We're Up and WALKING!

We finally have a walker!
Isabella has been walking for just over two weeks now. She decided one day to try and stand on her own, and the next day she was walking (Thank you, Jaimee, for the walking tips). It went that quickly! It is so fun to see her little personality develop. She is silly and happy-go-lucky until she wants to accomplish something. When she's got a goal, she's all business until she's accomplished it!

In the first video (Oct. 8th), Isabella is learning to stand on her own. We'll never forget how amazed she was that her feet could hold her up. She kept touching her feet in curiosity. Have I ever told you how much she loves her feet- esp. her toes? She... loves. her. toes! Funny girl! She falls at the end of the video, but rest assured there were no tears. She's tough as nails... unless you hurt her feelings!

In the second video (Oct. 9, 2008), she's up and walking and oh-so-proud of herself.

This Wednesday will mark six months that Bella has been home. I can't believe it! Her growth and development has been remarkable. She really loves to learn, talk and sing. I don't remember if the boys could sing at 15 months or not. Maye it's just a "girl" thing. We can actually recognize the melodies she sings to us.

I'm going to jot down a few of her words, or time will get the best of my memory: bear, eyes, papa, grandma, nana, dada, mama, baby, blankie, Jo (for Josh), Key (for Lukey), bath, beeball (for basketball), bird, up, yum-yum, duck, read, and her favorite of all... MORE!

Sounds for: dog, cat, goat, lion, bird, duck, cow, horse, choo choo, car

O.K, I'm off to bed... !Hasta manana!


Suzanne and Jayme said...

I know it's only been a month or so since I've seen you guys and Bella looks like she has grown a ton, and her hair got longer.

I love your videos. You Bella girl!

Cheri (prounounced like the tree, like the fruit, as in Cherry Pie) said...

Been wondering about you...thanks for the update! Malaena-Sloan has been standing in the middle of the room since 9 1/2 months or so. She will not allow us to help her walk, so she's still walking 7-8 steps "on her own." She's bull-headed like me, God love her! CHeri

lisa kindred said...

the video of Bella is too precious. It is so much fun to watch these early days when they are learning an d waddle so cute.

What a blessing these little ones are to so many of their families. WE will not cease in our praying for the other Bella.

Enjoy your gift! Love, Lisa

bellagirl26 said...

Congrats! Now watch out, the tornado days are ahead, my house has been a mess since Ana started walking in June and now running and kicking the soccer ball all over the house with the boys~! Enjoy! Bella has Ana beat in the speech department, she is really talking! Go Bella!



The gFamily said...

Can Gilli borrow the walking tips too? We are no where close to walking yet and almost 15 months! Email me if you have a chance, please.

She is just too cute walking back and forth between momma and daddy! Bella is quite the talker too! Way to go sweet girl!

Laurie said...

Yeah Bella! You go girl! That is so precious. Reminds me of when my Bella started walking (17 months!) She would go back and forth, back and forth. Wasn't long until she was running!

Ferrick said...

sweet baby girl....what a smart one you are. Love the face plant. Thank you Stacy for all your love, support and prayer. I cant even come up with the words to thank you, you are truly acting as Jesus, he is working through you. Blessings friend, Susie

McMurrays said...

Way to go Isabella!!! A talker and walker!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are just cute and I can't believe you taught yourself so quickly!
Loved watching the videos.
The McMurrays

Vanessa said...

Look out now mommy you'll be a movin and a shakin with her now!!

Jaimee said...

Yay Bella! Way to go girl! We are sooooo proud of you. And look at all of the words you are saying, I don't think that our Isabela is saying that many words yet and she a little older than you. Perhaps you can teach her a few of your vocabulary words. :-)


Gina said...

Bella Grace is too cute with her walking! She has grown so much! She looks so happy and healthy! Congratulations!


Anonymous said...

What a sweet little girl! Found your blog on I did!

Will and Aileen said...

Way to go! What a big accomplishment for your sweet baby! And now you get to see just how much more she can reach standing up than crawling:-)

alex & sam said...

how cute is bella!!! congrats on the walking.. can you send me the walking tips.. rachel want tno part of it.. she cruises all over but no walking


Joshua said...

She is precious!! So great to see her walking!! Angie from

Megan said...

Look at her go!!! Yeah!!! It is so exciting!! Now it is a whole new level of childproofing ; )