Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cozy Coupe

Issabella got a Little Tykes Cozy Coupe from her Uncle Caleb, Aunt Gusta, and Ryker. Seth and I put it together Sunday. It took the two of us and a bar of soap. Issabella played in the car all day Sunday. Today I pushed her around the yard, back into the woods, and down the street for about 45 minutes. She just sat in the car talking to me and looking out into the fields.

Since we are talking about Little Tykes...here is a picture of Issabella playing with the Little Tykes playhouse that Casi and I played with when we were little. I am so lucky that my dad saved it and now Issabella gets to play with it.

Wherever Issabella is Chubs shall follow...that is him laying in the background.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

1 Year...12 Months...365 Days!

Dear Issabella,

You are ONE! I can't believe you are one! You are getting so big! For your first birthday daddy and I took you to Chicago!
We went to the Shed Aquarium and Rainforest Cafe! At the Shed you loved the turtles and fish.

After the Aquarium we walked to the Rainforest Cafe...it was a LONG walk. You got your very own ice cream sundae and the waiter and waitress sang to you.

On Saturday you had your first birthday party. Your family and friends joined you in partying. We borrowed a bounce house from Uncle Zack and Aunt Heather. Your friends Carter and Logan loved bouncing with you. You continued to slide down the slide head first. You giggled all the way down.

You had your very own mini cake topped with strawberry icing. You were very slow and easy at first and by the end you had the whole plate up in your face.

You got some nice gifts and some much needed pjs and clothes.

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

*you have 6 teeth
*you are a walker
*you can climb off the bed and down steps on your own
*you like to float in the tub with mommy and daddy's help

Love you Butter,
Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Swimming with Daddy!

Daddy has taken the next few weeks off work. Today you went with him to water safety at Notre Dame! Daddy has been helping teach fourth graders about water safety for a long time. Today you joined him and got to swim in the shallow pool! You really enjoyed yourself! After swimming you went out with the gang and ate at Ponderosa! Mommy was sad she missed it but so happy you have these special times with daddy! He loves you so much!


P.S. You will be one in a few hours!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sneek Peek of the Soon to be Birthday Girl!

Thank you to Lisa for letting Nichole Frank take our photos!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


She is almost one!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hello Warm Weather!

Yesterday and Today have been such great days. They are the last two days before I have to go back to work after spring break. The weather has been in the 70s and the sun has been shining. On Saturday we got Issabella's 1 year pictures taken. My dear friend Lisa got me a gift certificate after Issabella was born from a photographer friend of hers. I can't wait to see how they turned out.
Today Sunday we spent the day outside down in Brookston. Issabella and I played on the hay wagon and daddy even pulled us around the drive way on it.

Listening to daddy's radio headphones!

Issabella trying to get Chubs to come up on the wagon. She calls him og!

Seth got a new to us feed grinder and he tried it out today and it works great! This will save us some money.

We also had another calf born today. I was unable to get a picture of it because the mom took it up the hill side and we can't see it. We watched it take its first steps. It kind of looked like Issabella walking (a little tipsy).


Friday, April 1, 2011

Getting Ready for a Party!

We are getting ready for Issabella's 1st Birthday Party. We are having just our close family and friends. It is going to be great having everyone together to celebrate our special girl. I made her birthday invites on Shutterfly. I should have made them sooner, but everyone who is coming already knows about the party. So an invite a few weeks before will not matter. You can see a picture of her invite here.

Twelve Months Pink Birthday Invitation
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I can't believe how big she is getting!