Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Okay--so it HAS truly been over a year since I last posted, but I'm turning over a new leaf.  I'm going to start updating this weekly for interested family and friends.  Isaac is now 2 years 8 months old!  He is now speaking in full sentences, asking questions (and more questions--"why" is a new favorite), making new friends (and learning about keeping his hands and feet to himself), and regularly going potty!  He is fully potty trained-thanks to a full summer of working diligently AND to Alisia Dunning for being so consistent while I'm at work!  He even takes a nap in underwear!  Can you believe it?  His favorite things to do include: playing cars, building with blocks, jumping (and more jumping), making music, coloring, swinging, collecting things (he loves this one in particular), and many other exciting boy things!  Here is a recent picture of him!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Here we come Indiana!

It was a long drive, but it was a lot of fun! We were able to see one of my best friends and her husband, Meredith and Chad.

Here we come Indiana!

We stayed in Springfield, Missouri on the way to Indiana. Isaac liked riding on the luggage cart! This Bass Pro Shop was the first one! It is located in Springfield, Missouri.

Family time!

Hanging at Aunt Stacey and Uncle Stephen's house!

Isaac with his cousin Lauren...she read books to him, talked about the animals, played music, and just loved on him. It made my heart smile.

Isaac gets mail...

Isaac got a card from Aunt Shelley that he loved! She sent him some stickers inside, and we sat down and made a picture with them. He LOVED that as well. It is now proudly posted on our refrigerator.

What a ham!

Oh the many smiles of Isaac. Along with those smiles has come great mischief!

On the beaches of Eleuthera

Beautiful pictures from the beach

Isaac's first airplane and beach adventures

Isaac got to hang out with Micah-his mom and dad are missionaries from our church in Eleuthera. He had so much fun with Micah!

This past summer in June/July 2010, our family had the incredible opportunity to go on a mission trip in Eleuthera, Bahamas. It was Isaac's first time on an airplane. He LOVED it! He liked looking out the window.

I love this picture. Ryan took it of one of my favorite Willow Tree figurines of "Mom and Son". Notice in the background is the picture of Isaac and I when he was 2 weeks old. Love it!

Isaac starts walking

Isaac started walking around 14 months old. He began by first standing alone. Then he went to walking behind toys with wheels, and, within a matter of about a month, he was beginning to take steps all on his own. He was very proud of himself! He enjoyed his new freedom. Now we can't get him to slow down! : )

Some of our favorites

Isaac is around a year here. The pictures outside-Isaac was 13 months old. He is so funny.

Isaac turns 1!

Mammie and Randy hosted Isaac's first birthday party. It was so much fun!

Isaac's friends at the party include: Molly, Saffren, Anders, Hopee, Kate, Caroline, and family members. He had a blast!

Christmas '09

Christmas morning--Isaac enjoyed opening his firetruck! He also got a football and some other fun things. Sweet little boy!

Isaac helps put up the Christmas lights on the tree. He had a lot of fun!

Isaac is growing and developing so well! He is now almost a year old.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

9 1/2 months!

Isaac is 9 1/2 months old! In the past month, he has learned to:
  • crawl without just plain "army crawling"
  • clap his hands
  • eat some simple table foods
  • graduate to 3rd stage baby food
  • sleep for longer at night (goes to bed around 6:30 or 7 and wakes up at 6am)
  • stand for longer periods of time with assistance
  • play for longer periods of time
  • turn pages of board books
  • enjoy a soccer game
  • enjoy a football game
  • pull himself up on his knees on the side of his crib
  • sleep with his little frog in his crib and sometimes use it as a pillow
We're so proud of God's little blessing on our lives! What a special and sweet little boy!


Here's our little monkey! This was Isaac's Halloween costume. We made it to see Ryan's Grandparents and parents. Isaac had fun for the first 3 minutes that his costume was on...then he decided he didn't like it too much.

More SFA Homecoming Weekend

SFA Homecoming Weekend

Here we are at the SFA Homecoming Parade. Isaac didn't get scared at all of loud floats, marching bands, and firetrucks. He really enjoyed watching it all and taking it all in. In case you didn't know, SFA's mascot is the lumberjacks...we are "giving the axe". On the right, Isaac watches the parade intently with Granny.

Isaac explores his surroundings...

Isaac was so interested in the clothes basket that we decided to let him sit in it. He thought it was funny even though it doesn't look like it in THIS picture. Ha!

Give 'em the axe!

Isaac and Daddy sport their SFA hats! Cutie number 1 and Cutie number 2!