Monday, September 3, 2012

Cute sayins from the last couple of months

Tonight Isabella was having a hard time following my directions and I asked her, "Who is the mommy?" and she replied, "IsaMamaGrace!"

Last week during bedtime.
Isabella: "One more story?!"
Mama: "If I read 'one more story' will you get in bed without crying?"
Isabella: "Umm, no thanks!"

About a month ago I was changing a very, very dirty diaper and when I got done Isabella said, "You're welcome!"

About six weeks ago my bellybutton started sticking out because of my pregnancy. When Isabella noticed it she said, "Uh oh, brother broken it!" then she leaned over and kissed my belly button. 

When you do something helpful for Isabella she says "thank you very welcome!"

Friday, August 24, 2012

Need a Ball!

Yesterday morning the three of us were playing in Isabella's room when Isabella laid on her belly and announced, "Need a ball!" I looked around her room knowing that her room is not where we keep her balls. I spotted some in her toy door so I pointed them out to her. She picked up a ball, picked up a drum stick and began trying to hit the ball like she was playing baseball! She then gave Ben a drumstick, said, "Daddy needs a ball!" found him one and expected him to play baseball with her! We've watched some Cardinal games but we've never played baseball like this before. I didn't want to be left out so I found a bat and began playing baseball with her too. Since I grew up as a Cardinals fan it made me very proud to see playing baseball in her room!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cute things that have happened this week

This week when I went in to Isabella's room to get her up for the day she screamed and then said, "Scare me!" I didn't mean tot scare her and I didn't even know she knew what "scare me" meant.

Since it's been so warm lately I filled Isabella's wading pool with water and put her slide in the pool. Then, I put her swimming suit on her. Isabella climbed up the slide and slid down into the water. As soon as she hit the water she said "Goodness!" and quickly jumped up and out of the pool. She moved very, very fast!

This weekend Ben was praying before dinner and got rather windy. We were sitting at the table listening to his prayer and Isabella says, "Amen!" She must have been ready to eat, so Ben wrapped up his prayer.

Tonight I gave Isabella a choice between purple shorts and butterfly pants to wear as pajama bottoms. First, she made a choice and then she decided she wanted to wear both bottoms. I put the shorts on her and she still wanted the pants, so I put those on her too. Then, she refused to wear her shirt.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Story Time

One of my favorite things to do is read stories with Isabella before bed. She has gotten so smart that when she knows its the last book we're going to read and we get towards the end of the the story she flips back to the beginning of the book to make story time last longer! I remember hearing stories of myself stalling at bed time.

Here it is!

Today we were all three in our bathroom getting ready for our day. Isabella stopped and looked at Ben because he had a piece of toilet paper on his chin. Ben said, "I cut my chin shaving, Daddy has and owie." Isabella was okay with his answer and left the room. She came back saying, "Here it is! Here it is!" She was holding her Winnie Pooh band aids in her hand.She pulled one out and handed it to Ben! She was so proud of herself for being able to help!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


We just came home from a four day trip to Saint Louis to visit my family. Every morning when we were there Isabella's cousin Abigail (who is only 12 weeks older than her) came over to play. The girls are the same age and they love playing together. They spend a lot of time wanting the toy the other one has but that is typical for their age. Saturday when we were at Abigail's house Isabella told me she wanted water. I gave her her cup but she directed me into the kitchen and into the cabinets until I found Abigail's cup and she asked me to fill it up for her. The girls have always traded cups when they play together. It's one of the cute things they do.
Tuesday Abiggail and Leslie went back to mom and dads house to help mom with some things. Abigail was expecting to see Bella again. When she realized Isabella wasn't there to play she began to cry, "Bella, Bella". I'm so glad our girls love each other so much!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Love You

Everyday when I put Isabella to bed I always think I did not give her enough kisses today. I try to remedy that, but I still always think that.
Tonight before dinner Isabella wiggled her way onto my lap and wiggled all around. Then, she put her arms around my neck and kissed me! It was so sweet. She hugged me again and kissed me two more times. Then, she said "Love you!" without even being prompted! I do have the best daughter in the world! I love you too Isabella!I promise tomorrow I will give you more kisses!

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Tonight my sister watched Isabella and our friend Isaiah in the nursery while the rest of us attended a memorial service. Isaiah is the son of a friend who I grew up with and he was born a month before Isabella. After the service my mom and Isabella were talking with Matt, (Isaiah's dad) and he asked, "Did you play with Isaiah?" Isabella immediately touched her bow and said, "Bow, bow!" So, Matt asked her if Isaiah got her bow and she shook her head yes. Matt assured her he would have a talk with Isaiah. When Rachel came out of the nursery she confirmed Isabella's story that Isaiah tried to get her bow.

Now, I just want to make sure everyone knows that I think this is just a really cute story and shows how good Isabella is at making connections. Isaiah is still our sweet friend and is simply a 1.5 year old boy who is learning how the world works.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Boots and Infinity Scarves

Isabella has become obsessed with boots lately! She has worn her pink ugg type boots for a week straight, she even sleeps in them. Last night she threw a fit when I took them off at bath time.

A few weeks ago when this whole obsession started I went to put her shoes on her, she grabbed her feet, looked at me and said, "No, boots!" It has been boots, boots, boots ever since. Tonight she decided she needed to put the skirt pieces I was making around her neck as an infinity scarf. She put all three of them around her neck and wore them that way for the rest of the evening. I took them off at bed time and told her they weren't safe to wear. She threw a little fit but I assured her she would be able to wear them again tomorrow. I love my little fashionista!