Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tired Out after Christmas

Sophia was a trooper with all the travel for Christmas this weekend. Normal schedule, sleeping and meals have all gone out the window. It's a good thing someone once gave me the tip that no toddler will starve if there is food available, because she is existing solely on applesauce, yogurt and some Annie's Mac & Cheese (did I mention her 2 year molars are also coming through? Merry Merry.)
Anyway, without a lot of out door time today, she needed to burn off some energy.
Here's a quick video (about 30 seconds) of a 10 minute race she was running...She is happily sound asleep now.

Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

The start of Christmas Fun

Sophia opened one of her first Christmas presents this evening - from our friends Mark, Morgan and Frances. It was her very own backpack, in anticipation of the sleepovers we're anticipating the girls to have (though from every parent I've talked to, the word "sleep" in sleepover is highly overrated!)
She was so excited she ran around the house wearing it (and not much else) for a solid 5 minutes. Here's a quick video snippet (and please excuse the coughing fit at the end - she has this cold that the rest of the world, including Mom and Dad are trying to get rid of!)

Merry Christmas and Thanks for the hours of entertainment!

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Captain Obvious

At a little over 2 years old now, Sophia has taken on the role of "Captain Obvious" and likes to point out everything we do (sometimes it's pointing out, other times it's instructing us exactly what to do).
Examples include:
"Mama Sit." Yes, Sophia, Mama just sat down.
or "Dada Fart" Yes, Sophia, that's exactly what that sound that emanated from your father's tuckus was. (She often likes to follow this one up by walking over and pointing directly to Dave's behind, which I find highly humorous.)
"Mama go potty" Yes indeed. I'm going potty.

It's all very entertaining, and very helpful for the other adults in the house who can now be sure they know exactly what the other is doing.

Sometimes, though, she repeats what she thinks you'd like her to say, such as the time I walked in when she was supposed to be napping but rather was performing a series of "Big Jumps" onto her crib mattress. I stood behind her and watched for a moment before clearing my throat and saying, "Sophia should be sleeping, not jumping." Her response, "Sophia sleep. No jump." and then she proceeded to do a final "Big Jump" and cruise off to nap time.

Recently, she's figured out that her finger fits perfectly up her nose. I know that all kids pick their nose and she's had a particularly rough cold lately, but we've been trying to discourage her none the less. Her translation, "No Poke-a-nose" as she attempts to restrain her finger from making its way up there.

I love this stage.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bath time Giggles

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Whenever Dave travels, which isn't that often, I try to capture some funny photos or video to send him so he can see Sophia. If you can't quite tell, she has figured out how to make the duck sounds like he is passing gas. We knew she was talented, but this is impressive. (Really - is my two year old actually a 13 year old boy??)