Thursday, December 27, 2007
"Smile, Isaac!" No smile. Just a reply of "smile." Oh, well.
Isaac loves his cousins and aunts and uncles, but sometimes it gets to be a bit much and he resigns himself to quiet observation.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
We had so much fun and she even helped put Isaac to bed. We are going to miss her when she moves away next year!
He's in this new phase now, where if you ask him something mundane, he'll answer "gee gaw," "that's a gee gaw," "is that a gee gaw?" This is his made-up word for everything he knows you know he knows. Make sense? He thinks it's pretty funny, too. So, watch out, school. He's going to be bored if you don't challenge him. You have a few years, but get it together. Otherwise we'll have a class clown on our hands.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
It was good to hang out with family, though. We don't get to see Dad, Terree, Grandma, Bobbie and Corky together very often.
Thanksgiving was also our 4th anniversary. We celebrated the following Saturday with a perfect date. A perfect day, actually. Every once in a while we are smiled upon with one of those. We are grateful. Ha ha, suckers! You thought we went to a beautiful place to celebrate. No, this is from 2004 in Argentina. You don't see a lot of pictures of just the two of us very often, so I had to dig.
And here is a random shot of Isaac helping me re-discover the winnings of last year's after-Christmas sales. This hat fit him as a newborn; now it just kind of sits on the top of his head. Aren't you proud of him for saying "cheese"? I am.
On Sunday he somehow knew it was testimony meeting before anyone else. He kept saying loudly "I want a testimony!"
He always makes for good entertainment at church. Did I say good? Well, he keeps everyone around him smiling. The baby was kicking while he was on my lap, so I thought I'd point it out to him. Instead of watching my belly, he transfered himself to Jared's lap, repeating the question, "does Daddy have a baby?" Of course, after some smiles he felt encouraged and concluded "Daddy has a baby" with a sly grin. Over and over. Not whispering. You get the picture.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
So is Christmas. Isaac had a lot of fun helping decorate. What he doesn't understand is why he can't keep redecorating the Christmas tree while at the dinner table.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
In recognizing the veterans, I think it's equally important to applaud the supportive families, the wives and children and parents of those serving our country. Trace, you're awesome.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Dallin is Isaac's friend from church. He and Laurel were the only ones on time; but that's my family! Once they all arrived we played games like "pin the dog on the firetruck" and "throw the fireman (a.k.a., bean bag) into the burning building." We had thought that to get those bean bags in any of the "windows" would be next to impossible, but soon my Mom, Corky, Bobbie and Jared proved everyone wrong.Mom was pretty excited when she got it in. No one else had managed yet.
Ah, yes, the cake. Our sweet friend made this amazing cake and I had the privilege of decorating it. My first. Those dang gels are harder than they look to squeeze uniformly. But I must say, my favorite part was making the firemen point their hoses at the candle.
And then there were presents, presents and more presents. Take a look at this loot! Even Isaac looks overwhelmed (of course, that was taken right after his nap).
With the exception of phonecalls and accommodating early leavers (and, oops, forgot the ice cream!), we quite enjoyed ourselves.
When it was over, we just relaxed, watched "Jungle Book" (which, sorry to say folks, is Isaac's FAVORITE present...who would have thought?), and hung out. Oh! And went outside to ride the new awesome bike from Bobbie & Ashton! Aren't these firetruck PJs the greatest? We love them! He was overwhelmed by the amount of "fire" stuff. Awesome!
This is my little fire-loving boy and me reading some of his new books together on the evening of his second birthday. Life is sweet, isn't it?