Thursday, February 25, 2010

She said...

"Isabelle"!!! She said her name!!! How exciting! :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

15 months... still

I know I posted the 15 month pictures yesterday, but we had Isabelle's 15 month check-up today. She is 28 lbs 7 oz and 32 1/4 inches long! That's 95th percentile for weight and 90th for height - yeah, she's a big girl! :)

She is really starting to talk a lot. New words in her vocabulary: duck, book, doggy, juice, yummy, good, and Jake. I was able to check off all but 4 things on the "what can your child do" sheet at the Pediatrician's today. I can't remember what they all were, but one of them was "Can your child walk up the stairs by herself holding on to a rail or wall" (which I don't let her do, b/c she's not quite tall enough or coordinated enough yet - and I'm just plain old not ready to let her try stairs by herself yet) and another was "Can your child drink from a cup without spilling" (which, honestly, we haven't tested yet, but I'm still going to go with no on this one). So, I think we're doing pretty good!!! I don't remember what the other two were, but I bet she'll be able to do them all by her 18 month checkup! :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

15 months!

It's hard to believe, but our little girl turned 15 months old yesterday! My how the time does fly! Here are a few pictures from after her nap yesterday.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Art by Isabelle

I wanted to share some of Isabelle's artwork from daycare.
This is her very first piece of art. she did a great job putting the feathers on and coloring it!
This was her Valentine's for Mommy and Daddy.
I sure do love this girl! :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

New Layout

I'm playing around with the layout of my blog... Tell me what you think of the color schemes... I have been looking at it way too long and everything is just starting to blend together. I'm not sure I really like the colors of the text and borders that I have going on, so any suggestions/thoughts would be great!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Stuff

So, I'm just playing around, adding things to my blog... One new thing I added - since we get so many people asking us what Belle wants for her birthday, christmas, etc., I have added a list of books that I would like to get her... I will update the list as I see cute books or as she receives them. So, next time she has a birthday or whatever, you know where to go to get a list of things "she" wants... (Or that Mommy wants, whatever!) :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Time lapse of the snow in DC. It's pretty cool. :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

More to come...

They say more snow is coming tomorrow... another 16-24"!!! Not really sure where we are going to put it...

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Well, it snowed!!! And it's feeling like home now! The only difference is, there is NO WHERE to put the snow!!! There is such dense development around here and snow (especially this amount) is so unusual that they don't have to plan for snow removal areas in the design of their developments. The snow stopped and the sun came out about 5:00pm last night. Our landlady said that Crofton (where we are at) got 34"! Here's the funny thing... it was supposed to start back up again Tuesday... and they just moved it up and we are now under ANOTHER winter weather warning from about 7:00pm tonight until Wednesday evening!!! hahahaa!!! :) Here are some photos from this weekend for you. Nick, Belle and Jake playing outside
Elwood plowing his way through the snow.
Isabelle watching Elwood come charging at her.
Taken from the upstairs window last night
Down in front of our house last night
The plow truck finally came and then he got stuck in the driveway... So they brought in a bobcat, who also got stuck... It took them about 5 hours to plow a single path through the parking lot. We (okay, Nick) shoveled all the snow out from around our cars into the parking lot so that they would take it away, but as you can see, they just made a single pass and then left.
In front of our place today.
Down the sidewalk
In front of our house. For those of you who don't know... there is about a 2 1/2 foot drop off from the sides of the stairs at the door... The snow is now about 1 foot above the stairs... and the snow pile where we've been putting it all is about 6 feet high.

Friday, February 5, 2010

We've got attitude, yes we do! We've got attitude, how 'bout you?

Isabelle's latest thing is throwing a temper tantrum over everything. For instance - Thursday morning, I took her to daycare and when we got there, I opened the door and she ran in to see her friends... well, nobody was in the room yet, so what does she do? She throws herself down on the floor, starts stamping her feet and crying... and then the teacher and her friends walk in, she gets up and runs over and gives them a hug... It's so funny (and not all at the same time). I generally just laugh at her, which just makes her more angry. Yesterday, I actually laid down on the kitchen floor with her and started stamping my feet and yelling... then she got up, looked at me and walked away like I was crazy or something. :) hehee!! She's just too much right now... Enjoy the video - she wanted a bottle of milk (which, mind you, was in the microwave - FOR A WHOLE 30 SECONDS!!! LORD HAVE MERCY!!!)

Well, apparently blogger sucks and will not let me upload videos - EVER... so, that is why I have to do everything on Facebook these days... WAY TO GO BLOGGER!!!! Thanks for all your user friendliness...

If you want to see the video, go to facebook... if you don't have a facebook account, please go get one! :)