Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

Last weekend, we surprised my parents for their 60th birthday! (Mom turned 60 on the 21st and Dad turns on the 30th).

They knew we were coming down to visit, but I arranged it with their best friends to drive up from Virginia and show up right after my mom got home from work on Friday.
We arrived Saturday and it had been previously discussed that Sophia wanted to take Nana and PopPop out for a birthday drink at the restaurant down the street. We strolled down there around 5 so we could make it back for dinner (My poor mom had a big meal planned at home to cook!!) Little did she & dad know, until they walked in, that 15 of their friends and family were waiting to celebrate! (excuse the Blair-Witchiness of the video - I'm not the best videographer!)

Sophia entertained herself by looking at the birthday banner:

A great time was had by all - Happy Birthday Mom & Dad/Nana & PopPop!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sophia at 21+ months

The big news here (besides the ridiculous height growth!) on Sophia is words. She's getting a lot of them. Some kids have more, some kids have less, but she is definitely mastering language left & right.

We hear a new one close to every day - and it's so much fun (albeit a little scary) to see what she picks up.
Newest include:
  • Sit (which the first few times sounded shockingly like something else!!)
  • Poop
  • Mess
  • Up
  • Off
  • Hat
  • Hiss (like a snake - which sounds a bit like buzz from a bee)
  • Coco (our neighbor's dog, which Sophia proudly announces every time it yaps.)
  • Bike
  • Hat (often said together, as one wears their hat - helmet - while on the bike)
  • Door - which she has been saying for a bit, but definitely with more emphasis now
She will repeat most any word we say for her, but this list is what she will come up with on her own.
She also will repeat the alphabet - each letter after you say it to her. She gets probably 23 of the 26 letters - the tough ones are g, q, w.

She likes wearing any piece of our clothing she can get on. Example A (Dave's pants):

And even some of her own:

All in all - she's doing great. She loves running and jumping and has no fear when it comes to climbing. She'll hike up the green chain climbing thing at the park without any help. It's pretty amazing...we've been so lucky to have a great summer for her to enjoy a ton of time outside.
Here's the latest of her and Frances on the horses in Newport together - pure enjoyment!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sophia on a running spree!

A quick video I took of Sophia running around our courtyard, with a quick fly-by for kisses. :)