Sunday, March 28, 2010


I'm having fun with bows!!

Doesnt he look so handsome??!!

This was her HAPPY SAINT PATRICKS DAY picture!!

Visitng Family

We Visited Family in Feb. and March. Just two weeks at home then off we went again!!!... it was so much fun to see all the family. In Feb. Isabel and I went to Boise, Idaho to see my family there. Isabel loved being around her uncles and aunts and her grandparents and great grandparents. I also was able to go to the Boise temple while I was there it was so much fun and a very relaxing visit.

She starting to get use to the family very quickly exspecially being by herself at home in Iowa all day.

She was a little sceptical of her Uncle Rockwell for a little bit, but after she wacked him a couple times she decided to keep him.

Isabel always would reach for her Grandma Holbrook when she was cranky or just wanted to be held.

Isabel liked playing on the computer with Grandpa Holbrook. She helped herself to the keyboard.

It was great that Megan was able to come down from BYU-I to come and see us for the weekend. This visit we were thinking would be the last time everyone was going to be together for a long time. Isabel warmed right up to her Aunt Megan the first hour she was home!! Kids love her!

We were able to see my Aunt Gina and my cousins, here is johnny Isabel's second cousin. He is such a cuddler!

After getting back from Boise, we flew to PA to see Aaron's parents and family. Aaron's brother Drew and his wife and Kai were there and Aaron's sister Kaci. Isabel could not stay off the dirty airport floor!! What can ya do..

Isabel has always been so comfortable around Kaci, even when she was going through the bad case of "Your not my mommy". She was get so excited around Kai that she would have little spirts of energy and kinda scream.. Kai would say " No yelling Belle.. Quite!" ahah he is so funny.

Kai liked to help her any way he could. hahah He would ask if he could feed her some of her puff snacks, so he would grab a handful and feed her a couple, then say " Kai have some." then put the rest in his mouth!! He's pretty smart!!

It was Kai's Birthday on one of the days we were there, so we went to CHUCKY CHEESE for his birthday. Aaron told me that we are never taking Isabel to that place again until she can drive herself. :) Isabel surprisingly liked the Merry Go Round (Carosoul). I call it a merry go round because thats what I called it when I was young , I asked my dad to take me to the park that had one in utah. The Merry Go Round Park. I can't wait to go down to Utah and see my family there, and have my dad take her to that same park. Isabel actually sat on it for a long time.

Kai really liked the horse ride. He would check to make sure we were watching him.. if not he would call out our name.. even Isabel's!! ahah

Here is Drew trying to be competitive with his wife... Stormi won. ahah

We went to a Zoo near his parents house. It was wonderful weather. I LOVE PENQUINS!! Isabel really was interested in the animals.. until she was ready for her nap.

Its been so cold in Iowa that we haven't been outside yet. So in PA she was able to experience and TASTE what Grass was for the first time. She thought it was pretty awsome.

Now last stop UTAH!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Busy Bee

Isabel is one busy little bee!! She is getting more confidence in crawling room to room where I go(very slowly tho! ha) She is eating those puffs now!! She like those alot. She can't have too thick of food yet, or 3rd foods. She will just throw up. So I prefer not to clean up throw up, so we will just keep her on 2nd foods for right now. She is getting into alot more things now. Well a few examples are her knocking over the dvd stand, and getting into my mixing bowls. She also had the piano bench fall on her, that wasn't a fun moment for her. She mostly stays clear of that now.

Even if she is so busy.. She is will always be so worth it!! She is so adorable even from behind. ( I tried the real pig tails this day.)

Update: Aaron got called to be the Elders Quorum Secretary in our ward. He just started this last Sunday. Also if you haven't noticed... he is deciding to become a mountain man, so to do that he is growing out his hair, and his beard. haha He wants to see how long he can stand it. I'm really surprised that he is doing this, because he has always been so particular about his hair since I've known him. I even asked him if we need to buy him a Lowes hat so he can wear it at work, since thats what you have to wear if you want to wear a hat. He came home with one that same day!! ahah His hair is getting pretty fluffy. Its going to be a big shocker when he gets his hair cut and shaves... I think thats what he wants.
I am so greatful that I am able to play the piano for primary.. even if it is stressful alot of the time, by having to learn new pieces all the time, I have to play them perfectly or I get stressed. Neways what Im trying to say is that its so amazing of how much the lord has blessed me, because I have this calling. I couldn't just sit down and play a 3 flat musical piece in 25 minutes without messing up in the past. But since I have been praying about these harder pieces and asking for help, I have my prayers answered. When I start improving each time I play a piece, I feel the spirit testifying to me that my father in heaven is helping me, and that.. Im doing a great job!! ha So I'm improving my talent 10 fold that I have been squandering these past few years, and my testimony of prayer has grown so much. The primary song "HE SENT HIS SON" , brings the spirit in so strong every time I play it! What a blessing it is for me and my family that we are able to have the spirit testify to us daily that this gospel is true , that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and it is all coming from beautiful primary songs.