July, July

Oh my goodness, where to start….well happy late 4th first of all. We have been so busy landscaping, I have totally neglected my web responsibilities. June was a busy and fun month for us. We took Isabella to the zoo, and had our annual Wescott/Budde family party at the Kahlahari. Everyone had a great time as you can see by the pictures. Isabella went from scared of the water, to spending hours in it at a time. Thanks to Aunt B for all the fun! Isabella is 16 months old now. She loves to play and always has a cheesy face for the camera. Her hair is getting long and in ponytails now, which is too cute. Mike and I are surviving the backyard landscape debacle. Praise the Lord if the plants live and we ever finish getting rocks and hauling dirt. Summer is flying by, which is so sad for me, I pray it slows down. Enjoy the pics, hope everyone is well!

Happy June…almost

Hi all!
I looked at pics the other night and realized I needed to add some new ones. There are a few new basement pics in the remodel folder, and new pics of Isabella and our lovely yard work are in the May 2008 category. Lots of changes coming for us…our front birch tree is getting cut down tonight, and our basement furniture is coming tomorrow!!! Fun new changes. We have been busy making flower beds and watching things grow outside. All in all we are great and so glad it is finally warm out. Enjoy the pics of peanut, she is such a joy and so fun to be with. She’s our little helper, laundry, outdoor chores, she loves to “help”. Hope everyone is well. Love to all.

Almost May

Hi!
Just wanted to give a quick life update from our end. We have cycled through the cold/cough bug that has been going around, and we’ve had germs in the house going on 3 weeks now. Mike is pulling up the rear of getting everyone healthy again! Isabella is growing up so quickly. She loves to read now and is blabbering all the time. She says a few new words, cup and book I think are the latest. She has gotten 2 new teeth in the past weeks, and the 5th one is about to poke through any day. She LOVES being outside and isn’t happy when it’s time to come in. She is a true explorer and I’m wishing everyday we had a fenced in back yard. Mike and I are the same, busy working and passing the torch of parenting in the middle of the day. We are so looking forward to summer and being outside and getting some time away!! Hope everyone is well. Keep in touch! I added some new pics in the April 2008 category.

Happy April!

Hi all,
Just wanted to say hi and that I added a few pics to her 12 month ones, and some new ones in the basement remodel. We are still working, but almost finished, yea, I’ve been saying that for awhile. Winter won’t seem to go away here. We are more than ready for summer! Isabella is walking laps around the first floor, she loves to be a big kid, and she is into EVERYTHING!!! It’s amazing we get anything done around here. Love to all, enjoy the pics.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Saturday we celebrated Isabella’s first birthday. It was a beautiful sunny day. Elmo was the theme of the day, and most of the big smiles were for him!! I posted pictures in the 11 month category and the birthday ones. The basement carpet was installed on Thurs, and it is a dream come true for us. I’ll post some pics soon. There is still some touch up painting and electrical to do, and the fireplace front has to go on, but we are almost done! Hope everyone is well, happy March.

Oh Happy Day!

What a time we’ve had here since I wrote last. The basement is getting closer to completion everyday. The carpenter has worked very hard the last 4 days, and we’ve put in some long hours as well. We have a ton to finish up, but the carpet is getting installed this Thursday. It is such a dream, it looks beautiful, and Mike and I smile knowing the hard work is about to be enjoyed. I have to run, my lil bear isn’t sleeping, but I will take and post some pictures hopefully yet today! Hope everyone is well!

White February!

Hey all,
We got blasted yesterday with 13 plus inches of snow. The banks on the sides of the driveway are as tall as I am! Isabella helped me shovel twice yesterday and we went for two sled rides. She loves that sled! There is so much to tell I don’t even know where to begin…..The basement is really coming along. The laundry room is done except for the trim and finish work (cabinets, lighting etc). The painting is all done and the floor is in. It looks beautiful and is just a dream come true. The family room is 90% painted. I have some touching up to do today and we need to finish the stairway, then the tape can come down! Over 5 gallons of paint later, it does look pretty nice. I’d love to show you a picture, but my camera is hanging out in Stevens Point land, as I left it there weeks ago and haven’t been able to get it yet. It is a nice hot chocolate color. It’s been a P in the A to paint it all, let’s just put it that way. Isabella is getting into everything, walking with cabinets, walls, and anything she can walk along really. Eventually she’ll let go. She is sleeping now, she only naps once a day, and has for awhile now. She is growing like a weed and doing well. I’ll post pics when I can. Hopefully we’ll be done with the basement soon!

Christmas Pics are Up!

Happy 2008 to all! We had a wonderful holiday season, brought down by a nasty cold, but lil bear seemed to escape the misery. I want to thank everyone for making our first Christmas with Isabella so wonderful. She has lots of new favorite things…….the singing puppy and lion top the list. She loves her baby too, she’s going to love babies just like her mom. She is crawling up steps, and continues to pull up on everything! We are doing well, the basement is 99.8% drywalled, and we are hoping to have things finished soon. Enjoy the pics. There are new ones in the 9 month, Christmas, and 10 month sections. Health, peace and prosperity in the new year!

Videos are up!

HI all. Just wanted to let you know there are now videos posted in the video section. We still have some work to do, but we’ll perfect it soon. Hope everyone is well, we’re getting ready for Christmas. Isabella is crawling all over, and pulling herself up on everything. Everything is “petty” to her, as she repeats the word pretty all the time. It is so cute. She weighed 19-3 at her doctor appt today, so she has stalled out a little on gaining weight. She won’t have to worry about eating healthy over the holidays! Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas.

Happy Almost Christmas!

It has been a very busy last couple of weeks at our house. Isabella is almost crawling, scooting everywhere, pulling herself up, and today pushed her piano and walked across the family room! I couldn’t believe it. She was so excited 🙂 She got her 2 front bottom teeth up a week or so before Thanksgiving, and now since Monday has her first cold. She is doing a little better I think. You can see by these pictures that I am getting nothing done during the day as our little worm explores the world. We set up her pack and play, and it is Isabella’s little house. She enjoys it immensely. She had a great Thanksgiving and loved getting the lights on the tree with Mike and I. I think she is going to love Christmas just like her mom. There are new pics in the 8 and 9 month picture categories. The fireplace is in, but I don’t have any pics taken yet. Enjoy!