Sunday, July 31, 2011


Park Time

I love this girl!

You looking for me Mom?

She is really liking slides right now.

Secret hide-out!

Popcicle Princess

This girl loves popcicles. When Seth and I have one we cut it in half and give her the other half.

This is Issabella's new hat for next summer. It has a pink flamingo on it. It is still a little big for her but she looks oh so cute in it.



Thursday, July 28, 2011

15 Months

Dear Issabella,

On July 21, 2011 you turned 15 months old. You have 11 teeth and use your teeth for everything..even opening up things. You have become very fond of Minnie Mouse. You still like to dance and when you hear Brittany Spears or Katy Perry on the radio you raise your hands and head bob to the music.

You still enjoy talking to Chubs but you have started to tell him "go" in a very sturn voice. Poor Chubs he has done nothing wrong.

You went to the doctor and got three more shots and they weighed you and you weigh a big 19 pounds and 2 ounces. You are 30 inches longs.

Not really wanting the nurse to listen to your heart.

Daddy helping you on the scale.

Waiting in the waiting room.

Here is what you are doing right now...

* you like purses

* you want to wear your pink croc shoes so bad but they are still to big for your feet

* you are really into pretend cooking and feeding Violet, mommy, and daddy

* you are really enjoying your kiddy pool

* you have 11 teeth

* you can say, go, mom, dad, dog, moo, cow, and hi

Love you Butter,

Mommy and Daddy

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Violet, Issabella, and a Purse.

Issabella is really enjoying purses right now. Doesn't every 15 month old have a pink Coach purse to carry her stuffed animals in?

She tried and tried for about 15 minutes to get Violet in the purse.

Maybe there is something in the purse that won't let Violet go in?

Let's try this again.



Mommy helped me! Thanks Mommy!

Issabella's $4.00 kitchen!



Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Last week Issabella, Casi, Lisa, Logan, and I went to Bellaboos. We spent around three hours exploring the place. We will defiantly go back with Seth. Super fun are some pictures from our day. Thanks to Casi for being our personal photo gal.

Water Table Fun...

Play Store...

Pretend Kitchen...

She is really into feeding things right now.

Play Area...

This was before she freaked out and had to leave the ball area.

Infant and Toddler Room...

Pizza Anyone...

The neat thing about this place was that the parents could go everywhere with their child. Even the play area.


Monday, July 4, 2011

In a Year!

Summer 2010

Summer 2011


Friday, July 1, 2011

Taste of Chicago 2011

We love the Taste of Chicago! This year Kelly and Patrick joined us. They had not been to Chicago in over 14 years. It was fun to take them. I think I only tried one new food item this year...deep fried green beans...they were yummy. Issabella ate half of them.

We always get our picture taken by Buckingham Fountain. This is were Seth asked me to marry him three years ago. This year Issabella was awake for the picture. She was just two months old last year.

We ate for a little bit and then walked uptown. We visited the American Girl store and Issabella really wanted a baby doll. I think this might be a good 2nd birthday gift. She could go up and pick one out. I love this picture of Seth and Patrick in the background.

We had a fun time and enjoyed our time with Patrick and Kelly.