First time I've been "tagged" in a blog... here are my five...
1. I love sweeping but I hate vacuuming.
2. I make a daily to-do list. I usually add to it during the day -- after I've accomplished something I'll write it down and cross it off. Vacuuming is never on the list. Ever.
3. Showering is usually on my to-do list.
4. I envy Keith's ability to spend money just for the fun of it. I agonize over every spending decision. Seriously -- we have "fun money" budgeted -- why can't I use it? Last week I had a hot chocolate after grocery shopping. I didn't use a coupon, there wasn't a sale, and it wasn't cold outside. If Keith hadn't been so proud of me I would have felt guilty the whole time I drank it.
5. I never wanted to blog. It was Keith's idea.
Now that that's taken care of.... Dana, Becca, Shayla, and Joy... consider yourselves tagged.
Last Thursday, just before bed, Sophia was crawling around the floor exploring. Keith and I looked up from the couch and saw this head popping up from the other side of the coffee table... The coffee table is no longer "safe." Now what? The same night she also successfully sat up after crawling. Yesterday I left Sophia in the middle of the living room surrounded by her toys to check on supper and came back to this sight -- Sophia had crawled to Keith's shoes and had a shoelace half-way to her mouth when I returned. Guess the smell of feet and shiny silver pattern was more exciting than the toys! She's no longer a timid crawler -- she's fast!
On Friday we headed to Keith's parents for Sophia's 6 month pictures (to be added later) and Sophia had a grand time in her newest toy! Can you tell how much she likes it? And a few Saturdays ago Sophia had her first taste of sweet potatoes. A few days later we decided to let her explore the texture with her hands in hopes that perhaps she would stop grabbing the spoon before every bite. It worked! Here she is after exploring -- and covering herself in sweet potatoes and oatmeal.
And today's favorite activity -- diving over the back of the keyboard to reach the dangling toys.
As usual, Sophia fell asleep tonight with a big sigh as I rocked her. She remained completely limp but then began to very faintly blow raspberries. They were so weak at first that I was sure I was imagining it -- but then they got louder and louder. I was shaking so hard from holding back the laughter that I was sure she would wake up. She didn't -- even as I placed her in the crib she stayed "asleep" while she blew raspberries. Amazing.
And as far as pictures, if you are a Facebooker (is that really a word???) there are more on Keith's page...
One of the many reasons it's getting more difficult to accomplish anything while Sophia plays alone...
Checking out the receiver...
One of Sophia's favorite places is her exersaucer -- but her fascinations have changed from the toys on the saucer to the tags on those toys...
Notice the line up of toys -- all tags facing Sophia (not my doing, but her own). It's part of our morning ritual. Sophia sits in her saucer, toys surrounding her. She turns herself around in the saucer until she has chewed on all tags and thrown all toys on the floor. If I'm fast enough to retreive toys (like her favorite purple elephant) I might buy a few more minutes to get the house in order or finish a workout -- otherwise, game over!!! :)
wow this is really out of date!!
Keith -- Hello, I am a cardiac sonographer at SFHC, ultrasound physics instructor at WU, and a CPTA at Key Rehab. I grew up on a farm outside of Bern, KS. I am an avid KU Jayhawks fan and also like the Royals, Chiefs, and Cubs.
Sherri -- I'm officially a stay-at-home mom now that Sophia has arrived. I grew up on a small farm outside of Circleville, Kansas. I love scrapbooking, reading, watching KU win, and recently started sewing.