Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Unlikely Toys

We eat cereal every morning out of these lovely orange bowls, and Sophie always wants to grab them, so we have just given her one of her own. (Honestly, why we ever buy any actual baby toys is beyond me! Her favorite toys are cell phones, remotes, a medicine dropper, keys, daddy's watch, and the orange bowl!) Well, our smart little girl has discovered that if she holds that orange bowl up to her face and makes noise, it makes quite the sound in her little ears. Here's a video (click below) of her entertaining herself and all of us as she discovers how cool she can sound.

Friday, May 25, 2007

On Your Mark, Get Set...

This is my pre-crawling pose. I still can't quite make my legs and arms move together in a crawl, but I'm sure close! This is how I get when I'm wanting to go after something, but I usually end up flat on my belly instead of moving forward. I'm also very good at scooting backward, which frustrates me even more because I start inches away from my goal and end up feet away from it. See how I just go flat onto my belly? Ah well, one of these days I'll be able to stay up.

Daddy calls these my pirate pants, and because I was wearing a DisneyWorld onesie with it, he called me his Pirate Princess all day.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

All In A Day's Work...

Here are some things I work very hard at doing throughout a typical day:

There are these two grown-ups around here who need constant supervision and entertainment, and sometimes it's quite hard to provide that all day long! Often I have to go to extreme measures to keep them happy, like by "climbing" into this basket just for something new.

I read lots of books to them...

...and sometimes I even sneak a chance to read to myself!

Staying clean is hard work, but I love my bath time, so that helps.

And it is not easy being a champion sleeper, both during the day as well as at night, but I am! I love my crib and blankets and pillows, and I take 2 sometimes 3 long naps during the day (2-3 hours each) and then usually sleep about 10 hours straight at night. Hard work, but I love it!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Little Fish

We had so much fun swimming in the giant bathtub, even though the water was cold! Sophie's well on her way to becoming a champion swimmer like her aunt Julie!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Tag, I'm "It"

Well, I got tagged by Tonya Joy and so I'm going to fill this out as Becky since I really can't guess what Sophie's preferences to these things would be. We haven't learned to communicate that well yet. But I wanted to do something a little different with being tagged while still allowing you to get to know me a little better, so hopefully it works. These are the ABC's about me:

*ACCENT- I love how Poles speak English--their accent is so cute!
*BEST FRIEND- My spouse who I never get tired of being with and who is so good about putting up with me!
*CHORE I DON'T CARE FOR- I hate doing floors! And I don't like bathtubs much either. I'd do almost anything else before I'd choose to clean either of those.
*DOG OR CAT- We'll never have either, so I'm becoming reconciled with that. I guess it's guinea pigs for us.
*ESSENTIAL ELECTRONICS- DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) which is basically the only workout I ever get (we actually bought it with working out in mind and we love doing it! How's that for rationalizing such a purchase!)
*FAVORITE SALAD DRESSING- Brianna's Strawberry Viniagrette to put on strawberry spinach salads. Mmmmmm!
*GOLD OR SILVER- Traditionally it's been silver, but I've got a lot more gold in my living room than I'd have ever guessed! (i.e. picture frames)
*HANDBAG OF CHOICE- I loved my fake Prada bag that I got on the streets of New York a year ago (you know those ones where the guy will swear that it's real but he'll give us a killer steal on it anyway--yeah right!) I'm so sad b/c it just died, so I had to get a new one that I don't love anywhere near as much. :(
*INDULGENCE- Going out to eat. I love it, but we have to really limit ourselves, so you can be sure we choose wisely when we actually do splurge! (Usually for me that means Cafe Rio or Costa Vida.)
*JOB TITLE- WIFE & MOM!! I turned in my official teaching title, but that is definitely still included in a Mom's job description.
*KIDS- Just one so far--Sophie Jo. I love the name Lucy, but I don't think Joseph's going to come around on that enough for us to have a little Lucy someday. We'll see--stranger things have happened! (He doesn't hate it, but he doesn't love it like he loves the name Sophie.)
*LATEST PERSONAL PURCHASE- I bought a long undershirt so that my crazy long torso will actually remain covered and I won't suffer from what my mother calls "gaposis." Hey, it's not my fault that you blessed me with such a long torso that's hard to keep covered when I bend over!
*NAIL POLISH OF CHOICE- Any kind that gets put on by a professional pedacurist! (hint hint! Nah, I already know what I'm getting for Mother's Day, and I love it!)
*OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAYS- The only two times I've ever stayed overnight in a hospital were when I was born and when I was birthing my daughter. Otherwise I've never even gone there for anything else but to visit my dear daddy! I know, I'm lucky!
*PHOBIAS- I'm only afraid of Sophie ever getting seriously injured, and I worry about it enough that it probably constitutes being a phobia. I wish I didn't, but I think it gets implanted into you without your even knowing it when you become a mommy. It's probably in one of those millions of shots they give you in the hospital.
*QUOTE- I know it's used a lot, but I've always loved this quote by Marianne Williamson (often misattributed to Nelson Mandela):

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
*REASON TO SMILE- My Family! (especially when Sophie learns something new or just smiles at me)
*SIBLINGS- Geoff who's just turned 30 and is such a great uncle to Sophie, Peter who has got such a darling wife and baby boy, Jonny who's the greatest missionary in Tennessee, Scott who brings a smile to my face just thinking about him, and Julie who graduates this year from Skyline High (I still can't believe that) and will be at BYU with us next year! Yahoo! (I also am blessed with the greatest parents in the world, and also the greatest in-laws you could ever hope to marry into!)
*TIME I RISE IN THE MORNING- I get up around 7 when Sophie wakes up, but then I am naughty and feed her in bed so that I can rest a little bit longer.
*UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME- I can drink water through my nose (thank you, Girl's Camp!)
*VEGETABLE I REFUSE TO EAT- Cooked spinach. It's the only food that's ever made me throw up from eating it, and I don't think I'll ever get over that. Raw spinach leaves are great, though!
*WEBSITE- Other than all the fun blogs on my favorites list that I love to visit, my new favorite site was shown to me by Terrah and I have to admit I've become addicted to reading (I guess that would also qualify for WORST HABIT, too. The site is called Mormon Mommy Wars at http://www.mormonmommywars.com/. Check it out if you have a second. (The funniest post is "Adventures in Arizona".)
*X-RAYS- Just on my teeth at the dentist.
*YUMMY FOOD I MAKE- Sticky chicken and rice.

Now I have to go tag a few others! I choose Terrah, Jandee, Annie, & Elizabeth whose blogs are all cute and I love to read!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Sophie Sampling

I'm such a huge help to mom when she's doing the laundry! (Yeah, right.)
Whew! All that playing wore me right out!
Dad decided to see how I liked spaghetti noodles. I learned quickly how to suck them up into my mouth and enjoyed it immensely!

Monday, May 07, 2007


I look like I'm plotting something quite devious here.

The sunglasses were too much fun, and I wanted to look at them and not keep them on my face!

Tiptoing through the Tulips

We went to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point and walked through all the beautiful tulips and other flowers there along with Gramma Lamb. Sophie was by far the prettiest flower in the garden, and we took some pictures of her "tiptoing through the tulips" while we were there.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Happy Birthday, Uncle Geoff!

Uncle Geoff celebrated his first anniversary of his last birthday today (the same day I turned 7 months old!), and if you can guess why he won't call this a birthday, then you can probably guess what age he turned. :) We wish him a wonderful day and a fabulous year ahead, and we want him to know we think he's great and love him lots. Thanks for being a great uncle (and brother/brother-in-law!)