Monday, December 26, 2011


Ok, Christmas was pretty fun this year - probably more for me than for Isabel.  It was hard not to put up tons of are the highlights.

Christmas Eve:
On the way to the Christmas Eve party at Grandma Connie's house.

Having fun with her family.

Waiting for some food.

Hanging out with Scott post-meal

The nativity - top row: shepherd, wiseman x 2, Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus.  Bottom row: black sheep and angel.

Her favorite gift of the night - from Great Grandparents Karen/Walt.

Still enjoying.

Cheesehead (in celebration of Great Grandma Karen receiving Green Bay Packers stock from her husband, Walt)

New Christmas PJs!!

With Grandma Connie.

What Santa left Izzie.  Disney, who's that?  :)

Isabel showing off her gifts (I don't mind that the books and slinky were her favorite things)

Pretty good at opening presents.

One of my fav childhood games that is still around.

Taking a few gifts to Grandma and Grandpa's house to show off.

Santa visited their house too!

Helping hand out the gifts.

Loved the new shoes and had to put them on. (Izzie was tired after one round of gifts. I had to bribe her with "time out or presents?", to which she would glumly reply "ok, presents."  What a hard life)

With Uncles Drew and Scott.

Loved the seal from Uncle Spencer.

The men in their Indian attire (Andrew's gifts that he bought on a recent humanitarian trip to India)

With Grandpa Mike.

Merry Christmas!!!

Pre Christmas highlights

Packaging fun!

Enjoying the lights!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Random December pics

Just a few pics from the last few weeks....

 Getting ready to decorate the Christmas tree!
Helping out dad.

Petting the kitty.

Jesse day!

Fun with wrapping paper tubes.

Isabel's "smile" when posing with green monster.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmastime and screentime

Christmas is here!!  We visited the big tree at the Gateway last night and went to the Christmas market, then today we saw Santa twice, took some Christmas card pictures, and decorated our house.  Feeling excited, but even more tired!! 

Just a couple other random pics.  You know that doctors recommend very little "screentime", so a kid with 2 doctors for parents much not have any, right?

 No, she is not watching tv.

No, she has no idea how to use an iphone.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

california thanksgivng

We just got back from a trip to California that seemed way too short!  Isabel loved seeing her family and we loved being outside in 70 degree weather every day.  Unfortunately I forgot my camera, but had my new iphone, which got a few pics.

Here we are fresh off the plane to Cali.  We weren't too happy about paying for her seat, but enjoyed having a row to ourselves.  And Isabel was just perfect on both rides - on the way back she just read books and watched tv, then when we landed said "airplane fun!"

Trying on grandma's makeup.

At the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Hamming it up when I asked her to say "cheese"

Checking out some animals.

With Grandma Esther, dad, and Aunt Marilyn. 

Izzie loved seeing her cousins Cami and Alex - here they are being silly in the bed.

Izzie loves "dip it", as you can see by it all over her face.

First time letting me paint her nails.

Showing them off to Grandma.

We went to the beach at Oxnard Shores.

Pic in her cute doggie dress.

Izzie got to see lots of dogs on this trip - Buster, Gilly, Aesop, and then was introduced to Stan/Laura's new puppy "Little Elvis."

She even tried to be a dog by climbing into Buster's crate.

We had a great trip!!!