Nov 18, 2009

Crescent Bar

Isabelle and I met one of my best friends, Heidi, for a splendid girls weekend getaway last weekend. We almost cancelled due to the horrible road conditions, but last minute I received a call from Heid saying, "Let's just go!!!". This is so her and I just loved that we decided to do it. So we hit the snowy roads and headed for Crescent Bar. Have you heard of it? Well, it a cute little resort area down on the Columbia River right outside of Quincy.


Gorgeous, right?
After stopping at the store in Quincy to load up on goodies (and wine) we pulled into the condo parking lot to this...

These are our cars. That's right, not another car in sight! We were the only cars in the entire parking lot (which was huge, I must add) and got to enjoy the entire complex to ourselves for the whole weekend! Heidi said come summer this parking lot and every unit is completely packed. It was so nice and relaxing to be the only ones in most of Crescent Bar for the weekend.
Isabelle was so excited to see her Auntie/God Mother and spent most of her time curled up in her arms reading or just cuddling.
Kisses?



Saturday morning the weather was gorgeous! Cold, but gorgeous. So we bundled up and took a walk. This was my first time to Crescent Bar so I wanted to see the sights. And Heidi showed me her plans for her wedding and reception someday... hopefully sooner than later. ;)


Izzy got her first taste of a sour gummy worm (of course this was from Aunt Heidi). If only you knew how many bags of these things we consumed in college... oh life in the dorms, but I digress.
Contemplating if she liked it or not...
And of course, she did!
Later that evening Isabelle helped Heidi with dinner.

Um, can you say HUGE delicious Chinese Chicken Salad?! Yum-O!
Off to bed Izzy went and Heidi and I enjoyed some* more wine.
*So maybe we had to drive back into Quincy Saturday afternoon for some a couple more bottles of wine, but whose judging? :)
We made it a makeup free weekend and loved every minute of it! Oh, how I've missed my Heid!

Thank you for a wonderful weekend Heidi! It was exactly what we needed! You are such a wonderful friend and I wish we lived closer so we could see each other more often. Come visit us in Pullman soon!

I can do neat photo layouts?!

As you've probably heard me talk (or blog) about before, I follow MckMama's blog. Well, besides being the mama to Stellan (who is now SVT-free for good!) and her other MSC (many small children) she is a wonderful photographer and today shared some tips on creating photo layouts that can be posted to our blogs. Using some pictures from my last post (because they are just that adorable) I created this little sweetie:

I'm SO excited that I learned this fun new trick! There will definitely be more of these to come in the near future. Happy Wednesday!! :)

Nov 12, 2009

Our little angel...

...is 15 months old now and is as cute as ever! This outfit was a birthday gift and it now fits. I just think it is way too adorable. The tutu, the wings, the sparkles, the leggings -- yep, it's to die for! So we did a mini-photo shoot with the little angel herself! Enjoy and don't say I didn't warn you how cute these are! :)



Nov 3, 2009

Animal Sounds!

Isabelle loves to make animal sounds. Her favorites are the lion, cow and goat. I didn't get her to do her pig and monkey and the duck is a little quiet, but you get the idea... she sure is a cutie! =)

video

Halloween 2009

Here's our cute little fairy all ready for school on Friday morning.

Dancing!

Spinning!

A little dizzy!

Silly girl! =)

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A cute little fairy came to visit me at work on Friday afternoon.
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And I visited her at school during lunch for a Halloween Party.
How cute is this little ladybug?!
I made mummy dogs for the party.

All the kiddos eating lunch at their cute little tables and chairs.

And Izzy enjoying her lunch (and orange cupcake)!

Nap time!
I was so amazed at this process. The teachers would wash each child after lunch and ask them to please go to their mats. They all did and laid right down. Music was turned on and asleep they went. WOW! The power of routine and mimicking!


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And then came Halloween day! We met up at Dillon's house to head to the community carnival (after snapping a few pictures of course).

He thought it was so funny that she was a "butterfly".

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Off to the carnival!




Love this picture of Erin and Dillon!
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Grandma and Grandpa even came down for the day!

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After the carnival we came home to eat some dinner and to hand candy out to the trick-or-treaters. After my parents left we decided to take Isabelle and Dillon to a few of our friends' houses for trick-or-treating. It was a little late, but they seemed to have fun. It was a great day!
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And here's the sleepy fairy at the end of the evening. =)

Just as a comparison -- do you remember this from last year's Halloween? What a change!