Monday, May 30, 2011

Family came to Visit!!

Aaron's parents and sister Sarah came into town to visit us.  They stayed the night, and went to church with us and hung out with us all day the next day!! We were able to just hang out and relax, we went to a park too.  Isabel really loved the attention!! They also were able to watch the primary performance in sacrament meeting that I accompanied, the song was " I love to see the temple".  The ward is having ward temple day in a couple of weeks.
 Isabel always ran to Grandpa. Aaron really thinks she remembers them staying with us that week last year. Isabel is making sure that Grandpa isn't wearing a toupee. ahah
 Rear shot!
 Isabel wanted to show them her stone that she made last year that was placed in the public park.  That was so much fun to make and to be apart of making that park so much more memorable!! What a neat experience!
 I have to say... Isabel is very fond of Aunt Sarah.  She loved to wear her earrings ( Aaron called them belly dancing earrings!)  She enjoyed that extra attention.
 Here is our updated family picture relaxing on a Sunday afternoon!!  Yes that is Aaron that is sitting next to me. TWO more weeks and that beard and long hair is GONE!!  That's when he finds out if he got into the Architectural Program.
 YEAH!! The Aquatic Center is open!! We went on Memorial day.. surprise surprise! I hate crowds.. but it wasn't that crowded for Tot Time. Then when all ages could come it got packed, but by that time we were almost done!! AND I found a $10 bill on the ground !! lucky day!! ahah
Isabel was a little more hesitant about the water park and slides this time than last year. She did pretty well after an hour or so.

Random pictures:
It finally happened.  She got into my makeup. So pretty Isabel.  She steals my makeup brushes sometimes!! She is so cute!
 We read two books to her at night before she goes to bed.  She will remind us too if we want to rush the bedtime routine! :)

Mother's day/ the Zoo

Happy mother's day!!! I had a great mother's day! Isabel and Aaron got me a bike, with an attachment for Isabel to ride also!! It took her a couple of days to fall in love with it. Now when we get on she never wants to get off!! We got a men's bike so Aaron can ride it to school if he wants. And the seat comes off and on so easily. It's so much fun to have the bike. We have gone to parks that are too far away to walk in the hot weather! It's so convenient. We are blessed. ( Don't worry we did buy Isabel a helmet, just not that day, we forgot!!) 

That next weekend was really busy!! Aaron had a soccer game, that he did really well in!!  Like always!! Then we went up to Iowa City to see Aaron's grandma(Grandma Shaw), and Uncle John( which is an Architect). We had lunch and went to Iowa's Children Museum. Aaron and I thought it was going to be more of a scientific museum, but it was one big huge playground with different themes. There was a grocery store, with little shopping carts.(Isabel's favorite.) A fake Pizza Restaurant, real size plane and hot air balloon, fake hospital, and so much more.
Then at the end of the 4 day weekend, we went to the Zoo.  The same one we went to the year before.  Isabel liked it a lot more. She had a lot of fun.  I brought some cash for a specific reason.. to ride on the camel.  She did not know what to think in the beginning, but she thought it was pretty cool, she got so excited and laughing and jumping after we got off. There was a little camel too right by the gate she was going crazy over! I only had one railing to hold on too, my other hand was holding on to her, so I felt like I was going to fly right off!! It's a pretty rough ride!! aahha

 She liked this car alot, it was right by the lion.  She just really liked the animals so much more this year. She likes animals so much. I am so glad we were able to go this year.
I had to put these two pictures together!!! The first one was from last year. She has grown up so fast!!  I love her tremendously! 

 The fish went crazy when she fed them!! ahah She liked it a lot too.  I think feeding the animals was her favorite!
 We did the rain forest at the end!! It was amazing. We didn't do this part last year! I was really cool, actually I think Isabel liked this part the best!! the animals were right off the path that she could chase them, and the waterfall was amazing, and so beautiful! I have always wanted to go to Hawaii just to see and explore the rain forest!! I think it is so neat!
 This is on the way home from one of our trips, the Zoo or Iowa City!!

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