Isabella, now 4, posing in front of the honeysuckle bushes. It has been amazing watching her grow into a beautiful little girl.
Isabella’s mobile phone seems to get better reception than my mobile phone. She is amazed that when she pulls a toy, it follows her. At 18 months now and growing up too fast. Some days I just want her to be that sweet, little infant that I held in my arms. When she looks at me and calls me Daddy or gives me a hug for no reason, those moments will sit right next to the old ones. I look forward to the future memories she will give me.
Here I am with my daughter, Isabella. She is now 18 months old and the most important person in my life. Having been able to stay home and raise her every day has been a challenge and a reward for me. I also would not have given up this opportunity for anything else in the world. We are sitting on a park bench looking at Marblehead Lighthouse on the shore of Lake Erie near Port Clinton, Ohio. My wife, Emilia, is taking this photo, for which I thank her.
Isabella turned one year old on April 2nd. Seems only like yesterday that I was holding her in my arms for the first time in the delivery room at the hospital. We received lots of advice on raising her over the past year, some good, some bad and some just plain weird. The one piece of advice that we did take to heart was to enjoy every single day with her as a baby does grow up fast. We look forward to the next year with our beautiful daughter and all the challenges and joys it will bring us.
Our beautiful daughter enjoying a rare cool day in August. She is almost five months old now. Time has gone by so quickly these past months. When people tell you having a baby changes your life, they are not kidding. Now that I am a stay at home dad with her, I get to enjoy every minute of her life and I would not change that for anything in the world.