Isabella’s Big Day!

Category : Blogger Posts : 2007-2010

Isabella turns the Big One!

Miss Izzy had 2 big day’s as her birthday fell on hump day. So we sent her off to Miss Michelle’s house with yummy cupcakes and a big squishy hug. We made, what we would call her favorite meal, spaghetti and garlic bread. Both the girls scarfed it down and have the red ’stash to prove it. I picked up Itzy Bitz ice cream (those space agey ice cream balls) for dessert and again, in-hailed. Being #2 in the line up, we’re filled to the gills with toys and hand me down clothes, so I picked up a few Izzy specific things for her gifts: a scoot around puzzle, small board board, a bucket for all her little treasures and her favorite, sunglasses all of which Anna claimed as her own. :) So for a small birthday celebration, she had a great day!

The big party was partied on Saturday. We kept it simple with pulled pork and beef sandwiches, fruit and jello salad with cupcakes and ice cream to top it off. We decorated in red balloons and giant snowflakes with a teal snowflake cake to share and a her own chocolate cake with red and white frosting which I think she loved. :) She was gifted a whole new wardrobe, some toys and books. She, again, had a great time with all the paper and new exactly how to open presents (Christmas was just a warm up). We had a great time with family and Izzy crashed after her sugar high. What a fun first birthday!

Slacker….. Christmas Part II

Category : Blogger Posts : 2007-2010

Yes, it’s true. I’ve given myself the title of slacker for the moment, but!… I’m trying to change or really just get back to my more consistent blog posts. Poor Izzy, her life isn’t near as chronicled as Anna’s has been. Such is the life of a 2nd born I suppose.

Since Christmas is long gone, I’ll give a more brief snapshot of the rest of the holiday with the Tidd’s. The morning of Christmas we spent in sweatshirts and socks as the power decided to take the holiday off as well. The “big” gifts was a new slide for the basement and a table and chairs for Anna’s room. The highlights for Anna was the 6 pack of chapstick and her new monkey watch. Izzy loved her new little duckies. Gary and I decided to get a Wii and not have anything to open on Christmas. I don’t mind joint gifts at all, but I missed the excitement of the gift giving, things I found that Gary would like. So next year we’ll mix it up a little again. We headed to Gary’s parents for the rest of the day where we opened gifts with the family and extended family. It was followed up with a delicious meal! New Years weekend we spent in Chicago with my family. New Year Eve we met up with old friends and had a great time! The next day, we all were in town together and had a great time opening gifts, having Anna help everyone open, Izzy just enjoying all the paper and just having a fun time being together. All in all, Izzy had a great first Christmas and I’m sure the girls will really enjoy Santa following them to Chicago and back and having 2 Christmas’. Who wouldn’t!? :)