Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Family Vacation -- Part II

We started Fourth of July with a boat ride. We toured the lake and went down to the dam (where all the brave people jumped into the cold water -- myself not included), enjoying the scenery all the way. Sophia enjoyed staring at the waves behind us as well as trying to keep her eyes open as the wind blew in her face.

Ready to drive the boat....

On the way back, Sophia tried desperately to stay awake -- she was standing up and falling asleep at the same time. Eventually she gave in and fell asleep in my arms.

When we got back to the house, we managed to take off the life jacket, change her diaper, and lay her down -- all while she stayed fast asleep.
We had a great time in Arkansas -- and so did Sophia!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Family Vacation Part I... Little Rock and Hot Springs

We spent Fourth of July weekend visiting Keith's family at their lake house in Arkansas. The ride down was great -- Sophia was pretty happy most of the trip because she had a pacifier to play with -- something she normally only sees during naptime or bedtime. Instead of heading directly to the lake house, we spent our first night/day in Little Rock. We had big plans for lots of sight seeing -- which we ended up changing because it was too warm.

Sophia poses next to a figure at the waterfront park.

We'd hoped to see the Peabody Ducks but settled for a statue instead.

After settling in at the lake house, we headed out the next day to Hot Springs. The old-fashioned toy store was a big hit, as well as the multiple fountains, and stroller ride.

By the end of the stroller ride, Sophia fell fast asleep. We had to take a picture as an ambulance flew by with sirens blaring and Sophia didn't wake up -- or even stir -- very rare for our light sleeper!

Father's Day

It's a month late but here it is: two meltdowns, three outfit changes, and four jellybeans = one Father's Day tradition. :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Sophia loves strawberries -- and fortunately we planted quite a few last year. Instead of running for her swing she now runs to the strawberry patch and gasps excitedly -- as if she's surprised they haven't disappeared. Tuesday evening Keith could hardly pick the berries fast enough for Sophia to eat them.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Time to swim!

Sophia's aunt and uncles gave her an inflatable whale swimming pool for her birthday -- last Thursday we filled it up. Sophia had a blast! She took a little while to decide it was okay to sit, but then she began splashing like crazy. I'm sure we'll be spending plenty of time in the pool this summer!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mommy's Helper

Sophia loves helping her parents (especially emptying clothes baskets and unfolding clean laundry) and copying our actions.  Today I was putting dishes away and turned around to find Sophia taking her clean clothes from the laundry basket and putting them away.  Wrong room, wrong shelf, but right idea.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

We celebrated Earth Day by spending a lot of time outside.  :)  Yesterday, Keith taught Sophia how to blow the seeds off of dandelions -- so she spent a good portion of time today hunting for dandelions she may have missed.  

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Circleville Egg Hunt

On Saturday Sophia and I drove to Circleville so Sophia could participate in her first Egg Hunt.  We picked up my mom (Grammy) on our way.    After all the kids in Sophia's age range lined up along the fence, we were told everyone could get 11 eggs -- and then they blew the starting whistle.  

Sophia loved carrying around her basket and gathering eggs.  So much so that when it was time to open the eggs she was pretty upset -- and then she realized there were goodies in the eggs.  Yum!  

Monday, April 13, 2009

Laughing with Daddy

Sophia was copying Keith's fake laugh -- one of her new favorite things.

Time for presents...

Thirsty after all that cake and ice cream!

Fun flower headband from Grandpa and Grandma.

Baby doll from Grampy and Grammy.

Chair from the Sanderson's.

A xylophone!


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Sophia!

First birthday pictures are here...
I'll add some to blog eventually!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

More food adventures!

Sophia enjoyed her first taste of pizza and has been working on feeding herself with a spoon.  

Monday, March 30, 2009

Snack Time!

Sophia's favorite snack is Goldfish crackers.  She loves to carry around the bag!

We took pictures yesterday for a friend's birthday -- Sophia even cracks herself up now.  Only a few days until it's Sophia's turn to celebrate! 

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Who Needs A Pacifier?

Ok..first attempt with a video...hopefully this works :-)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sophia celebrated her first Valentine's Day today. No chocolate this year... maybe next. :)

Sophia's first rose...

After we convinced her she wasn't suppose to eat the rose, the few petals she pulled off proved pretty entertaining. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!