Friday, August 22, 2008


What a week! Saturday was Isa B's first birthday. The party with friends was a lot of fun. We just hung around in the backyard. There were cupcakes and other treats. Isa got lots of adorable presents (2 different pink tutus!!). The birthday girl enjoy squishing her cupcake immensely but didn't really want to eat it. Here are some photos:

her new birthday dress, made by Grandma of course-
there are cupcake buttons on the front which you can't see in the photo
and the fabric of the bottom says Happy Birthday all over it

Mommy & Isa B

playing in the backyard with her buddies

blowing out her candles

hmmmm... fun to play with, not so sure about eating it....

Sunday we down to my parents' house for party #2. Again, a fun day although Isa B got tired and had to take a nap in the middle of the festivities. Uncle John got some quality Isa B time. Once he offered her the string on his sweatshirt to chew on, he was her best buddy. Aunt Karen was also quite fun. We can't wait to see them again and are bummed that it won't be until April. More pics...

opening presents

another cupcake!

Uncle John is fun :) (note her stylish new rainbow Baby Legs)

The milestones continued after Sunday. Wednesday marked the 6 month anniversary of when we arrived home. I can't believe it's already been 6 months and at the same time it feels sooooo much longer.

I checked Isa out of Toukoul 2 days after her 6 month birthday, so Thursday marked the day when she has now spent the majority of her life with me. That was a pretty emotional milestone for me.

In other Isa news, she has now figured out how to pull up on every piece of furniture in the living room. While this is fun for her, for me it means that no surface is off limits. Good thing my mantle is really wide- I think it's going to be covered with "don't touch" items for quite a while..... My guess would be full-on walking within 2 months at the most. *sigh* I just need her to slow down (literally and figuratively!).


Jocelyn said...

Happy BDAY Isa B!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday beautiful girl! Elsa and I send you tons of hugs and smooches on your big day.

Looks like very fun party!!

Sam said...

rainbow legs=very cute
love those bday pics. how on earth is it possible to have a child that cute? its just amazing to me! i cant get over it. i want to pinch those little cheeks! congrats on the 6 month milestone

paige said...

Happy Birthday lovely Isa B!

Astrid Meklit is squealing "Happy Birthday baby" "CUPCAKES" while looking at the party pics.