We went to go visit with some relatives on Clay's dad's side of the family and Izzy got to meet some new cousins. There was a little boy, Ty, who is a year older than Izzy. They were running around having a grand time chasing each other. After awhile Ty comes over to me, looking completely exhausted, and says, "How do you turn her off?" Without missing a beat, I said, "I don't know, but if you find out please tell me." Now, for those of you who have not met Izzy, or don't know her very well, let me help you get a feel for just how busy this little girl is. She has the energy of twelve hyperactive boys hyped up on Mountain Dew. If I could bottle her energy I would be the richest woman in the world. She wears out kids her own age and older or younger all the time. She only has one speed, GO, because the only time she stops is when she falls down from exhaustion or when I make her go to bed, because she'll stay up until she falls asleep standing up. I really wish an off switch could be installed somehow, because I am plumb tuckered out, ALL THE TIME!
Clay's cousin Alec rents out our basement, until he leaves for basic training. Izzy thinks it's fun to have him around, he is kind of entertaining :) The other day when we got back from visiting at my mom and dad's, he asked Izzy what she did while she was there, well here's the conversation:
Alec: "Hey Izzy what did you do over at your Grandma and Papa's?" Izzy: "I played with Abby." Alec: "Oh yeah, does Abby think I'm cute?" (a little back story here, Abby loves J.T., Alec's youngest brother, and is always talking about him) Izzy: "I don't know." Alec: "Do you think I'm cute?" Izzy: "Yes, I think you're cute." Alec (doing a little happy dance): "You think I'm cute, you think I'm cute." Izzy: "Not when you do that."
Nothing like being brought down like a five year old. Gotta love that girl!
My dad loves to tease Izzy (because it is such an easy thing to do, she is so buggable just like my sister was at that age. Love you Sarah!) Anyway, Izzy was singing the song "Animal Crackers in my Soup" and my dad would add his own little verses in every now and then (which he also has own versions of many different songs as well, maybe I'll have to do a post of 'The many songs of Gary') Izzy would keep, saying, "Papa you're messing me up, that's not how it goes." One of his renditions that I was privy to was this: "Animal Crackers in my soup, they really do taste like poop." Izzy gave him a look that pretty much said, 'Papa you are hopeless at getting this song right, that is definitely not how it goes, you are the silliest Papa ever.' My dad is so much fun. And Izzy always has tons of fun with him. They are so cute together, it always makes me smile.
Alec & Michael (Clay's cousins) went out to Chic Fillet and brought back some chicken minis (chicken nuggets sandwiched between biscuits) They gave Izzy one and she said "It's a chicken pig in a blanket." So cute!