Monday, March 29, 2010

Visit and pics

My mother came to visit this past weekend. We had a blast going out to eat, shopping, relaxing, and then shopping some more! I love when my mom comes to visit. She is such a great example to me and has such a sweet spirit. Unfortunately, we did not take any pictures (I don't know what I was thinking). I do have some pictures of Izzy with her cousin Abi, who is only 3 months younger than her, and her cousin Benson. If you are wondering how old Izzy is, she is only 5 months old. I know her looks can be deceiving. We went for her check-up on Friday and she is 18 pounds and 27 inches long, which is the 98% for both. The Doctor said it is good to have big babies, but I don't we might send her to the Biggest Looser!!!! ( hahaha that was Mike's clever joke). I'm actually teaching Mike how to update the Blog so if anything CRAZY appears on here you know exactly who is responsible. Yours truly, Penny !!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Isabelle's Blessing & Christmas in Texas

Izzy took her first flight at seven weeks! We flew to Houston to celebrate Christmas with my family. Izzy did great on the 3-hour flight, but the two hour drive from the airport to my house was too much. She was not very happy during the drive. We had a great time hanging out with the family and Izzy got to meet her grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
Izzy on Christmas morning. She had no idea what was going on, why she was dressed in red, or what all the presents were for.
Grandma and Izzy
Uncle Dennis and Izzy. He doesn't like the hat, but I do!
Aunt Suzette holding Izzy in the football hold (this was her favorite position for a long time).
Uncle Craig, Lindsey, and Suzette on Christmas eve.

We did Izzy's baby blessing in January. My mom, sister, and brother-in-law flew out for it. Celeste, my cousin Rosanne and her husband Brian were here. Mike's parents flew out for it too. His 2 sisters, brother, and brother-in-law were here for it as well. Our friends Jen, Chris, Bethany, and Ryan also came. We are so grateful for everyone who came to the blessing, especially those who had to fly so far. It really meant a lot to us.
Mike was conducting the day of the blessing. During the opening song I could tell she pooped so I thought I will just go change her real quick. I get to the bathroom, pull up her dress, and all I see is yellow poop everywhere. Her onesie is soaking wet with poop, her slip is covered in poop, and there is some poop on the dress. I didn't know where to begin. I managed to find someone to go get my mom and she came and helped me! I threw away the onesie and took the slip off; the dress was ok for her to keep on there were just a few spots on it. Back in the meeting Mike had no idea what was going on and he hadn't even noticed I left. So he announces, "I now have the priviledge of blessing my daughter." Everyone walks up there and there is no baby. So he has to go back and announce, "I now have the priviledge of announcing we will bless my baby after the Sacrament." He had no idea where I was or what I was doing. Needless to say, we got her cleaned up and the blessing was beautiful. After the blessing everyone came over for a brunch and pictures. Also, Louise, Mike's mother, was able to get the poop out of the dress and the slip. She has this magic yellow bar of soap that gets anything out! Thanks Louise!!

Mom, Celeste, Mike, Penny, Isabelle, Suzette, Jon, Rosanne, & Brian

Blake, Benson, Cat, Mike, Penny, Isabelle, Louise, Richard, Guillaume, & Christina
Izzy with her cousin Abigail. They are only three months apart!!