Friday, October 29, 2010

One Week Left...

....before our Baby Doll Turns 1!!!!

It is amazing how time flies, but seriously still lasts forever. This was one of the longest, yet fastest years of our life. I can remember so much of it! We feel so blessed to have made it through alive with a little girl that sleeps & naps like a professional now, eats like a champ (although she is getting picky) and has become quite a little lover. She is our Angel and we could not ask for her to be any different (well, that's not the total truth).

My friend, Laura, text me the other day saying "this time last year, you were pregnant with Isabelle!". Amazing, seriously amazing. I feel like she has been with us for so much longer, but really I cannot believe she is turning one. It is all so much to handle!

Since I will not be able to tell you everything next week, because we'll be busy celebrating both of our birthdays, I thought I would give a little update on Miss Isabelle Jane.

Isabelle is a cuddler now...cuddling bears, doggies, mommy, daddy and any adult that will hold her.

She observes older children, but doesn't mimic anyone but the dog yet by carrying around stuffed animals in her mouth.

Isabelle says "mamama", "dada", daddi", "numnums" (food), "mo" (more), and "bubui" (byebye). I could seriously be making all this up, but I really think she knows this many words, so?
She is a tall baby girl, but still weights what she did at 9 months (we'll get her new stats in a week).

She still loves to grin at strangers.
She loves to lay back on pillows.
She loves to chase the dogs.

Her giggle is contagious.

Isabelle brings us together and is constantly challenging us as individual, parents and a couple. She is everything to us.

We love her to death and would not change a thing.
She is as stubborn and bratty as both of us and it cracks me up.

We love you Miss Bella! Thank you for being you!

Love, Mommy & Daddy

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Isabelle & I ventured to the Pumpkin Patch today with our friends from Play Group and Bunco. We had a blast checking out Charlotte's Baby Pigs, Goats, Sheep, Cows, Chickens & even a Rooster. We took a hay ride, picked out pumpkins and enjoyed our friends. It was exausting, but so much fun!
We're looking forward to a very fun Halloween!
Love you all! Isabelle & Kathryn

Niko, Isabelle & Sam

Isabelle & Niko

Allie, Isabelle, Jacob & Madison

Isabelle, Layna, Kendall & Abby

Isabelle, Madison, Layna & Sam

Totally Worn Out

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cheesy Face

Recently (not sure how long it will last), Isabelle strikes a post for the camera. Very cute and very funny. The Evidence...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

11 Months Old

Wow!!! I cannot believe it, our baby girl is nearly a year old! We have had so much fun getting to play, learn and grow together!
Our baby girl is all smiles,
constantly needs attention,
loves to eat,
loves all "pup pup"s,
loves hugs & kiss,
loves to read,
loves her baths,
loves sqealing when she's crawling to something fun,
loves to be held
and loves her mommy & daddy!

We love you more Miss Isabelle!!!

Love, Daddi & Mommom
PS - Thank you for this awesome long nap you are currently blessing Mama with...

Grandma & Grandpa....

...made the treak to the desert!

Grandma and Grandpa visited last week! Everyone enjoyed their company, especially Miss Isabelle who received all kinds of attention and was never left hanging out on the floor alone (which is the worst thing ever). Here is a little bit of what we all did!

Splash Park...

...sometimes is hard work.


Playing Outdoors

WE had so much fun!! Thank you for coming to our 100 degree Fall weather!!!

Love, Andrew, Kathryn & Isabelle