Wednesday, April 30
I still pull for David and David.
I still think that Jason should drop out and persue Jamaican Idol. (Nothing personal...seems like a cool guy. But he can only sing a certain type of song.)
Syesha should quit and head to Broadway.
And for those of you confused as to why I watched this week when I said I was not going to...my mother in law is in town. She made me. :) Seriously, she can't get enough.
Wednesday, April 23
(reminder: I am angry and I may be speaking out of my madness....please do not hold me to these high emotion opinions...but I am kinda serious.)
Daisy and Issac were invited to Maddox Noye's 2nd birthday party (parents, Holly and Jeris, are HU grads and go to church with us). It was a country concert theme. The "Star" was not in the mood to perform in his cowboy hat and boots...but the "goodie bags" rocked! Daisy and Isaac received free concert T's! (see above) They are so cute! How creative Holly!
Everything is a chew toy.
Daisy's new Music Box (below)
Daisy got a Cinderella Music Box from our neighbor, Heather (or "Ms. Header" as Daisy calls her). Heather was cleaning out her apt for the Tanglewood garage sale. She brought it over and asked if Daisy would like it. OF COURSE, it's Princess and Cinderella is a fav! When I showed it to Daisy the next day it was the sweetest thing...I said, "Mrs. Heather brought over a very special gift." And when I showed it to her her eyes got so big. I opened it and it began to play a super fast version of "So this is love" from Cinderella and there is a little Cinderella holding up her dress twirling on the inside. Daisy grabbed her chest, then her little face and almost couldn't speak she was so excited. Then she immediately started twirling around the kitchen in sheer joy with this HUGE smile on her face. I almost teared up, it was so sweet!!! She has carried this thing around everywhere (and almost choked on the winding thing on the back that she twisted off in the wrong direction). But this was such a sweet moment. I almost cried! I wish I would have had it recorded. But it seems moments like these come unexpectedly. Had I set up the camera in anticipation she probably wouldn't have liked it as much. :)
Below you can see Isaac rejoicing with Daisy and her new treasure.....
"Really, a music box? Thrilling."
Daisy and Daddy at the Literacy Fair at My School/Campus church (where we go).
btw...this brown dress, her "sun dress" is a new fav of Dais.
Naph telling the story of Noahs Ark as Mrs Noah.
Ok, so this is hilarious. This screams "first time Mom" even though I have 2. I saw these cute leggings at Target and had credit so I got 'em. They are called "Not Sox (socks)" and are for babies when they are crawling all around to protect their little (or in Isaacs case: LARGE) legs. I started noticing his knees and legs getting red so I put them on. HILARIOUS...but helpful. They have all types of cute patterns too. These were the best boy ones they had. My pal and neighbor, Heather, (that I mentioned earlier) was super smart and just cut the feet out of her hubby's tube socks for her baby to use. SHOULDA done that...but oh well. :) But here is Isaac in his "Not Sox"....doesn't he look like "FAME! I'M GONNA LIVE FOREEEEH-VA! I'M GONNA LEARN HOW TO FLY (?), FAME!" Hahaha. If you don't get that, please don't ask. It will only make me feel old. :)
It's either "Fame" or working out in the 80's with leg warmers...you decide. I would also like to call this "Isaac Sausage" cause he is packed tight in those suckers! I call him that too when I shove him in an outfit that is too small. I hate to admit it happens more often than he would like. I am terrible about moving my kids up to the next size till is embarrassingly obvious they need it! :)
Below is my muscle man...
I noticed this post is alot of Isaac...
...but Dais...you had a whole 2 1/2 years to yourself before Isaac came...so one little post won't hurt.
Tuesday, April 22
Now having said that...I am in that emergency stage of NEEDING a haircut. I have far surpassed "sure would be nice to have my hair cut" to "needed one about 6 weeks ago." I got my hair chopped at the end of December when I was in Atlanta. I have never (in the 3 years of living here) found a hair cut place I loved. So I have not had it cut since Dec. I am going today to have this mess handled. All that to say, please excuse my hair in these pics. I actually "fixed it" moments before we walked to the photo session. And still...bad news. And it's a bummer that I am such a brunette now...no offense! I just used to have some cool blonde highlights when I was "younger." One more thing to thank my children for. :)
(Yes I am sucking in)
this is the one we had printed (above)
Isaac LOVES Daisy's hair...
Blogger is giving me fits with these pics...maybe they are too large? or maybe blogger is having a bad day? Either way I don't have the patience to continue. Maybe more later...
Thursday, April 17
The exciting part is that Daniel got a job in Orlando! We will be moving to the Doctor Phillips area. Daniel will be working with Dr. Goldie in his practice Goldie Orthodontics and will eventually buy the practice from him. We are thrilled about Daniel finding such a great Orthodontist to learn from and work with. The bad part is obviously that we will be moving farther from family. Ugh...can't think about that part without tearing up. And we are sad about leaving Gainesville and all the friends we have made here. We have heavy hearts making this move. But we know that this is a FABULOUS opportunity for Dan. And of course...I will keep you posted. :)
Also we have been house hunting...a dream of mine for quite sometime now. I have to say, it's been much more stressful than I anticipated. More on that saga in another post!
Daisy is doing well...she told her teacher today she wanted to either be a doctor or a princess. Both reputable occupations I would say. She wanted to feed Isaac a bottle the other day. It looked a little odd since BIG BOY was in her lap...
Isaac is still just as happy and squishy as ever. He is super pooper...has a "blow out" at least once a day requiring new clothes and so on. We have moved up to a size 5 diaper to see if that helps. Sheesh. Still sucks his first 2 fingers...on either hand. He is not picky. :) He is now 8 months. He is pulling up and stands like a surfer holding on to things with one hand.
Couple more funny thoughts...
---Am I the only one who's mother can text faster than her? Embarrassing. I am Sally Slow Fingers. When Jen, my friend in high school, texts me it's an ENTIRE PARAGRAPH. My reply 15 minutes later after having been working on it that whole time is, "....ok..." Ridiculous. And she will reply 1.3 seconds later with another LONG PARAGRAPH with punctuation, smiley faces and so on included. I am so old. :0 ) But hey, "when we get a paycheck"...we are adding texting to our plan and I am going nuts and will soon become Freddy Fast Fingers. :)
---sometimes when I type I will type "me" instead of "my"...and I chuckle each time. Why? Cause it seems for that split second I go pirate all the sudden...."I really love ME kids...arrrgghh! Shiver me timbers (whatever that means...hopefully nothing inappropriate like Soulja Boy's hit)." OR as my Aunt Jan pointed out...I go Carly Smithson/Lucky Charm Leprechaun on you...."Where's me Lucky Charms?... pink hearts, orange stars, yellow moon, green clovers, blue diamonds, and puuuur-puuul hooooorse shoooes..." Hahaha...I love my funny family.
---And this one goes out to Sonya (who just had her sweet baby girl Zora)...I think I am going green. Yep. I am over my "eco-angst" as Real Simple put it. I need to start making changes that are earth friendly. NOW...this will have to happen in baby steps or it won't go well. But ever since Tanglewood enforced we keep the blue bins in our apt whether we recycled or not....I started to recycle. :) And I can do it! My next big step will be buying those reusable bags at Publix for my groceries. Don't laugh. No, I am not ready for a compost pile in the yard or cleaning my home with only vinegar and elbow grease....but I may get there. Be patient with me. And no laughing or it may reverse the feelings. ;) BTW...this was part of my inspiration...there is a child's t-shirt at Walmart that is some how made of earth friendly stuff. On the front is says, "SAVE GAS... Toot in a jar" and there is a pic of a small jar with a little green puff of air in it. HA!
Thursday, April 10
Wednesday, April 9
Earlier in the season on American Idol Daisy couldn't figure out why "that girls name is Danny."
Sunday, April 6
Check out these thundah thiiiighs!
This is random but we were at a party the other day and Daisy spilled her drink. I was holding "the Lug" while running to get napkins and cleaning and so on when another mom at the party said, "um, he has something..." and pointed to Isaac. And I looked and I pulled out AN ENTIRE SOGGY NAPKIN from his mouth. I mean if the boy is going to choke when I am holding him...how can I keep him from it when I am not? He should be the safest in my arms, right? Ugh. Oh well.
Isaac and one of his buddies Kai (born 12 days before Isaac). His mom Heather and I hang out often. Daisy calls her "Ms. Header."
(This is not the best pic...but here is the dress she ADORES!)
She does this funny thing now. I have to explain....so she will ask something like "Dad, can I wear my sparkly (ratty, toes worn, stinky) shoes to the store?" He will defer that call to me cause I like to have a final say in clothes sometimes. And I will say, "um, sure." And even though Daniel and I are in the same room and he heard what I said...she will turn to him and say, "DAD! MOM SAID I CAN WEAR MY SPARKLY SHOES." This happens in the car too. It is like she is on the phone with one of us and in the room with the other. She will figure out not to waste her breath soon enough. In the mean time, it cracks me up!
Daisy and Jen at Dudley Farm with the turkeys.
Daisy and I at the Butterfly Rainforest on Campus. It was free! (Usually 7.50 a person!)
Below are just some pics of Florida scenery....
Sun setting after museum nights