Friday, April 21, 2006

More pics and random thoughts

More pictures from the park yesterday...

Isabella's bedroom is TINY but we managed to fit her crib, a small wardrobe, a small shelving unit, and an Ikea rocking chair. A lot to squeeze in but you do what you can when you don't have closet space. Anyway... her latest 'quirk' is to climb inbetween the shelving unit and rocking chair and squat. It's the cutest thing ever! (I say that about a lot of things but she IS the cutest girl alive! LOL) Her climbing skills have majorly improved and she tested them out on a little table/chairs set that we bought her before she was even born and her 'Learning Table' out in the living room. Most people probably would consider me crazy in the fact that I'll let her do this but I figure she'd try it anyway and I'd rather her know how to do it without falling/hurting herself. Then I don't have to worry every time she tries to climb something. She's really getting the hang of getting up and down by herself (aka climbing but I feel like I used that word a lot already), making her Daddy VERY proud.

We have two very special treats coming to us this June... Sarah and John Anderson! They are students from MN and we are SO excited that they'll be here for about 2 1/2 weeks! I've got to get busy planning all the fun things we'll do. LOL

We leave TOMORROW!!!!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited? I just can't wait to wake up to a view of the beach/mountains and hopefully some dolphins! I'll probably come back with 5000 pictures but that's okay... more to scrap with.

And speaking of scrapping...

Gotta love my Yankee Babe!

Random thought... today I found this poem:

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war.
Where everyone hugs,
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles,
And rolls on the rug.
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

and thought it was cute so I memorized it and used it as a game with Isabella. Each time we 'played' she just smiled and giggled. Really warmed my heart.

Now if only I could memorize scripture that easily. I've been known to make up songs or acronymns to help myself remember things (like shopping lists) but I can never do that with scripture either.

Would love to hear some of your memorization tips/ideas!


Margie said...

That layout is gorgeous!! Love the beautiful photo with the green!!! Ahhh..memorizing scripture-only if I sing it-there's something about music that makes it easier. There are some I memorize well, but lately,,,,getting old LOL~have a WONDERFUL trip and I pray the weather and everything God has for you is such a blessing for you and your family!

JennStar said...

Oh, I love Shel Silverstein!! He was my favorite poet as a little kid!! And I'm with ya on the climbing thing- If I make a big deal about my sons climbing on stuff, then they'll get freaked out and only try it when I'm not there. I'd rather be there to coach them and catch them before they fall!! LOL!!

Heather Smith said...

This is my first visit to your site. Isabella is adorable!! I remember Scripture with the song thing, so I don't know what else to tell you! Well, I'll be back! Love your site!

Andrea* said...

LOL! Seth likes to squeeze in little spots too... and then giggles b/c we can't get to him!