Thursday, June 21, 2012

Father's Day in WI

We went up to see Aaron's sister Brooke, and Kristian and the girls on Father's Day weekend in WI. We went to a zoo, and an Art Festival.

 The weather was pretty nice. It would rain tho off and on.  Aaron got a mouse pad that had pictures of Isabel and him from the past 3 years. It turned out really nice. Also he got a nice screw driver to go with his tool collection.

Brook made Isabel a cake and cupcakes. Which looked and tasted amazing like usual! She even put up decorations. It was really sweet of her to do all that for Isabel.

Kristian was designated the horse and entertainment for the night.
These girls were inseparable the whole weekend.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Isabel turns 3

Isabel turned 3.  Aaron just got back a day before her birthday from a long 2 week field trip for his summer class. He traveled to Nebraska,Colorado,South Dakota, New Mexico,Texas,Kansas, and probably more states I just don't remember.  This is the cake. Pretty pathetic, but Isabel thought it was amazing. That's all that matters. ha ha
 Isabel likes Minney Mouse a lot right now.  We had a family party for Isabel.
 Isabel chose her birthday dinner. Hamburger and fries.
She had trouble blowing out the last one, so Mom had to help her.

She got a toy kitchen, which took 2 hours to put together the night before. I wouldn't of been able to do it myself, luckly I pressured Aaron to help me.  She also recieved Toy Story 2 movie,book,swimming shoes, baseball bat, a walking barking little dog. She named her Chloe, after her Daycare lady's new puppy. 

Dear Isabel,
We love you so much.  You make us laugh everyday.  You bring so much joy into our lives.  You are an amazing little girl.  You were born a leader. Which can be good or bad, depending if you have had a nap or not.  You have so much love and compassion towards others, exspecially babies.  While at the same time you can be a little vindictive to the other kids at your daycare.  We love you either way.
Favorite Activities you like to do:
dancing, always at the end of a movie you just watched.  Pretending to be a dog. 
Doing magic tricks by holding something in one of your hands, and aksing to pick.  You will switch the item to the other hand right in front of us if we pick the correct hand.  Pretty tricky!!
 You like to go on walks, go to parks and swing.  You love to be in the water, and go to the Ames Waterpark. You started to go down the family slide, which is 2 flights of stairs high, and the water at the end of the slide is to your chin. You motion me over everytime to catch you. 
You like to wrestle/tackle and jump on Papa. Also play Superman too with him and ride on his back like a horse.
You have always love to read. 
You like to be chased, exspecially with the puppy at Daycare.  You like to go to Daycare and play with your friends. 
You like to ride on your 4wheeler.

Things you are working on/Learned:
Being reverent during church. 
Learning to say longer prayers.
You learned you need to keep your legs closed while you are sitting down to go the bathroom.
You sing songs that are really long. (ex. Barney Song, ABC song, I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane" song.  Primary songs.)

Almost everyday after I pick you up from Daycare, you tell me: " I need Papa." I reasure you that he will be home at dinner time.
 One morning I threw up, just from a bad gag reflex from being 6 months pregnant.  You rushed upstairs and woke Papa up, and told him to hurry and come down and help me because I was throwing up.  Papa asked why is she. You replied, " Mama has a baby in her tummy, she throwing up like this... augh augh." 
You needed to go to pee at a park we were playing with your cousins.  Papa took you to the most secluded area. You stopped half way, and dropped your pants in plain sight, where everyone could see you. 
After you have met someone and been around them for more than 5 minutes. You tell them that they are your friend. 
You also let women know that they are dressing immodestly by telling me really loud that they are "nakey". 
You always remind us to give eachother and you as well a kiss goodbye if one of us leaves.  Randomly you will cup your ear with your hand and start talking to one of "your friends" on the phone.

Recent Quotes from Isabel:
"Mommy has boobies, and Papa has pecks." 
"Pee comes from front, and poop comes from back."  
"I have to go my friends house.. right now, k. "
" Where do babies come from?"
"You have a baby in your tummy, I have a dog in my tummy."
Aaron: "Whats the baby's name in mommy's tummy?"
Isabel: "Uncle Tyler!!"

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend/Boating

Aaron was out of town for a 2 weeks field trip for his summer class at ISU. Isabel and I went to Grandma Oesterle's house in Waterloo for the weekend.  We had fun hanging out with Aaron's grandparents, and his Aunt Kathy,Uncle Jim, and cousin Rachel.  Brooke and her girls came down also and stayed a couple of days.  We went boating on Jim's boat on Memorial Day. This was Isabel's first experience going boating, and tubing. I grew up on a boat, and miss those days of wakeboarding, and all kinds of fun you can have at a lake.  Aunt Kathy didn't bring the wakeboard on purpose knowing I wanted to go while I was 5 months pregnant.  So I went tubing instead with Isabel. Of course really slow. So slow that we were getting pretty good back splash, and almost tipping over.  Isabel was a trooper.  She loved the beach.  We all played on the beach, while everyone else had turns on the boat.  

It's A BOY!


This second picture he is staring right at you. little scary!! When we went to the appointment I asked Aaron what he thought it was. He wouldn't give me an answer.  Probably so he wouldn't get his hopes up, or be wrong.  I thought it was a boy, because of how low the baby is, and how I feel overall compared to my last pregnancy.  The instant the Ultra Sound Tech put the wand on my stomach we saw the little boy's private part!! It was bizarre that she placed it in the exact spot and the baby was laying perfect for us to see it.  The tech moved it away really quickly measuring other things, then  asked if we wanted to know what the sex was.  I just chuckled.  Then of course Aaron guessed what it was before she told us, since he obviously knew.  Good thing we wanted to know.
20 weeks