Izzy’s 11th Birthday

Izzy turned 11 yesterday!  She decided she wanted to have a friend stay the weekend and we go out to putt-putt and play arcade games.  We did those things and I failed to get pictures of any of it.  I did, however, get pictures of her opening her gifts up from her Grammie and Pops!

She also got a new bike, easel, watercolor set, paint brushes, a trip to a cattle farm (which sounds like a lot of fun!), and several other smaller things.

Izzy's Grammie shipped her a package for her birthday.  She loves her tape!

Izzy’s Grammie shipped her a package for her birthday. She loves her tape!

More tape...

More tape…

Even more tape!

Even more tape!

Ah!  We're in, on to the reading of the cards!

Ah! We’re in, on to the reading of the cards!

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Izzy loves to shop!  Thanks for the gift cards!

Izzy loves to shop! Thanks for the gift cards!

And a gift card for some new books!

And a gift card for some new books!

Izzy has been wanting new head phones for a while now (her other ones decided to stop working).  Now she can listen to her music, videos, and games!  Oh yeah, and they're noise cancelling so she won't be able to hear her pesky parents. HAHA!

Izzy has been wanting new head phones for a while now (her other ones decided to stop working). Now she can listen to her music, videos, and games! Oh yeah, and they’re noise cancelling so she won’t be able to hear her pesky parents. HAHA!

 

Chicago Summer Trip 2013 Part 2

Better late than never – part 2!  This time it’s from the Shedd Aquarium.  90% of the images are all low light (no tripod) so please forgive any blurry images.  Hope you enjoy.

 

Chicago Summer Trip 2013

Over the next few days I’m going to be posting various pictures from our Chicago family trip.  We had a great 4 day trip.  It was long enough to see a few things, but more than enough time in the “big city” for me.  These images are from the Museum of Science and Industry.  This was one of our favorite places.  There was so many cool things to do here.  We got to learn about a lot of different storms, transportation (air and rail), dissect an owl pellet (we found a lot of mouse bones), see a U-boat, and many other things.  I highly recommend the Museum of Science and Industry, you won’t be disappointed.

I’ll be following up this post with posts and pictures from the Shedd Aquarium, pictures around Chicago, and family fun pictures.  I’m not sure they’ll be in that order, but there will be three more posts after this one.  Stay tuned!

Hello again!

Yes, yes – I know it’s been a while!  It’s been a very busy semester, but it’s finally over!  I hope to have some time to get the camera out and snap more pictures.  For now I have 3 new ones.  All 3 are from my phone.

Izzy has been reading us “The Blue Ghost.”  It’s a really cool kids’ ghost story!  She’s loving it, as are we.  She’s read 2 or 3 other books from the Ghost series.  The weather has finally turned warm and sunny here in central Indiana.

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And one of Jessie (or Flossy, thanks Mom!) stretched out and Ginger all curled up – sleeping of course.  I gave Jessie a haircut Monday afternoon, so he looks completely different now.  I think he’s still mad at me!  I guess he doesn’t know that it’s going to be getting hot soon and he won’t want all the fur.

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Christmas!

Well Christmas twenty-twelve has come and gone and it was another great one!  This post is mostly for my parents to see Izzy as she opens up her gifts.  Mom once again was spot on with the tape, but this year she added some governmental grade wrapping paper. 🙂  It was about a 1/4 of an inch thick, proper stuff I tell you!  We all loved our gifts.  Izzy racked up on the Monster High gear, Jen on lotion and me on tech gadgets and games!  Thanks for all of our goodies – we had a wonderful Christmas!

Happy New Year in just a couple of days!!

izzy’s birthday party

Izzy turned 9 on the 1st of September and we celebrated today!  She had a great time!  Thanks to all of our friends that joined us for her party.

We celebrated at Incredible Pizza.  It’s a really fun place with games, go-karts, mini-golf, laser tag and a pizza buffet!   I don’t think anyone left hungry.

Gift count:

  • Monster High MP3 Player
  • Lalaloopsy Skeleton Halloween Outfit
  • Slushy Maker
  • Handcrafted Ring
  • Monster High Rochelle Goyle Doll
  • Pickle Card
  • Jewelry Making Kit
  • $20 ToysRus Gift card

Below are the pics of the party and all of her fun and wacky friends!  Some of the pictures have descriptions.

grammie and pops’ gifts

Grammie, Pops’ and Uncle Micah (my mom, dad and younger brother) sent Izzy gifts for her 9th birthday.  She got to open them on her birthday.  She was super excited because she thought she was going to have to wait until her party on the 16th.  One of the pictures you can see she’s working to get through my Mom’s very thorough wrapping.

The gifts:

  • The second Chronicles of Narnia DVD
  • Necklace and bracelet combo
  • Hair clips (that one was hard to open)
  • Card
  • Story Cubes (some how I didn’t get a picture of her opening these)  They’re a lot of fun to play.  You really have to get the creative juices flowing to make a good story!
  • Then the ultimate surprise – MarioCart for her DSi