Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Weekend....

Whoa... we had a blast this past weekend.  We kept busy all weekend and the boys now think this  weekend will image the rest of their summer.  They are in for a big surprise! 
Friday night, the kids and I headed out to dinner and ice cream with a friend.  We hit up our usual Chilis and then headed to Destin Commons to play and have an evening treat.  Izzy no longer likes to sit on the bench and watch the kids play.  She wants to scoot herself all over the playground like a big girl.  She waves and greets all of the watching parents and then takes off on another adventure.  The kids are great with her and helped her on the slide or through the tunnels.  She was in big girl Heaven!
Saturday, was a gorgeous day!  Sunny with a nice breeze.  Izzy and I sat outside on a blanket while Daddy planted.  Yep, that is what he does on a daily basis.  Our yard is a work in progress but by the time he is done with it, he is the envy of the neighborhood.  Neighbors stop him all the time about his yard and it makes him one proud Man!  Whatever makes him happy, right??  I am just happy that I don't have to do it.
We also had a tea party (Thanks- Steph for the set!)  Izzy is really getting into pretend play.  It is fun to watch her little imagination come alive.

That afternoon, the kids and I went over to Chad and Steph's for a cookout and swimming.  Ryan had to work so I sent him pictures of the kids swimming to hopefully make him feel like he wasn't missing too much. 
Owen was nice enough to let Izzy borrow his floaty.  Mommy went cheap and Izzy kept tipping over in the one we brought.  Lesson learned...
Izzy and her brothers are little fish.  They could stay in the water all day long.
 Uncle Chad tossed the football to the boys and Mikayla so they were all happy campers.

Ethan used Izzy's cheap float for his entertainment so we did get a little use out of it.

 Izzy was getting her groove on with the music.  Sister likes to dance!

Sunday, Ryan was off work so we took the kids to the beach.  Everywhere was packed but we finally made it to our destination and had a relaxing afternoon in the sun.
We were smart this year, and bought a beach umbrella.  Sister doesn't have my skin tone so she has to work on her tan a little bit at a time.  Floppy hats and umbrellas is how she manages in the sun.
This year, Izzy likes to actually play in the sand and not eat it.  Yay!! She is growing up on me. 
Not my idea of fun but Ethan likes to be buried in the sand.
On Monday,we headed to Big Kahunas water park for our first day of the summer season. 
We, of course, had to get everyone lathered up with sunscreen.  Izzy was looking spiffy after hers was applied.  She has to get sunscreen from the top of her head to her little toes.  Sister is fair skinned with red hair so we don't take any chances. 
Izzy didn't want to break tradition so she feel asleep shortly after arriving.  Ryan didn't mind because that meant he could relax for a bit before getting started with the rides.
I love weekends like this... family, sun and lots of fun!
*Let us not forget what Memorial day is truely about... we are so thankful for all of our soliders who have served and are serving our Country.*

Friday, May 24, 2013

Beach Baby

We had a great time at Izzy's beach birthday.  Sister loves the water and this time, she didn't spend her night eating the sand.  Progress!

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to... 
She didn't like that I sat her up on the railings.  I have figured out that I am not going to be winning the Mommy of the month award this month.  Between her and Aiden... I have not been on top of things.
Daddy and his little girl...
Still not happy...
Izzy loved all of her presents!

Daddy was showing her some new clothes from Nana and Papa.  Sister knows what she likes!

 Is this for me???

 Water time!  Izzy and all the cousins loved playing in the ocean. 

 Can you guess where he went as soon as we got home?!?  Shower...

Izzy wanted to personally thank everyone for the birthday wishes but Sister was wiped out!  She partied until the sun went down.  Being 2 is a lot more work than 1.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Izzy is 2!!

I can't believe that Isabelle is 2 today.  Time is flying!!
Her stats at her 2 year checkup (5-21-13):
*25lbs 6 ozs
*33 in. tall
*75% for height and weight
Sister is growing!!
Izzy loves to stretch at random times.
Izzy has been busy these days...
* She is eating all table food except mashed potatoes and tomatos.  She doesn't care for the texture.  Picky girl!
* She has 4 hours of therapy each week- PT, ST- 2x, OT
* Izzy is saying quite a few words and signing lots. 
* She has started potty training.  Yep... she does things her way.  Potty training before walking.
 She answers every question with "yeah". 
No more pictures- Mommy!
She doesn't meet a stranger-which makes running into the store to pick up something real quick a little bit of an issue.
Izzy has requested that we have a picnic tonight at the beach so a picnic we will have.  We plan on partying until the sun goes down. 
Happy birthday Izzy!!!  We love you to the moon and back.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sleepovers and polish

The kids and I had a sleepover a few weeks back with cousins and a friend.  We played, ate and painted fingernails/toenails.  However, I never guessed that 2 little boys would want to try out the polish as well.
Can you pick out the 2 sets of feet that don't belong???
Of course, they wanted the darkest color I had so even after scrubbing the polish off, their toes were still tinted blue/green.  Sorry Dads, I tried to talk them out of it. 
I was excited to have a couple of girls over so we could paint nails.  Izzy won't sit still long enough for me to paint hers yet.  I can't wait for when I can finally paint her little nails.  This is something I always dreamt about doing.  My daughter and I sitting around painting each others nails. 
Ethan sure loves Mikayla.  Mikayla loves Ethan too but you know how younger cousins/siblings can be... annoying.  Can you tell they are related??  They even sleep the same.
Ethan ended up getting sick that evening.  He confessed that he had eaten too much chocolate.  One too many brownies does not do a body good.
The next morning, Ethan wanted to take a shot at painting my nails.  Let's just say... brother does not have a future as a Nail Tech. 
Although Ryan was working all night and I had 6 kids running around the house, we had such a great time!  We will have to do it again soon!