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?


  1. love those little boots!! i am obsessed with moccs and have had a hard time trying to find little ones for my little girl! where did you get these from?

    1. Kyla, they are Stuart Weitzman moccasins from Nordstroms!

  2. i still can't believe it's nearly december! can't wait until next year when i have a little one as well :)

  3. I nominated you for a Liebster Award!!! Check out my post for the details!!

  4. She is so cute!! We live with my parents right now too for the same reasons and it has been awesome!!