Isabelle Jane turned two years old on Friday and now I see why everyone tells you to cherish all the moments. They do fly by. I cannot believe our little baby is already TWO!
Andrew and I still remember how she screamed for five hours in the middle of the night when we brought her home from the hospital and how we had to pace around the house trying to put her to sleep at night. Now our big girl goes to sleep promptly after her dinner, bath, book and prayer (most of the time) at 7:30pm and wakes up energized and ready for the day at 6am (thanks to the arrival of Adelaide).
We can remember the first time she started coo-ing and talking to us. When Isabelle began whining "MAMAMAMMAAMA" at 9 months old, I was floored. I did have to consistently point out I was "MAMAMAMA" and that this was not a way to whine, but now our little girl can name all of her grandparents by picture, friends and of course her mommy & daddy. It is just amazing how much has changed.
We can remember how hard we tried to get Isabelle to crawl at 6 months and how relieved we were when she walked at 14 months...now we chase that Isabelle Jane everywhere! Running, running, running.
Not only has Isabelle changed from a baby into a budding toddler, but an enormous PERSONALITY has emerged. Isabelle is loving, funny, cute, dramatic, spunky and fun! She hugs all of the moms in the playgroup, she says 'goodbye' and 'hello' to strangers. She grins from ear to ear when her daddy walks in the door and she makes a run for a big hug and kiss. Isabelle can now respond to almost all the questions we ask her and is learning to make her own opinions (great). She loves making new friends at the park and saying 'morning' while we take walks around the neighborhood.
She is everything we hoped for and more but in a cuter package. We love our little Isabelle Jane to death and we cannot wait to see what she is like when she turns 3 years old! AH!
Isabelle Jane's 2 Year Stats:
33 pounds, 2 ounces (clothes on) - over 100%
35.5 inches - 95%
Happy Birthday Sweet Isabelle Jane!
We love you to the moon and back!
Hope you enjoyed your party and all your amazing friends & their moms! I did!
Love, Daddy, Mommy & Adelaide
PS - I turned 28 the next day! WOW and Andrew bought an awesome camera for me! Thank you baby! I too had a WONDERFUL Birthday! Thank you all for the well wishes!