We were blessed with our sweet Isabella 3 years ago and she changed our lives! What a special little girl she is to us. From the beginning she was easygoing and smiley. She was such an easy baby that the transition from 1 child to 2 was an easy one. She just made everything better than it was before.
I love how John's dad described her in his words. He said, "Isabella has a twinkle in her eye," and that is exactly how we feel. She is kind and thoughtful. She is still so easygoing and cooperative. A few facts about her:
She is still madly in love with her binky and burpclothes. WOW what a fight! This is the only time that you really get to see her upset. I told her today that since she is 3 she is too big for binkies and that they are for babies. She told me that they are not for babies, they are for HER! We will work it out...eventually.
She has been completely potty trained for about 9 months. Never an accident! It amazes me!
She speaks like a person...right, she is a person...but she communicates just like you and I would.
Her hair is SO curly...and still SO short.
She is tall. She has long feet. Do you see where I am going with this? Tall like her momma...tall like her sista!
She loves babies, and a Zhu-Zhu pet she got for her birthday.
She still takes naps (and loves them) she will nap for 2 hours. Many mornings she is asking to nap by 10am. Silly girl! She was an awful night sleeper and has turned into an angel sleeper. Just for the record, Talon sleeps all night too so I am one happy GIRL!
She is so glad to be in our family. She tells me this all the time. She loves her brother and sister so much. She is always rubbing my cheek or kissing me and telling me that I am her sweetheart. She loves her daddy and they have a special bond that I hope will last a lifetime.
I have been very excited about her 3rd birthday. She is old enough to appreciate the work put into a fun party!! Her two year birthday was a family one and I was ready to spoil her...in the cheapest way possible atleast! I have found that you can still do fun things on a small budget...it usually just takes more time and planning because you have to make everything yourself. She is worth every second.
We had 18 little girls which made it even more fun!
Izzie has been talking about having a butterfly Birthday party ever since she was a butterfly for Halloween. There are a lot of pictures. Bare with me.
We had bug graham cookies too!
Fruit pizza!! Butterfly style. The green body and antennae is kiwi. The wings are mandarin oranges.
Pin the body on the butterfly.
I have not decorated cakes before. This is very amateur but it was still fun to make.
Each goody bag had a hand painted butterfly which I added a magnet to the back. Check out the butterfly antennea...the girls were asked to wear their wings!
These butterflies were flying around the room (attached to the strings of helium filled balloons).
Isabella is LOVING all of the attention.
The best part about this party was that my mom and dad were able to be there. My dad's 60th birthday was this same weekend and I thought it would be fun to make this a little special for him too. My sister-in-law worked really hard on a special album from all of his children and it was given to him at the party. They were SO HELPFUL! I couldn't have pulled it off without their help!
I have a lot of blog catching up to do...how late is too late to blog about Christmas?? We also had great visitors...Johns mom, dad, and youngest sister were here and them my mom and dad were here! Hopefully I'll get to these soon.