Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cabin Fever!

Oh. My. Goodness. Time is flying by so quickly! It's pretty much February, and we've survived 8 months as parents. But I am in no way ready for Sophia to be O-N-E yet!

Now that she is so active, I am looking for some activities to burn some of Sophia's endless energy. I'm thinking swim lessons or a gymboree class. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Little Rascal

The little rascal, more affectionately named Sophia, is mobile! And there isn't a moment when she stops moving. She crawls everywhere with her tiny hiney wiggling around in the air. And she can push herself into standing position on the couch...yikes!

Where did my baby go?!

So now it is a constant chase to keep up with this toddler

I got the updated Bumbo with the seatbelt in an attempt to keep her seated. I bought one while I was still pregnant, used it once or twice when Sophia was barely big enough, and returned it when they got recalled a couple months ago. So far it seems like she's enjoying it.

Sophia turned eight months yesterday and has been busy with so many activities, including attending fancy weddings...

...holding town meetings...

...weathering some cold temps...

...visiting her animal friends at the zoo...

...and her alien aunts in Austin!

My two favorite holidays, Valentine's Day and Easter, are coming up! And then Sophia's 1st birthday. My plan is to have a more permanent home, so I can give her a big girl/playroom for her birthday! We'll see how it works out. This era of social media makes me feel guilty for not having Stepford-esque, Pinterest-worthy projects completed for my daughter. But that's a different battle for another day. For now, I'm going to rest until the little rascal wakes up from her nap.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Okay, so I know I am super late with this post, but hello 2013! I'm not sure how it will top 2012, but I am excited to see what this year brings for our little Sophia's first birthday ( are we ALREADY even thinking about this?!)

2012 was a big year for us.

We found out we were having a GIRL!...

...celebrated our first wedding anniversary...

Photo from the amazing Taylor Lord!

...introduced Sophia Rose Rivera (the sweetest, cutest, best baby ever) to the world...

...and celebrated seven months of her perfect little life!
And this year, I've set a resolution to be around more for Sophia. I don't want to be the absent mother that is always at work, missing out on all the big moments in her daughter's life.

Hopefully this year also brings us our first house and a chance to make that house a home. We also get to celebrate Johnny's 30th, Sophia's 1st, my sisters' college & grad school graduations, several of our friends' big days, and all the moments in between.

Cheers to 2013!