Sunday, June 24, 2007

Uncle Scott

Every now and then Uncle Scott just stops by to play with me. (He's vying for favorite uncle status.) He had fun holding me and watching me put my head down on the pillow while mommy tried to snap pictures while I was lying still (without much success.) I love you, Uncle Scott!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Not-So-Creepy Crawler

She does a lot of head banging toward the end of this video--not sure what that's all about, but hopefully she won't want to go to a Metallica concert for her first birthday or anything! :D

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Daddy's Girl

Happy Father's Day, Daddy! I love you so much that I want to be just like you! So I put on my baby MBA shirt, got out my laptop and school books, and went to work just like I see my Daddy do every day. Thanks for everything you do for me, like playing with me and making me giggle. Thanks for coming in to get me from my naps and putting up with me through all 3 hours of church! And thanks for loving me and teaching me about Heavenly Father and life. You're the greatest dad in the whole world and I love you!

xoxo Your Sophie

p.s. I even tried to play some video games so that we could spend time together, that's how much I love you!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I'm Crawling!

After a month of scooting, flopping, inchworming, and dragging myself, I'm finally really crawling! I'm still pretty slow at it, but I'll get faster!

My first love, however, is pulling myself up onto things and then throwing everything I see down onto the floor, like these magazines. I can cruise along furniture a little, so at this rate I'll be walking in no time, too!

Sophie's Celebrity Look-Alikes

Becky's Celebrity Look-Alikes

Joseph's Celebrity Look-Alikes

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New Territory

My baby is growing up! Until this week I hadn't before noticed such a drastic change all at once, but she seems to have done so many new things in just a couple of days that it's been crazy! She's entered the I-don't-ever-want-to-sit-anymore-I-just-want-to-stand stage and pulls herself up onto everything, usually to pound on it and pull things onto the floor. She's also therefore starting to get into everything, and I've freaked out once over a blood red mouth that only ended up being a red dye from a flower she found and stuck in her mouth and then got everywhere. I'm not sure I'm ready for all this. She's asserting her independence by cutting her usual nap time in half so I am only getting half of the things done that I want/need to, and she thinks she's indestructible, so she often ends up falling and hurting herself because she's sure she can handle pulling herself up onto that unstable thing. (Don't worry, I'm always there watching, but sometimes I don't get to her before she's down.)
Sophie has started to pull herself up in her crib as well, and we have found her standing when we go to get her from her nap. So today we lowered the crib down to a safer level. I used to be able to just lay Sophie down and she'd find her thumb and her favorite pillow and be pretty good about going right to sleep, then sleeping for a long time. But just this week she has started to roll back over, then sit up, then stand when I try to lay her down. So this morning when I put her down for her nap, she did that and I decided instead of fighting her I'd just see what she'd do. She eventually laid herself down and not too long after, I heard music coming from her room. I couldn't figure out where it would be coming from because she couldn't possibly reach and then wind her mobile, and there was nothing else in her crib, so I had to laugh when I saw the source of the music. Sophie had reached her hand through the crib bars and turned on her swing's music, and it had lulled her to sleep. What a smartie! I'm glad something worked to get her out! Here's her asleep with her hand "in the cookie jar."

Here's how she got her music to turn on. I wonder if this will be a regular occurrence!

Monday, June 11, 2007


I love to crawl wherever I can get to, and today's adventures found me going after a green light under the computer desk. Mama's chair was in the way, and "I can't go over it, can't go under it, gotta go through it." So I did.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Clap Happy

I learned how to clap a few weeks ago, and now I can't stop! I clap at everything. I clap when I wake up in the morning, I clap when I see myself in the mirror. I clap after eating, I clap when I sit up from my tummy. I clap when I think mommy or daddy have done something funny or cool, I clap when I think I've done something impressive. I've even been known to clap when I'm whiny! I just love to clap! And here's proof:

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Busy Week

It has been quite a week! We started off with a fun Memorial Day holiday BBQing with Becky's family in Provo, and then Becky went with her mom and dad to see:

who were performing at the Scera Shell amphitheatre in Orem. There are only 2 guys left from the original band, and their voices definitely aren't the same as they used to be, but it was so fun to hear them perform my mom's favorite ("Windy") and my dad's favorite ("Cherish") as well as great hits like "Never My Love" and "Then Along Comes Mary."

Becky also finished reading Harry Potter Book 6 in anticipation of Book 7 coming out in a month! It was still fabulous the second time through! Joseph and I agree that Book 4 is our favorite, then Book 6. (I also loved Book 5 the second time, even though I didn't really like it the first.) We know we're HP geeks, but we don't care. :)

We can hardly stand it until the last HP book comes out on July 21st. For Mother's Day Joseph ordered the book for me from Amazon to be delivered on my doorstep that day or it will be free. Is Snape bad or good? Will Harry live? Will Hermione and Ron finally hook up? All these questions and more will be answered (which will be nice since we spend a ton of time these days postulating as to how Rowling will end everything.)

We also went to two graduations this weekend, seeing Julie graduate from Skyline High and Miya graduate (as valedictorian and commencement speaker) from Granger High. We're so proud of both of you!

And then to end the week on a good note, I got to borrow the second Fablehaven book that just came out and I've read half of that so far. If you haven't heard of or read these books yet, they're fabulous. The author, Brandon Mull, is LDS and used to be in Divine Comedy at BYU, so the books are funny and creative and a little bit along the HP vein, too, so if you like fantasy, you'll love these books!