Monday, April 30, 2012

11 months

this post is so late....and now it's a blur when exactly she started doing things.....but here it goes

She not only is the cutest waver when saying hello and goodbye but also blows a kiss whenever you say bye to her.  I adore it!  I'm pretty sure she thinks that say goodbye means blow a kiss.  She even makes the muah sound when she does it.

Isla is the best dancer around.  She still does all of her really great dance movements like bouncing and kicking her feet and bopping her head, but has added waving her arms like she is conducting music.  So funny!  I think she might have got the idea from the music leader in primary.

I've noticed her getting a little shy around strangers.  She doesn't like anyone to force themselves on her.  She likes to get comfortable with the environment first and figure everything out and then she'll make her way to you if she finds what you have or are doing interesting.  She just doesn't really like when people grab and hold her.  She'll usually reach back to me or bryan when they do.

She is an independent little lady.  When we are at home she is busy doing her own thing.  I try to come up with games for her and I to play together, but she'd rather come up with her own game.

I like to call her danger baby - because she has no fear!  She climbs up on everything.  I think she sees the whole world as one big stair case.  We spend a lot of time outside climbing up and down the stairs.  My back doesn't love this game all that much.  She wishes I would let her do the stairs by herself......but she's not really capable of going downstairs alone yet.  She can climb up though.

She is my best little friend.  I love getting to spend everyday with her.  I just adore her and love watching the silly little things she does all the time :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Isla's bday party

Get ready for about a thousand pictures to follow (courtesy of my awesome sister heather)

We decided to do Isla's drive-in theatre for her first birthday party!  And it was a blast.  I got boxes for all the kids and made wheels and license plates ahead of time.  When the kids arrived I had stickers and markers and glitter glue for them to decorate their cars.  I think they could've spent an hr just decorating their cars.  

Isla was the last attendee at the party.  She decided to have a weird nap day and only slept about 30 min before we woke her up to go to her party (at our apartment clubhouse).  The lack of sleep did not seem to phase her when she saw all the excitement.

After we decorated for awhile I sent them over to Isla's Concessions to get hot dogs, french fries, and popcorn.  Then they ate while we watched a little cartoon.  We were supposed to watch a Little Einstein's episode.....but of course the disc didn't work.  So, we had grinch for a back-up.

Isla was the youngest....but we had lots of other 1 year olds and then kids all the way up to 4 years old.  Everyone loved sitting in their personal car and eating their food.  They all stayed in the boxes for the whole 30 min.  It was the cutest scene!

After the movie we sang to the cute birthday girl and let her dig into her cake.  Isla was very ladylike with her cake (at first).....she first just picked all the sprinkles off the top.  And then with some encouragement from friends started to dig in.

After the cake we all went outside and opened presents (and my sweet friend cassie and her husband drew started to clean-up the clubhouse).  Our gift to Isla was a little car thing with tons of buttons to push.  All the kids wanted to try this car out.  So, I took turns giving everyone a ride in the car.

My sister, Heather, was so sweet to not only come early and help me finish setting up but then stayed late and took Isla and her girls back to our apartment to play so Bryan and I could get the clubhouse all cleaned up.

I was so happy to see that Isla loved her party and of course loved eating cake!  

Happy Birthday to my no longer baby :)

Engagement Pictures