Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy 6 months!

After 15 attempts of getting a "cute" pictures, this was the best! She's everywhere and was grabbing the paper and crumbling it and wouldn't look at the camera. Oh well - at least I have it documented! Sophie is weighing in at 18#, is 25.5" long and her head circumference is in the 75 - 90th percentile. (Heed! Pants! Now!...movie quote from So I Married an Axe Murderer. It's a funny quote if you've seen the movie. Not funny at all if you haven't!)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hair of the Day

Brought to you by Miss Sophie Shea

Click on the pictures to get the full effect!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Daddy Graduated!!

Matt graduated Saturday from UCO with his MBA! We're so proud of him and so excited that he will be at home every night and won't have to study every weekend! He did so well - was nominated for MBA Most Outstanding Student and graduated 3rd (I think) in his class - all while working full-time and becoming a daddy! Our families came in for the big day and we had a little brunch for him. It made Sophie a little tired...


After her nap (which was during graduation - I had to stand in the back for over an hour and hold her while covering her ears so she wouldn't scream every time an overly excited family member would yell for their graduate), she was more ready for picture time.

She wants to be just like her daddy! (Let's hope!)






Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sickness update

The Sophster has a double ear infection and two bright white teef coming through on the bottom left. Fun times! So, we've been nose-dropping, bulb-syringing, snot-wiping, humidifying...and snuggling. That's the best part. Poor thing, she's still as cute as can be!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I'm a slacker

I haven't updated in a while - so sorry. We've all been sick around here and it's hard to get real excited about taking pictures or blogging for that matter. But, here are some fun pictures from the last couple of weeks. The girls hanging out in Weatherford Thanksgiving morning.

Sophie biting the duck's bill - she's teething and I think there are 2 little teef coming through. She refuses to let anyone take a look.

Shaking her booty - this just cracks me up


What an awful face! Her daddy was giving her a lemon and this was one of her first reactions. She actually started to enjoy it and took about 6 more bites!

Cruz + Soph = BFF






Wednesday, December 3, 2008

We started solids!

And look at the mess it makes! Just about once a day we get one of these explosions...I guess that's just part of it. The first time or two it was a little funny, now I just try to keep my food down while changing her! She's going to kill me one of these days, but doesn't she have the cutest little teaso (that's 'bottom' in Lebanese for all of you whities!)!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

5 months old!!

I can't believe I have a 5 month old! She is so much fun and I have to snap pictures or record something everyday - she does something new, or funnier, or better everyday! What a blessing to be able to stay with her and watch her grow! Thanks Daddy!!

Isn't this funny! Both mouths wide open!

We played out in the yard yesterday and I got some really great shots of Sophie!






Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Girl

Sophie loves watching Cruz. She could just sit all day and smile at her. Lately she has started to giggle, but only at Cruz. She's so darn cute and happy in this video; I had to share it.

video

Monday, November 17, 2008

Look what I can do!

Miss priss is sitting all by herself!! I can't believe she's already hit this milestone! Last week she was holding herself up with one hand and playing with toys in the other. All of the sudden she was sitting without support on Thursday night. she looks like a glow worm!

Whooaa! Not quite mastered!

Fast forward to Sunday night...completely mastered!

She can even multitask!

Sitting up sure wears her out!
Cruz is always worn out!





I love my Giddie!

Sophie hung out with her Giddie on Sat. while my mom and I went shopping for a few goodies. Sophie enjoyed typing on the computer with Giddie. She looked at pictures on the internet and then typed a note. That typing must have really worn both of them out. They BOTH slept through a football game!









Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Like father, like daughter

She's smarter than I give her credit for. She actually pays enough attention to her daddy to be able to imitate him almost exactly. She's reclined, has her arm rests, sitting in her undies (sorry Matt), and holding the remote. The only difference is her need for a paci. I think she's almost ready to give it up. We're making progress, especially at night. She's doing better soothing herself without it. Just give me (and her) time; don't judge all of you paci haters. Her mom and Aunt Skye required paci for 3+ years.

Sophie's first voting experience

Sophie went with me to vote last week. The cute old ladies who took my name couldn't get enough of her and offered to hold her while I signed in. Sure they could. Then they offered to hold her while I voted, but Sophie wanted to be a part of this historical day. She even pointed to the her favorite candidate, but unfortunately her vote didn't count. Doesn't she just look like a little politician here!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fall fun

We went to Lake Hefner for some fall photos this weekend. It was perfect outside, the sky was beautiful and the trees were gorgeous.
Don't they look a lot alike?! They both have goofy smirks most of the time - maybe that's what makes me think they look so much alike!
Sophie kicked daddy in the eye!

Family picture - Cruz even calmed down enough to participate.


One of her new things is to pull leaves off of the trees. She's strong enough to do it all by herself. She's admiring one of her accomplishments.





Monday, November 3, 2008

Please read

If you have time, please read the newest blog (I think it's the 2nd one now) posted on:

http://ourgrowingfamily02.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your boldness, Melodie!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sophie's first Halloween

Sophie had a fun first Halloween. She was an adorable (not biased!) pumpkin! We went to our church's Trunk or Treat and she loved seeing all the babies and kids dressed up. She just lights up when she sees other babies. Ready to go trick or treatin'!
Isn't she cute!

The three girls!

These are some of our friends from church. Andy and his son Michael, the groom, and Jonathon and his daughter Molly, the bride. How cute is that!

Sophie was so excited to see the Blue Monster, Caleb.


Her one and only treat. This really cute old guy was handing them out instead of candy. Matt and I even got one!

Sophie and Nate posing. Nate was more interested in the golf game. Can you blame him?

Daddy and Soph checking out the pumpkins. She's starting to grab everything in her sight!

Happy Halloween!

P.S. I made Sophie's costume...I know, you should be stroking out. It's the first thing remotely close to creative that I've ever made. I couldn't believe it actually turned out so cute, and it fit!








Wednesday, October 29, 2008

This is what happens...

When daddy gets a hold of me!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This weekend we had a nice getaway to Dallas. Matt has a friend who got married in Vegas so we went to the reception this weekend. It was in his parent's house and we pretty much just hung out on the couch. Sophie was all over her daddy.

We decided to check out the backyard. It was huge - at least 2-3 acres. They had a pool with hot tub and then if you walk past the pool there is a pond with a waterfall and tons of open space. They also had a basketball court and two volleyball courts. It was a huge house!
We only stayed a couple of hours and then decided to head to the hotel to check in and get ready to go to supper and then the mall. We bought tickets to a Mavs game, but...
Two somebodies decided to take a nap. So, we ate supper and then went to the Galleria to do some Christmas shopping. We ran out of time for the game, but it was probably going to be pretty difficult to carry Sophie around so it wasn't a huge loss.
We tried to sleep in Sunday morning, but our daughter had different plans. So we took our time getting around and then met my mom and sisters for lunch. We ate at Cafe Brazil and they had the best food and coffee! After lunch Matt headed back home to OKC and we girls checked in to our hotel. They all came down to Dallas to attend the New Kids on the Block concert with me (you should be jealous). Sophie enjoyed the chair at the new hotel while we got ready.

We did some more shopping and grabbed a bite to eat before heading off. Sophie was happy during the "goodbye" picture, but as soon as I left she cried for 2.5 hours.
Good thing I didn't know she was upset, or I wouldn't have enjoyed the concert nearly as much as I did. Here's the opening of the best concert I've ever attended!
They came out in their Celtics jersey for Hangin' Tough.
We had so much fun! I can't believe we saw them 15 years ago! I can still remember being checked out of school early in the forth grade to go see them. I was decked out in my NKOTB jacket, shirt and huge button of Joey. Not so much this time, but there were tons of girls who were! It was funny to see thousands of girl my age, many of them pregnant, screaming, yelling and jumping up and down.