Monday, August 31, 2009


While my goal is to blog weekly,
I had to brag about my little girl!!!

Last night I yanked her bottles from her cold turkey.
Thomas & I were tired of being lectured by the doc and we figured at almost 18months, it's time.
So she drank ALL her milk from a straw sippy cup.
Didn't fuss, didn't cry, didn't go looking for her ba ba's.

And she went to bed at 8pm...
didn't wake till 7:45..
People, that's the first night she's not waken up
(unless she was sick..)

Can I tell you how proud I am?!?
Love this little angel..

Hope you enjoy the picture of our artist.
And yes, she's already colored on: walls, clothes, self, mama..etc

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Much Needed Vacation

This past week was a long one for Isabelle.
From going to the dentist to getting an upper GI (my personal worst morning ever!),
we all were in much need of a vacation!

Isa got her haircut a fabulous salon :o), we all ate sushi at local Japanese joint,
and headed out to watch the Salt Lake City Real Soccer game.
Isabelle just loved the roar of the crowd
and the yummy warm churro on the way out.

This was the last week we could go camping given our hectic schedule.
So we decided to leave Thursday for a family camp out,
and join our Parish for the Church camp out on Friday - Sunday.

What a wonderful weekend!
Isabelle truly loves camping.
From playing in the dirt, playing in the water, and playing in the tent!

Once we joined the rest of the Parrish up at Heber Valley,
Isabelle made lots of new friends!
I think every older Parishioner adopted her as their "granddaughter".
She had lots of admirers and friends to play with.

There was a big waffle breakfast up at the Chalet Saturday morning
and a family style steak BBQ that evening!

While we're happy to be clean & at home,
it is truly hard to come back to reality!

**And it turns out that Isabelle only has gastric reflux. Thank goodness for small favors!*
TONS more pics on Flickr!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


For those of you not on Facebook,this may be news..
I've been trying to upload daily video clips of Isa on both FB and Flickr.
Granted they are taken with my cell (much faster to upload!),
so they are not the best quality, but I hope they make you laugh!
Isabelle is doing awesome.
She *loved* her first camping trip.
Those pics are on a disposable, so it will take a little while to upload.
She came back dirtier than a pig, but she absolutely loved it!
We're so excited we can do more outdoor stuff with her.
We've gone fishing every week since the camping trip,
and actually have another camping trip planned later this month with our church.
We're coming down to AZ in September.
If you didn't receive the Evite, please let me know..
And go check out the videos!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Rodriguez Visit

Thomas' big brother, Johnny, visited with his family last week.
To say that Isabelle and her cousins had a fun time would be an understatement.
I only wish Isa had some big brothers of her own!
Bailey & Brycen were so sweet with her - and of course she ate up the attention!
Here's to *free* babysitting :o)
**P.S. I've finally updated Flickr..**