Wednesday, November 28, 2007

3 Posts in 1 Day

Wow so much to catch up on. I forgot I had taken some pictures of Isabella in her Johnny JumpUp. Well I took some videos but they are sideways and I can't figure out how to turn them right-side-up or if I even can. So those will have to wait a while. But I do have some stand still pictures for now.

Isabella's First Dog Show

Well Isabella finally attended her first dog show. Out of town to makes things more interesting.
We attended the Turkey Circuit in West Springfield, Massachusetts. We left Friday evening and little peanut slept the entire way. First time she has done that. We arrived at our hotel finally, at around 10:00 p.m. after dropping off our stuff at the show site for setup. (crates, grooming table and stuff) After an hour or so of being wound up she went to sleep and slept the entire night. Not bad for being in a strange place and her pack-n-play. Ring time was 2:00 p.m. Saturday and we arrived there around noon. She was totally taken in with all the goings on and we met some friends we hadn't seen in a while who oohed and aaahed over her. She spent time in her stroller, in snugli and on grandma's shoulder where we took the majority of our naps that weekend. Hey it's better than no naps at all.
Saturday evening was back at the hotel for a wonderful lasagna dinner with good friends where we ate and showed them how to groom their affie. Isabella played and then hit the sack for a very early bedtime where she mostly slept through all the noise of us people and 3 rowdy affies playing. Sunday was another afternoon ring time. Much the same schedule as Saturday. We arrived home around 5 or so where she was down to bed before 8:00 p.m. I think. So, all in all, considering her whole schedule was out of whack, she did pretty good. None of the noise bothered her at all as she is VERY used to it around here.
Following are pictures of the weekend. Some Belly. some doggy. Enjoy!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Isabella sends everyone who didn't see her Thanksgiving a Happy Belated one. Things got so busy around here posting was impossible unfortunately!!!
She spent Thanksgiving morning with her other grandparents and they were kind enough to send along some pictures of her visit. So here they are...
First picture is Isabella and her wonderful little cousin Erica. Erica is the daughter of Chris's older brother Bill and is wife Julie. Sorry, no pictures of them. Looks like Erica is quite smitten with her new little cousin.

Next picture is Isabella and Grandma Pitcher.

And final picture is Auntie Julie. Ooops, I misspoke, there is a picture of Erica's mommy.

Monday, November 19, 2007

More Updates

Well little Bella Baby has a new walker. Yup she is going to be mobile soon!!!!! Now we're in trouble. I suspect she has been waiting for this day since conception :) We had to make an adjustment or two on the walker so her feet touch the ground more but she's getting into it.
On top of that she was also introduced today to her Johnny JumpUp! I think she found that infinitely more fun right now. She can jump AND spin around at the same time. She always did love to see in all 4 directions at the same time, and now she can. From any one of 6 upstairs doorways.
I don't have pictures today of that as she is in a bit of a cranky mood due to a somewhat awake evening. So tomorrow, hopefully, we can get some pictures and videos of Bella in her walker and Johnny Junp Up. Should make for some fun viewing.
She's on the same level as the dogs now and has found renewed interest in them and the cats. Mainly they have things I can grab and hold onto. Poor pups. Now the fun really starts.
Stay tuned for pics and videos.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

New Video

Well I do have another update. The day of my last update we decided little Belly needed some more stimulation. She is just developing so quickly and gets bored so easily that we can't keep her in toys and she's ready to be up and active now not just sitting in a chair looking at things. We brought out her exersaucer which we've had since Kristen was about 5 months along with her. It's just been gathering dust in the nursery. She has such a strong back and is so good at sitting up now that we figured she had to be strong and big enough to play in it now. Boy is she ever in love with that toy!!!! As the video will show she has the best time ever in that toy (until of course she becomes bored with that as well LOL) This is one of the cutest videos I think to date. I hope everyone enjoys it. Mommy took this video this time.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

New Pictures

I bet everyone is waiting for some new updates. Not a whole lot to tell. Well not entirely true. We have temporarily abandoned most of our speech in order to work diligently on grasping objects. We're getting very good at two handed grabbing now and naturally everything is in our mouth that gets into our hands. We sit up now to take our baths and LOVE all our duckies. We've discovered our feet now and play with them. We sit up in our highchair now to eat our cereal and fruit each evening. We love pears, not so much applesauce and were just introduced to bananas this evening and decided we liked them as well. We spend most of our lap time standing now as sitting has become old hat these days. So we love to stand. I think we're beginning to teethe now and rub our gums with our tongue alot and bite down hard on things. Usually someone's fingers OUCH!!! For someone with no teeth she certainly can bite hard.
The pictures I have for tonight are about a week or so old. I just haven't had time to upload them until this evening. She sure does make some funny faces! And she sure is changing almost daily now. Enjoy everyone.