Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sophia's First Christmas

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas. Sophia had a lovely 1st Christmas!

 She enjoyed looking at Christmas lights with a few of her furry friends.

And she loves her new little wagon. Every morning Auntie Tiffany takes Sophia and her little passengers on a daily stroll to say good morning to the townspeople (my dad).

 Sophia even gets story time in her wagon.

Then on the 26th, this little beauty turned 7 months old! Ack, it is going by way too fast. She is eating sweet potatoes, butternut squash, applesauce, and pears! And her new favorite thing is her own reflection. Her bathtub is right next to the mirror. When she catches a glimpse of her reflection, she breaks out in a giant smile and tries to climb out of the tub to talk to herself. What a hoot! Sophia changes so much every day. But no teeth and no hair yet for this little babe. I'm okay with delaying the whole teething experience, but hopefully she gets some hair soon. I'm ready to clip some bows to that sweet little head.

Now it's time to prepare for Sophia's 1st New Years!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Fail

So I had visions of grandeur for this Christmas many plans to make this the best Christmas that Sophia won't remember. But work is relentless this time of the year, and I'm barely staying afloat. But I did manage to bundle up Sophia for some morning errands.

We made a fun trip to Target (one of my favorite places!!) and finally bought Sophia some Christmas pajamas. A couple other stops later, and Sophia was tuckered out!

We still need to put up the mini "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree Johnny and I got last year for our first apartment together. My sister nicknamed it the "Charlie Brown" tree because it is a sad, skinny, little tree. But it's our first family tree, and I love it! In the meantime, I leave you with this photo taken by the Cheng Family Christmas Tree.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy December!

It's finally December and the best time of the year! Merry December and Happy Christmas! It's time to deck our halls, trim the tree, and elf the shelf (maybe? I still can't decide if it is creepy or cute).

6-month-old Sophia is all ready for her first Christmas season.

She gets to meet Santa soon...I've been putting it off because I can't stand the thought of spending my day off in a crowded deal-seeking frenzied mall. And because we never know what to expect from our dear Sophia. There's a strong possibility that she'll cry the entire she did when my sweet friend, Chelsea, tried to take her Christmas card photo. I couldn't even set her down for a second!

Exhibit A of Sophia's photo shoot meltdown. 
But check out Chelsea's blog and little baby Max!

In other milestone news, Sophia is sitting up like a big girl! And rolling over from tummy to back and vice versa. Rolling has proved to be a more efficient mode of transportation than crawling for her. She's also going through a phase where she is learning to talk and fascinated by the sound of her own voice. She just sits and squeals (squeaks) loudly. And she'll talk to anyone who will listen. I wonder who she got that from...

Sophia loves watching cars drive by, looking at her reflection and her shadow, listening to music, and chewing on the tags of her stuffed toys. She also loves to sleep on her tummy. I will set her in her crib on her back, and she'll roll over before she can fall asleep.

What's next for her? A trip to the Christmas tree farm, more solid foods, and lots of holiday festivities!