Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I'm Back!

Well my friends I have been gone for a very, very long time and for that I sincerely apologise. Life got very busy there for a while, we had my sister and father come to stay with us for a while, Christmas came and went, New Years Eve went off with a bang and Zoe and I have been very busy little beavers!

So let me catch you up on what we have been doing for the past month and a bit...

First of all there was Christmas. Santa left Zoe a lovely set of 150 blocks (I bet he didn't realise that I was going to probably enjoy them more than she did)...


We had our first trip to the beach together as a family...


Zoe absolutely loved the ocean, I don't think I have ever seen her so happy before...


Zoe finally mastered walking, there is no stopping her now...


We had our first trip to the zoo, and saw a lovely big giraffe...


Auntie Emma made sure that Zoe could see all of the good stuff...


Aunty Emma and Zoe had lots of cuddles, laughs and kisses together...


Pop spent lots of time with Zoe at the park, helping her out on the slide...


And having cuddles on the grass...


Zoe created her first crayon masterpiece...


Zoe spent a lot of time outside playing with water during the hot spells...


Zoe created her first chalk on concrete masterpiece (with the help of mummy)...


So we have had a lot of fun during my little blog break, but it is time to get back into it. I will post my first recipe for the year tomorrow night. Until then...


Thanks for sticking around - from Zoe and me :)

25 comments:

lulufroufrou said...

Hi - welcome back. Lovely photos, firsts are always so special.

Rhianne said...

welcome back :) looks like you all had an amazing time, Zoe is just the cutest, I love her face in the ocean!

mum/toddler/babe said...

Welcome back Alicia!!! Look at those gorgeous little Zoe toes! Yay on the walking. My little Z is yet to master that skill. Looking forward to some yummy recipes. xo

cookies and cups said...

Looks like you had a really fun break!

boots said...

missed you! zoes getting so big and so beautiful! i wish it was summer here :(

Gala said...

Looks like you had lots of fun!
Nice to have you back :)

Saffron said...

Good to see you're back! Zoe is adorble, it looks like you've had some great times.

oneordinaryday said...

Great photos!
And welcome back to the blogshere. :)
Your sweet girl is beautiful. I don't know what I want to squish... those cheeks or those drumsticks (what we called our babies' thighs). I miss having a baby in the house!

krista said...

so good to see your name in my reader again :-)
and all of those firsts are so so sweet.
you're making me look forward to summer here in la...and that's no easy feat!

Susan said...

yay! you have been missed! i am so happy that you had a wonderful holiday and that you had such lovely firsts. your daughter is so adorable :)

Kit said...

Glad that your back! Looking forward to seeing your next masterpiece :)

Also, I've tagged you for an award. See the link http://grumbles-me.blogspot.com/2010/02/beautiful-grumble.html

Karls said...

Welcome back Cotter!

Porthos said...

Absolutely gorgeous piccies Alicia! LOVE the one of little Miss in her bucket, oh we have had so many plays in the bucket here, it is the best time waster EVER!!!

Ingrid said...

Honestly, I'mvnot sure if I'm here for all the yummy food or for the pure cuteness of Zoe! :) She's a doll!
~ingrid

m.e (Cathie) said...

yay Alicia!!
I have missed popping round here to visit you & your gorgeous little girl.
looks like you had a fabulous time & Zoe is a little cutie.
looking forward to your 2010 adventures

Becky said...

Yay you're back! Those photos of Zoe are wonderful!
She's so big!! I love the one of her in the bucket lol what a nut!!

Very glad you're back, but glad you had an awesome break too!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Thank goodness you're back! We miss you!

Kat said...

welcome back! I missed all your lovely recipes. I can't wait to see what the first recipe for the year is.

Renata said...

Baby Zoe is just sooooo cute!!!!! Loved the pics!

Rebecca said...

Looks like you had a great blog break, complete with lots of fun and firsts! :)

Andrew's Mom said...

Zoe is a doll. Welcome back.

apparentlyjessy said...

Yey! You are back! I am so glad :)
Love the holiday pic's of Zoe, especially the one of her at the beach, she is just so sweet!

Ash said...

Yaaa! So glad your back!! Looks like you've been busy and having some fun!!
Little Zoe is just the cutest!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wow very beautiful pictures!

Gaia said...

Beautiful pics , cute Zoe!
the name is perfect!