I haven't taken the time to scrapbook much lately, but since I've been taking photos of the kids lately I decided to put together this collage of Isabelle. These digital paper flowers really inspired this layout and even better were on sale for $.99 at my favorite website - Designer Digitals.
I really love digital scrapbooking. It has freed me of feeling like everything needs to be absolutely perfect when I sit down to scrapbook. I have a digital camera so it's super easy to take my photos off my camera and boom create a layout. I don't have to print until I want to and if I don't like something in my layout I can just delete it or keep playing with it until I like the way it looks. I can upload my layouts to Costco and I currently have a ton needing to be printed. This Christmas I created a memory book for Jordan's family of our summer vacation. I just created layouts, uploaded them to Snapfish and they printed and bound it. It was the perfect little reminder of all the fun things we did together this summer.
Anyways, just trying to remember the cute things she's doing at this stage and what some of her favorites are. I shared some of them (listed below) last week along with the original pics.
Fruit Snacks - Some moms may not believe in these little treats of yummy sugarness - but we do at our house! They seem to be the calming treat that can settle down my screaming, fit throwing kids at the store. Most of the time they are eaten while out and about and Isabelle knows I ALWAYS have some on hand.
Yogurt - Isabelle AND Matthew both love yogurt. It's often the first thing she requests to eat in the morning. We also introduced them both to vanilla yogurt with grape nuts mixed in and both of them love it. It's surprising what they take to.
Coloring - Isabelle is a girl through and through. She loves to color and wants to do it all the time. The hard part is she wants to also color things she shouldn't. She has found markers a few times, namely on Christmas while I was taking a nap (they are hidden now) and colored her brand new christmas clothing, books, cloth ABC book that my mom made, one of Matthew's presents and various other things I've found or keep finding. She is only allowed to use washable crayons and even then she's having a tough time staying on the table and only coloring the paper. She gets them taken away often, but I think it's starting to sink in.
Laughing (at Matthew) - this girl has the cutest laugh ever! When Matthew gets her going it's pretty funny. She is pretty happy most of the time and such a delight in our home.
Eating - Like I mentioned last week, this girl can eat! For example tonight she had: 1/4 PB sandwich, almost a can of peaches and a can of oranges. I'm not saying her food is high in calories, but shouldn't her tummy be hurting from all the food inside of it? Matthew on the other hand forcefully had 2 little pieces of chicken and then a can of oranges as well.
Reading Books - She loves to read and we have so many books that they got a book holder for Christmas. It has helped our books stay way more organized. When we had them in a basket, she would just take them all out and read them all, but scatter them everywhere.
We were reading the Mr. Brown Can Moo book tonight and she can pretty much make all the sounds. What does an Owl say? Hoo Hoo - so cute!
Binkie & Blankie - Oh my do we have a BIG problem on our hands. Isabelle LOVES her binkie and blankie (any thin blanket is good). If she finds her blankie she wants her binkie and visa versa. They are very comforting to her and I'm letting it go right now. She's pretty cute though if she's using them in the car and we get to the gym I tell her I need them so we can go play and she gladly hands them over.
Singing & Dancing - She's pretty good at singing and knows words to several songs. She loves to dance around and often I wonder how it is that children are so carefree and as adults we lose that capability? She's a pretty good little dancer and I can't wait until she's old enough to get into dance. I just got Kids Bop 19 the other day and both kids have been loving to listen to it in the car and wiggle around. So fun!
Fridge Magnets - She got these animal leap frog magnets for Christmas and inherited Matthew's old leap frog ABC fridge magnets. She loves to push the buttons to hear the songs and almost knows the ABC song (we just found the ABC magnets at the end of Dec.).
All in all so fun to see this little girl grow up. She is saying a lot of words and will try and say anything really. She's starting to put 4 word sentences together and often exclaims happily "I did it myself".