Friday, May 04, 2007

Last weekend




Since this weekend is upon us I thought I would post just a few pictures of last Saturday. I was going to do a slide show, but for some reason my slide shows have now turned sideways and I have no idea why. Saturday we took a trip down to the acquarium with our youth group, although you won't see them in any of the pictures because I don't think they were up to walking slowly around with an inquisitive 3 year old the whole time. :) We had a really nice time though. We went to a park first and had a picnic and then headed into the acquarium for the next 4 hours! I decided I'd post a picture of our sweet Amelia walking around everywhere, although I know a video would be better. Then Isabella and I had a little photoshoot time. She wanted mommy to take some pictures of her and I was happy to oblige. The funny thing though is that my Isabella is absolutely beautiful, and she has a great smile with her big dimples, but when you ask her to smile, she gives you the silliest looks, like she's not quite sure how to do that. Isabella LOVED the aquarium. I believe she has my love for anything wildlife/nature. They had a playground area and we asked her if she wanted to play and she said "No, I want to see more fish!" She really didn't get bored at all and would just look at all of the fish and take it all in. Of course, her favorite was seeing Dori. :) And although I don't have a picture of it because it was way too crowded, she touched a stingray and was very proud of that -- but she also makes sure to say that she didn't touch the shark, even though he kept coming up for her to touch him. I know the pictures in the aquarium are of her back, but she was happy so I definitely wasn't going to constantly ask her to turn around. The only part she didn't like about our trip was the 3D show they had. BIG MISTAKE! Lately, Isabella has gotten more afraid of things, I don't know if its an age thing, but its been more recent for her -- even the child that slid face first down the huge slide has been acting a little afraid of slides lately. Anyway, we go to the show and its a little cartoon and she's excited, she has her little 3D glasses on and at the beginning of the show a fish "jumps" out at you and you get splashed with water. She jumped off of her seat and was screaming "NO, MOMMY! I want to go HOME!" I convinced her to take her glasses off and it was fine for a while until they had something shoot out from under your chair, then a shocking sound, etc. Its kind of hard to explain to a 3 year old that this is all pretend and then trying to explain 3D, definitely not going to happen.


This picture of Amelia is supposed to be her "Diva" face (although I think I caught her in between so she looks a little like a pirate.) We now will look at her and say "Where's my diva?" and she will scrunch her nose and eyes and pucker her lips. Its so cute and we are constantly asking her. Yes, I realize we are training our children to do tricks, like you would a dog, but we get so much enjoyment out of this. :) With Isabella, we would say "Are you cute?" and she would cock her head over to her shoulder and give you this sweet little look. I love all the new little personality they have at this age. Amelia has been into everything lately, which has been slightly frustrating to Isabella, but hilarious to me. For instance, today Amelia was chasing Isabella around the room trying to grab her snack out of her hand, then Isabella went to go potty and Amelia followed her, which was fine, until Amelia stole Isabella's panties and was walking around with them. Then as Isabella was taking a bath today, Amelia threw Isabella's panties in the water - she has a fascination with the panties, lets hope she's a quick potty trainer. :) Actually, she also has a fascination for throwing things in the bath tub when there is water in there, she brought teddy in and threw him in the other day. I might just have been blessed with TWO little mischievious girls.

And my favorite picture of all is this one below. It just makes my heart rejoice when I see them enjoying each others company. I know that they will probably drive each other crazy sometimes, but I just pray that God gives them a special bond.

11 comments:

5KidMom said...

I love the pics!!

Poor Isabella. She's experiencing "Invasion of the Panty Snatchers"!!

Shawnda said...

I don't know what it is, but my kiddos do that funny smiling thing too for the camera....it's exactly what you said....like they don't know "how" to "smile" when you ask them to...like they are trying to hard! : ) It's pretty funny! I LOVE the pics, though - they are SO, SO, SO cute!!!! And the last one of Isabella and Amelia - PRECIOUS! So glad ya'll had fun!

melva said...

I just love the pics of the girls!!
It is good to hear that Isabella enjoyed the Aquarium. The first time that we took Casey, she thought that the fish were monsters and that they were going to eat her. And she was about the same age as Isabella is now. That was very difficult to explain, especially when the first fish that she seen there were the piranas.:) She did eventually get brave enough to look and enjoyed it.
And it looks like Isabella is going to have to keep her undies under lock and key. Too Cute!!

A Special Family said...

What beautiful pictures, you are a real artist....of course you have 2 great subjects :)

Michelle said...

sounds like it was a wonderful day with the picnic and aquarium! Beautiful pictures!

GLouise said...

What sweet pics! Which aquarium did you visit? I am wondering if it is the one in my hometown! ;-)

Stephens said...

Hi, Deanna! This is Andrea Johnson Stephens. How are you? It has been fun to look through your blog. Your girls are beautiful! Last Monday, I was at our Calvary softball game and sat next to Hope and Kathleen. They were talking about Isabella and her playing hide and seek with them. It sounds like she is a real sweetie. I know they can't wait to see you guys again. I told them that I had seen your blog once before because Sarah had told me about it. Hope you all are well. Have a great day!

Susy Q said...

Too cute! I love their outfits ;-)

Becky said...

OH MY HEART, HOW PRECIOUS!!! What beautiful, beautiful pictures!!! Mikey and I are sitting here just admiring Isabella. :o) -He said that he likes her hair. :o) And Amelia is just cracking me up with that "diva grin". (hilarious!) What a cutie pie! I LOVE her outfit!! I agree with you about that black and white picture. That is my favorite, too. Sooo sweet! That will be the picture that they will have framed in their homes when they are grown and married someday. You can already tell that they are close!

Michelle said...

Happy mother's day! Make sure you check out the video I posted today of Kayla :)

A Special Family said...

They are beautiful! The clothes are stunning and your photography! Can you recommend a digital camera? I would like to buy one this summer to take to Thailand with me!