Sunday, April 25, 2010

tulip time!!

james and i took scott to Pela, Iowa yesterday to see all the tulips. there were SO many and of course tulips are perfect because they mean it's spring. and spring is perfect, too.
(scott has finally learned how to cheese it up for the camera...)
pella is also home to the nations tallest windmill. james still doesn't believe it, but i have the pamphlet to prove it. we hung out with our friends the muetings and the palizzi's. scott was so funny - he had to hold my hands the same way that andy mueting was holding marie's hands. he's a little copy cat.

everything was in bloom. it was so beautiful.
scotty loved playing with all the deliciously soft tulips. and he climbed right into the big danish shoes.

naturally, we had to get a family picture in front of the tulips. don't we look so nice and pleasant?
and here is what we really look like as a family. scott has mastered the "terrible two's" a month early.

another thing scott and i have been doing with our summer weather is going to the zoo. i got a season pass (because it works at the cleveland zoo too) and we have been going as much as we can. scott likes the giraffs.

and the fishes.
and i don't know what was behind the glass in this picture but he was LOVING it.

So, a couple weeks ago scott got Hand-Foot-Mouth-Disease. It sounds a lot worse than it is but he was really contagious so i had to keep him in isolation for about 10 days. scott was secretly so excited when his little friends across the street got it too (even though we feel really bad if we gave it to them) because he could finally have someone to play with.
these are our little HFMD kids.
thankfully he's over it now - but who knew that ten days in isolation could make you so crabby? he's had a hard time reentering the real world and learning how to share again. and i'm just crabby because i had to entertain him for ten days straight. because if scott's in isolation then SO AM I!!!!


Mimi said...

How are you? So fun to see updates - Max got HFMD at 17 months and it was totally miserable!!! I'm so sorry, but glad you are done with it. So when are you off to Cleveland? Keep us updated.

Ryan & Amanda said...

So sorry you had to keep him (and you) in isolation, that is NO fun! I'm glad he's all better. I LOVE his cheeser smile, so cute. We're so excited to see you guys, it's coming so soon and we can't wait!

Christia said...

Isolation sucks! I'm glad you're out! And we had so much fun in Pella with you! <3

Jaime said...

Ah! Pella was gorgeous! I decided to be a whimp and not brave the trip with a baby, but now I'm thinking it would have been worth it. :) Loved the pictures, thanks for sharing.