Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Izzy is 10 Months

Izzy you are 10 months old! You weigh 20 pounds and still wear size 3 diapers. You love the song "Old McDonald." And guess what? You finally learned how to clap and wave "hi" and "bye." In fact you wave at complete strangers with a warm smile!

You still enjoy your old pal Bernie! He comes in every morning to greet you in your crib. You scream really loud at the sight of him.
You wear size 9 to 12 month clothes and are trying to decide on your upcoming birthday plans.
You really like the taste of ice cream and are starting to eat some table foods. Even though you still like your baby food such as sweet potato.

You take 2 naps (one in the morning and other in the afternoon). And you sleep through the night! We put you down about 8:00 and you rise and shine around 7:00 a.m.

You are saying "mama" and "dada" and are starting to "jabber."

Do you know what you can't live without? Your animal video!  You watch it in the morning and evening. You literally know what animals are next and shout when you see your familiar furry pals.

You still love being outdoors and enjoy your stroller rides. 

Your favorite game is to crawl over to the living room curtains and act like you are going to pull them down. Instead you lean against the wall and glance to see if I am looking. I then proceed to say "no way Jose!" You scream with excitement as I take you away and tickle your little tummy. You then crawl over to the wall to do it all over again!

You look forward to bath time, jump high in your jumparoo, and are almost standing by yourself. You crawl all over the are a nosey little girl!

We love you sweet Izzy!

#1 Dad

This past weekend was Scott's first official Father's Day. It was a special one. We celebrated by getting the #1 dad some yummy breakfast in bed. Followed by a morning of fun with our Belle. Then we headed to Scott's family's house in Yukon. Once there we celebrated all the dads!

Then we headed to Clinton to see my grandfather and dad! My mom made a yummy BBQ for everyone. Izzy also made a fun picture of her spelling out the word "dad." A small preview is above!

We adore you Scott. I don't want to sound cliche, but from the moment I met you I had a hunch you would be a loving father and most importantly a great role model for our children. They (Bernie and Izzy) are blessed to have you in their life. I am so glad I get to be a parent alongside you. Happy first Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Each year around our anniversary Scott and I take a trip to celebrate our special season. This year what better time to head to the land of splendor...Las Vegas.

We stayed at the Bellagio and loved it. We headed down to the pool each day. Found an umbrella, settled into a great book, and a yummy Bellini!
Our favorite morning was breakfast in bed. Waffles, eggs, the works! Who could resist Paris in the background (where we stayed our last visit).
One night we hit up a great comedy act at Brad Garrett's House of Comedy. Should I mention how yummy the gourmet popcorn was. This night was followed by a dueling piano bar at New York, New York.

So Garth Brooks was by far the highlight of our trip. He was absolutely amazing. Trisha Yearwood surprised everyone and sang a couple of duets with him. I will forever be thankful that we did this!

The show "O" was also a highlight. What talent!

The trip was very special. It was our first time without Izzy J. However, it was great couple time. I love you DSD. I know I tell you each day, but you make me a BETTER person.

Cheers to 4 years! We have a lifetime to go!

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

You have been one "busy Izzy!" We went to see Carley play in her tennis match in OKC. You wanted to have an outfit just like hers!

Grandpa Bob and Tingie brought you for a picnic downtown OKC.

Nana and Papa brought you to the Little River Zoo in Norman.

And you have seen your pal Luke a couple times.

What a fun summer so far! Looking forward to seeing where our "busy Izzy" heads next...

Finding Nemo

Guess who loves summer? YOU!
You like the sunnies, swimming, and best of all...the fashion! We love our little fish!

9 Months With Belle are 9 months! You are 56% in weight at 19.5 pounds and 96% in length. Does this mean you are going to be a tall model like you gal pal Caitlin? Perhaps...

You absolutely love being outside. We bring you on long walks, although it will be less now since it is getting so hot. However, we bring you to the park by our home a lot. You love the swings and enjoy the slide as long as mommy and daddy hold you. 

You still wear size 3 diapers, 9-12 month clothes, love Bernie and "kitty kitty"
You enjoy sitting in high chairs when we go out, like cereal, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and can't get enough of your gal pals Cait, Carley, and Nessa!

You are almost ready to clap by yourself. We practice each day. You still adore "Twinkle Twinkle" and are eating 5 bottles a day. We now have a schedule for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Yummy yummy tummy tummy.

Cheers to next month! We love you Belle!

Mommy Mentor Moments

Dear IJD,
Sometimes it is hard to choose to be "away" from you sweet girl. Whether it's a few hours or a day; I would rather be around you than anyone! However, my "mommy's knows best" moment is continue to do things for YOURSELF too! I can't get lost in ONLY being a mom. I must continue my relationships and friendships. You know why? It makes me my VERY best for you!

It's such an exciting time in Oklahoma! Our home team made the playoffs. Your daddy and I took time last week to Thunder Up! We met up with your Aunt Sara's, Uncle Doug, Uncle Sam, and other pals. We ran into your cousin and Aunt Dianne too! It was good to get out of the house and join the excitement in person. 

A few weeks ago one of my students was bringing her mom home from Vietnam. Her flight was delayed until 11:30 p.m. With some hesitation I highly considered not going  since it was so late and being a mommy makes me sleepy. However, my dear friends made the night one to remember. I am so glad I was able to go and be a part of such a happy moment. Cheers to Will Rogers and Classic 50's! 

A few Fridays ago there was a wedding in OKC that Aunt Sara and I really didn't want to miss. I was so happy to go with her and really catch up. Isn't she beautiful? We had the best time and it meant so much to spend time with her.

You will make friends and memories too! I pray that your friends strengthen you. I pray you find uplifting people to make you YOUR best. I have found such people that push me each day to only show love.

You are my sweet treasure Izzy! I know you will be blessed with important friends and moments throughout your life too.

About Me

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Dreams really do come true. I have shared many days with the love of my life, Scott. We met in the winter of 2003 and married in the spring of 2008. We welcomed our sweet bundle of joy to the world August 2011. Izabelle has been a true blessing from our Father. We also have a furry pal named Bernie. I love my family and couldn't be more thankful for friends. My hope is that our blog will help share our days with the ones we love.