Monday, June 27, 2011

Isaiah Pictures at 2 Years 6 Months

Approximately two weeks ago Isaiah turned two and half!  Our original plan was to do an outdoor family photo shoot.  However, our rainy June weather kept making it difficult to actually get outside and take good photos.  So indoors we stayed and opted for day to day, regular life pictures of Isaiah.  Our photo locations each have to do with things he is currently enjoying. 

Our first photo shoot location was the bathroom because he has really been interested in washing his hands.  He loves saying, "you want some soap?" which translates to Isaiah wants some soap.

Yes, he found the drain to spin...he is spinning less, but it is still a favorite activity.
He is very good at rubbing his hands together and making bubbles.
I think playing in the water is why a two and a half year old loves to wash his hands.

Our second location was still a bathroom, but we moved to our bathroom.  Isaiah still LOVES teeth brushing.  He always wants to help us brush his teeth and he loves getting his teeth brushed.

Somehow Pops was ready to take our picture and Isaiah was ready too, but neither Travis or I had gotten to put toothpaste on our toothbrush.  As soon as a couple photos were taken Travis and I both commented that a dry toothbrush is gross.  Now we enjoy a good laugh when looking at these pictures because we were know we were both thinking hurry up this photo location needs to be done!

Our third photo shoot location was our bed.  Isaiah had discovered a love for pillows.  Each night we lay on Mommy and Daddy's pillow to sing songs and pray before going to bed.  Unfortunately, the lighting wasn't great so we only really got one pillows shot.

Our fourth location was in our bedroom on the floor with our huge down blanket.  Isaiah LOVES blankets (just like his Mommy).  He has two small brown blankets (he uses one at a time, mostly so I can wash one and he still has one) every day.  He mostly snuggles them in his before nap and bedtime and keeps them in his crib, but some days his blanket goes everywhere with him.

I love that his arm is behind his head in so many of these laying on the blanket pictures because that is truly how Isaiah relaxes.

Our fifth location was in the hallway with a laundry basket as our "prop".  Isaiah ALWAYS wants to help me do the laundry.  We spend a lot of time at the washer and dryer and folding clothes that get piled into this basket.  He often hears the spinning cycle and beeps from downstairs and then acknowledges it and talks about the laundry.

Since we used the laundry basket as a prop we decided to for our sixth photo shoot location to actually start a load laundry and use the washer and dryer as props too.  Isaiah was very quick to help!

Our seventh and final photo shoot location was downstairs in the kitchen for a snack.  Somehow fruit leathers became "snack" to Isaiah.  More importantly eating in a big part of our day to day, regular life.

Even though this wasn't the outdoor family photo shoot I had in mind, I am impressed with how many of the pictures I really like because they are just the day to day, regular life pictures.  Thanks Pops for being willing to take pictures of our adorable little boy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Videos Taken at McCall's Graduation Party

Uncle Lance did a great job entertaining Isaiah during McCall's graduation party!

I think this video, Elephant 2, is by far the best!

As I am blogging these videos Isaiah is requesting to watch them again and again.  How do you say no to a sweet little boy saying, "one more time"?

Happy Graduation McCall!

Last Saturday we also attended a graduation party for McCall.  We had a great time celebrating with family!

I think Isaiah thought the party was for him...he was WILD!

Sherwood Car Show

Last Saturday we went to the Sherwood Car Show.  Pops went (without all of us) extra early to get some pictures of the cars before the crowds came.  These are just a few of my favorites pictures from his early morning photo shoot.

My silly dad taking a self portrait through the car reflection (since he went by himself so early).

Around 10 we all headed back to the Sherwood Car Show.  Here are a few more pictures he took of the us (mostly the cute kids) at the Car Show.
Oops too much sun in the boys eyes!
Getting both boys to smile at the same time is a chore...Isaiah smiled here, but Campbell wasn't ready yet.
Now Campbell is smiling and Isaiah isn't really smiling anymore.
On the walk to the Car Show I found some pine cones.  I gave Isaiah two to hold and asked Campbell if he wanted to hold pine cones and he said no.  Guess who wanted to hold pine cones later...yep, Campbell!  Luckily Isaiah happily shared his pine cones with his cousin.  Isaiah got more pine cones on the ride home and now Nonna and Pops have some new house decorations!

Family portrait in the car dad's favorite trick!
The boys in the car reflection.
Our adorable little boy hanging out in the stroller!
Our adorable nephew hanging out in the stroller!
Isaiah and Campbell (both who are 2) by a car with a number 2 on it!