Friday, May 18, 2012

Ice Cream & Honeysuckle

 Izzy and I were playing outside when all of a sudden we hear music.  Izzy's eyes get big and she starts bouncing up and down.  "Is that an ice cream truck?"  She asks as she looks around and then finally spots it coming down the road (something that NEVER happens) "It is an ice cream truck!"  She was so excited.  So, I spoiled her and bought her a Tweety bird ice cream.
 She enjoyed eating it outside and kept saying, "It's the perfect day to eat ice cream outside.  This is the best day ever."  She was really excited to find out that the eyes were gumballs. 
After her ice cream we continued playing and she decided to go over to the huge honeysuckle bush in our yard (you can actually see the top of it to the left of her in the above picture).  She loves to suck out the sweet juice from the blossoms.  We had a great time outside.  When Clay got home he took her down to Myrtle Pt. Park and they wandered around the trails.  I sprayed them down with bug spray before they left and then we'll have the fun job of checking for ticks when they get back.  I decided to be a bum and relax and blog instead.  :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day Clay and Izzy fixed me French toast and served it to me in bed.  They also got me this beautiful silk rose.  There is a button on the vase and when you push it the rose opens up and reveals a secret message.

My dad always takes Izzy to pick out a hanging basket of flowers for me every Mother's day.  She picked out a really pretty one that had all my favorite colors in it, orange, pink and purple.  I love my family.  They make me feel really special.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Flowers and The Izzinator (photo dump)

 I LOVE this time of year, when all the beautiful flowers bloom.  I enjoy taking pictures of them.  So here are all the lovely flowers outside our house.

 I love this picture of my Izzy, she looks so sweet.
 If you keep up with me on Facebook, then you will know about Izzy's little pet snake, Willis.  He is a Blind Snake (completely harmless, can't even bite and he eats earthworms, and looks like one too).  We found him out in our yard and Izzy wanted to keep him so we let her.  She has a little tank with dirt for him (which he burrows in) and we feed him worms we find in the yard every weekend, and keep the dirt moist with a water spritzer. 
 Izzy LOVES to play with Willis.  She is very gentle with him and takes good care of him.

 One day, Izzy was playing in her room and I told her I was going to take a shower.  When I got out, 10 mins. later, I found her like this in her bed.  She was one tuckered out little girl.
 Izzy loves to play among the rows of trees in our front yard.  She sometimes pretends it's the castle of an evil giant and she is sneaking around, looking for treasure.  Such an imagination.
 The other day we were over at my parents and I found Izzy just chilling out on the deck eating some string cheese.  She would live outside if I let her.
 For school she had to make a homemade bubble wand.  We took a soda bottle and cut the top portion off.  She holds if by the mouth piece, dips the bottom in and blows through it.  It works great.
My mom surprised my sister and me by getting each of us the new iPad3!  Izzy loves to play on it.  I have fun kids games and Dr. Seuss books that read to her on it.  Here she is snuggled in my bed, with my sweater on, playing on the iPad.  I love my little girl so much.  I can't believe how grown-up she has become.  I enjoy her so much and cherish all the fun times we share and all the things I am able to teach her.  I am grateful to be her mommy.