Monday, October 30, 2006
Oh - and I just took a picture this morning of Isabella so you can see what her "new haircut" REALLY looks like. She woke up this morning and her hair was a mess (as it always is in the morning) but it was also a little flat so it made the "bangs" flat on her head rather than curling like they normally do. Go ahead, Gasp in horror!!
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Friday while we were eating lunch the Post Lady brought a package to the door for Isabella. She was SOOOO excited. My Aunt Rosie (that would make her Isabella's GREAT aunt) had sent Isabella a package full of little presents. Mean mommy, I made her finish lunch first then I let her open her presents. I made a little slide show again since there were so many pictures (& presents) I wish I would have videotaped instead because she was so cute saying things like "WOW my little teddy bear!" "Aunt Wrosie gave me lots of presents!" "Woo-hoo, another present!" As you can see in some of the pictures, I tried to get her expression as she opened them, her eyes would get all wide as she saw what her present was. Then even when she had more to open, one of the presents was a book and she sat right down and looked at her book before opening the next present. She then wore her necklaces for the rest of the day as well as all day Saturday. So we want to say Thank you to Aunt Rosie!!!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Before you think she was cleaning out our drains, she pulled her hand from behind her back and had a pair of scissors and calmy said "I cut my hair - in the trash" (WHAAATTT????) Sure enough, I looked in the trash and found some of her hair -- but I didn't think it looked like that much. So I sat her down, gave her a time out and then decided to take her hair out of her little piggy tails and comb it. I combed it and more hair came out, and more and more..... I just felt like crying! Actually, Isabella said "I made mommy sad?" "Yes baby, you made mommy sad because you disobeyed and touched scissors, (not too mention her beautiful hair is being chopped up)....." So now if you ask her about it she will droop her shoulders, drop her head and say in a pitiful little voice "I made mommy sad" (This child really knows how to work the sympathy!) So she has given herself little bangs, I still feel like crying and this is what her hair looks like now:Ok, I realize you can't really see it well in the picture, but that little tiny bunch of hair on the top of her forehead in the middle - that's as long as it is. And before anyone says, well you should have kept your scissors put up -- they were, the only problem is, I can't think of anywhere high enough to keep them out of her reach, she climbs everywhere, can open any door or drawer and why did I think it was a good thing last week when she was with a little friend and she was the only one that could cut?!? On a lighter, more pleasant note Amelia has been changing so much in the last couple weeks. She is getting around everywhere -- she no longer is rolling everywhere but instead is doing either the inchworm crawl, pulling around in the military crawl, and even throws in a cute "downward facing dog" yoga stance every now and then. I really need to learn how to put a video on here, so ya'll can see her, its so cute!She also started really saying Da-Da this Saturday. Kenny was thrilled because Isabella actually said Ma-Ma first even though he was told that all babies say da-da first. :) So now she is becoming a real chatterbox. She also has been giving kisses and its so sweet. I'll hold her in front of me on my lap and say give mommy kisses and pucker up and she will lean forward and give me a little open mouth slobbery kiss. Too adorable and melts my heart!!! For at least a couple days I've decided to change my music on my blog to one of Isabella's favorite songs because even with her new crazy hairdo (and other crazy antics that she does) I still feel like both of my girls always give me a little bit sunshine on my cloudy and rainy days!!
**Edit: I found that I didn't have to totally change my music, now I have one song play after the other I just can't figure out how to get it to not start over with each new view....
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Before you think this is a picture of some weird "paint" experiment, yesterday was my mom's birthday. Wednesday, I asked Isabella what she wanted to make Noni for her birthday (really thinking she would want to paint or cut something) instead she said "a hairbow". Hmmmm, don't think I've ever seen my mom with a hair bow in her hair, so I told her Noni doesn't wear hairbows, and asked if there was anything else she wanted to make her? "A birthday Cake!" So we decided to make her birthday cupcakes. Isabella loves to get her little apron on and help mommy cook. (Actually, I asked her, "What do we need to wear when we cook?" and she said "A TATTOO!" - man I wish those people at the restaurant would have just told her they were giving her a sticker!) I thought it would be more fun for her to make them colorful so we mixed some batter with food coloring and used that. Here's a picture of her rather proud of herself after the cupcakes were all done (and cooled, obviously) We did ice them and she put sprinkles on them, but I didn't take a picture of that. (Oh and notice the Chick-fil-a cup in the top pic, Isabella said she needed "lemon juice" while she was cooking.)
Happy Birthday Noni!!
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Since I have been a bad mommy and not posted a picture of Amelia in 10 days, I decided I better get to it. I don't know if you can tell as much in b/w but she has got the major teething drool going on. Even with the drool, she's got the sweetest little face with her pretty eyes and cute little grin. And I think she likes getting her picture taken - just tonight I got the video camera out to video tape her beginning attempts of crawling - and as soon as she saw the camera, she pushed herself up on her arms and gave me a big grin. And looks at those little cheeks, is it any wonder that I have to kiss them a thousand times a day?!
This week I have seriously started dieting/eating healthy/getting back to a healthy lifestyle - - whatever you want to call it so why couldn't I have found these at Target last week?!? I LOVE Milano Cookies and last night I saw that they have special marked packages to support Breast Cancer research this month. So, if you like them, go get some and enjoy a few extra for me!
Oh why could I not have found these sooner?
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I had to upload these pictures for my aunt - who is referred to by all the second generation cousins as Aunt Nu Nu. While we were up for the Ladies Conference, she gave me a bunch of books for Isabella as well as this little backpack with books in it. I talked to Isabella while mom and I were on the way home and I told her that I was bringing her something from Aunt Nu Nu -- well, as soon as I walked in the door, she said "I open my present?" This child forgets nothing!! Well, she LOVES books and she was even more thrilled about the backpack. Yesterday for most of the afternoon she walked around the house with her backpack on and FULL. There are probably 10 books in their (Dr. Seuss size) and it is kind of heavy, but she refused to let me take the books out. Actually, I thought I had convinced her to let me take the books out, but then as soon as they were out she said "I want that one in my Pappack, and that one, and that one...." until they were all back in the backpack. Thankfully, the other books she gave her were too big to fit in it, or she would have wanted them in there as well. I had to take a couple pictures, because she was just too cute - and she was more than willing to pose for the camera this time and show off her new "pappack". So, she has now been saying since Sunday night "Aunt Nu Nu give me my present, I go see Aunt Nu Nu?, I miss Aunt Nu Nu", and such. :) The only problem -- well, I have to constantly read Horton Hatches the Egg AND my little girl is looking too grown up with a backpack on and I'm seeing the future school years coming way too quick!!
Friday, October 13, 2006
What is it about almost 3 year olds (or at least mine) that can take a simple, routine thing and turn it into craziness. Every night we have the same ritual with Isabella -- she goes potty, washes her hands, washes her face, brushes her teeth, etc. Well last night after she washed her hands, I gave her more soap to wash her face and went to my normal stance of holding back her hair when all of a sudden she went nuts with washing her face -- starting with her hair! Honestly, it took all of 2 seconds! I said "Oh, Isabella - stay right there" and of course I had to go get.... a washcloth?, the rod of discipline?, ... No, my camera! :) On a daily basis, this child cracks me up with her antics even when some of them are much messier than this. The people who know me well have on several occasions made the comment that it's amazing that I got the exact personality in a child that I had hoped for. I know, call me crazy, but I always said I hoped I would have a child with a little mischievious personality. I do believe I got my wish!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
How can I love so intensely someone I barely know?
Someone who has said not a word and shared not a thought.
Someone who has yet to see the page of the calendar turn ...
I look for a hint of a smile as I hold you close ...
Through the night, I check your cradle. Looking for the rising and falling of your chest and straining to hear your soft breaths ...
How can I love so intensely someone I barely know?
I didn't know it was possible -- until there was you, my little miracle, my little mystery.
Boggle: The game! I don't own this game, but I love it! I've always been into word games, well other than crossword puzzles, they drive me nuts. Now I feel like I need to go buy the game Boggle -- do they still make it?
Boggle -- She wiggles her head around and says "Like that" (Oh, how I wish you could have seen her little bobbling head she did when I asked her what she thought Boggle meant, I'm not sure if she actually remembers the bobble head that daddy has at work or if this was totally made up -- most likely the latter)
Images: Since I am such a camera hound, this obviously makes me think of the gazillion pictures I have stored on my computer that I have yet to have printed out. And just thinking of all the precious memories that a simple image can bring!
Images-- "Running" - No wait - "Crying" - No wait - "Bagel" - No wait - "What is it, Mommy?" :)
Wheels -- Those things that we need on our car, they always need replaced at the worst times, always cost us too much money, and the thing that we ended up with a huge bolt (yes bolt, not nail) stuck in a couple months ago!
Wheels -- "wheels go, round, round, round" (From the Wheels on the Bus song)
Bible: The most important book, God's Word, our true source of encouragement and direction. Also the first song Isabella learned to sing (at least yelling out BIBLE at the end)
Bible -- "for the Bible tells me so, little ones Him belong, they are weak, He is STRONG, Yes Jesus Loves Me....... (wish you could see the face she gives when she says STRONG!)
Ok - so I am going to tag my friends Becky and Kris (didn't put a link to yours, wasn't sure if you would want me to. :) , and my cousins Melva and Sheryl and IF they want to play along, their words will be Ball, Heart, Sheep, Sister -- Ok and before you think I'm totally weird for picking those words, this is how I did it -- I asked Isabella these questions "What's your favorite toy?, What's your favorite treat? (thinking she would say ice cream, instead she said heart) What's your favorite animal? (Why she said sheep I have NO idea) and Who is one of your favorite people? (to which she responded A-mia, her knew nickname for Amelia)
Monday, October 09, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Today we took the girls to the pumpkin patch and it was a perfect fall day for it. I don't know if I will post any of the other pictures or not, but these are my favorites. I LOVE the picture of Amelia!!!! Isabella's, well, I love her and I think she looks like a little prissy pumpkin here, but she has been so hard to get pictures of lately. Actually, she was the one who went over to this pumpkin and sat on it, she just didn't want to give me her beautiful dimpled smile. She IS looking at the camera, so I take what I can get. Still a cute picture of her, but hopefully she will start getting better at smiling for me. Actually, I can't blame her, there were pumpkins everywhere, tons of other kids, lots of different animals to see, toys to play on, etc. She is just way too interested in having fun that slowing down to smile for a picture is a bit much to ask. :) Then when I put both of the girls together, I'm constantly saying "Amelia, Isabella, Amelia, Isabella...." trying to get them both to look at the same time! Most of the pictures I took of them together, Isabella would be looking to the side or Amelia would be looking at Isabella, but the picture below is my favorite! And not because its the best picture or frameable quality, but because it gives me a little glimpse of what life will be like.....
We asked Isabella to hold onto her baby sister and this is what she did. And instead of Amelia giving a confused look or crying, she was laughing about this. It was so cute that I had to take a picture. She really does enjoy when her big sister plays with her, even if she's almost putting her in a head lock. :) So, I didn't get a beautiful picture of them that I can frame and hang on my wall, but the fact that I can tell they love each other -- that's enough for me!!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
This was taken last year, at the beach, and it was Isabella's first time at Build a Bear. We all knew right away what she would be choosing! I decided to use this picture for Love Thursday because, well, I love it! I love the fact that a year ago she was so crazy in love with Elmo, I love that she used to call him Melmo, and I love that she decided to snuggle with him when she looked in the mirror.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
My first Shout Out is one that my cousin Sheryl (my aunt that has breast cancer is her mom) found and its the tastiest one of all! :)