Sarah & Tony rented a boat and surprised me with a visit from Abby. She excited to see me and thought it was funny that she came to my house by boat. She didn't really like the life vest she had to wear while the boat was moving though, and Sarah said Abby didn't like it when the boat went fast because the wind was in her face. They tied off at my pier and ate lunch. They found out that Abby doesn't like egg salad sandwiches so I made her a peanut butter and jelly, which she decided not to eat as well, but she did like the Nemo gummies I gave her, and her capri sun, which you can see her guzzling in the picture. After their lunch they decided to go puttering around all the different coves and creeks. Maybe someday Clay and I can take Izzy out to do something like that.
So yesterday I had a Parent/teacher conference and I came away feeling like super mom. Izzy's teacher told me that Izzy is doing good in school. She is where she needs to be skill and performance wise. She is one of a handful of kids in the class that she can trust to get things done, take things to the office, or help another kid to the nurse. She is very caring and is good at making friends. She likes to be helpful and will do anything she is asked. She said that Izzy is a very sweet girl and that she is a pleasure to have in class.
Okay, so as I was sitting there listening to her teacher, my head was inflating to astronomical proportions. I felt like such a good mom. Her teacher's assessment let me know that I have done my job as a mom and helped train and teach my child how to be a caring, productive person. I am so proud of Izzy. She is truly a wonderful little girl.
Now, for the picture above. This is a picture Izzy drew of herself. In the hallway they hung up a bunch of unnamed pictures entitled 'Guess which one is me' for the parents to figure out which one was their child. I picked out Izzy's right away. We always color and draw together so I knew which one was her drawing. She even did her eyes a green-blue, just like they are. So fun. :)
My Aunt Susie always knows where to get the coolest stuff. She got Izzy this adorable ladybug rain gear consisting of: rain boots, rain coat, and umbrella (which even has eyes sticking out on the top). Izzy is totally in love with it and would wear it around all day if I let her. She's so fun. Thanks again Aunt Susie!