Saturday, May 21, 2011

Congratulations, Paul and Lindsay!

Jason and Isla and I made a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for our friends' Paul and Linsday's cute, quaint, outdoor wedding. How did we get invited to this exclusive event? Well, Jason imported this Brit named Paul to San Antonio for work, and then we introduced him to eligible bachelorette, Lindsay. Well, we just put them in the same room at the same time several times (Friends' Thanksgiving 2009, Baby Shower 2010) and sparks flew. So, of course we needed to be there for their nuptials.
Now Isla's been to the Pacific and the Atlantic. Although on our last day in NC, our trip to the beach was derailed by an extremely cranky baby and we never actually touched the water. But, we did get to explore the Festival Park, and got to see and learn about the first colonies. Here's Isla on a boat! Replica of the Elizabeth II.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Isla Rose, 14 months old

Smooth walkin' Walking is now Isla's main mode of transportation.
She'd rather push the stroller than ride in it.
She's gotten very smooth and can take on thresholds, uneven terrain, and likes to run around and play soccer with dad. She has gotten really good at walking down the stairs if you give her a hand to hold.

5 new toofers! After the long wait, Isla finally grew some more teeth. The 2 front teeth popped out the day she was the most sick with her tummy bug. The eye teeth soon followed. Then the one to the right of those first bottom two. But their has been a strange delay on the one to the left. So, now she's uneven with 7 teeth total. She can take smiley-shaped bites out of her food.

Lids Right now Isla is really into taking plastic lids out of the cabinet and scattering them on the kitchen floor. The other day she also thought it was fun to put them back. She loves taking on and off anything that has a small plastic lid, and recently figured out how to unscrew caps too. Then she likes to guzzle what is in said container. Suddenly my home is full of poisoning hazards.

Yum/ Yuck Isla has developed more of an opinion about what she eats. She likes something one day, and doesn't like it the next. She figured out how to eject food from her mouth if she doesn't like it. She often ejects food just at first bite, just because she's not sure. Sometimes she select something, put it in her mouth, and then spit it back out because something else catches her fancy. She thinks crayons and chalk are especially tasty.

Hugs and Kisses Isla has started to give gratuitous hugs and kisses. She'll come over and give hugs, and pat, and sometimes hug my leg if I'm standing up. She also kisses the pictures in books, especially birds, dogs, cats, bears, and baby faces. Isla loves to look at and read books. Her favorite book right now is "Feely Bugs." She often toddles over to me with book in hand and then turns around and plops her hiney down on my lap so I can read to her.

Language Isla started to sign "cracker." She doesn't have a whole lot of new words, but has all sorts of interesting babble, and such inflection. She'll hold the phone to her ear and babble.

This is a rare event- Isla has to be completely exhausted before she'll fall asleep in the car. Photo-worthy.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Tina, and the Easter Bunny

This is the one millisecond that Isla let these bunny ears perch atop her head. As you can see I am in position to leave photo frame after placing them on her head.

How to hunt an egg:

Grandma and Grandpa Seats came down for a quick Easter visit- and we finally got Jason's sister, Tina, to San Antonio for the first time. We had a nice laid back weekend. It's warm enough for pool time now. Here's Isla spending some quality time with Tina.
Isla went on an egg hunt, and was pretty entertained by the activity. I did a practice run earlier in the week with her playgroup. Sometimes Grandpa doubles as an Easter Bunny. Photo below: "Arg, why do you make me work so hard for these eggs, Grandpa!"

And then we had lots of fun with stickers in eggs, put them on the paper, and then color with crayon activity.
Here we are at our Easter Sunday meal.