Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy 18 Months

Dear Isabella,

It's official. You are now one and a half years old.

When did this happen? How has time gone by so fast? I swear it's like one day I was in the hospital holding you for the very first time and then I blinked and you are suddenly 18 months old. Amazing.

I want to take a moment to capture what you are up to. I can't wait until the day you are old enough to read this and see all the adorable things you did!

You are a very sweet, beautiful, funny and full of life little girl. You LOVE making people laugh and you do it so well!

You can say so many different words and little phrases--it's amazing! Anytime you say something new and Momma cheers you get so excited and proud--sometimes you even puff your little chest out. Too cute!

You are an animal lover, although you prefer kitties over doggies any day. I love how much you are like me--it makes me smile each time I see another similarity.

You are getting more aware of my growing tummy. You now come up, rest your head on it and say baby. And if I'm extra lucky? You start giving my tummy lots of kisses. You are so fascinated with babies--whether they are real, on tv or dolls, you love them all. I know Addison is going to have a great big sister!

A few weeks ago I was getting you dressed. As I was pulling your jeans up you sucked your tummy in so far--I hadn't laughed that hard in a long, long time. It's even funnier because you are so little and have nothing to suck in. Silly girl!

I made you a hair bow holder and you love it. I love making you things and see your face light up as I show you what I've made. You appreciate everything and it's a great reminder to me to be thankful for what I am blessed with. Thank you, sweetheart.

We love you so much, big girl! Happy 18 month old birthday and I can't wait to see how much you continue to grow, love and surprise us.


Momma and Daddy


Krystyn said...

What a sweetheart! Belly kisses are the best!

Happy 18 months, Isabella!

Allison R said...

Happy 18 months! She really is a sweet baby girl. It's amazing how quickly time goes by.

A Crafty Mom said...

Stop. Didn't she *just* turn one??? Holy cow! What a special little girl you have there - happy 18 months to her!!!

grandma (great) said...

Happy 1 and half year old birthday to you Isabella! I know some day you are going to cherish all the things your mommy writes about you at this age. You are our very 1st "great" ganddaughter!
We love you and your mommy too! ( and your daddy too) :-)

amanda said...

in a blink of an eye - sooo very true friend!

such a sweet letter :)

happy happy 18 months sweet girl!

Jill and Rick said...

Bella, we were just thinking this morning about you turning 18 months old today! You are growing up so fast and are such a sweetheart! We love you and miss you, baby girl.

Mema and Papa and your FUN aunts

Jennifer said...

Happy 18 months! I have enjoyed reading about your life:)

Vashey Fam said...

Happy 18 months! Oh, her kissing your belly is the sweetest. It sounds like she is going to be a wonderful big sister!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

What a sweet letter. And I love the name Addison too. Isabella is going to be a great big sister!

Susan said...

Happy 18 months to Isabella!
She is one darling little girl and it sounds like you are having a great time during this phase of her life. I can't wait to see and hear how she relates to Addison. What a big girl she is becoming!