Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hippity Hoppity Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
Aissa was big enough to dye her own eggs this year...

 Yellow was her favorite!

 Discovering that the Easter Bunny hid eggs outside!

 Early bird hunt indoors

 It wouldn't be Easter without a chocolate bunny
 First backyard Easter egg hunt--made enjoyable with the new fence!

 We planted this Crab Apple tree last year and it is blossoming beautifully

 Easter Bunny was very eager and hid about 3 dozen eggs outside....but this 3 year old was done after securing a handful of eggs with pennies and chocolates inside!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Aissa Turns 3!

 Trying on the 3 year-old hat on for size...
 She requested a Carousel Cake this year 
 A local place called DeLux Bakery made a perfect horse

 Her first babysitter, Jillian, surprised her all the way from Omaha for her big day. We love you Jillian!

 The neighbor kids were on hand to help celebrate

She was stuck to Jilly all day!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Carving the pumpkin with Daddy

At the pumpkin patch at Honey Creek Acres... a perfect Autumn day in Iowa

Our little pumpkin!

Off to fight for the Empire least to have a drink with the guys!

Aissa's first Halloween Trick or Treating! 

Mommy's little cupcake

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall is Here

We ran into Aissa's first babysitter, Jillian downtown a few weeks ago. Needless to say, she misses her! 

 We love you, Jilly!
 Sara and I had a "Midwest Meet-Up" in Chicago last month and had a great time!
 Getting ready to go out and about on a beautiful fall morning...
 I love this photo...but, then again, I'm biased....but look at those braids
 Daddy and Aissa making breakfast
 She just graduated from the high chair to a real chair at the table

 And, of course, our outings in the fall include Hawkeye Football Games! Iowa v. Northwestern was the Black and Gold Game...everyone got the memo!

The crowd also did a few "card stunts" for the America Needs Farmers Campaign. It looked awesome! 


Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like...Football Season in Iowa City!

 Getting ready for Football!
Family Day at Kinnick Stadium

Kyle's nephew and grandniece...a family of Hawkeye fans

Checking out the 2011 Hawkeye Football Team at the fall scrimmage with Daddy.

What's that" you say? A hard-boiled egg on a stick! Only at the Iowa State Fair!

It's a Cow. Made of butter.

The famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow

And this year...Deep Fried Butter! We couldn't bring ourselves to try it, but we did watch others. Ewwwww.

The end of summer has brought some perfect afternoons for the Ped Mall downtown.

She was so proud of herself for mastering the "big ladder"!

Yes, that's a Big Ten Football preview magazine...we start 'em young around here! She turns each page, points to a football player and says, "Hawkeyes!"