Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Moon

This week I started my new job at the Germantown Community Library.  I will miss the library and being able to have Isabelle and DJ walk to work, but it will be nice getting home earlier in the evening!

We started Isabelle on fruit - so far we have tried strawberries, blueberries, and bananas.  We ended the week by taking her out by Holy Hill tonight to watch the 'blood moon.'  Isabelle was super good even though it was way past her bedtime!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Little Packer Fan

Isabelle has gotten a lot of practice crawling these past few weeks and loves being able to move around more!  She has also started pulling herself up and standing.  She is enjoying trying new foods every few days - this week we had avocados.  No teeth yet - but she has been waking up during the night more so I think we might be getting close.

Storytime at the Lomira library has started up again and we have been going every Wednesday morning.  We love listening to the stories and it's so fun seeing her start to play with the toys and some of the kids afterwards.  We also attended the '1000 Books Before Kindergarten' open house where we turned in our first reading log, got to put a sticker on our caterpillar circle and made some picture book craft projects.  So far we have read 665 books together!

 We have spent most of the weekends enjoying the warm weather as well as visiting grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors, great-grandparents, great-aunt and uncles and even great-aunts!

Isabelle has also become quite the Packer fan...

and a little referee!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

We're Crawling!!

Isabelle turned 7 months old last week - here we are for our monthly picture with our monkey!  We also got our 9-week pictures up.

We had a busy week - glad that tomorrow is labor day so we have some time to recuperate.  Friday morning we had a visit from Grandma Michelle and Aunt Donna at the library.  Isabelle crawled for the first time - she's doing about two "crawls" at a time!  Friday afternoon we took Isabelle to Whitewater.  We saw Matt's house and went to lunch with Matt and my mom and then went out in Whitewater with some friends I used to work with at the university library (Isabelle's first trip to the bars!)  On the way back, we stopped at DJ's parents house for a quick visit.  

Saturday we took a walk and went to the little park near our house.  There is a just a slide and some swing and a sandbox - it is the perfect size for us right now!  Isabelle sat in the swing for awhile.  We loved being in the swing, but she wasn't too sure about it moving.  She is a lot more comfortable swinging on mommy and daddy's lap, but we managed to swing my ourselves for a few seconds at a time.  

Today we spend the afternoon at the Chamber Appreciation Days in Lomira.  I worked at the library table and Isabelle and DJ walked around.  Isabelle hung out with her friend Theodore and got a balloon animal from a clown!  Tomorrow we are going to stay home and get some things done around the house.  I am going to make lots of baby food and Isabelle is (hopefully) going to work on making her Christmas presents for her grandparents.