Sunday, February 15, 2009

i spy with my lil eye

There is nothing Soph loves more than an electronic device with buttons. Her sticky little fingers love the remotes, cell phones, the digi cam... And the abilities those midgey hands possess are endless. She has messed the TV up so bad the only way I could think to fix it was to simply cut the power. Lets not even mention the things I've found recorded on the DVR due to Soph's magical powers- ummm... lets just say she can be NAAAAASTY!

So it was no surprise when I was going through the camera and found pictures that Soph had taken. They're pretty funny when you think of the perspective they're coming from.

So here's a glimpse into the world through the eyes of The Sophie Mae.

i love this last one. good job Stinky.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


and KissesOn Valentine's Day.

Friday, February 13, 2009


What I miss about Valentine's Day with Eric gone: Bloody maries and the chicken strip basket from the Kopper Kitchen near the airport. And Eric of course. A few years ago we boycotted V-day by going to the most non romantic place possible- and we've tried to keep it as tradition ever since.

But now I have a new Valentine to spend it with, granted she doesn't drink, but she sure does love some chicken!

Well I came across a funny little website where you can personalize your own candy this is what mine would say this year:


Thursday, February 12, 2009

still at it

Soph needed this onesie! Please note that I used past tense on needed. We don't want everyone at Fred Meyer to know that she still (at16 months) hearts boobies.

And yes, I know its been getting weird for some time, but imagine my shock when she started actually saying "num num booey" before yanking down my shirt.

i'm all fired up

Poor Soph got attacked by 4 vaccinations yesterday, and I got all fired up thinking about the attitude that the nurse gave me throughout our visit. Oh, I may give you a fake little grin to just get through the visit smoothly, but you better be thankful I didn't bring my mother in law with me this round. She will pounce on you like a lioness attacking an injured gazelle.

Lecturing me about giving Soph enough fiber to get her bowels moving properly. Reminding me smugly about the future effects of co-sleeping. Getting irritated with me and Soph for playing with the light switch while I'm trying to calm her in preparedness for the 4 shots she's about to get.

Bitch I know my kid and I know Eric's mom, and you should be grateful that I brought the one with me that I could control.

Now a cute pic of Sopha Mae to calm me down....

Oh...even her just sitting there makes me feel better. Thanks Stinky.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

here's a few more

Since the last post contained old stuff I thought we'd better throw some new ones out there as well...

She learned to do fish lips.

Mommy learned how to stabilize the kid so she could braid her hair.
The Sopha Mae loved eating at her new table.
And her hair grew so much! It's so cute all shaggy and wet.

hurry up summer

I was making a new online photo album and found last summer's pics. Oh c'mon already, I'm ready to break out the sunscreen and flip flops!

Plus I am SO looking forward to taking Soph to the park, the zoo, and playing outside! And I didn't get Soph the 2 piece swimsuit last year like I wanted so we've gotta sport one this summer! Oh the thought of that beautiful belly hanging out for all the world to see...mmmm....pure joy!

Ohhh, look how much our Stinka has changed...

Oh remember her sweet muffin head...
And her beetle crawl....

Last summer was the best, wasn't it?!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

hey remember the time...

When Grandma Glenna came over to secretly ensure we wouldn't leave the house when Eric flew in from Texas to surprise us?

Oh yeah and she stayed for like 4 hours when her max visit is about 45 mins.... Then we were slightly worried that there was something wrong with her- like she was dying and just wanted to spend time with family?

Well, because I just found the pictures from that occasion. :) God love that crazy old woman!

Friday, February 6, 2009

i'll save you

Oh heck ya. Cuz what mom doesn't feel like a superhero from time to time.
I'm the Fantastic Lasered Whip Lash.

And my hubs:
Go here to make your own hero.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

brush your chompers

Sophie is proud to announce that she has recently upgraded to a 'big girl' toothbrush; and I couldn't be happier since she continually tried to gnaw my finger off with the previous fingertip toothbrush.

But let me tell ya she loves that thing! We even have chomper brushing parties where we both show off our mad dental hygiene skills. But I did make the mistake of letting her leave the bathroom with it and spent 2 hours looking for it yesterday. (obviously it would be under the couch!) So looks like our fiestas will have to maintain proximity to the sink.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

oh snap!

Every single day I am astounded that I am the proud owner of this amazing Little Lady!

Now feast your eyes on this beauty and tell me your not jealous! :)

(what's funny is that she literally looks retarded in this pic!) God love her!
Now hurry and look at another cute pic of her before you forget that she really is beautiful...

Monday, February 2, 2009

scrubba scrubba

I am not exactly sure where she got it from, but my little Sophie Mae loves to clean! It's hilarious, she is constantly ripping out all the dish towels and scrubbing the floor. This only proves that she is a fast learner, because I know for a fact that I do not scrub the floors that often (something I should honestly not admit).

But I guess it's never too early to teach a strong work ethic! Now chop to it Soph, Momma wants the bathroom cleaned! ;)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

look what i found!

They really keep you on your toes don't they? One second I'm changing her diaper and turning away to grab the wipes, then the next second my little lady has her fingers all up in her business!

Whoa. Didn't really know that they "found themselves" that young, but hey to each their own I guess. I know it's perfectly natural and you're eventually supposed to teach them the difference between private and public actions, but she's still learning that cows go Moo.

So in the meantime I guess it all yours Miss Murphy!

Oh, since it wasn't quite appropriate to film her new discovery, I have added pics of her finding a much more G rated body part. :)

Friday, January 30, 2009

are you going to have another?

Apparently once your first child has reached the ripe old age of one people begin asking you about the prospects of another; assuming that you are on the path to building the average 2.5 child family.

What people tend to forget is that I was not expecting this one (the love of my life) or the other two that came along with the gig (2 beautiful and outstanding young ladies). So as far as the 2.5 kids thing goes- I am pretty sure that I've already got that covered.

But for humors sake lets go ahead and do the math.

We have Michaela every other weekend. - Approximately 4 days a month and in the summer lets say a total of 40 days more or less. Total: 76 days out of the year.... 76/365 = 21%

Now Alexandria is a whole differing equation. One that I don't think I can even generate.

So between 3 children...I'd say we actually only have 1.5- if you go directly by time spent.
(Which please note that 2 kids barely equal 1/2 of a full time child- how disheartening is this!)

Now in our hearts and all reality we have 3 amazing girls and a full family. So the answer to the question: Are you going to have another? is obviously NO, my plate overfloweth.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

miss you...again

Eric coming home was much needed, it had been over 3 months since we'd seen him last. But for some reason his leaving has been extra difficult this round. Maybe its because I know there's a chance we won't see him again for months... Maybe because I've seen Soph grow up so much and I hate for Eric to miss any of it.

All I know is that this past week has been rough. All I really want is for our little family to be together. I love how Sophie Mae remembered her daddy after all that time had passed; it was absolutely beautiful to see the two of them together.

But we're proud of you babe and again...we miss you.