Saturday, January 24, 2009


So serious about not enjoying having her picture taken. She must feel how I feel about my camera right now.

At the beginning of December we sent our camera, that was still under warranty into the repair shop to fix the broken flash. We got it back and it was taking pictures with lines through them. So we sent it in again. We got it back the second time...same thing only worse was happening. So we sent it back again. They sent us a new camera replacement.

It came yesterday. Brand new, and an upgrade from our old camera. 7.1 megapixels! And guess what? The flash doesn't work. Is this some kind of joke? Really?
So we are back to the camera that we are borrowing from friends/cousins. Thanks Jen!
Anyways.....on Friday, Donovan and I went to Isabella's school for a spelling bee she was in.
She is such a shy girl I was surprised she even could get up in front of all of her classmates let alone school and participate. I held my breath as she walked up to the microphone the first time. And she did it. She really got up there and seemed very confident. She told me later she had butterflies and was very nervous.
And guess what? She won. She won the spelling bee for her school. Here she is with her amazing principal Mrs. Buller.
I'm so excited for her. I'm so excited she overcame her fear and could get up there on that stage. I'm so excited she got her spelling ability from her daddy. Because really I am at best a 2nd grade level speller. Thank goodness for spell check!
Quote of the day:
I got nothin'.
Well nothing appropriate.


RosyRose said...

THAT IS AWESOME! I will tell her tomorrow how proud I am of her! TO spell a word correctly is amazing but to do it in the 3rd grade with all those little eyes on you...thats outstanding!!!!YEAH!

Holly said...

I am soooo proud of Isabella! She is not only so beautiful but also very intelligent! She is simply amazing! Way to go Isabella!

cheryl said...

Congratulations Isabella! Great job. Way to forget about the butterflies and win anyway! Sometimes I think they help you stay more alert and remember better anyway! Good job! So will we be seeing you on ESPN for the national spelling bee in a couple years? Heather, has she seen Akila and the Bee?

Anonymous said...

great job isabella, please clue your mommy in the spelling comes from aunt melissa! lol love you all--melissa gail

Jenn said...

Yay Isabella! Way to go!

What kind of camera do you have? I'd be beyond frustrated right now. Hope it gets worked out soon.

Cindy said...

a-w-e-s-o-m-e Isabella! How exciting! And yes, Akeelah and the Bee is a great movie. We have it if you want to borrow it.

krista said...

Wow...way to go, Isabella. And really, when I saw how warmly dressed Suzy was...I was like, "why does she have a sweater on?" I will stop there so as not to rub it in.

Cottonista said...

Ha ha, Krista! I can relate to that thought. ( :

Way to go, Isabella! Your uncle Jon used to be pretty good in spelling bees too.

Heather, I finally tried your sausage and lentil soup tonight. Hold the load!!! It was incredible. I served it to my in-laws, and my father-in-law couldn't stop commenting on how good it was--and he doesn't eat such things as lentils. ( :

Tommy and Stacey said...

Good for Isabella! That is great! Sorry about your camera trouble, don't they know you blog and NEED a camera! UGH! :)

Stacey said...

that last one was me, signed in under the wrong account. :)

sherri said...

WOW, Isabella!! So proud of you for overcoming your fears most of all and winning the whole spelling bee! What a girl!

Love the sweet pictures of Suzy! Cute outfit.

Carolyn said...

Congratulations to Isabella!