai-Lan | You had such a wonderful time watching all of your favorite "Stars" sing and dance around on stage.
76: Cousins are those childhood playmates that grow up to be forever friends | Stuarts | Fun Times
77: Point Pleasant | Wagon rides | Swings | Boats | Park Days
78: Philadelphia Zoo
80: Please Touch | Museum
81: P h i l a d e l p h i a
82: As long as the sun is shining, on the beach is where you will find us. | Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.
83: In every grain of sand, there us a story of the earth.
84: 4th of July
86: Fantasy Island | Like the theme song says, we love to go to Fantasy Island for fun. It is the one place that we visit over and over again each season. This season was one of many firsts. From your first hermit crab to the first time on the kiddie coaster you were all smiles.
88: Cherry &Strawberry Picking
90: Emily's Birthday | Josh's Birthday | Summertime | and the living is easy........
91: Scarlett's Birthday
93: Sesame Place | We purchased Season Passes to Sesame Place this year, You had a blast splashing with all your friends from Sesame Street.
94: BIG Girl Panties | Ladybug Festival | Popcorn Zoo | Park Day | Hurricane Harbor | BBQ | Jenkinson's Boardwalk | Bath time
95: Popcorn Zoo | Blueberry picking | Helping in the kitchen | Water play | Dress up | Baby-doll
96: Lancaster, PA | We all had such a wonderful time in Lancaster. We visited a railroad and road an old train, spent time at an Amish farm, went on carriage rides with Dave, and even made it to Dutch Wonderland.
99: Princess Zoey is 3 | Somehow, while we were busy embracing life, another year has passed. It still amazes me how three hundred and sixty five days can pass so quickly. While we love to watch you grow into this darling little girl it really is bitter sweet. We wish time could stand still and we could have endless days splashing in the salty surf at the beach and making messes with glue and finger paints. | This last year has been nothing short of magical. Your beautiful spirit inspires us each and every day, and we are extremely blessed to call you our own. May this next year bring more smiles, more joys, more love, and more beauty. We love you so - our amazing spirited baby girl. Not just any kind of love - great big beautiful love. Great Big Beautiful Love that makes for a Great Big Beautiful Life. With Love, Mommy & Daddy xoxo