Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Summer 2010

Sophia is a chatterbox full of sentences, opinions and feelings. It is wonderful and exciting watching her learn and absorb EVERYTHING she hears (even the bad stuff). She is in preschool twice a week and loves every moment, if it were up to her she would go every day. We have been blessed with great teachers and the fact that it is right next door doesn't help one bit ;)

I have been doing alot more babysitting so she is never without a play date. When I am not babysitter we are out with our regular friends and playmates. Her sleeping habits have improved but their still not perfect, we still need to lay in bed with her until she falls asleep. Since it was taking her a while to go to sleep in the evenings we took her afternoon naps away and now she goes to sleep within a few minutes, exhausted. So its really not that bad at all.

Until next time... enjoy the video!!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

To Infiniti & Beyond

Sophia is officially THREE as of the June 10th!! She insists that she is not a baby but a "girl". She is potty trained completely, even at night. One day she just told me, "No more diapers mommy". She is talking, and talking, and talking AND talking (bilingual too)!! When she is not playing with her friends she is entertaining herself with her many dinosaurs, rocks and bug collection.

Loves:
~Everything DINOSAURS and can name at least 20 (she picks two different dinosaurs every morning to play with in the car and at home, she even sleeps with them)
~Animals (from snakes, to turtles, to dogs and cats, if there is an animal she is there)
~Her favorite line..."I have a hypothesis..." (from her favorite show "Dinosaur Train" on PBS) ~Swimming (if she could she would be diving with the older kids)
~Gardening (telling mommy, "let me show you")
~Reading
~Collects rocks
~Playing with her older cousins

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Song: "We Belong Together" by Randy Newman

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Twenty-Ten

The year is zooming by and so is Sophia... she started pre-school, its more like an introduction since its only fours hours a week, but she is loving every minute of it. She starts the official preschool in September for two half days a week. She could probably handle more, but that is all I think that is all I can handle...

Our days are continuously filled with parks, playmates and everything else "kid themed"... Its really amazing how fast she is growing, we are still completely in love with her....

Loves:
~Dinosaurs
~Playing her guitar (gifted from Uncle Ruben)
~Singing
~Gardening with her daddy

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School has me fully occupied me in the evenings, my courses are getting harder the closer I get to finishing my transfer units....

Friday, January 1, 2010

Goodbye 2009...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

It is my new theory that time flies faster when you have kids, so if you do not have any, take your time and if you do enjoy every moment to the fullest. Sophia will always be our baby but she is growing really fast. She loves everything Dinosaurs and is talking in complete sentences now, she is even starting to memorize her favorite books and react them with her dinosaur figurines. (I figured that came much later, I was wrong). She starts preschool on Tuesday, she is excited. It is literally right next door, when I told her she was going to preschool, she ran down the hallway facing the preschool and yelled, "I'm COMING".

She picks up on things very quickly, observing us and then mimicking. She has weasled her way into our bedroom for good (at this moment in time) and in the middle of the night when her elbow is in my eye and her legs are kicking my ribs she always has the courtesy to say "excuse me mommy". She is not yet potty trained unless she is bottom less then she will happily point out her "dinosaur poopoo" in her little toilet. Trying to get her to take a break while she is playing with her buddies is a different matter.

This video is a few photos from 2009...

Until next time....

(My camera is acting wacky so all our holiday photos are stuck, I will make another video when it starts behaving again.)

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Video Song: 1,2,3,4 by Plain White T's


Sophia likes:
Favorite Toys: Dinosaurs figurines and her beetle collection
Favorite Books: "Big Words" by Jamie Lee Curtis, "Im Biggest Thing in the Ocean" by Kevin Sherry
Loves to write in her notebook and carry business cards.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Little Girl

Sophia is officially a TODDLER!! From talking to running to tantrums and opinions. We have been busy as usual with something always planned to occupy her mind and energy. Her appetite never ceases and since Halloween just past, she has really taken a liking to CANDY!!

Sleeping in her room has taken a turn for the worse since she stopped sucking her thumb. She refuses to sleep in her bed or her room. Instead she sleeps on the couch, which I cannot stand but it is a small price to pay so she can have a restful sleep. We have tried everything...

SLEEP=ROOM=COMFORT=THUMB

I am hoping this phase quickly passes...any more suggestions??

Other than that she is really growing and looking more like a little girl rather than a baby, kinda neat and scary all at the same time.

Sorry for the lack of updates, I'm still going to school so when she is sleeping I am studying. Until next time...

Enjoy the Video!!!


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