Sunday, August 29, 2010


Here are some fab pics that my sister took with her fancy camera of Isla and her cousins Rhett and Spencer!

More food and fun

It's sweet potatoes on the menu for Isla this week for dinner. She's not quite sure what to think of the texture. She's back on track with our daily trips to the daycare at the gym, as I was able to get in a full workout every day this week. I met another mom in our neighborhood that has twin girls one month younger than Isla that we went for a walk with this week. I see many playdates to come with them. I'm going to start watching an 11 month old one day a week for a few hours. I'm sure Isla will enjoy the interaction with her. It's still HOT HOT HOT here, so we've been having to limit the amount of time that we're outside in the afternoon. Isla's first tooth is now fully through and visible. We think that she's getting more and more hair, though to a stranger she would still be considered bald. She rocks the bald look, though!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

6 months old

Whoever said 'time flies' wasn't kidding! It's hard to believe that it's been 6 months since little Isla Sophia came into our life! She is at such a fun stage and getting more fun and adorable by the minute. She's rolling and rolling and is just about to sit up on her own. We're on about week 5 of feeding her 'real food' with rice cereal and banana in the morning and pureed vegetables in the evening. She's sleeping almost 12 hours each night, and we admit that we're getting more sleep now than we've ever had. We'll take her in for her 6 month appointment next week!

Fun Park in the mountains

My sister and the nephews were up this weekend. We hit the pool on Friday afternoon and a concert at Southlands that evening. We headed to Breckenridge on Saturday. We took the boys to the Peak 8 Fun Park, where they got to enjoy the alpine slides, bouncy house, mini golf and lots of other activities. It was so beautiful up there and a good 20 degrees cooler than it was in Denver, so that was nice. Last night we enjoyed some nachos and kid-friendly margaritas!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Green Food Time

We've had Isla on rice cereal for about 4 weeks now each morning. Last week we introduced avocado, and she loved it. This week it's peas on the menu, and she's liking them just as well. She getting better each day about eating from the spoon, and the mess is getting smaller each night. She's fascinated every time she sees us eat, and we try to eat our breakfast and dinner the same time that she does. Next week, it's sweet potatoes!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Girls Night Out

I met my dear friends Karina, Heather and Susan on Friday night at our favorite spot The Rio downtown. It was great to catch up and enjoy some delicious margaritas! Only thing missing was our friend Gretchen who is in Houston with new baby Zane.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day in the mountains

We woke up to a crystal clear day yesterday and decided to head to the mountains. We took a nice stroll around Lake Dillon and grabbed breakfast there. We then headed to Breckenridge, where we lounged in the park, took the gondola to the top of the mountain and grabbed lunch. Isla wasn't sure what to think about the bright sun after being in cloudy Scotland for 2 weeks where she didn't have to where sunscreen or a sun hat. She got lots and lots of fresh mountain air and was back to sleeping through the night last night. We've vowed to try to make it up to the mountains once a month since they're right on our doorstep!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Scotland Trip

We made it home safely on Saturday evening after a long day of traveling. Isla was a bit restless on the flight, as were we. It's good to be home, and we hope to have her back on track with her sleeping schedule in a few days.

Our 2 weeks in Scotland flew by, and we were happy that we got to spend so much quality time with family and friends.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day in Edinburgh

Mateer and Isla

We went to Edinburgh for the day yesterday. We still have yet to see the sun since we've been in Scotland, and the only one that packed the appropriate clothing is Isla. We met up with a big group for a long lunch and had a great time catching up with everyone. We're going up again on Wednesday to see some more friends and get in a bit of shopping and sightseeing. Isla continues to be a little trooper with all the traveling about and visiting people.