Sunday, November 25, 2012


Tomorrow, tomorrow...tomorrow! Tomorrow my little Sophia will be six months old! Where did the time go?! There is no way she is already half a year old!

She has become the sassiest and sweetest little girl. And she's finally growing like a champ! 
How can you not love that little face?

We fed Sophia her first meal on Thanksgiving. She was not impressed.

We've tried again every day since then, and she's definitely come around to eating solid foods. We're still on the sweet potatoes, but I can't wait for her to try different veggies.

After Thanksgiving dinner, Johnny and I were busy with all the Black Friday hoopla, so I look forward to decorating for Christmas in the next week or so. My sisters put up a Christmas tree already, and Sophia loves the twinkling lights on it. We lay under the tree and look up at the lights every night before her bedtime.

Stay tuned for six month photos and the Twenty-Five Days of Sophia's First Christmas!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Festivities

I'm so excited that the holidays are here. They are so much better with a baby around!

 Last week we took Sophia to the pumpkin patch. She had a blast looking at all the pumpkins and just being outside. She is the happiest when she is outside.

And now that it's November, we are one step closer to Christmas, my favorite of favorite holidays! I can't wait to take Sophia around to look at Christmas lights. She loves loves loves lights. Sometimes in the middle of her midnight freak out sessions, Sophia will stop crying to stare at the nightlight for thirty minutes. So if Christmas lights will soothe Sophia, Christmas lights she will get!

We're also going through some changes here in the Rivera house. Johnny, Sophia, and I have some new roommates. The three of us are moving in with my parents temporarily. They are a major help with Sophia...and sometimes Sophia only likes her grandpa anyway. And it gives us an opportunity to save some money and decide on our next move. I'm hoping that this means our next step is a quaint little house ready for me to decorate complete with exposed brick walls and a chalkboard wall.

Sophia Rose changes. every. single. day. Her six month birthday is just around the corner. And her first taste of food will be Thanksgiving Day! 

Sophia has started "crawling." She puts her head on the ground, wiggles her butt from side to side, scoots along, gets tired, and flips onto her back. It's pretty adorable. She's also very vocal. She'll babble your ear off, and she can even say milk in Chinese. And she always has to be chewing something. If it's not one toy or another, it's her blanket or her little finger...or whatever else is around. Today, for instance, it was Johnny's nose.

Now that Sophia is a little older and more alert, I cannot wait to share the holidays with her (we'll have to find her some sweet little holiday outfits too...of course). I can't wait to pop Love Actually in the DVD player and sip a vanilla peppermint latte.

What are your favorite holiday traditions?