Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SOOO much to say! I hope you have a few minutes!

Oh my goodness, where to start?! So much has happened in three weeks! Isabella turned 4 months old today. She is so fun! She found her voice a couple of days ago so now when you ask her to talk she will tell you lots..very loudly! It is the best! I go to sleep hearing it in my head. She also has started to giggle and will do so more when she is tired. Its like she gets slap silly! I love it! She has also become a champion sleeper. About three weeks ago I started the babywise/put yourself to sleep method, and it was so hard! I don't know who cried more, me or her? But she wasn't sleeping, and waking up from naps after only a 1/2 hour and needed me to get her back to sleep. So I thought I would rather create a good habit now instead of fixing a bad one later. It only took about a day for her to figure it out and each week she slept longer and longer. She is now taking two to three good naps a day and sleeping 10-12 hours at night with one feeding! She wakes up so happy and rested and so do I. I know there is lots of different opinions over this but it worked for us! But she continues to grow and be the greatest joy in our lives!
Let the drool flow!

The first pictures are of Mexico. We all went down as a family(except Keith:(, and some friends after Ryan's homecoming talk. It was lots of fun. My little nieces are just about the cutest thing ever and it was so fun to be around them all the time! Kellene is just busy all the time and so sweet! Hannah loves to give kisses and needs to do so everytime she sees Isabella and proceeds to clap for herself afterwards! Both girls didn't really love touching the sand and when they would fall would try to get up without using their hands! So cute and two girls after my own heart! Isabella loves to watch them and they are so sweet with her! We took them all at sunset one night and tried to get their pictures, and lets just say it was close to bed time and took 5 of us to do so! My parents house is absolutely amazing and we feel so lucky to be there everytime we go! We just do lots of beach time, eat, play games, and hang out!
I did also get a new camera and mexico was my first time playing with it so sorry for ALL the pictures but I just couldn't choose!

Isn't that a cute center piece?

Not only do they look alike but they even make the same faces! It kills me! I swear there has got to be some of me in her... somewhere?
Cute mommy and Kellene
A cute pregnant mommy with her toddler on the beach
Hannah's sunscreen in the hair smile!
She loves to smile

A little sunset action!Thanks photographer Lindsay
This was Hilarious! He had his hands full
Mom and Lindsay

Grandpa and Hannah
Hannah loves to kiss to Isabella
Friends of ours. Jim and Heather Olsen
and their son Kaden! Look at those baby blues!

We also have been to the lake a lot recently. My aunt kelly and the triplets came down for Ryan's homecoming talk and we all went! Yes that is my mother wake surfing and me wakeboarding. Shocking I know because I get my athletic talent from my mother and lets just say that we will not be getting any trophy's soon... or ever! But we held our own. And of course Rich wakesurfing, but he's good at everything so thats nothing new! Isabella does good at the lake. She just chills and sleeps when shes tired!

And last but certanly not least are pictures of one of my best friends, Tejun, and her daughter Kayden.Kayden and Isabella were born three weeks apart and she has been a great help to me since she gets to go through everything three weeks sooner. So when her husband took Isabellas pictures we got some of the both of them and us. It was quite a challenge and the one of them on their tummys was taken right before they both rolled over on to their backs. It was so funny! It is crazy to think that we have been friends since the third grade and now we are having babies! So fun! Love you T!


Jen said...

wow that was a fun filled post!! I just love Isabella's eyes! I am soooo glad you found baby wise, it really does make your life easier! Glad you can get some sleep! and you are looking GREAT! I can't bellieve you had her only 4 months ago.

Emily Johnson said...

I remember Tejun! That is so fun! Isabella is so cute!


I love seeing everyone else's pictures again. You got some good ones of all the little girls.

The Booher's said...

So fun! Im so glad that you are enjoying motherhood! You and your little family are just beautiful!

Ashlee said...

Love the pictures!!! She is so cute! Sounds like life is good. I am glad that we get to see you while you are in Oregon. This will be our first meeting with Isabella:) Love you!

Jonathan & Rachel said...

I'm so glad to know find your blog..thanks! Isabella is too die for-what a gift! The pictures are darling, I'll for sure give him a call~Thanks again!

The Robinson Family said...

I miss her sooooo much. You need to come up and see us! We love you!

Greg and Tammy said...

That was a fun post!! Lots of catch up!! The pics are darling! Your camera is great... takes good shots!