So here are some WAY overdue picutres of Isabel at her two birthday celebrations. The first are pictures from when we were with Mike's family. Isabel was SO hyper after her first bit of sugar...she was adorable though after she finally figured out what the piece of cake was and that she could eat it, she wanted to feed me some so she reached out to put it in my mouth! After she was cleaned up she crawled around all over the living room playing with everyone. The second set of pictures are from my parents house in Seattle where we went for the weekend. We had so much fun! Although she did get sick and slept. I being the overly kind mother stripped her down and put her on the granite bar which was cold and the poor thing started shivering. So Niki and I ran her upstairs, thru her in the bath and then tucked her in for a four hour nap. Needless to say she missed her party but I enjoyed it rather well! Oh! As a shout out to my sister, Leslie and I made cakes for her, mine was a ladybug and Leslie's was a sun complete with sticks dipped in Chocolate and covered with yellow frosting! Hurray for Auntie's!
There are some people who come into your life for various reasons, why they don't always stay is a mystery to me. When you have friends that you just love and that are there for many reasons and aid you though difficult times, who may not agree with your choices and who you may have disagreements with, it's hard to see them go. The funny thing about this is they do often actually "go" anywhere. You both stay where you are living around each other casually intersecting at times but seeming as strangers when you do. I'm not sure why it bothers me so but it's saddens me to know that these friendships will never be rekindled.
I love this picture of Isabel in the sailor dress that her great-grandma in Georgia bought her.... The picture with the plastic tub on her head.... well that was her dad being mean! The final picture is a tribute to her Auntie who wants her to be a duck...she's rebelling. On Saturday we headed down to Mike's family for a family get together... they suprised Isabel with some presents! We were so touched, I didn't know that anyone besides Carol (Mike's Grandma)and Mike's immediate family knew. I guess work travels fast! They were all so kind land got her some CUTE outfits for later. All is going well on the homefront. Isabel and I are heading to Seattle for the long weekend to visit with family ( my Dad's family has never met her..)and have a birthday party. We are also going to see some of my dearest friends. I can't wait!!!
I know that I need to be posting pictures from Isabel's first birthday, and I hopefully will this weekend but I had to share a wonderful day with you first. After the the three of us picked up a picture of Isabel we had taken today (her 1st birthday picture) we walked around the mall and ended up at Ann Taylor Loft (my favorite store). Knowing that we were paying things off I wasn't concerned with not really buying myself clothes for approx 2 years. However, Mike surprised me and told me that he has a secret savings put aside just for me to be able to buy myself clothes and treat myself instead of always buying for him and Isabel. Now this may not seem that cool to anyone else but I wanted to cry I was so thankful, and so surprised and grateful that I have a husband that puts his wants aside so I can do something that will make me feel more beautiful and more like a woman again! I love my husband!!!