Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas Ya'll

The Mitchell, Kissel, Aina Clan

Kissel Family Christmas Card

Aina Family Christmas Card

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sticker Fun

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!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun!

Izzy had been looking forward to pumpkin carving all week. She and Clay bought pumpkin carving kits and she was so eager to get to work.

She thought it was neat to see inside the pumpkin, and she liked the smell of it.

But, apparently it is distressing to a three year-old when you start pulling the guts out of the pumpkin.

It took a lot of convincing to get her to finally just put her hand in the pumpkin.

And even more to get her to touch the "guts". What can I say I have a weird daughter.

This is what happens when you eat red-velvet cake batter, you look like you've been inducted into a vampire coven.

Izzy and Stevie Bainter had the same costume, it was so cute.

One of my former activity day girls said I looked like an opera singer. So here's the opera singer and her daughter the princess.

Izzy wanted to do the doughnut game, but she just wasn't coordinated enough to be able to do it, so her daddy ate her doughnut for her in one bite.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Puke mushrooms & the many faces of Izzy!

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!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

New home

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.

Cutest niece ever!

My sister, Sarah, just recently had a little girl, Abigail Hi'ilani Aina. She is so adorable, with the most pinchable cheeks ever. Izzy is totally in love with her (as you can see).

Kids are so literal

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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's the most Wonderful time of the year!

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.

Sculpey Time

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).

Mom's snowman.

Steeler's snowman.

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.

Pig-tailed Cutie

Mom and Sarah braided Izzy's hair into pig-tails. Izzy loved it and wanted to look at herself in the mirror. She is so cute.

Izzy and her "Seesa" reading together. Sarah loves it when Izzy calls her Seesa and said she will be sad the day she starts calling her Sarah.

Izzy loves showing off for the camera (gee, I wonder where she gets that from).

Halloween 2007

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).