Monday, February 26, 2007


What a blah day! It is the type of day that everyone should cuddle up in bed with a good book and sleep. At least that's what we did. Isabella even took a nap today (yeah!).

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Fun visit

Since my back surgery, we haven't got out much. But finally today, Kevin, Isabella and I went to see Kevin's parents. We enjoyed a nice of course. Isabella was adorned with presents for Valentine's Day...yes, a little late, but that's my fault, and we all played for three hours. Isabella was so excited to visit that she couldn't even wind down to nap...not that today would be any different than others of late (ha, ha). When we got back to Grandma Mary's and Papa Steve's house, Isabella shared all her new stickers with her stuffed animals (how cute, until I had to clean them up)!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Getting better...but not much

Thanks for all the comments on how to help with tantrums and eating.

Yesterday, Isabella ate much better, but still was a holy terror when told NO or given commands. I've been trying to explain to her why I tell her NO or why I tell her to do or not to do something. I feel it gives her a reason, though, I'm not sure she quite understands the reasoning yet (but it's a good habit for me to get into because the WHY phase is on its way.).

Timeouts seem to help and see understands what timeout is, often coming to me after timeout with a hug and a SORRY. Now if we can get to a place where we know timeout is the next step and she stops her behavior before timeout (but that's wishful thinking at this stage.).

Monday, February 19, 2007

Bad, bad baby

Isabella has officially begun the terrible twos! She is saying 'No' to everything she's told and she's throwing horrible tantrums. She's refusing to eat (she's even lost two pounds.) Timeouts have yet to work. Any suggestions?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day

I know it's a day late, but Isabella is keeping us very busy! So Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Isabella was spoiled again - she probably thinks she should get presents everyday. Daddy bought her a pink froggy with a purse and we also got her two Valentine's Day shirts, stickers, socks and books. Grandma Mary & Papa Steve got her a Diego DVD and the animated Charlotte's Web (since she soooooo loves animals), along with a shirt and books and Dora toys. Like I said...very spoiled!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Rocking her new vandals

In Kevin's words, Isabella is "rocking some new vandals." To the shoe layman, she got some new Nike tennis shoes from her daddy.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Walking in daddy's shoes - literally

Kevin is an avid Lebron tennis shoe collector. One of his latest acquisitions landed on Isabella's feet. She loved walking around in his shoes!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Shot day

We are off to Isabella's doctor's today for her 18 month shots. Because Isabella came home at nine-months-old, she is behind a few months in well-baby visits, but we are catching up fast.

After shots, it's off to Grandma & Grandpa Kramers for a sleepover!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

I know I'm cute

Here are some extra cute pics of the princess!

I make Uncle "Cis" tired!

Doing flashcards can be pretty exhausting!

Does anyone have any pickles?

Isabella loves pickles!

Sleepover at Aunt Julie's & Uncle Chris's

Isabella had so much fun this weekend with Aunt Julie and Uncle Chris. Not only did she get to leave Grandma's house (we are all getting a little stir cray since I can't ride in a car yet), but she got to go to Kohl's and the new Super Wal-mart.

She slept good only waking at 6:30 a.m. when she was wet-to-the-bone - literally - with pee through all her clothes and sheets. After a quick change she feel fast asleep until 9 a.m. and bath time.