Friday, November 22, 2013

Our night

Having to do this....
Makes us all feel like this at the end of the night...
Any one else having trouble keeping up with their kid's homework?  They sure are teaching things differently now from when I was in school.  I can come up with the correct answer but the steps aren't correct.  I think I have found a few new gray hairs and my kids are still only in Elementary school.  We still have a long ways to go.  I better go get another box of color to cover my grays!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Meet Alexander Graham Bell...

Or is he Santa?!? 
Aiden has to do a presentation at school today on Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone.  He initially requested a tuxedo and I told him I would get right on that.  Yeah right!!  He got a bow tie and we called it a day.  He then wanted a gray wig and beard.  Well... it would have been nice if he mentioned that around Halloween because I am pretty sure the wigs were everywhere. 
One of his friends Mom's posted a picture of her creation and I tried to copy it.  I never claimed to be crafty so this is what he ended up with.
This kind of stuff just stresses me out!  Oh my poor children. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

My little helper

This is Izzy's way of helping Mommy with the laundry...

Really?!?  I have a lot of teaching to do to get this little girl ready for house work.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Reunited and it feels so good....

After a weekend away with the hubby, it was so good to come home to my little kiddos.  Even if as I was holding Izzy she kept yelling Da Da... I just squeezed a little tighter.  She will say my name again one day.
(you can thank me later for getting that song stuck in your head- Reunited and it feels so good!)

Monday, November 11, 2013

First haircut...

This weekend, Izzy got a little hair trim.  Ryan and I were out of town so Nana took some pictures for us.
She didn't need an actual cut but just to even up the ends.  I am actually surprised and how well she did.  I figure that the magic touch was that her Papa was the one cutting her hair.
 She is Papa's little girl so he can get her to do anything...

 Who knew getting a hair cut could be this much fun?!?

Pretty girl!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

It's that time again... Izzy update!

I am super proud of the Shimiz (aka Izzy/Isabelle) these days.  I mean... I am always proud of her but she is being a rock star these last few weeks. 
We now have a full-time walker on our hands.  She has semi-retired the scoot and has finally figured out that walking is much faster. 
She is into everything and while I said it won't get old... it has!  What is it with kids and tupperware?!?
My house rarely looks clean thanks to Izzy.  When she thinks that I am not looking, she takes everyting back out and throws it.
 But seriously... it is hard to stay mad at this cute little face!  We have started time out recently.  She has been sent to time out a few times already and will even put herself in her chair but now that she has figured out how to get out of the chair, time out is not nearly as easy.
Recently, Izzy went to see an Endocrinolgist (thyroid).  Her annual testing came back high on one of the levels so we tested again 6 months later.  Then, both levels came back high which left our doctor scratching his head.  So off we went to meet a new doctor.
Turns out that Izzy doesn't really have any symptoms at this point but we will monitor and have her checked again in 6 months.  Yay for no thyroid issues up to this point!

Izzy loves to play Mommy (not say Mommy- still) and take care of her babies, Milo, her brothers or really any thing that might by laying within her reach.

Taking care of her brother since he decided to do an all nighter at a sleepover.  He slept right through her sitting on him, covering his face and kisses.  He was tired!!
She makes it very difficult for the boys to get their homework done. 

But sometimes, even a Mommy needs her rest...
She loves taking selfies.  I think I created a monster...
 This was Halloween night.  She still won't admit how much candy she actually ate...
Mommy and Izzy being silly.  She loves to imitate!
 She loves to draw and "do homework". 
 Here she is grading some of Aunt Amy's papers. 
Since our car accident, Izzy insists on a daily basis (approx 50x a day) that she has a boo boo.  We have searched her from head to toe and  there is no boo boo to be found but that doesn't stop us from kissing it though. 
 Sister loves to eat.  I am not judging though.  She takes after her Mommy.

 Here she stole her Aunt's food.
And then she will let us know when she is full.  So lady like...
This is the look I get when I ask Izzy who I am or can you say Mommy/Mama/M (I am not picky at this point!)
I am loving all her little curls and I must admit... I am a little jealous.

 We love her chessey grin when she sees the camera.
She loves kicking Milo out of his kennel and crawling in there and chill for a while.  She is a smart cookie and has learned how to unlock the kennel.
Izzy also thinks it is hilarious to steal our spots and the remote.  She starts pressing buttons and you will either find yourself covering your ears or watching a completely different show than before.
She is getting pretty good a self dressing but sometimes she gets confused with what goes where.
She is doing great with therapy.  She works so hard and we can really see the results.
Sometimes she does get tired of practicing.  This is what she thought about the tape her PT left for her.  She tried really hard to remove it but Mommy won out and the tape is still there. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween

This year was great!  Ryan was off work and Izzy was able to really participate- since she is an almost full-time walker now. 
Izzy was Pebbles.  I was actually going to try and make her costume this year but well... that didn't happen.  Etsy to the rescue.  I was even too lazy to attempt the bone for her hair but she still looked super cute!
See my nice little sign- Please take one piece- yeah, the other kids apparently didn't see it either.  They just saw a bowl of candy left unattended.
 The boys in their morphsuits.  I don't think they realized how hot those outfits were going to be.
 Our neighbor went out with us as well.  All is good until...
 Izzy turns around and sees his mask.  Both her and Milo couldn't get away fast enough.
 Then, the cousins came over.  Meet Pebbles and Bam-Bam. 
 Izzy at our neighbors house.  She was so excited and even showed her manners.
Fun night with the family!!  Until next year...