Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On the Move!

Well, Izzy is just over 13 months, and she has made some major progress over the last month. She started army crawling a few months ago, and would crawl on her knees every now and then, but only for a second before she would get back down on her belly and scoot to her destination. I’m proud to report that she has been crawling on her knees like a big girl pretty much full-time for a couple of weeks now. It’s so adorable because she gets the cutest little expression on her face when she’s crawling. She also pulled herself up to standing all by herself for the first time 2 ½ weeks ago, and now the girl can’t get enough standing. She’s pulling up on everything and everyone, and it just never gets old. We’re working on cruising now, and I think she’s starting to figure it out. She cruised about 3 feet while holding on to the couch tonight! I’m really excited that she is doing so well and making up for lost time, but to be honest, I would be okay if it were a little while longer before she started walking. She’s already into everything. I can only imagine the craziness that will come along with a walking baby. ;-)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Adventures in Digital Scrapbooking

Izzy is finally taking a decent nap, and I'm almost scared of putting those words out into the universe for fear that I will jinx it. She has been little Miss Crabby lately due to several teeth trying to make their appearance, so naps have been scarce around here. I'm getting a little quiet time to blog now, so I thought I would share my first 12x12 digital scrapbook layout attempt. I know it would make more sense to start with Izzy's birth and work my way forward, but one look at my closet would tell you that I'm just not that organized. So, I started with some of my favorite pictures of her, and they just happen to be Halloween. This was pretty fun to do, and especially nice to work in quiet. ;-)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Year of Growth!

I know that you guys have seen these monthly pictures, but you can really see how far Izzy has come when you look at all of them together like this!

1 Month

2 Months

3 Months

4 Months - this was her first week home. She looks proud of herself, huh?

5 Months

6 Months

7 Months

8 Months

9 Months

10 Months

11 Months

12 Months

What a year it has been! I'm so happy that we have these pictures to look back on! I'm also happy that my friend Katie lets me steal all her great ideas, like taking these monthly pictures in the first place, and for buying the perfect 12-slot collage frame from Aaron Brothers to display them in her room! I can't wait to get the prints in so I can hang up the frame! It's going to be super cute!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

1 Year Pics

As promised, here's a preview of some of my favorite pics from our latest session with Niji and Lali from Niji Stanley Photography. They came to our house a few weeks ago and captured some really great shots. It's going to be hard deciding which ones to order!

To view all the pics, go to www.nijistanley.com, click on proofing, select Isabelle, password is miracle.

Thank you, Lali and Niji for taking such awesome pictures, and for allowing me to post these!