Thursday, November 20, 2008

What day is it?

Several family members have asked if we dropped off the planet since Isa started to crawl . . . nope, we have just been so busy chasing her around!  She is a little speed demon and into absolutely everything.  She no longer has much use for her toys - there is a whole world of life threatening things to play with that are oh so much more interesting.  Plus, crawling under things is the most fun.  We figured since she is down there, she might as well get to work.  Bibs make great dusters!
 
Francisco and I have been busy trying to make our tiny home baby proof - and that has proven a challenge.  After three trips to BabiesRUs for a gate (a long story) we finally have a secure landing at the top of the stairs and our under sink cabinets are now impossible to open.  We also switched out the bookcase in the dining room for one with doors as we could not stop Little Bit from pulling things off the shelves.  I guess one good thing is that we now have to keep the living room clean and clutter free, so the house looks really nice (most of the time).

Isa is now starting to pull herself up to a standing position.  This photo was taken after church when she was standing up and watching herself in the mirror.  She was too precious - you can see the whole series (plus other random fun pics) here.

Last weekend we had dinner with Ray and Alissa who have three month old Isaiah.  Little bit was intrigued at first, then not so happy that mommy was holding someone else.  She just wanted to play with him and couldn't understand why he didn't want to crawl around with her.  

On the dinner front, Isa has been wanting to feed herself more, so the other day Patti (her ninera) let her have at it for lunch.  Little bit loved it, so now its an (almost) nightly event. 

In conclusion, that is what has been happening for the past 16 days!  Here is our beautiful, messy, crawlin, standin baby girl.  She just has so much personality, we can't wait to see what she will do next!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

She's Crawlin'!

Finally!  This weekend Little Bit started to move forward - just one knee then two - and today finally putting it all together in a triumphant move across the floor.  Of course she showed her usual shyness for the camera, but her ninera found the perfect bribe, not a toy she is supposed to play with (she is my daughter after all), but the TV remote and the camera itself.   Anyway, Patti caught the journey perfectly - and let me tell you, now there is no stopping Isa!

I'm only sorry that Little Bit has her binky in these clips, because part of the delight is to watch her get where she is going and babble and smile - so proud of herself.  I will keep trying to catch that, but until then, here is my mobile baby girl!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween!

Not much time to post, too tired - but wanted to share our little pumpkin.  We went to Treats in the Streets down in the plaza and it was great fun!  Kiddies were dressed as everything under the sun and there were hundreds and hundreds of them.  Of course I forgot to bring the camera, so the only photos we have are from Francisco's phone (hence the poor quality).
  
Isa was a joy the whole day, even though it was nearly 90 degrees and I'm sure very uncomfortable in her little hoodie.  I ended up taking her costume on and off three times during the day so she wouldn't get over heated . . .  she never complained and we had a great time at the plaza and at real challenges where we sat in the scary chair and saw uncle Chris' haunted house!
Halloween was groovy, but we are definitely ready for some real fall weather!