Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Park

Yay, Daddy is done with school, so he came to play with us during the day! We had a little picnic at a nearby park, and my first real park experience ever also ended us up on the swings and slide. It was lots of fun and we all took a little nap on a blanket under the cool shade of a tree. Life doesn't get much better than that!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Outside on a Sunny Day

My favorite thing is to watch when the cars go by!
I love jumping on the trampoline with daddy!

When daddy took a little study break we went outside to play in the grass, jump on the trampoline, and enjoy the sun and beauty around us. We love the spring, and bring on the summer!

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Sophie always manages to pull off a sneeze or two while she's eating, and it invariably happens when the food is a bright color that is sure to make its mark on both her clothes as well as whoever is feeding her. Like today, did she sneeze while eating the light-colored pears? Oh, no, she waited for the green beans course and this is what happened as a result. But how can you get mad at a face like this?!

Hi, Mom! Does looking cute make it all better?! (Yes!)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

6 Months

Sophie had her 6 month well baby check-up today and the pediatrician said she seems as perfect and healthy as a baby could and should be! (We already knew that of course. :D) She measured 27.5 in. long and is still in the 95th percentile for height! She's 16 lbs. 9 oz. now which drops her to the 58th percentile for weight (she used to be 75th), so she's still very tall and skinny and growing like a weed. She shows more personality every day, and the newest trick she started to do while we were in Texas was to cough, and then keep doing a fake cough even after the real ones stopped. And now she doesn't even do any real ones first, just does these funny little fake ones that make us all giggle. So much fun! We love her!!

Happy Easter!

Grampa Easter Bunny laying eggs

Look, Mom, I found one!

That sneaky bunny tried to camouflage a green egg in a tree, but he wasn't smart enough for Austin! How did he lay one up there anyway?

We had a wonderful Easter Sunday with Becky's family in Texas. Grampa Lamb even put on his bunny ears and hopped around Peter and Abby's yard "laying" eggs all over the grass. We ran around with the grandbabies (and adults) picking up the bunny droppings everywhere and had a great time.

Dad, Mom, Abby, and Julie worked hard for 2 days to clean and stain Peter and Abby's fence before Geoff, Sophie and I showed up and while Peter was at work. (I promise we weren't just slave drivers sipping lemonades on the porch while we worked them with whips.) It looked amazing compared to the way it was before!

Remembering the Alamo

We took a quick morning trip to San Antonio before we left Texas so that we could see the Alamo. It was a cool day and we had a wonderful time walking around the city and enjoying the sites. We loved the River Walk and felt like we had suddenly been transported to a tropical island somewhere while we were down there. What a neat city!
Here is Sophie touching the building so that she'll be sure to "Remember the Alamo", or so that we can at least show her in a few years that she has in fact been there.

Cousin Love

Sophie had so much fun meeting her new cousin Austin and when they were close, she loved to touch his head and put her arm around him (or let us put her arm around him.) They were sweet together and allowed us to get many great shots of the two of them.

Trip To Austin

Sophie and Becky went to Austin, TX for Easter weekend to meet Austin (Tex), Sophie's only cousin on the Lamb side. We had a great time seeing the sites of downtown Austin and spending time with Becky's family. Here are some pictures from the weekend.

Overlooking the city on a cold, rainy day

At the Capitol Building in downtwon Austin

Peter blessed baby Austin on Sunday

Thursday, April 05, 2007

March Madness

Sophie loves to reach for everything and put it in her mouth. And how cute is her bunny bum?!

For our FHE activity one night we made a poster of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and hung it on our wall. This is honestly Joseph's favorite time of year, and I really got into March Madness this time as well. We both made 3 separate brackets, and 2 of mine did really well. Joseph's were even better, and he even won my family's challenge. We were sad BYU didn't go farther, but I was proud of us for both picking Florida and Ohio State to go to the finals. We had a lot of fun with this.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


I know this isn't a picture of Sophie, but she wanted to show off her daddy for a minute. Last night was Joseph's last intramural game and we snapped a couple pictures of his team. Two of these guys (the two nearest Joseph, Dan and Terrance) are former roommates of Joseph's from BYU, and they used to play ball together all the time, so that was fun for them to play together again. They did so well in all their games and barely lost last night in overtime, but I think they had a lot of fun. Sophie and I had fun watching him play because he's sooooo good!

High Chair Fun

In addition to rice cereal, Sophie has now tried pears, applesauce, peaches, bananas (I think that's her favorite), carrots, peas, green beans, and sweet potatoes. Fruits are definitely favored over vegetables (go figure!) She enjoyed her peas more this time than the first try. She mostly just likes to be in control of the spoon, however, and grabs my hands as I try to put it in her mouth to "help" me. Usually that just results in getting food all over the place, but it's a nice gesture. This morning I was eating my cereal as I fed Sophie in her high chair, and a couple of times I almost ate her food by accident! I'm sure she wouldn't have minded trading, though. :)