Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

Dear Issabella,

Our first Christmas was wonderful. We stayed home and woke up to Santa and gifts from Mommy and Daddy! Santa brought you a wooden box that has things for you to do on all four sides and the top has a beads, animals that move. From mommy and daddy you got some little people love your little people.

Santa brought you a shake it all the time!

Aunt Casi came over in the evening and brought you a big box that you thought was so fun to crawl on. Inside the box was a little rocking chair, just your size.

The day after Christmas we went to Grandpa and Grandma's house and had Christmas there.

You were showing your little cousin just who was in charge, but he thought you were funny.

You helped Grandma open gifts and we had to keep the wrapping paper out of your mouth. You had a great 1st Christmas.

Love you, Butter!
Mommy and Daddy

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Issabella and Carter's 1st Christmas

Issabella and Carter had their first gift exchange on 12-19-10. I wonder if they will one day be like their moms and tell each other what they want. Jen and I buy our gifts for each other when we go to Chicago. This year she got new tennis shoes and I got a box of goodies from Lush! (love their soap)

Issabella with her bag from Carter that was bigger then her!

Carter loves all things Mickey...M.O.U.S.E!!!

Carter got a little people dump truck from Issabella!

Can I open it now mom?

Issabella got a popping top!

No, Carter this is mine!



8 Months

Dear Issabella,

You turned 8 months old on December 21, 2010. You crawl everywhere, stand up and have attempted to stand without holding on to anything. You still have no teeth. Your favorite and only words are Hi Dada! Whenever your daddy comes into the room from work it's "Hi, Dada!"

This is a picture of you wearing my angel headband...notice the pacifier you have stuck on your have been very attached to your pacifier the past few days!

Here is what we remember right now about you...

*no teeth
*pulling yourself up and standing
*Hi Dada is your favorite saying
*You want to eat by yourself...which we don't let you have the spoon and you get really mad. We have found organic fruit smoothies that you can suck out of the pouch and you really like those.
*you are ready for a new car seat
*you are still cute!

Love you, Butter!
Mommy and Daddy

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birthday Fries!

Issabella got her first taste of french fries. For my birthday Seth and Issabella took me out to Red me some Red Robin. Issabella slept the whole time and woke up just as the bill came. So we put her in a high chair and feed her some of her food. The waitress asked if we wanted some more fries (it's bottomless fries at Red Robin). We got a basket and Issabella instantly wanted to know what we had. So Seth let her chew on one. For a girl who has no teeth she sure knows how to chew.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dear Issabella,

You have taken a liking to playing with your toy basket.


Baby's First Christmas Ornament!

Dear Issabella,

Your daddy and I hope that this will be something we do every year with your little hand. We took an impression of your little hand. We used air dry clay. You were more interested in chewing on the little wooden roller that came with the kit. Here are some pictures of your first Christmas Ornament!

Daddy and Mommy

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Play Hard, Nap Hard!

Issabella has been crawling and pulling herself up to stand! This has caused her to take short hard naps! Today this is how she passed out in her crib! We had to lower her crib because on Thanksgiving she learned how to pull herself up. Grandma Great was worried that we were not going to lower it and said we should put a bell on Issabella so we knew when she was standing up. Sorry Granny no bell!


Thursday, November 25, 2010


Issabella and Wrigley...sharing some of their toys!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

7 Months

Dear Issabella,

You turned 7 months old on 11-21-10. You are scooting all around. You don't get up and "crawl" you move with all your arms. You sure are strong! You just discovered that the kitchen has tile and are very interested in the tile floor. You had your first experience with snow this month. You just were not sure what was hitting your face. You are quite the rock star when you go shopping with mommy and daddy! People comment on how cute you are and you smile back and them.

Here is what we remember about you right now..

*you are scooting around
*you can say ma, da, and hi
*you still don't like socks on your feet
*you love your little people suv
*you still have no teeth

We love you peanut butter...
Mommy and Daddy

**Thanks to our friend Kelly for taking these pictures!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Still Here!

Dear Issabella,
You enjoying sitting in the shopping cart! You are getting so big! You hold on tight and smile at everyone that goes by!

Love You Peanut,
Mommy and Daddy

Halloween 2010

We are still here! Issabella should be crawling any day! She is getting up on all fours and she can go backwards. She is getting so big! Here are some pictures from Halloween! We went and visited Aunt Casi, Granny Great, Grandpa and Grandma, and finally The Guriels!

Issabella and Daddy tricker treating at Grandma and Grandpa's House!

Carter was not interested in getting his photo taken...

No Chubs did not lose weight...that is Daisy Jenn's dog!

Friday, October 29, 2010

2010 Pumpkin Carving

A few weeks ago Issabella, Seth, Casi, Sam, Nichole, Wrigley, and Granny went over to Dad and Linda's for some pumpkin carving.

This was Issabella's first time with a pumpkin and she seemed intrested in the pumpkins.

I think she was trying to fit into the pumpkin.

Here Granny is reading Issabella her farm book.

Maybe next year Issabella will pull out her own pumpkin guts!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

6 Months

Dear Issabella,

On October 21, 2010 you turned 6 months old! Mommy took you to the doctor on 10-25-10for your check up. You had to get three shots and you were not to happy about that. You were fussy the rest of the day. Daddy and I had a bet going. We always do when you go to the doctor. We try to see who guesses your weight correct. Daddy guessed 14lbs 6oz and I guessed 14lbs 2ozs. You only weighed 14lbs, so we both lost!

We had your six month picture taken on 10-22-10 and you were not super excited about it. You only gave us big smiles when Cooper the dog was playing with you. You could not get enough of that little dog.

Here is what we remember about this time...
*you are taking baths in the "big" tub
*you can sit up
*you still have no teeth
*you don't like to sit still
*you have been sleeping 10 hours getting up drinking a bottle and then going back to sleep for 2 hours
*you can pull yourself up while holding on to mommy
*you still love to swing
*You are pretty talented with your pacifier

We Love You Peanut,
Daddy and Mommy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Grandma Great

A few weeks back Wrigley was baptized, so we got together and grandma joined us.

This is one of the best pictures I have of Issabella and her grandma great!

Issabella playing with anything that has writing on it!

Grandma, Issabella, and Grandpa

Issabella checking out Wrigley!

Here are a few candids of Issabella and her grandma great!

Love my grandma and Issabella's grandma great!