Pumpkin carvings and a tiny ballerina















Happy Halloween!

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What what!

Isabela has started to rock on her hands and knees!

I suppose she will be crawling soon.

I am excited for that day, but I kind of want her to stay a baby forever. (Gosh, I never thought I would EVER say that!)


Here is a fun picture that my dad sent me. Isabela was born on her grandpa’s birthday, and I just love this comparison photo of them!

Can you believe that…

My tiny girl turns 6 months this Thursday!

I can hardly believe it! It seems just like yesterday that we were bringing her home from the hospital…

Where has my tiny baby girl gone?

Portland!

Last summer, Chris and I traveled to Portland for the first time! I was about 6 weeks pregnant during the visit! We have so much family there, and it was truly wonderful to relax and play with our family in such a beautiful city! We promised ourselves that we would come back to visit after we had the baby.

Soooo, this coming summer I have some trips planned (: I am not sure if Chris will be able to accompany me on all of the trips. First, Isabela and I definitely plan on visiting Portland, either in June or August. In July, Isabela and I will be visiting her Auntie Stacy in Rochester, NY. AND, in April, Chris, Isabela, and I will be going down to Homer, Louisiana to celebrate her first birthday with Lolo (grandpa) Dave! Lolo and Isa share the same birthday!!

So heads up Portlanders, we are coming to visit! I am super excited for all the visits, but especially Portland, because my beautiful cousin and her husband are expecting their first baby this January! I don’t get to see my Portland family very often at all, so it will be so much fun to see them and celebrate all the new babies in the family!

Here are some pictures of Isabela for your enjoyment, by request from Auntie Lisa (:







Tiny updates

Click on the links below to see some pictures from Wisconsin Dells and from our local apple orchard/pumpkin patch.

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Stacy is here visiting with us til Tuesday! Then my sister, Aurelia, is coming for a visit, yay! Then, my bestfriend, Jessica, is coming for a visit…woohooo!! And wait… my mom is coming for Thanksgiving, and my mother in law will be here sometime in Dec!

A lot of visits, but I am excited to see friends and family!

I am working on a new blog that should be up by Sunday. And, its another breastfeeding blog. Yes, I realize its another one, but I am blogging about issues and things that are relevant to my life. Breastfeeding is not only relevant to my day to day life, but it is something that I am very passionate about… along with attachment parenting, cloth diapering, organic living and being the best mother and wife I can be (:

Now, of course I have other interests, duh! I love my Jesus, worshipping him, singing joyfully, reading fantastic books, fun exercise, cooking up a storm, learning guitar (HARD), and dancing the night away to salsa/merengue/bachata.

I’m still the same person. I’m just a mommy now, so I like mommy things and care about mommy issues (:

So, in closing, Isabela is doing wonderfully. She rolls all around the house now. She tries to crawl at times, but can only move in circles and backwards. She is teething. She can sit up by herself for a tiny bit, but she prefers to stand. So I have to make sure I’m right beside her, because when sitting, she will randomly push out with her legs ( in her attempt to stand), and if I’m not there, she will fall backwards. phew. That had to be a run-on sentence.

She loves to laugh and her new bestfriend is Buster. She looks for him constantly and cries if she can’t see him.

Chris and I are doing great too! Its nice to have Stacy here!! Isabela loves Stacy, so it feels great to have more free time and help!!

Enjoy the pictures .