Saturday, July 29, 2006

Tried something new...

Well I had hoped to share more pictures but alas... at least I got one to work. LOL Here is a preview of a kit that I'm working on. I decided to try my hand at creating a whole kit and so far these are the papers I've come up with. A little worn and distressed inspired by one of Izzy's outfits. Ideas I have for elements... stamped frames, barcodes, patch, brush, etc... if you are a scrapper and would like to share your opinions... I'd love to hear them!

Life has been pretty boring since the family left and thanks to the rain. I felt terrible today because Isabella would just stand by the door with her shoes but there was no place to go... it poured a good bit of the day. Hopefully tomorrow will clear up a bit so I can take her to the park. At least she'll be able to go to the nursery. She just loves it there and I feel so blessed that she goes (well most days) without a fight. The last time I took her up there, I put her down and off she went from one toy to the next like she owned the place.

Isabella has finally picked up on the sign language! {Can't remember if I've shared this before so bear with me. lol} Her first word.... Please. I'm so excited. I've read that at 8 months a baby can pick it up but I guess we didn't push hard enough because she picked it up within a week of doing it everytime she asked for something. Now we're working on Thank You but it's a bit confusing to her because we've just taught her to blow kisses (Grandma was the first to receive one!) and thank you is very similar. Oh well...

I think she's feeling pretty good for the most part... still a little clingy and she doesn't seem to be fully rested (still coughing at night) but her energy is definitely back! And she's discovered that she really likes to play on the kitchen counter. Though there's not much space... it is convienent for me because it allows me to get the dishes done. She'll either sit on the counter or stand on a chair next to me and pretend to help. She has become quite the little helper. She's obsessed with Grandpa's window mop and walks around mopping the floor. She's also quite attached to a bunny that plays 'Jesus Loves Me'. I can't complain about listening to that. She just walks around hugging it and begging me to press the button.

Well... it's late already and will be a long day tomorrow. As long as Izzy co-operates we'll be attending the Filippino Fellowship! I'm SO excited... and Mike gets to speak so that will be fun as well.

Please pray for Isabella that she will continue to feel better and for Mike and I. There have been some challenging situations in our lives over the past few weeks and we could use an extra prayer or two. (smiles) Thanks to all who read this to catch up on our lives and pray for us. Mom shared a few names and it really blessed my heart to hear how much you all care.

Have a blessed Saturday!

4 comments:

Mike said...

i hope you are able to get your rest too, izzy isn't the only one that's worn out!
I love you and am proud of you! thank you for just being you!

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Kimberlee said...

I like the color scheme. I like the distressed look too. :) I think your element ideas sound great. I can't wait to see what you come up with for those. :)

emily said...

Life does become overwhelming at times...doesn't it??? I'm kinda there with you at the moment ;). The kit looks great so far...keep us updated :).