Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Isa B, Isa B, where for art thou Isa B?

Caught in the swirl of busy-busy that always seems to surround us, there's where!
Preschool continues to be wonderful for both of us. Isa loves, loves, loves going to school with her new friends and I really enjoy having the free hours every week. They've worked on recognizing their own name, made beautiful art projects, learned about body parts, and are now studying birds. The neighbors just got new baby chicks and Isa has told me about meeting them many times. Yesterday she also told me "Mama, birds fly because they have wings. People no have wings so we don't fly." As an added bonus, she almost always uses the potty at school (more on that later).

Several weeks ago we heard from the modeling agency about a casting call. Once we got there, the first few outfits went well. Isa smiled nicely for the photographers, looked adorable in the clothes. And then it all fell apart. Major meltdown due to hunger (the snacks I brought weren't enough it seems). The photographers were amazingly cool about the whole thing- simply said to go have lunch and then come back. I was shocked that they wanted to see more of her after hearing the screams but we did as told. Apparently they liked what they saw (before and then after the drama) because they booked her! It's for the fall catalog for Chasing Fireflies. She did an amazing job at the shoot. I don't think she was in front of the photographer for more than 15 minutes and they said she was done. There isn't much modeling work for toddlers here in Seattle, so it may be another year before we're called again but this first time was fun for everyone.

There are potentially big happenings on the potty training front as well. Sunday post-nap Isa told me she wanted to use the potty and then actually did! Usually potty-time is initiated by me and resisted by her. After the potty, she put on a Pull-up and promised to keep it dry. And then she did! After the second successful trip to the potty that afternoon, Isa wanted her big girl underpants. I thought "what the heck" and got a pair out for her. It was only an hour before bedtime and those big girl underpants stayed totally dry. Yesterday I put her in the Pull-up from Sunday afternoon. By the end of the day, it was clearly past its prime but still dry. Wooha! Of course today, while she was at Christina's house, there were many fun distractions and regular potty time didn't happen. But I'm hopeful that she's finally decided she WANTS to be potty trained. At this point that's really the only thing holding her back because I know she's fully capable of doing it.
But here's what you really care about, right? I can hear you all screaming "shut up woman and give us the photos!" :)

Check out the ponytail- a full 5 inches off the top of her head! Looks like a beehive doesn't it?!?!?

Snuggling with Auntie Mollie and Soona-puppy

Looking so very stylish in her big girl underpants, rainboots and Fancy Nancy purse!

And finally, last week we watched some videos from when she was really little. Right now Isa LOVES playing "little baby" and so she, of course, wanted me to put the blanket on the ground so she could recreate the video.

The original (it's long but OH MY GOD, wasn't she cute?!?!)

The remake (okay, she's still pretty cute!)


hazel said...

The remake is very darn cute!!

Jocelyn said...

Ok that is hilarious...a model now and future actress on your hands!!

Anonymous said...

so damn cute. she is destined for stardom. But you knew that already!

M said...

Shes so cute, a star is rising :)

M said...

I mean a star is rising LOL!!