Sunday, November 30
Saturday, October 11
Well, it's been quite a while since the last posting. Ayla had her 5th birthday back in September and Izzy is about to turn 3 in November. Our Ayla, who was once a cute little drooly bald headed baby, has started kindergarten as well. Thanks to Paul's dedicated home-schooling for the past 2 years, she now reads at a 1st grade level and enjoys her bi-weekly visits to the library. Izzy is still being home-schooled and is well on her way to reading simple one-syllable sentences about Zac the rat who likes to swing bats and take naps next to fans. The necessity for diapers and bottles has been replaced by the frequent need for referees. Now that the girls are 5 and 3, their interests seem to be similar. This is the cause for many "that's mine" fights. Ayla is struggling to find individuality while Izzy is busy trying to do everything her big sister is doing. Even though they fight, they're still the best of friends. They love to sing, dance, and make each other laugh.
Friday, May 16
Born Aria Isabella Sperrazza (aka "Izzy" or "Lil' Baby"): Thanks to her Daddy, she's stylin' a new hairdo...no more palm tree pony tail for our little girl. She knows her letters, a ton of songs, and a number of other critical things you should know when you're 2 years old. When asked "how old are you?" she answers "Las Vegas"...not sure if she's being funny or if she's confused. There's one thing we're sure she's confused about though: how to find matching socks. At least she's good at matching shoes. And it looks like we've got another singer in the family. Izzy is constantly singing tunes from the Toxic Audio show which she and her sister have seen at least 15 times. When we're on the road, Izzy entertains the car load with original songs which are all in the tune of Toxic Audio songs but with made up lyrics about skipping to the park and hugging her blankie.
Sunday, April 20
Wednesday, December 26
After gifts, we watched A Christmas Story on TV, a first for Mommy. For lunch, we braved the cold and Vegas Christmas crowds to go out for Chinese food. As a favor to Mommy, Daddy made a specialty of his for Christmas dinner and we all stuffed ourselves into the night. Thanks to Ayla's new instruments, we were even treated to a wonderous performance from the house band.
Aw, the pains of being the youngest kid just hurt so bad. Just a few notches shy of the "you have to be this tall to ride this ride" line, Izzy stands watching from the outside as her sister and cousins enjoy the spinny teacups. Tough break, kid...maybe next year.
Thursday, September 27
We celebrated Ayla's birthday at Pump It Up...a private inflatable playground where she and her friends were free to lose their minds! Here's a clip of Ayla and Camme going down the giant slide.
Tuesday, September 25
Sept 2007-Paul has been traveling a lot. Being away from his family tends to wear on his soul and this apparently prompts sudden urges to take many many pictures of our kids. I wasn't home during this particular photo shoot but I bet these two monkeys were trying to kill each other right before Daddy gave the "say cheese" command. Whenever I try to capture a moment on film I end up giving the "just friggin' say cheese damnit" command. Thank God Daddy's got the gift of snapping the perfect picture of sisterly love.