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.

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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!