Thursday, July 20, 2017

Isabelle: 23 Months!

Dear Iz Biz,

You are almost 2 years old!  I cannot believe it!  You are so vocal, and just like your sisters, you never stop talking, so Daddy and I are always entertained.  People have started asking you when your birthday is and you respond, "I'm one.  Two in August."  It's so hilarious hearing you spout that out, like you have all of your months down pat at not even two years of age.

You love to make people laugh (including yourself) and you usually get a giggle when you say, "Are you kiddin' me?" or "I'm just kiddin'".  Another of your sayings that always makes people laugh is when you call their name and then follow it up with "Never mind."  These things are just so funny coming out of a one-year-old's mouth.

You have made up a few of your own words too that you have distinct meanings for.  The one that comes to mind is "Chugga chugga."  That means etc, etc.  You even do the hand motions to go with it.  And use it in correct context.  I love it!

You love Chik Fila and have started voicing your desire to go there All. The. Time.  Multiple times a day we hear, "I wanna go to Chik Fila."  Or you'll grab your purse and say, "See ya later.  I'm goin' to Chik Fila!"  I know I wrote about that last month too, but your love of that place runs strong.

We went to the beach in June with Pappy, Meemaw, Aunt Lauren, Uncle Alex, Luca, and Tino.  Let's just say the beach isn't your favorite place.... yet.  You will be forced to love it at some point or you won't fit in with this family ;)  Eventually you would agree to play in those little tidal pools, and I had to whip out my camera to video the momentous occasion of you playing in the ocean without screaming.



You do love the pool though and you have no fear of that whatsoever.  You love to just float and kick around with your floaty on.
 

When we first got to the beach you were hesitant, but willing to check out the ocean.  Then a wave came and knocked you over and you were done for the rest of the week.




This is how you spent most of the beach week:  Sitting in your spa seat made for you by your sisters, nervously keeping an eye on the ocean to be sure it wasn't gettin' you.


Once in awhile we could coerce you down to a tidal pool.  Here you and I are, relaxing and playing together:



Your big sisters are always there to protect you :)


Of course for all of the fun times, there are the meltdowns too:



 One of your recent favorite songs to sing is, "No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed."  Here you are serenading us on the way home from the beach:



Your love of the park continues and you get so excited every time we go!



Here's your buddy Elliot.  He loves you hard, but he does love you, I promise ;)

We hit up Hershey Park on your 23 month birthday.  You loved it!
Hershey Park Happy

I managed to snag this group shot of us right before we called it quits for the day.  You guys were total troupers!

It's been a fun summer so far, and I can't wait to see what the rest of it holds.  Happy 23 months Bizzers!  We love you!

Love,

Mommy

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

These Are A Few of Their Favorite Things....

Now that Addy has been out of school for almost a month, it's time to post Addy and Emma's favorite things from the beginning, compared to the end of this past school year.  Here we go!

Addy:

              Beginning of Kindergarten 2016                                     End of Kindergarten 2017

Favorite food:   cucumbers                                                                          mac and cheese


Favorite Snack:  fruit snacks                                                                       scooby snacks

Favorite Color:   pink                                                                                  green

Favorite Toy:     Anna and Elsa changing doll                                             Bixie Bunny

Favorite TV Show:     The Olympics                                                           Dot

Favorite Book:     Princess Stories                                                               Boss Baby

Favorite Song:     Twinkle Twinkle Little Star                                            Giggle Bellies Gumdrop

Best Friend:     Ali Slack                                                                              Ali Slack

One Word That Describes You:     fun                                                       helpful

If You Had One Wish:     a new unicorn blanket                                         to be a mermaid

If You Had One Superpower:     to fly fast                                                 to be fast

Favorite Sport:     gymnastics                                                                      softball

If You Could Go Anywhere:     Disney World                                            to where the                                                                                                                                                                                         leprechauns live
                                                                                                                            (Ireland)

Favorite Memory:     going to the pool                                                        Disney World

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up:     Nurse                        Nurse




 Emma:

               Beginning of Preschool 2016                                                      End of Preschool 2017

Favorite Food:     bananas                                                                            mac and cheese


Favorite Snack:     applesauce                                                                      cheese dippers

Favorite Color:     purple                                                                              purple

Favorite Toy:      none                                                                                   fidget spinner

Favorite TV Show:     PJ Masks                                                                   Lucky

Favorite Book:     Princess and the Frog                                                       Boss Baby

Favorite Song:     Part of Your World                                                           Let It Go

Best Friend:     Penny                                                                                   Cerise, Audra, and                                                                                                                                                                                   Emily

One Word That Describes You:     kind                                                      pretty

If You Had One Wish:     Elsa to come to our house                                   PJ Masks set

If You Had One Superpower:     freezing power                                        save everybody

Favorite Sport:     doing flips                                                                       dress up pretty

If You Could Go Anywhere:     Elsa's Castle                                               Florida

Favorite Memory:     going to the cabin and seeing the bear                       seeing Pap-Pap Paul

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up:     Nurse                        Pilot


So there you have it!  The girls favorites from both the beginning and the end of this past school year.  It's so fun (and comical) seeing what they say!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Big Haircuts for All!

OK, I've been saying that I'm going to post before and after pictures of the girls' (and my) haircuts for months, so here I am finally doing it!  Better late than never 😉.  It was such a big deal this time because three of the four of us had enough hair cut off to donate to Children With Hair Loss!  Izzy's obviously wasn't long enough, but the rest of us had at least 8 inches to donate, so we were super excited!

It all started with me chopping my hair at the end of February.  It was literally a night before decision for me and I didn't tell anyone I was doing it, which was so fun!


Ugh that "before" picture is frightening!  My hair was so dead at the ends, always tangled, and just blah, so it was time for a big change!  When I got home the girls LOVED it and all claimed that they wanted their hair short like Mommy's, so as soon as I could get them an appointment, that's exactly what we did!

Izzy Before:

Izzy during:


Izzy After!:


Emma Before:


 Emma during:



Emma After!:



Addy Before:


Addy during:



Addy After!:


Oh my gosh, they all just looked so cute!  And no more tangles as an added bonus!

Before:

After:


And then here are the four of us with our matching haircuts:


Some pics of our hair donation:






So there you have it!  Fresh new cuts for a good cause.  A total win-win!



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Isabelle: 22 Months!

Dear Busy,

Holy cow, only two more months until you are two!  Although, anyone that meets you would swear that you are well past two.  You speak like a four year old.  I say it every month and I'll say it again:  your speech and vocabulary are INSANE for a child that isn't even two years old.  You carry on full conversations with no problem at all.

You love to sing and be sung to.  Your favorite song by far is Twinkle Twinkle and we often hear you singing that to yourself in your crib 💓.





This month I finally decorated above your crib and you LOVE it!  Every day you look at it and say, "Mommy made that!"


We frequent Chik Fila and it is your favorite restaurant.  So much so that you'll be playing with toys and then you'll throw a purse over your shoulder and announce, "See ya later!  I'm goin' to Chik Fila!"  You beg to go there every time we pass one.  And recently we discovered there that you like lettuce (or maybe just the dressing, but whatever 😏).


Any time we take you out for dinner (or anywhere for that matter) we can count on you for some silly antics...



You get such a kick out of yourself, which is hilarious!


You love your swimming lessons with Daddy and are always asking to go.  You jump right in the water with no hesitation at all.  You just need to work on jumping out far enough so we don't end up leaving there via ambulance with a head injury one of these days 😨.





As much as you love the pool, you also love riding around the cul-de-sac on your plasma car.  Yup, we are now the proud owners of three plasma cars, so that you and your sisters each have one.  





You and Emma would often ride up to the bus stop to pick Addy up after school.  And when Addy gets off the bus you demand that she give you her backpack to carry home so you can pretend you are in school too.  Soon enough little lady!  Soon enough!



 You got on the Strider for the first time this month too!  I bet you'll be just like your sisters and riding a two-wheeler with no training wheels when you're three!





You wear your sunglasses upside down, just like Mommy used to do when she was your age!


Oooh and what late spring would be complete without some strawberry picking?!





OMG and here it is!  The picture that I love and that I say I'm going to get printed.  Lets hope I really do.  Look how sweet you look in your Memorial Day best!

Love love love!

And we'll round it out with a picture of you on the day you turned 22 months:


Oh Bizzers, you are just too cute!  You are really loving life now that we can be outdoors and you are more able to keep up with your sisters.  While you are still a (VERY) needy child, you are lots of fun too, so it all balances out.  We can't wait to see what you grow up to be like!  Love you to the moon and back!




Love,

Mommy