Friday, January 23, 2015

Isabelle at 9 months

Here are your new tricks at 8 months old:

1- You learned to crawl on all four's
2-You ate your first mum mum
3-realized your love for avocados and strawberries. Although you still want mommy to feed you small pieces of strawberry instead of picking them up with your little two finger pincher grip (a new skill you have acquired).
4-You suddenly think your big sister is the coolest person in the world and that means you have to go after all of her toys and even go after her.
5-I love the way you "chew" your food by saying "mmm" it's just one of the *sweetest* things ever!
6-I love how we share an avocado together. You're so excited eating like a big girl you yell at me if I'm too slow at feeding it to you or if I walk away to get something. You have even gotten your sister to like avocado again because you think it's so delicious.
7-You love to take a bath and try to grab the bubbles and grab the water as it comes out into the tub. You don't mind water splashing you in the face like your sister does. I think this skill will make you a great swimmer and maybe even a triathlete someday. hehe
8-You love to pull up on just about *everything* including your big sister's trampoline, her rocking chair and anything else you can find that's near you.'

Here are your 9 month photos...




One of your favorite "toys" are socks! I don't know why but you love to crawl right over to a sock if you see one on the floor and play with it. 


She's so tickled with herself when she climbs up on her big sister's trampoline.



So, at 9 months what will be next?
Now you can feed yourself avocado with a spoon! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Isabelle birth-6 months


Sweet baby Isabelle at 8 days old

Yep, this is the best photo I could take of her on her 1 month birthday. haha

At around 2 months old you started to sleep really well through the night. I even figured out a good nap/awake time for you which made you a much happier baby. :) 

At 3 months she started to grow back some of the hair she had lost.


Happy little 5 month old




Proud big sister and 6 month old.



New tricks:



You love...
  • rolling over
  • pulling on mommy's hair
  • taking a bath
  • playing in your exersaucer
  • laughing at your big sister and doggy
  • chasing your sister acting like a shark 
  • grabbing EVERYTHING


Wow! She's 6 months already. Time really does fly! At the same time it's exciting to see her learn new tricks and I just love her smiles and giggles. It's a joy to see the girls "play" together. Sophia has started this funny thing with her asking Isabelle to play, she'll say in an excited voice with a big smile, "So you wanna play?" Then Isabelle will just smile or laugh at her big sister. 

The months have been moving quickly but at the same time the days can be long. It's been quite a new adventure with two little girls. It's been an interesting transition to have Pat travel so much with his job starting when Isabelle was just 2 weeks old. He never had to travel for work and then on top of that now we had two little ones. 

I'm so thankful for God's blessings through this journey. Having support has truly been a blessing. Sometimes my father-in-law stayed with us while Pat was traveling and sometimes my mom. It was a huge help to have my niece stay with us two days a week over the summer. I'm very thankful for the people God strategically placed in our lives. So, here's a big heartfelt thank you to everyone that has supported us, prayed for us, brought meals to us, helped us, and encouraged us through this journey. 

Thank you Lord for blessing us with two little girls!


Fall 2014

Last swim at the pool


I love my Aunt Cara

Mommy/daughter time to give Scotty a walk one evening

Early dinner at the Brew'd Pub. Isabelle turned 5 months old that day.




My dinner date at Panera while Daddy was traveling for work. She was so good at Panera that day and we had so much fun!

My friend Brooks!

Hanging out on Carroll Creek




Middletown Heritage Festival



She sure does love Pony rides. She's been able to ride the pony a few times at Jumbos.


We love the animals!

Sophia enjoyed the hayride more than the pumpkin patch





Sunday evening stroll downtown


Fun at the fair

We visited the fair two times this year. The first time we went was late in the afternoon with G-Bob while Pat was traveling for work. I was pleasantly surprised that 3pm on a week day is an awesome time to visit the fair. I will have to remember this next year. Senior citizens get in for free before 3 pm during the week too which is awesome! We visited the animals and the tractors that day. 

Then a few days later when Pat came home from his work trip he and Sophia rode the rides. I'm not so sure who had more fun. lol Pat was thrilled that Sophia was up to ride the rides and was not afraid. I can only imagine how much fun next year will be! 

I think this picture of Isabelle is just adorable!







Sharing some fries. I owe you a sippy cup cousin Lila.







Ferris Wheel!