it's her world, we're all just playin' in it!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy New Year!






Hope you are having a great 2012~ how is it possible that it is already February!! We had a very busy holiday season and January as well. Christmas was so nice with just the 4 of us at home. Dad had lots of clients in town so he still had to work a little but we got some great quality time together before the Kubiks, Granats and Mimi and Pa came up to visit. It was so fun spending time with my cousins and I am really just beginning to grasp the concept of 'presents'... I am sure that the best part is opening them, whatever is inside is just icing on the cake! Here are some highlights: Izzy with Aunt Kate and her baby belly, Izzy and Henry, Ryder with one of his favorite new books, Izzy chilling in her swing in one of Ryder's shirts after a major blowout, Ryder pushing his new Linkin Log Truck!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Coming together


I love love love baby Izzy and have been having a hard time keeping my hands off of her since I got sick last week. Mom is doing her best to keep us apart but I am getting creative! I just miss her so much~ she is the first thing I ask about when I wake up and sitting on top of her in the bouncy chair is a favorite pastime. Here we are before Mom knew I was sick!

Friday, December 9, 2011

"Happy"


Happy Birthday to our sweet boy! Ryder, you are the sweetest, kindest, funniest, smartest little 2 year old guy we know! I am sure that your parents are a little biased but your constant upbeat attitude (saying HI!!! to complete strangers in the store or park) and commentary on the world (CAR!!! Big CAR!! Tractor!!) bring us so much joy and laughter. We hope that you hold onto that forever! You are able to show so much joy (I gave you a 50ct Hot Wheels car in the grocery store and you held it in both hands, squatted down and screamed CAR!! a man in the checkout are said to me 'I wish ANYTHING made me that happy!") What an example of joy you are to the world. Yesterday was your second birthday and when you were opening gifts last night you looked up at your dad and said 'Happy'. Another amazing example of watching you grow and 'connect the dots'~ here is a great photo of where you are right now.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Loved those locks...






One of the bigger events on our trip to Denver was my first haircut. I was looking forward to it until we got there and I started to put it together... I ended up sitting Mom's lap while she and Dad did their best to distract me from the nice lady cutting my hair. Sadly the curls I had in back are gone but the new cut is great! It should be quite a while before I will need another one so I will keep you in the loop about how that one goes!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gobble Gobble everyone!






Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a great holiday! Mom and Dad took me and Izzy to Denver for 10 days over the holiday and it was crazy and fun. The day after we got down there Aunt Mags delivered Baby Henry!! Henry William Granat (adorable name, don't you think?!) arrived on Friday Nov 18, making Izzy's reign as the newest baby in the family a short 6 weeks. We also got to spend some excellent quality time with Grandpa Bill and Grandma Kay as they visited from KC. Mimi and Pa were so incredible to let us invade their home for so long with such a big crew (Wriggers and Hatch joined us for the holiday). We went to the park almost every day and had a blast with everyone. I also got to play with Luke and LoLo. I can't believe Lukie is almost a full year younger and just about the same size that I am! Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy One Month, Izzy!






We have been working hard for the last month getting settled in and incorporating Izzy into our already busy world! I love having her here (who would have thought I would have enjoyed sharing the attention?!) and every morning I run back into Mom and Dad's room to see her. Whenever and wherever I am I love to ask Mom 'Baby?!?! Baby?!?!' It took me a couple of weeks to realize Baby wasn't the same thing as Izzy but I think I have it down now!
First Mimi Mary and Pa were here to help us, then Aunt Mags and Uncle Andrew (they are practicing for Henry's arrival in 2 weeks!) and then Mimi Shirley came to visit all the way from Nashville. It was such a cool couple of weeks and I got a ton of attention and play time AND some new cars for my toy collection. Izzy has had a big few weeks as well~ she isn't a great sleeper at night but she is a good eater and has been gaining weight at a steady pace! She was a full pound heaver than I was when she was born so she had a head start... We'll keep you posted on our progress but it has been a wonderful few weeks and I love love love my new little sister!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Welcome Elizabeth Mae Poole!






Hi everyone! Check out my new sister Izzy. She is soooo sweet and I was so happy to have her and Mommy home from the hospital on Saturday. They were there when I woke up from my nap and I was THRILLED to have them back. It was nice to have a little break and spend some quality time with Mimi but I was ready to have mom and Baby Izzy home again. She was born on 10/5/11 at 8:03am and weighed 6lbs, 4oz. She was almost a whole pound heavier than I was!! She is eating great and sleeping a lot and we are all working on figuring out how to make all of our schedules work together. I have been spending a lot of extra time with Daddy and thank God Mimi is here to help!! I love to kiss her and point out her parts (eyes, ears, hat, etc) to mom and dad. I love her and hope you get to meet her soon! Here are some photos for you.