This is an older video, but fun, so I wanted to share. Isa has already learned to have her birthday for a whole week. Not only did she get a party on Sunday - she had Olive Garden on her actual birthday, and then another fun birthday dinner before Nana and Granddaddy left the next weekend. We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant and she thought the Mariachi's were very cool!
This next one is more recent, from Easter Sunday where our little Chabelita wore herself out practicing her walking skills. We tried an egg hunt, but after one egg she lost interest in the eggs - she really just wanted to walk and feel the grass under her toes! She is still unsure about walking on her own, but she hardly wants to be carried anymore - if we are going somewhere, we are walking!
Easter basket with Mommy, church with friends and flowers, afternoon napies, egg "hunt" and playing at Om Ilco and Tia Marci's . . . and always always practicing walking skills . . . it's Easter on the go but it's GOOD!
Isa's first birthday party was a huge success! Mucho thanks to our dear friends and Isa's god parents Keith and Carly. They allowed us to throw the party at their home in RSM . . . the weather semi-cooperated (it didn't rain, just a little windy) and a good time was had by all. The taco man was a big hit as were the hershey bars with Isa's picture (thanks Grandma Liz).
We were blessed to have over 30 friends and family join us to celebrate our baby girl. Many many thanks for all the wonderful gifts she received (yes mom - I am finishing up the Thank you notes too)!
Though the day was a little hectic - we had her dedication at church right before - Aunt Sissy and Nana rushed to set everything up and they did a beautiful job. It was an afternoon of good friends, good food and loads of fun. We will try to be better about actually taking pictures of our friends and family - there were really lots of other people there! But for now enjoy the most photographed baby in the world as she turns ONE!
Isa also got a special Birthday dinner at the Olive Garden:
And enjoyed a perfect day at the beach with Nana and Granddaddy (she was heartbroken when they left, but had the most fun during their visit!):
Wow - can't believe it has been over a month since we posted! I will post again this week with pics of the first b-day party, but wanted to share Isa's first steps! Grandma had been babysitting and playing with the new "old school" toy. I thought it was cute so started to video and then was so shocked that I actually caught it! The first time we have an authentic first on film. Of course, I was videoing sideways (a problem both Granddaddy and I share) but the magic of iMovie has righted my wrong. She is completely mobile now, though she is tentative about venturing too far away from something solid to hold. Here is "Isa's First Steps"