Isabella Frances: 17 Months Old!

I recently looked back at some of Isabella’s newborn photos of Isabella and we’re just astonished at how much our baby girl has grown. I still can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by!


This month, Isabella was far more talkative. She’s learned a few new words and phrases, even made up some of her own! The biggest surprise to us, how fast she’s starting to form sentences.

New Words & Phrases:

I’m sorry

Where are you?

Not nice!

I/You do it!

says thank you, gracias and signs it too!






says “boo-boo” when she sees a band-aid

kitty cat

one, two, three and will sometimes say uno and dos.


nanas for banana

She’s been testing her boundaries and has thrown a few tantrums here and there, as expected from a toddler. She can be pretty dramatic when she doesn’t get what she wants, but we continue to practice positive reinforcement and redirecting. We’ve also noticed how protective of her personal space, mostly during meal time.

Favorite Moments, Memories & Milestones:


Isa still loves “Wheels on the Bus”, she’s repeating more of the song’s lyrics and doing the hand movements to match. Another song we’ve been singing a lot lately is the “Itsy Bitsy Spider”. Watching her little fingers as her eyes light up…she’s so awesome!
She loves to give high 5s and she always says “Yeah!” as she does it.

Still enjoys reading together. One of her faves is “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do you see?” It truly amazes me, just watching her holding her book, turning each page like she’s reading and saying “teacher, teacher” and “children, children” as she points at the different pictures.

She still loves being tickled. Within the last week or so she’s started to tickle us.

Does lots of pretend play these days— says “hello” whenever she hears our phones ring, reads to me or her teddy bear when I ask for story time.


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