Miss Isla was half a year old on July 21 and I’m just now getting around to posting a little update! I was hoping to get into a more regular posting schedule, but Little Miss is keeping us busy and on our toes (more on that in a second!) I’m hoping to have one night a week to devote to blogging once I get into a more regular schedule when the school year starts, but we’ll see! As most of you know, I’ll be at home with Isla this school year, but am still planning on subbing and working at my retail job a couple days a week. I’m also trying to be open to any other opportunities God has for me during this season of life, while still keeping Isla’s growth and development my primary responsibility. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be at home with our daughter, but know it will be an adjustment for me to be at home and out of the classroom full-time.
Anyway, back to Little Miss and all she is up to! I think the biggest thing I’ve noticed this month is how mobile and curious she is about the world around her! This was the first month we could NOT get a picture of her on her back for her monthly “photoshoot,” so we quickly snapped a tummy pic and went with it since that captures her current stage the best anyway! She has really mastered army crawling and is soooo close to crawling around on her knees. She is quickly discovering that the world is a bigger place than she once thought! She loves to crawl from room to room and look out the sliding glass door in the kitchen. Isla is also so curious about how everything works! She is into EVERYTHING and we can’t take our eyes off of her for a second! We are realizing we needed to baby-proof, like, yesterday, so we’re quickly trying to get a gate ordered, outlets covered and anything breakable or semi-dangerous moved up high. I’m exhausted just talking about how busy she is – can you see how I haven’t had much time to blog lately?? The cutest little “trick” she’s started doing is her “model pose.” If she’s crawling around and hears something behind her she’s interested in listening to, she turns her body to the side and places her arm on her hip – it’s basically the cutest thing ever!
It’s funny how babies’ personalities become evident this early on! We are working really hard on sitting up and I know Isla has the muscles to do it, but every time we “practice,” she’d just rather be moving and exploring. She’s also a pretty serious baby. She’ll smile and laugh from time to time, but it takes a lot of embarrassing silliness on our part to get a laugh out of her! I can already see her being an introspective and inquisitive little girl, who has to figure out how everything works!
Isla spent her first Fourth of July in Okoboji, which is an annual tradition with my side of the family. She had the best time but Mom and Dad were pretty exhausted by the end of the trip! Traveling with an infant is a big change from all of our previous “kidless” vacations even with amazingly helpful relatives, but we wouldn’t change it for the world! Isla was a little sleepier and fussier than usual while we were gone, and sure enough, her first tooth popped through on our last day of vacation! It was quickly followed by her second tooth a few days later. They may be the cutest teeth I’ve ever seen, but we’re already missing her toothless grin!
As you can tell, this little girl brings us so much joy and we thoroughly love watching her grow and develop. These past six months have flown by. It’s hard to believe she’ll be a year before we know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today and reading about our little love! See you back here soon!
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