Monday, March 14, 2011

Isla Rose, 1 year old!

Our little Isla turned one yesterday. She is getting to be such a big girl. Soon after the 11 month mark she started to take some steps. Now she is toddling around like a drunken sailor. If she wants to get somewhere fast, she drops down and crawls. But she's very entertained by her walking practice all day.
She is doing more and more of the signs we've been teaching her. She does "more" and "milk" and "bird" and just today "bubbles." She can point to her ears, and sometimes to her toes. Even though she still has only 2 bottom teeth, she can eat like a champ, and figured out how to bite crackers with those toofers. She is babbling up a storm. She is very inquisitive right now and points to things and asks, "Dat?" Isla is still a huge fan of opening and closing doors. Right now her favorite book is "Dear Zoo." On each page there is a new little "door" to open that reveals a new animal.
Isla has been so much fun and has a sweet and magical personality. She is strong willed and silly. Isla is usually cautious. In a crowd, Isla will quietly observe and stay close to home base (my lap) before she ventures off to join the activity. She has a keen sense of her personal space, and gets upset when it is invaded. She is still a little motor girl and likes to practice her latest skill. Right now she likes to try and go up and down stairs like a big girl, and if there is a rail she can reach on each side she goes up and down, up and down, up and down... I am mesmerized by her cuteness... and those dimples, Isla has dimples for days. Stay tuned, as Isla turns from a baby into a little girl.

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