September 26, 2011

Tumbles “N” Toys + the cocoa cakery + family/friends = Isaiah’s 1st birthday party!

Yesterday we celebrated Isaiah’s 1st birthday at an amazing indoor playground & party centre. This was the only placed that I checked out in person. The minute I went into Tumbles “N” Toys, I just knew that this was going to be the place for us to host Isaiah’s 1st birthday party. The owner Carolyn was warm, friendly and so helpful throughout the process. The day of the party we didn’t have to do a thing but show up. We had 2 party helpers that took care of everything. They set up everything for us, sliced up Isaiah’s birthday cake and handed it out, made announcements when necessary, and packed up everything for us when it was time to leave. They worked so quickly and efficiently. This is a great place to host a stress free party for kids.

Isaiah was pretty mellow during his party partly because he was tired (go figure he didn’t nap beforehand – it’s like he knew he was having a party). He had fun playing with the toys and he was pretty friendly with most people (I think). The only time he cried was shortly after we sang the happy birthday song. I think it was the combo of everyone looking at him & the fact that he was so tired. I guess he knows that song “it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want too,” ha-ha. What’s a kids party without some crying right? LOL.

Isaiah had an awesome cupcake created from the cocoa cakery. I’m still snacking on some of it today-mmm. The cupcake was cute, yummy, and made with 100% love from the owner of the cocoa cakery, Christina McKenzie. She also brought along some cookie pops that were so addictive. Everyone enjoyed those special treats.

Isaiah officially turns 1 in three days. The little man was so blessed with so many generous gifts from family and friends that we’ve decided to open a few gifts each day up until his birthday. Thank you to all who came. You have blessed our lives over this year and even prior to the little man making an appearance into the world. Our hearts and filled with so much love for you all.
Happy Early Birthday to you Isaiah – We love you!

September 24, 2011

Cheerios and Tears.....

This past week while Isaiah and I were eating some cheerios (him in his chair & me on the couch) I had a moment. We were watching TV and I was enjoying my bowl of cheerios and then it hit me like a ton of bricks - this is all coming to an end soon. I started to shed a tear as I thought about going back to work in the coming week and not being able to have our snack time together & chill out. I love spending time with my little guy and it hit how much I was going to miss him. I thank God daily for his life, and I thank God that he'll be in good hands while I'm at work.

I'm going to cherish and soak in these last days off with my precious son. I love you Isaiah :)

September 1, 2011

The 11th month has come...........

A year ago I was literally awaiting to hear if I was going to have a c-section, and I just started my maternity leave. Thankfully I didn’t have a c-section and I was able to wait out the rest of my pregnancy (little did I know I was going to have to wait 8 days past my due date for this little man to make an appearance, ha-ha). 11 whole months have gone by since the arrival of our bundle of joy. Some days it feels like it was just yesterday – yet here we are in his 11th month. We have thoroughly loved getting to know our son more and more each day. Every month he does new things that amaze us. It is truly awesome to see how he’s grown. Here’s a few things he’s been up to:

-Isaiah says his name. We’ve heard him say it a few times
-He loves Cheerios
-He continues to only say dad/dad-da/daddy, no mommy yet :(
-He loves his walker more (he especially loves if you watch him. He already loves an audience)
-He claps his hands (although he often misses still –lol)
-He has perfected the art of crawling – and he’s really fast
-Sleeping is continuing to go well (yay- and please don’t change:)
-Sometimes he hits his head with his hand. He finds this funny
-He loves to say “hi”
-I love that he’s still pretty friendly to people
-He loves “peek a boo.” He covers his eyes to play the game
-He gives really BIG hugs. I love that he likes to do this still
-He’s fascinated with his dad. Whenever Saj is around he loves to stare at him and get his attention
-He enjoys bath time with daddy. He splashes around and will sing and laugh a lot (hmm – sounds like daddy)

We can’t believe that our little man is going to be 12 months at the end of the month. Infancy will be left behind and the wild and busy world of toddlerhood begins. God only knows what’s in store for us in this new stage. We are so thankful to God for giving us this angel. He makes us so happy and we love him to pieces. Happy 11 months Isaiah. We love you monkey :)