Sunday, June 19, 2011

she's four...

Friday was Isabella's fourth birthday! She's having a hard time grasping the fact that she is indeed four. She tells me that she won't actually be four until she starts school. I guess this would be quite confusing since I've been telling her for a year that when she turns four she'll go to preschool.

I asked her what she would like to do for her birthday and she suggested a "mommy and Isabella ballelai (ballet) class". Well, that would have been fun, but I didn't really have time to arrange it. So I surprised her by taking her to the zoo. On the way there I asked if she wanted me to tell her yet where we were going and she said, "no, no, don't tell me. I want it to be a surprise and when I was guessing yesterday, it was too tricky." Needless to say, she was very happy and excited about the zoo. Probably the best part of the day was that my mom watched Isaac so that Isabella and I could have some time together. This is much needed and I love hanging out with my girl when I don't have a koala clinging to my side and grabbing my hair for comfort. That was a reference to Isaac, just in case you were confused.

The zoo sufficiently wore her out and she fell asleep in the stroller as we made our way back to our car. Later we made cupcakes and she declared that after she blew out the candles then she would be four. So now she is officially four and I say this every year...I can't believe she's (four)! I really can't. I have a four year old? That's totally weird and exciting because she's able to do more and understand more and start school and participate in different activities. I think it will be a fun year.

I don't have a birthday video and I don't have her birthday pictures yet. But if I did have a video, I was totally going to play it to Dynamite by Taio Cruz. So you can go ahead and play that song and think of Isabella because it's our favorite song to dance to and if there's anyone who's going throw their hands up in the air and celebrate this's Isabella. And she's going to do it dancing and singing (loudly) the whole time.

Don't worry, I'm in the process of convincing her that these shoes need to retire. It's not like she doesn't have other shoes to wear!


Making faces...

Isaac had a mishap with a chalk drawing...

Best buddies...

39. spending time alone with Isabella
40. having a friend like Sarah to listen to my meltdown(s)
41. watching Isabella twirl
42. listening to Isaac make car/airplane noises

Coming up next, pictures from my latest newborn shoot (that sounds so bad...newborn photo session). I'm very excited to share! Landon is probably the cutest baby I've ever taken pictures of. Thank you Ryan and Laura for having me come over and letting me rearrange your house!

This is going to be a really busy week. Isabella is going to Vacation Bible School for the first time and I'll be there all week too as part of the photography team!

Happy Father's Day!



  1. Happy Birthday Isabella! Also, I have to agree with you about Landon. He really is the most perfect, cutest baby I've ever seen:)I'm so looking forward to seeing those pictures!

  2. WOW! You've really leveled up in your photography skills. You need to teach Sarah or me how to do that high-contrast stuff from the "making faces" pics above. That's awesome. Dooce does something like that, too, and I love it.

  3. Referring to Isaac as a Koala is a perfect description :D Love it!

    And, every time I hear "Dynamite" I think of Isabella.

    Loved this post, love the pictures, and I will be obsessively refreshing your blog until the pictures of the baby appear :D