Daily Archives: September 14, 2012


On Wednesday, I instagramed (that’s not considered a word now is it) this picture with the caption 7!!!

7 year old Isabelle

That’s right. Isabelle turned 7! I think I was in a state of disbelief all day. That mixed with a little teary. Isabelle is such a big girl now. She doesn’t look babyish anymore. Not a bit. It made me sad, the days are slipping away from us so quickly.

We didn’t do a big party for her, just our little family. I even attempted a tissue paper pom pom. I only had 6 sheets though. And I needed 8. It’s looking a little sad. Isabelle thought it was a piñata when she walked into the room.

Attempt at a 6 sheeted tissue paper pom pom

The decorations were all girly when they should have been Lego-y. Why? Well, after playing Lego Batman and taking our family pictures, we went to the store.

Isabelle at seven years and Nathan at almost three years family pictureUs

The Lego store that is.


Wall of Lego holes

Nathan almost missed it. He fell asleep on the ride over.

Fell asleep on the car ride to the Lego store

You know what that means? Time to mess with him!!

Messing with the sleeping guy

Maybe that’s why he woke up soon after. Just kidding. I don’t think we bothered him a bit. In fact, he didn’t even wake when Isabelle accidentally bumped his head with a box in her rush to see something else. So glad he woke up. He got to play and ooh and aah at all things Lego. Then the kids got to bounce around and play games.

"Take a picture of us!"Bouncy

After that we headed home for some piñata smacking. We had an old one (from 5 years ago?!) laying around so that’s what we used.

Smacking time

Even Nathan got into the smacking.
Nathan getting his smacks in

And of course we couldn’t forget about cake. I think next year I will make one. The ones we get from the bakery are always too big.
7 year old Isabelle

And that was Isabelle’s birthday. She said, it was the best birthday ever.