Monday, October 12, 2009

Isobel is two years old.

Christina and Isobel frequent the park across the verge as they will take any opportunity they can to get away from me. Here is Isobel at the baseball diamond wondering if mommy's hand signals are indicating for her to steal home or charge the mound.

The North Carolina zoo is chock-full of animals of all sizes and means. Here are some animals who, lured by the offers of Mr. Dark to live out their secret fantasies, have become bound in service to the carnival (or zoo in this case) as beasts of burden. Christina suggested riding the carousel backwards, but I know (as do many of you) what would happen if they were to do that. Shucks, y'all! Next picture!

Bruce and Judy came to visit because they heard Glen Beck was in town passing out autographed hate mail for the small price of everlasting and unwavering allegiance to him. It was great. Anyway, this is in Old Salem where people churned butter and stuff. Overall though, it was a pretty fun place.

A farmer offered us a hay ride and we took it. Isobel enjoyed the ducks by the eerie green bog.

On her second birthday Isobel was buried in gifts of all makes and models. She liked all of them except one. None of you shall ever know which one that is. Cute!

Chocolate monster likes her desserts rich and her toys unbreakable.


Nicole said...

what a fun time it appears to have been! I love seeing isobel in your house ( i mean, of course she's in your house) but seeing life in your new place.

happy b-day!

Isa said...

Time flies!

Congratulations Isobel!

Andrea said...

I can see Isobel pondering the best way to free the enslaved beasts. If she asks to go to the zoo, you can bet that's what she's planning. :-)

Sally said...

She looks so sweet in that first picture - no terrible twos, there, right?! Congrats - she is adorable.

Casey said...

Robert and I love our Isobel. Sounds like a good party.

Anonymous said...

Desserts...Cristina should shame you.

Brookstinobel said...

Duly noted and corrected, Anonymous!

sassparilla said...

i'm a blog stalker... but i can't believe isobel is 2 and christina is expecting again! has it been THAT long since grad school? geez.

glad to see you are well!

amber j