S: Zoey Marie Wong The Preschool Years Volume One
BC: Of all the stories, the greatest story is our story.
FC: The Preschool Years
1: Our Sweet Baby Girl | Zoey Marie | The pages of this book capture another year in your life and we are thankful for every single moment on every single page. You, our precious little one, make each day brighter. You have taught us to stop and smile at the little things - and have given us plenty to smile about. It is hard imaging our life before you because it is you who has taught us so much about really living. Sometimes I have to stop and ask myself how your daddy and I got so lucky. You are so full of life and everything you do - you do big. You know what you want and are definitely not afraid to reach for it - often times with the help of a step stool. You have grown so much this year. You started preschool in January and initially had a hard time leaving me. I went to school with you for many weeks until you were comfortable to go alone. Once you were comfortable, you loved going to school and all of your teachers loved having you in class, but your mama often missed having you at home. Art continues to be a favorite. Seldom does a day go past that you haven't used any markers, crayons, paints or clay. Oh, and lets not forget the glitter glue and wiggly eyes - two of your favorites!!! We have an entire hallway and kitchen filled with your creations. Imaginative Play has really taken off with you this past year as well. You love cooking in your kitchen, setting your table, and having an elaborate "dinner party". Another favorite, setting up your play chairs and having "show time" as you recreate scenes from your favorite shows. Your creativeness and your childhood wonder amazes us.
2: We were lucky to have gone on quite a few family vacations again this year. Mommy and Daddy love this family time together and treasure it because time is moving so quickly and we want to enjoy every moment with you. You became a proud big sister this year when we were matched with your sweet baby brother from Korea. From the moment you saw his picture it was clear that he was meant to be your brother and you were meant to be his sister. They say an invisible red thread connects those who are destined to be together and I know in my heart that a red thread is stretched clear across the pond form your heart to his. We can't wait for James to come join us, his forever family, and watch the two of you experience the magic of childhood wonder together...forever and ever. Each year seems to pass quicker and quicker and our hearts seem to get bigger and bigger. We are so proud of all of your accomplishments this year and we know that you, our precious Zoey Marie, have a determination and strong will that will take you far in life. Just a few years ago, you were a tiny little baby laying in an incubator fighting to breathe and now your a vibrant, independent, and fascinating little girl full of life and adventure. You amaze us .... every single day. Thank You for bringing us more joy then we have ever known. Love, Unconditionally - Forever and Always, Mommy and Daddy
3: Happy 3rd Birthday Zoey
6: Hey Goat .. | .....Oh No | You ate my dress
7: This year your Birthday celebration was magical. It was the first year that you really understood that this big celebration was just for you. It was your day...and with all your friends present you celebrated all day with such happiness and excitement.
8: The most amazing thing about turning 3 is your world is full of discoveries.
13: Labor Day | Weekend | It is so hard to say goodbye to summer. Long days at the beach, boardwalks, amusement rides, the warmth of the sun and the smell of the salty air will all be missed .... See you next year summer. You will be missed.
14: Someone has been sneaking in the makeup again!!!!! | I am not sure when you developed this passion for dress up and make-up because it just seems like it was always there. | As an infant I could put cute hats on your head and pretty little bows and you never took them out. When you got a little bigger you loved wearing hats and shoes that were left around the house. From there the passion just began to grow and grow. By the time you were two you loved dress up. You would walk around the house in gowns, tiaras, and high heel shoes. We were all amazed and just how well you could walk in them. You did it so naturally. | Here you are at 3 and the passion for fashion is still strong. You love having your nails painted and already give me your opinion on what you want to wear. At home you still love to dress in your princess ensembles complete with makeup. Your vanity and dress up carousel continue to be some of your favorite toys.
15: You love to get dressed up to go out as well. You would wear a tutu every day of the week if I let you. (we have quite the collection these days) If given the choice to wear pants or a dress the dress would win every.single.time. You even love to shop for clothes. You offer your opinion and sometimes ask to try things on in the store. Now that you can dress yourself the laundry is out of control. If we are at home you change every few hours. | Oh, and pajamas. You love nightgowns and call the ruffly ones your negligee (thanks to Nana Baby Doll). My sweet baby - you are beautiful inside and out. | Passion for Fashion
16: Disney | September 2010 | We headed on a last minute trip to Disney World ... just the girls...Mommy, Zoey, and Nana Babydoll. | We stayed in a cabin at Fort Wilderness and even rented a golf cart to cruise around the resort/ | It was HOT all week long but we still enjoyed the theme parks. You loved the parades but this year you weren't all that excited about meeting any | characters up close. Your favorite part of the trip was riding in the golf cart, swimming in the pools, and eating lots of sticky treats. | You loved the cabin (especially the bunks and pull down bed and the resort really made it feel like we were camping in a cabin out in the woods. The trip was complete with a visit from Aunt Danielle, Uncle Will & Carson.
18: Disney's Wilderness Lodge | September 22nd -28th 2010
20: at the Chip & Dale Campfire Sing Along
21: SMORES | at the Chip & Dale Campfire Sing Along
23: Free Spirited Little Pixie | Oh my little girl.... how you march to the tune of your own drum. You love to enjoy everything whole heartedly and never want to stand in the sidelines. You stop and embrace the little things and bring out the inner child in the grown ups all around you.
25: Fall Fun | October 2010
26: Happy Halloween | Fright Night | 2010
27: Happy Halloween
28: Easy as Pie | Easy as Pie | Little Chef | Hard at Work | Pie maker in training
29: Oh, how you love to help MaMa in the kitchen. | Pizza Pie time
30: B | O | U | N | C | E
32: Craft Time
34: Christmas 2010
37: Chef Zoey | Words can't describe how much you love to be in the kitchen....You want to help every chance you get. While Mommy prepares dinner you always stand post on your step stool to watch everything that is going on. You love to fetch things from the fridge or pantry and always ask to help stir. Brownies are your favorite to bake and you love to lick the spoon. Cupcakes and cookies are a close second and they always get sprinkles - and a lot of them. Your favorite toy is your kitchen set and we love to watch you use your childish wonder to create fancy play dishes and elaborate dinner parties.
38: Christmas 2010
40: Holiday Baking
42: Christmas Morning | You slept late and Mommy & Daddy could not wait for yoy to wake up and see what Santa had left. Nana Babydoll, | Grandma, and Ya-Ya were all at our house to share in the excitement. You loved the doll house, Olovia dress up, makeup, vanity, and all other gifts Santa had brought.
43: Playing with your gifts from Santa... | 2 0 1 0
45: Puerto Morelos, Mexico December 2010
47: In December we went on your 2nd trip to Mexico with your Auntie Aunt Danielle, Uncle Will, Carson, Shirley, and Nana Baby doll. The weather was perfect for a week of fun in the sun. You loved the beach, the pools, dining and room service too. No doubt that you love to travel.
48: Swimming in the Cenotes
49: Excursion Time We went on a trip four wheeling in the jungles and swimming in the caves and cenotes.. Mommy was scared that you might have been to small but you did amazing. | You loved four wheeling and despite how fast we were going kept asking to go faster!!!!
50: Una Mas Mexico
52: Mommy & Daddy's Special Valentine 2011
53: Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down you hair. | Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair. | This year you went to your first movie in the theater and saw Tangled. You loved it !!!!
55: Snow Day
56: "May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go." ~Irish Blessing | Little Shamrock
57: "For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way- Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day."
58: Jersey Shore Children's Museum
59: Chuck -E -Cheese
60: "Cousins are many , Best Friends are few, what a rare delight to find both in you. "
61: Spending time with your cousins in Florida. | Florida. April 2011
62: We love going on vacation to Florida to see our far away family. You always have so much fun with your cousins, especially Haley. The two of you love each others company so much.
64: Sea World | While we were in Florida we also spent a few days in Orlando with Grandma and Ya-Ya. We visited Sea World, Epcot, and the Magic Kingdom. We dined with the princesses and even went to a Polynesian Luau. We all had such a wonderful week of fun in the sun. Mommy was teary eyed and she watched the amazement in your eyes at the shows and when you first saw the Disney princesses and your face lit up.
66: Walt Disney World April 2011
68: Playground Time
69: Sea World Polynesian Luau | Baby Girl, you amazed us when you got on stage and danced the hula... and then you didn't want to come down.
70: The week quickly passed but one thing was certain... we had a wonderful week making wonderful memories. | M a k i n g
71: M e m o r i e s
76: Easter Morning
78: Proud Big Sister | This year you learned that you were going to be a big sister and you couldn't be more proud. From the moment you saw James' picture for the very first time it was obvious that you were meant to be a big sister. At first it was difficult for you to understand that it was going to be a very long wait. As a matter of fact, one day you tried to get me to pull over the car in front of your doctors office to "pick him up" and another time mommy overheard you playing with your "pretend" brother James from the next room. Next year you will meet James when he joins our family forever. Until then, you have been keeping busy picking out all the new toys that your baby brother should have. Mommy and Daddy know that you are going to be a wonderful big sister to your new brother. We can't wait to watch your relationship as brother and sister blossom.
83: All Dressed Up
85: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
86: Just "Hanging" Around at the Mall
89: Sprinkler Fun in the Sun
92: Swimming Lessons with Ms. Joanne
94: Best Cousins make the Best of Friends | Cousin Haley and Drew visiting from Florida
96: Lots of fun on the Boardwalk in the
97: In the summer we love to visit the boardwalk from Wildwood to Pt. Pleasant. This year was no different.
98: Beach Baby | Fun in the Sun
99: The Best Summer! | Snails on the beach | Snails on the beach
101: Philadelphia | City of Brotherly Love | Philadelphia
102: The Franklin Institute Philadelphia, PA
105: "Good times are even better when they are shared"
107: It's the little things that make life beautiful.
108: Year in Review | Favorite Shows Favorite Toys Favorite Foods Favorite Books Best Friend Clothing & Style Teachers Pets | Max & Ruby, Charlie Brown, Disney Christmas Parade, Olivia, Team Umi Zoomi Kitchen Set, Princess Musical Vanity, Loving Family Doll House, Tea Set, Art Table & Art Supplies Chicken Nuggets, Grits "Soup", Noodle Soup, Ice Cream, M&M's, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Dumpling Soup Any Max & Ruby book, 10 Little Sheep Go to Bed, Yum Yum Dim Sum, Goodnight New Jersey, Goodnight Florida Kiersten (Ki-Ki) form preschool Matilda Jane, Gymboree, Juicy Kids Jogging Outfits *Always want to be in a dress* Ms. Nicole Cattelona and helpers Ms. Joanne and Ms. Melissa First Pet - Gertie Snookie an all white Guinea Pig
109: Favorite Movies Favorite Park Favorite Subjects Favorite Games Funny Sayings Favorite Stores Watch me Learn Favorite Places to Go Play Time | Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Pinocchio, and Tangled ( First movie you saw in the theater 11/2010) Pirate Playground (Project Playground in Barnegat, NJ) Art and Computers Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Zingo "You help you out", "Amen- the End", "Barted" Once in church you shouted "I can't see the show" "Disney World Store" and "The Target Store" Before preschool started in January you knew all your letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. You learned to work the computer (using words like homepage) and write your name too. The Beach, Boardwalk, Park, Library, Target and Mall Imaginative Play - and what an imagination you have :)
110: 3 | What a difference a year makes... | Another year has come to pass and now you are turning four. The time passes so quickly and day by day your growing from a baby into a little girl. Can we freeze time? Can you stop growing up so quickly??? We are so proud of all you accomplished this year. You amaze us every day. We are blessed to be your parents, blessed to make these memories with you, just so very blessed. Mommy and Daddy wish you a wonderful year ahead filled with happiness and more great memories. We love you forever BabyGirl..... Forever and Ever. XOXOXOXOXOXOX
111: 4 | xoxox