Monday, November 30, 2009

Panama City Trip

A couple of weekends ago, we traveled over to Panama City to visit our friends. Ever since we played mini golf with Bryan, Will, Aimee, and Brittany, Isaac has wanted to go again and he has been relentless in requesting that we play. Since Katrina, there are no mini golfing courses in Biloxi, so we told Isaac we would go when we visited Panama City. He had a great time on a beautiful Saturday morning!

Peter Anderson Arts Festival of Ocean Springs

Great time! Here are a few pictures of the children just so you can keep track of them growing.

Tub play

Who says you have to have water to play in the Tub?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Special Day for Isaac

We were coming back to our apartment where there was a man on a tractor fixing the pavement at the location of an underground water leak. As we were driving up, I thought to myself: " this is probably the kind of place where a man on a tractor would offer to give a young boy a ride on his tractor". Sure enough, after we walked over and inquired as to what he was doing, he offered to give Isaac a ride. Isaac was so excited that he was in somewhat of a trance.

Juliet's Temper

Our daughter has somewhat of an over-reactive temper. She is quite clear when she is unhappy about anything that displeases her and there are no increments of volume in her responses, she is just loud. In the first picture you see her being very upset about something insignificant. In the second picture, you see Juliet understanding that the camera is fixed on her.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Isaac spells his name!

This is exciting for a couple of reasons: 1) when asked to spell anything, he would always either repeat the question or say the sounds of the letters, here, he actually understands that the question to spell something requires the answer to be in letter format 2) he knows that everytime he spells his name, he gets a big cheer from me!!!

Another funny thing that happened:

Isaac has been enjoying going through his parents wallets for some time now. We, Isaac and I, came to the conclusion that he needed his own wallet. So, I told him to remind me next time we were in the store and we could look for his first wallet. We had this conversation weeks ago and yesterday we were in the store and he remembered to remind me. We found the young men's section and on the way to the wallets, Isaac declares he wants a BLUE wallet. OK. Well, all they have are leather bi folds and trifolds. We get down on our knees to see if there was anything else on the lower shelves and we find camo print with velcro. He was excited about the velcro, but not about the camo...we dig deaper and grab not seeing the last wallet in the bin, and you guessed it, it was blue!!! A blue, velcro, tri-fold wallet at the age of 2 years and 8.5 months.

Isaac was so excited that these are some of the things he said," I just can't believe it, my very own wallet"..."I'm so excited"..."Dad, I got my very own wallet, I can't belive it"!!!. It was really fun! I put 2 dollars in it and I've been starting the conversation about spending his money and saving his money. I even tried today to get him to earn some more money. We'll see how it goes. I have no expectations, but I know that money is always a strong motivator!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

2009 Trunk-or-Treating

In our new city, we adventured out to two trunk-or-treats: one sponsored by the city and one at a local church that we happened to pass on the way to dinner. Isaac enjoyed tipping his hat out for candy. He would then empty the candy into his bucket that Grandma faithfully carried around. Juliet enjoyed all the people that smiled at her. They both got lots of compliments on their costumes. First you will see Indiana giving his little bear cub a kiss.