Friday, April 1, 2011

Isabel, my Dr. Dolittle

These pictures where taken last spring in April when we were visiting our family in Norway. Isabel was 5 1/2 years old here.

CIMG2916Isabel has always loved animals and also had a special bond with animals that she’s met. Animals that normally don’t like children will approach her and let her pet them. She is gentle with them and shows them respect and is cautious around them.


In settings where I would thinks she would get scared, she goes in confidently and where as most kids would just run in and barge right over to the animals, she keeps a safe distance, walks slowly and listens to the responsible adult she is with.

Here the calf is trying to kiss her after having suckled her fingers. And she is riding Ponni-Lars while my cousin Anna is leading him.

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She is especially fond of horses, ponies, dogs, cats and snakes. So much so her teacher thought we owned a snake by the way Isabel would describe how to feed “her” snake. She has never fed a snake and she has never been that close to one, ever.

Here she is grooming Ponni-Lars, something he enjoyed so much he fell asleep. Auntie Sissels horse Flicka is saying hi.


Here she is walking Ponni-Lars, a little Shetland pony owned by my aunts sister. He has unfortunately passed away now, but he loved Isabel and would let her do anything to him.

If Isabel could choose any animal that she would be, it would be a Cheetah because she is such a fast runner just like the Cheetah. She wants to become a veterinarian, and a hairdresser and an author.

I love my little Isabel and am looking forward to spending some special one on one time together with her next week. We haven’t had a chance to do that since before sister was born. We will visit a art museum, a LEGO store, coffee shops and the Cheese Cake Factory.

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Linking up with Eisy Morgan, Design it Chic, and Home Sanctuary.



jill.galario said...

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Megan, Maggie, Mama said...

how wonderful that she got to experience that! love the photos.

One More Equals Four said...

Precious! It is hard once other babies come along and you can't devote as much time to the older ones. Of course, in our house, it is the toddler that is in desperate need of attention. I know you girls will have an amazing time this week!

spearmint baby said...

wow, this looks like such a great experience for your children! xo, shari

found you on the blog hop! i'm your newest follower ;)) shari

secondofwett said...

As a mom of nine I know just how hard it can be to get one on one with just one child...maybe sometime your mom-in-law will take the youingest and leave the older daughter w/you..that would be one gradaughter is 7 and I'd love to spend some one on one w/her but her 5 year old sister would surely have a fit....see, you even get it w/grandkids!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

She must have a kind, gentle soul; animals can sense these things. Enjoy her. This is a lovely blog and I am glad I found it. I look forward to more visits.

Anonymous said...

These photos are too precious. What a special gift she has.

I had to laugh at your comment about laughing at my comment about my hair being short. It takes me 2 years to grow my hair to donate it so most of the time my hair is long, so to me the cut is short. hehe It's all relative, huh? =p I know what you mean about the growing out part...the length I have right now is really hard to manage.

Our MOPS table group has been having a few more playdates and it has been so nice to get together with everyone outside of the actual MOPS meeting. Our Spring event is a spring tea, which I heard is super nice treat for us. The concert sounds like a lot of fun too. I will have to pass that idea on.

Have a lovely week!