Friday, November 21, 2008

Let It Snow!

So I know snow is an everyday part of life for a lot of you that read this but for us it is a rare and exciting occurrence so today everyone was pretty excited that we woke up to snow falling from the sky! It snowed for a good part of the day. Nothing stayed on the ground but it was still pretty to watch it fall. I was on a field trip all day and into the evening to Richmond so I didn't get any pictures but I just wanted to let you know that in Virginia Beach in the middle of November we had snow!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

All updated!

Okay I managed to upload some pictures and catch up on my missing posts. Scroll down to see the new posts on October 31 for Halloween pics and then there are two posts on November 3 that are new! Hopefully I'll be able to keep up now since there is a lot of exciting things in the near future to blog about!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Izzy's Newest Accomplishments

(I am finally feeling better (only a cough left to get over) and I am trying to get the blog updated. All of the missing blogs are written, I just need to download and edit all of the pictures to put in. I'll let you know when they are all up so you can scroll down and catch up on the past month!)

So now that Izabel is one we stopped really focusing on each month as a milestone and doing all of the pictures and everything but I don't want to stop letting you know of the new things she is learning to do each month. I should have done this when she turned 13 months but better late than never!

So recently Izabel has gotten really good at using the all done sign. She uses it every time she is done eating and when I am done changing her diaper (which she hates having done!) She is pretty much running everywhere (forget walking) and she has learned how to arch her back or fall down when she doesn't want to do something or be picked up.
Just over the weekend she started using the sign for eat and she started eating with a fork. She got so proud of herself. We would have to help her get the food on her fork but then she would put it in her mouth and then look at us and wait for us to clap. If we didn't clap she would start clapping trying to get our attention! It was so cute and it is so exciting to see her accomplishing something so big. By Sunday she could get the food on the fork herself and although it doesn't always make it to her mouth she is so close! Meal time will be much cleaner when she can eat with utensils like a big girl!
She has 8 teeth now and can say mama, nana (which we are beginning to think means no), dada and a number of other words that must be in her own language! Her favorite thing to say is of course dada and Noah couldn't be happier! Her favorite toy is her cookie jar. It has shapes that fit into holes in the sides and it sings every time you get one in. She is really good at figuring out which shape goes in which hole and can get it in all by herself. She gets so proud of herself!
The biggest accomplishment of the weekend...she is finally big enough to move into size 3 diapers! She was in size 2 for so long we figured she'd be potty trained before she moved up! Now that she is walking she is finally wearing the diapers designed for crawlers.
She might be tiny but she is growing up so fast and she is so much fun to watch and play with! Can't wait to see her enjoy all of the holiday festivities!!!