Thursday, October 8, 2009

14 Months Old

Can you believe Isabella is 14 months old? The last couple of months have been a whirlwind. We had a big birthday bash to celebrate Isabella's first birthday, students moved in at MC, I started my last graduate school class and Jacob started his third year teaching at Clinton. Since August Isabella has really blossomed. As her grandaddy is Birmingham says, she's really becoming her own little person.

Isabella has a cute little personality. She is very expressive with her face. She'll sing songs from her car seat as the radio plays. And she even likes to dance! Isabella has shown her preferences as well lately. For several weeks we struggled with whining while in the high chair for meals. We are teaching her patience and the meaning of no. :) Currently we are trying to teach Isabella to not get into things rather than "baby proofing". We'll let you know how that turns out...
With the fall weather cooling off we have recently been stocking up on some new items for Isabella's wardrobe. I love the fun clothes they have for little girls now. I've been able to find her some great items without breaking the bank.

Although she may look unhappy in the following picture, she's actually in her element. One of her favorite things to do these days is take books off of daddy's book shelf and "read". Many have asked if she is walking yet. The answer is no. She's working on it. She cruises around from one furniture piece to the next. She is definitely my child because she is very very cautious in walking. The good thing though is that she's pretty resilient if she does fall. She'll get right back up and keep going. Doesn't even cry most times.

We've been adventurous in trying new solids. This girl loves some beans! This is a good things because sometimes she really needs more fiber. Ha! Poor girl has some tummy troubles at times.

Isn't she the cutest thing you've ever seen. I'm so excited for we she starts really talking. For now she tells us long stories but I'm not quite sure what "lidle deedle deedle" means. She does say milk, book, mama, and dada pretty well though. At times it really sounds like she's saying "I love you" also.

Lastly, we cut our fifth tooth this week. She woke up three times crying the other night and I just though she was over tired. Silly mama! I should have suspected another tooth considering she had been chewing on things all day and rubbing her bottom jaw back and forth!


Ashley said...

Beth, she is just precious!