Friday, May 29, 2009

Science Fair...

Evan' Science Fair experiment was very cool! He investigated which foods conduct electricity the best. With help from Bruce, he tested things like hot dogs, bananas, strawberries and bread! The strawberry lit the lamp the brightest! Good job Evan! He's had a really great year at Imagine and he rocked the Math portion of his FCAT...getting the highest score possible! We're so proud of him!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

South Florida Museum...

Part of her class in front of the megalodon jaw!

Isabella's first grade class took a field trip to the South Florida Museum yesterday. She was so worried that she would be missing it so we drove over and met her class there. It was really fun! They have great displays on Florida history and environment, an awesome planetarium and an aquarium with three manatees!

Her good friend, Patrick. The whole class wrote their own books and "published" them then read them at an author's tea last week (we got to go!). Patrick dedicated his book to sweet is that?

Early Seminoles stalking bison

The three manatees! The big one is named Snooty!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Funny Friday...

Professor Cooper hard at work!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Isabella and I went to a Kids' Festival near us to watch her Dance Team perform. It was bittersweet...she was excited to see the performance but really sad that had practiced for months and never got the chance to do it in front of an audience. They did an awesome job and she'll be up there performing next year! We walked around the festival and played carnival games, did crafts and she even got a Rock Star glitter tatoo!
When we got home, Isabella took a swim with Dad and Cooper...her first time to go all the way in the water with her brace. She was so nervous but finally did it! The next day, we went to the beach and she had a ball playing in the Gulf!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Post-Op Follow-Up...

Isabella had her follow up appointment today...hard to believe that her surgery was almost a month ago! She's doing great and her xrays looked really good...nothing is moving around! She will wear her brace till the end of July and hopefully the bones will continue to grow together and we'll avoid a fusion surgery. The good news is that she got the ok to go in the pool and Gulf! The not so good news (not for her though!) is that Dr. Tuite would like her to stay home from school for the rest of the year. I'm so grateful to have this extra one on one time and especially happy that now she can go into the water all the way!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Isabella and the Beach....

Isabella and I went to Anna Maria Island for a few hours today...and as usual, it was paradise! I never cease to be amazed by the beautiful turquise water in the Gulf! Even though she couldn't get completely wet yet, Isabella was able to go in a little bit, dig in the sand, collect shells and enjoy lunch at the Sand Bar! We even saw a few manatees today!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Painting Pottery...

Isabella and I were looking for something to do today (that did not involve shopping!) and we decided to check out a new paint-your-own pottery place on Main Street. Isabella did an awesome job painting and really only needed help with the details...the dalmation spots were totally her idea! We'll pick up the finished product in about a week!

Afterwards we took a stroll down Main Street and window shopped on our way to get Isabella's favorite whipped cream!

Somebody was getting tired of me taking her picture!

UPDATE: here's the finished product! how cute is that dalmation?

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Visit to School...

Today I took Isabella to visit her class for a little while. All of the kids in her class made her a card and took turns reading them to her..sooo cute!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Family Fun Night...

Isabella had an awesome day! Two of her best friends dropped by after school today and she was so happy to see them! I had to remind her not to run around the house with them! Of course they brought presents (you're creating a monster!) and their moms brought me a gift card to the spa (thanks Lindsey and Colleen!)
Evan's school had their Family Fun Night and Evan signed up to be in the Dunk Tank! Isabella had a blast throwing balls and dunking him a few times! She even got her hair painted before it got too hot and we headed home.
Earlier in the day, we relaxed on the lanai and made a sock puppet from the kit that Aunt Zita and Uncle Wint sent!