Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Day

See what I mean about the boxes? We got all kinds of fun stuff, and all Sophie wanted to play with was the box. :)

We got together with a bunch of friends from the good ol' Holladay 29th ward in Salt Lake where Joseph and I met. It was so fun to see them again, especially with the many additions to the group since the last time we were all together. Now if we could just get Brandon married....

Our Little Family Christmas

We had Christmas as a family on the 23rd so we could open our presents to each other then. Sophie loved the blocks, magnets, and little recorder she got. But her favorite part by far were the boxes. She's finally discovered the joy of boxes and has made them into boats, planes, and little homes for herself where she takes her pillow and books and stays for hours. It's quite adorable to watch.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ho! Ho! Ho!

We visited the "real" Santa at the mall and surprisingly did fine sitting on his lap. Sophie's not exactly trying to reach out to touch someone, she just wasn't quite sure why I took her pillow away for the pictures and she wanted it back. Oh well, we're just not very good for the camera yet, but we'll get better.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

All I Want For Christmas Is...

...a wish I've already had granted. I wished that next summer we could have another little sweet baby join our family, and we're going to! We're excited to announce that I am 11 weeks pregnant and expecting Baby #2 in early July of next year. I'm feeling great and just hungry alllll the time, so we're thinking this must be a boy. :) The ultrasound last week revealed a little blob with a head, arms, legs, and a fluttering heartbeat. It was flipping all over the place and hard to catch a picture of, but we finally got a good one. We're very excited and can't wait to find out what we're having!

Monday, December 17, 2007

How Much Is Your Blog Worth?

My blog is worth $16,371.66.
How much is your blog worth?

Don't know who's paying, but I'll take that in cash, please. 100 dollar bills will be fine. How much is your blog worth?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Miss Independent

Sophie loves to put her little feet into our shoes and clomp around the house in them. She had a little help getting into these boots and then she found it extremely difficult to go anywhere in them, but she still looked much cuter in them than her Mama does.
Sophie is so independent, except for when she's not. We were in a room full of other kids this morning, and after watching the older ones play for a while, she was content to take her pillow over to one corner of the room and play around the piano by herself. She gets frustrated when she can't open something by herself and needs my help, and she often doesn't want something anymore if I've had to help her get it. But then she still has a hard time playing at home unless me or Joseph are playing right there with her, giving her our undivided attention. She's especially attached to Daddy these days. I loved when I got to quit nursing until I realized how much I'd miss getting to be close to my baby who rarely ever wants to be held or cuddled anymore. She used to be such a Mama's girl, but she's very happy if it's Daddy who comes in to get her in the morning or feed her or read to her these days. Ah well, I guess that's why we have more babies, right? I know they'll all go through different phases, I just hope none of them get tired of me permanently. :)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

My Daddy's Birthday!!

My Daddy was such a cute boy!
Mommy says she hopes all her sons turn out as cute as their daddy.

Now it's my DADDY'S birthday! He thought Mommy turned 29 yesterday with such grace and style that he'd try it out, so he is 29 today! Happy Birthday, Dad! Thanks for always playing with me and for loving me and Mom so much. You're the Greatest Dad Ever and I love you!
Sophie Jo

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

My Mommy's Birthday!!

Today is a special day, my Mommy is turning 21! (Again for the 9th time)
I want to tell her I love her and that she is the best Mom in the world!
She is so good to my daddy and so patient with me .
I love you!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

First Snowfall of December

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!" We awoke on this first day of December to a winter wonderland outside. During the night several inches of snow fell and it was still falling. It was a beautiful sight, and we couldn't wait to get Sophie outside to play for her first time ever in it. Here's her account of the experience:
"First I got shoved into a snowsuit that's way too big for me and Mom said I looked like the little boy on "A Christmas Story" who couldn't put his arms down. But I was warm! Then they put these boots on my feet that were too hard to walk in so I had to have some help with that. But I sure loved that strange white stuff that we rolled into balls and made into snowmen and threw at each other, and that mommy even let me taste! It was so much fun!"

Daddy made me throw snowballs at Mommy.

Little footprints in the snow.