Thursday, August 26, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten!

Yesterday was Izzy's first day of Kindergarten. Here she is at the bus stop. Her bus comes at 8:10 but she was ready as soon as I got her up that morning at 7.

There is a little boy (Nolan) who lives on the next street over. He is in 1st grade and was so sweet to Izzy. First they played tag while they waited, and when the bus came he helped her get on and made sure she found a seat. I wasn't able to get a picture of Izzy getting on the bus because she was like lightening; she almost forgot to give me a kiss she was so excited. It was her first time riding a school bus and she was thrilled. Her school starts at 8:30 and gets out at 3:15 and I pick her back up at the bus stop around 4ish. I love our little walks to and from the bus stop (plus it's exercise for me! :)

Clay had the day off because Lori had her knee replacement surgery that day and he took her to the hospital EARLY in the morning. But he was there to pick Izzy up at the bus stop with me, which she loved. We decided to get her a special treat, for being such a big girl on her first day of school. We found these cute cupcakes at Giant and thought they were totally perfect. She thought they were great and dove into them right away when she got home (fun after school snack, though she won't get sweets everyday, more like grapes or carrots and the like, gotta keep her healthy.) She had a wonderful day at school and couldn't wait to get back this morning. I am so glad she enjoys learning and reading, and has a desire and thirst to learn as much as she can. That means I have done my job in instilling a love of learning for the rest of her life. I'm so proud of her and I'm happy to realize I'm actually a good mom. Because I know we all don't feel that way sometimes. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sugar Bumps

Clay was tickling Izzy and she got the goosebumps, she told him; "Stop daddy, you're giving me the sugar bumps." Needless to say we laughed. She can never seem to remember goosebumps, last time she said chick bunks; it is hilarious. She said from now on she is just going to call them sugar bumps because she can remember that more easily. She is such a character!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Calvert Cliffs State Park

Today we went to Calvert Cliffs State Park. Here's Izzy ready to go.

It is a 1.8 mile hike to get to the beach and it costs $5 per car. Here are Clay and Izzy looking for sharks teeth.

Izzy is off to scavenge the beach while Clay sifts through the water.

After a while Izzy just wanted to sit and play in the water, but Clay was determined to find something neat. I love this picture b/c it has a great butt shot! Gotta love the butt shots. :)

I love this with Izzy's head sticking out of the water. She thought it was cool that she could sit in the water like that.

Here she is scavenging the beach again. She found all kinds of shells and such, but she didn't want to keep any of them.

This is an adorable picture.

Awesome blue dragonfly that landed right by me.

One of the many lovely swamps of Maryland.

I love the little flower on the lily pad.

This was a neat tree along the path.

You know those beautiful pictures of paradise with a long pier, well this is Maryland's version. ;)
An uprooted tree Izzy found, and on the back was this neat yellow mushroom.

There was this stream that meandered about along the path, which emptied out into the swamp.

Pretty little waterfall.

This is a tooth we found at the beach. Don't know what it is though. It's more rounded sort of like a dolphin or porpoise. We think the beach has been so over panned for sharks teeth that it is no longer very easy to find them. We had a wonderful day though just the three of us. It's nice to get out and do things as a family.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cinderella According to Izzy

Mommy let's play Cinderella. You can be the Fairy Godmother and the Prince and I'll be Cinderella and the Wicked Step-side Mother.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Today we had a friend from church cut our hair. She did an awesome job, we are both so loving our hair. I don't know if you can see it in this picture, but I have raspberry highlights in my hair (so awesome!). Izzy wanted her hair cut just like her friend Grace (it was Grace's sister, Dani, who cut our hair) and she is going to donate her hair into Locks of Love. We had fun while we were there, I got to visit and Izzy got to play. Izzy got her hair cut first so she could have plenty of time playing with Grace while I got my hair done. It was a fun day, starting out with a fun Primary activity and ending with fun haircuts.