Monday, December 29, 2008
So, Issac is devouring my famous Campbell's Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole, [keep in mind that for lunch, Isaac was not fond of my meatloaf leftovers and pretty much only had mashed potatoes], when out of nowhere he stops eating, looks at me and says "Good job, Momma". I got a good giggle and feel good moment to remember. He wouldn't touch my meatloaf that required basil, pinenuts, and a host of other gourmet ingredients (as gourmet as meatloaf can get), but I got a "thumbs up" on the 5 minute-throw together meal.
Don't you think Campell's needs to buy my story for a good commercial? Note to Campbell's: this story is copyrighted!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
We arrived first thing in the morning when it was surprisingly cold outside. Probably in the 40's. We took the steam boat over to the gate and got inside as soon as we could. Main Street USA provided some much needed refuge from the wind and while some people in our party used the potty, Isaac and I enjoyed the first show in the park. The performers rode in on a horse-drawn carriage.
I am so glad I snatched a blanket out of the car before we took the tram ride to the ticket counter. Isaac would've been way too cold had I not. As it was, his lips started turning blue on the boat ride.
The park had the perfect amount of people in it. Enough to confirm you were at Disney World, but not make the lines longer that 5-10 minutes to wait for each ride. Grandpa was very happy about this AND the weather.
We caught all the age appropriate rides at perfect times (not in order): Country Bear Jamboree, Small World, Jungle Cruise (a little scary for the little guy), the Tiki Room, Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, the people mover (Tomorrowland Transit Authority ), and Cindarella's Golden Carrousel. Isaac's favorite item on the agenda was playing in Pooh's Playful Spot...a perfect place for little ones to run off a little steam. Isaac and Tim rode the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway and Isaac got his Official Speedway License. We took a siesta in the middle of the day to check in to our hotel. Isaac was asleep before we even got to the hotel (10 minute drive) and took a solid nap before we were back to the fun.
Grandma and Grandpa were convinced that we had to stay for an additional ticketed event after the park closed: "The Very Merry Christmas Party 2008". This was quite the spectacle of magic where the Castle was totally covered in lights, cookies and hot chocolate for everyone, and a Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade where it snowed on Main Street USA. The fireworks were SPECTACULAR if you are into that sort of thing, Isaac had a different idea of fun, so he got upset during the fireworks. Off to bed after a monorail and tram ride back to the car. If you can imagine, Isaac was in a trance of stimulation after such a day.
Tomorrow: The Animal Kingdom.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
BTW... Driving to Charlottesville took longer than I remember, but Hwy 20 is a beautiful road.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We have just returned from a week in Massanutten with Nana, and Isaac had a host of new experiences. He gathered up the courage to pet a horse and go swimming in a foot deep kiddie pool. He loved it after he got used to it. He also pet a cat at a local pottery we visited. Well, here are a few pictures.
Friday, October 10, 2008
With these narcotic conditions, a sudden sleep fell over me. I literally could not get out of the car. I looked back at Isaac in his carseat wide awake and thought "maybe he would read a book while I just rest here a while". So, I gave it a try. I opened up his Look and Find book given to us by my friend Jenn from the KC, handed it to Isaac, and reclined my seat.
Sometime in the fog, I remember switching books, but the next time I looked at the clock, it was 4:09!! I could hardly believe it actually worked. It was a sweet nap and I once again fell in love with my little boy. I was so thankful for him and what a great addition to our family he is.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Being a first time parent, I think it is only natural that we spend time thinking of what our child will be when he or she grows up. Based on his affinities and aptitudes we dream of the great and perhaps world-changing things he will do as an adult. Tim and I do this for Isaac. I can assure you, the list is long, but we have come across one thing that we can be fairly certain is not in Isaac's future.
As we sit at the dinner table on any given evening we eat chicken, Isaac lovingly says "bock-bock" as though he knows exactly what it is he's eating. So, with some certainty, we know that Isaac will not be an animal rights activist as an adult.
To find an answer to the question of something he WILL be when he grows up, watch this video:
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Isaac has really enjoyed being with all of his friends whose names he can say: Jonathan, Caleb, Austin, Keegan, and Evan.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
To view the video of the end of the day at the zoo, turn the speaker volume up.
Friday, August 1, 2008
I resent the idea that you would even CONSIDER putting us on probation. Has our loyalty for one another been lost? Where did it go? While I nuture, in my heart, the very idea of the Pelt Family and what they represent, could this really be happening?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
But today, ah today, I got a REAL KISS from my son. Un-instigated, not requested, but a real reaction of his love for me.
You may think it was when I saved him from rolling down the driveway on his trike unable to stop on his own...or maybe when I finally got his shoes on so he could explore the outdoors: his favorite place to be. But no, it was none of those things. It happened after dinner when we were sharing a bowl of ice cream together. One spoonful for him, the next for me...back and forth. Then pop came the kiss. I love Isaac.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
He does, however, bark when he sees dogs, or sometimes when you say "dog". He sometimes also hums when he eats a good bit of food.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
It reminds me of when Isaac was just a couple of weeks old. He would sleep next to me and would not be satisfied unless we were nose-to-nose. The child would be swaddled and not able to move his arms or legs independently, but he would somehow worm his way over to me so that when I opened my eyes, I would be started by his (then) big blue eyes. Oh, I decided that I love it!
The idea of getting the king bed before we had children was so that IF the child were to be sleeping with us at any point in time, we would each have our own, ample space. Despite my careful and purposeful planning, reality is proving to take me in a different direction. Hallelujah! I love you, Isaac, and I wouldn't have it any other way.