Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More Sophie Singing

"See" is her way of saying she wants to watch herself on the video camera. Oh so vain.

I am actually using my brand spanking new Flip Camera that is an early Mother's Day and birthday present from my husband. I have been saying I wanted it for my birthday so sooner is definitely better! It is awesome and I am having a hard time concentrating at work because I just want to play with it. :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sophie Update

I feel like I need to do a Sophie update. She has been growing like crazy and changing so fast, so yes, this will be a mommy post. Here's a picture I took of her this morning.

  • It seems like she has grown a foot since Christmas. Her pants are all bordering on highwaters! She is definitely looking more like a little girl and not at all like a baby.

  • She is also doing great at potty training overall. I have had lots of you tell me not to rush her and I totally agree. She is definitely getting it now, just too into whatever she is doing sometimes to stop and tell me. Overall, though, she is doing great! The other night I had put her to bed and a few minutes later I hear, "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" I finally went in and she was standing up and said, "Mommy, I need to go to the bathroom." I was like, ok, little adult! I have been using babyish words like "T-T on the Potty" but I guess we are a little more sophisicated than that. We laughed and laughed about that one.

  • I am so thankful that she is such a cuddler. She loves to say "Mommy hold you" which was always one of favorite things to hear a kid say ever. I really really like it when she says it to me. I never have to try to get her to hug or sit with me or tell me she loves me. She wants to love on us all the time!

  • This kid loves Elmo, even more than ever. We are definitely not growing out of that one yet. When she thinks we are going to be home for a little while, she immediately says, "Watch Elmo, Mommy!" and then when I say no, she changes to her innocent angel voice and says, "Please Sophie watch Elmo, Mommy, please?!" If I still say no, she says it again. It's hard to explain why asking politely doesn't always equal a yes. I suppose I am still learning that life lesson myself, so I don't really have a good answer, other than the standard "because I am the Mommy".

  • Her hair is getting so long! Those TINY little corkscrew curls, some 4 or 5 inches long, just bounce right back close to her head. I am thinking her hair is going to grow OUT for a long while before it ever, if ever, grows DOWN. :) I love hair and she does too! I tell her every morning that she looks beautiful, and now she actually says it before I can, then jumps down from me to go show her daddy, so HE can say she looks beautiful. Ok, so maybe we're a little overboard, but I say we're just filling her up now so that preteenagehood will be a little smoother! You need a little confidence bank to draw from during that era.(Remember I work with teens everyday!) ***BTW if you have an Ethiopian or African American daughter and her hair looks like THIS, please email me and let's talk technique and product.

  • She is singing all the time still. She can actually carry a tune pretty well. I love catching her sing, because she belts it out the most when we aren't looking right at her. She loves worship music. Especially Shout Hallelujah, Blessed Be The Name, How Great is Our God, and a recent favorite is Mighty to Save. It almost brings me to tears when I hear her sing. I can't help but hope those words are resonating in her, maybe like foreshadowing of who we hope she will become as she grows up, as she sings them and that she will come to know Christ as her Lord and that she will know how precious she is to Him.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Thanks and Puppies

Thanks for all the ideas about Parents Night Out! We are having it at our church. So far so good. Will just be a trial run. If it goes well, we'll do it again!

I have just heard from a friend of mine who is trying to find homes for a couple of puppies. Here is the link for more info. They are in the Midsouth region.