This is what happens when you give a three year-old stickers to play with! (Thanks mom!) :) And, of course, you will be decorated as well, because you have to look as beautiful as them (or at least be as goofy as them). When you become a parent you become an official goober, no longer are you the cool, young adult you thought yourself to be. Nope, you're just another weirdo like the rest of us. Though it does have it's benefits, you get to let your inner child out and actually have a legitimate excuse to do so!
Ok, so these are the puke mushrooms. Izzy and my dad were walking outside and Izzy said, "Papa, what's that?" My dad looked at them and said, "Mushrooms, but they look like puke." Then Izzy said, "Oh, puke mushrooms!"
What can I say? She's cute, but she is definitely weird sometimes. That's what makes her so fun. You never know what to expect with the Izzinater!
I am so bad at blogging on a regular basis. So anyway, Clay, Izzy, and I moved out of my parents into a cute little house on the water. Best part: the house is pistachio green! I love it. It has tons of built in shelving, huge picture window, and a screened in porch. All-in-all, it's awesome.
Izzy was playing with a chain and she was pretending it was a dog leash and that there was a doggie on the end. She also had a smaller length of chain and we told her that could be her dog collar. So she said, "I can call my dog like this." She put the chain in her mouth and said. "Hey, hey dog." It was so funny. She took it to literally mean a dog caller not collar. Goes to show how many things we just assume others should know. I love kids, they are endless entertainment.
Our family Christmas picture. Don't you love Izzy's bare feet. The whole family together. I love Izzy's smile (she's always a happy girl when she's with her Papa). My dad got Izzy this pretty dress that came with a matching dress for her baby; which, by the way, happens to be named Seesa. That little girl just loves her aunt Sarah.
Izzy Christmas morning. She loved the tree, and loved to turn the lights on and off in the morning and at night. She's such a big helper.
Clay helped Izzy unwrap her gifts. She was so excited and squealed with girlish glee at just about everything she opened.
I made this for my mom either last Christmas or the year before that. I am currently in the process of making a Christmas village for my mom. This Gingerbread House is part of the set. I also made a tree with presents underneath for the village.
Izzy wants to work with sculpey clay just like mommy. She loves to watch me make things and she tries to make things herself. She actually made a carrot with purple clay, it was all tapered and everything. I think maybe she might have my talent.
Here is one of the numerous melted snowmen I made this year. I gave them out to the women I visit teach and also to my companion. I also made one for my mom it has blue gloves and scarf. I even made a bunch of Steelers snowmen for my Sarah's in-laws (they are HUGE Steelers fans).
I made a Redskins snowman for Clay since he is a die-hard Skins fan. He loves it. I really think I need to put up a website and start selling these things. I've made cake-toppers and all sorts of stuff.
Clay, Izzy and I went to our Ward's Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Party. In the Cultural hall and other rooms in the building they have fun games for the kids to play, face-painting, and a haunted house. Then at the end they line all the kids up to go outside, where they have all the adults back their cars up to the sidewalk so the kids can go around and Trunk-or-Treat. Some people decorate their trunks with all sorts of fun stuff or even have spooky music playing; it's such fun.
Some of you may have guessed, but for those of you who aren't sure Clay is dressed as Joe Dirt. I am a Baroness, and Izzy is a Princess (with her kitty-cat in tow).