Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Someone turned ONE this weekend.
Today was her one-year checkup. She's still a petite little girl, but boy has she grown in the last year. And she sure does have a set of lungs. She's known for her loud shrieks and cries around the ped's office. 
I haven't done any stats updates so far, but I figured I would do one for her one-year checkup just to see how far she's come.

Age: ONE!
Stats: 28 inches (20%),  18 lbs (5%), 17 inch head circumference (30%!
Favorite Foods: Blueberries & Bananas
Favorite Words: Mamamamama..., Da!
Favorite Toy: Jellycat Bunglie Pink Giraffe
Favorite Book: You Are My Cupcake
Favorite Activities: Anything with water (pool time & bath time), "Walking" down the stairs with daddy, Running circles around the house, Pretending like she's part of the joke when everyone is laughing, Being attached to mama
Least Favorite Activities: Getting her diaper changed, Riding in the car, Meeting a big group of new people, Getting separated from mama
Nicknames: So, So So, Sobo (short for Yakisoba bowl), B
Signature Moves: Waving whenever she sees someone getting into a car & being scared of everything
Mom's Proudest Moment: Raising a little health nut. Sophia loves fruit. She could eat it all day long. She wouldn't even touch the cake we got for her cake smash photos until we put Cheerios on it.
Dad's Proudest Moment: Being the first person to make Sophia laugh. Don't worry, he won't let anyone forget this.
Other one year celebrations...
Saturday afternoon, we had a pool party. It was so nice and small, and Johnny's family was able to drive up for it!! After warming up to so many new faces, Sophia had a great time in the pool with her cousins.
Sunday, we spent the morning at the Houston Zoo. Boy was it hot! And crowded. It seemed like every family in Houston had the same idea we did.
Later that afternoon, we took Sophia to the big girl pool for the first time. She had so much fun and couldn't get enough of the water. I'm so glad that she loved it because I spent half my life in the pool (between swim team, lifeguarding, swim lessons & fun in the sun!).
Johnny and I look forward to this next year. We talked about some things we want to do this next year that include swim lessons, tumbling, dance classes, introducing her to more kiddos, a trip to the beach, her baptism, and so much more!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hello May!

So long April, hello May! 

Birthday month is finally here, and we could not be more excited! We're going to spend a couple days in Austin around Johnny's birthday for Sophia's one year photos, birthday fun, and my sister's graduation from UT Austin! And my aunt is visiting from Hong Kong. She'll finally get to meet Sophia.

I know I say this every time, but Sophia has changed so much lately.

She has finally grown an attachment to a toy. She has a stuffed giraffe (the one she's holding in the picture above) that she loves. Last night, Sophia was so grumpy before bedtime. The second she got a hold of her giraffe, she started to calm down. And of course, she held onto the giraffe with her chubby fingers all night.

Sophia has two bottom teeth. The top two have been "coming in" for about a month now, but still no sign of breaking through yet.

She's walking. Walking! She can take a couple steps alone. And she'll walk around the whole house if you hold her hand. Pretty soon she'll be running through the house. For now, she speed crawls. She squeals and laughs and crawls faster when she hears us running after her...especially when she heads towards the kitchen.

She's crazy. And talkative. And likes to be the center of attention. She's lucky she's cute, or else she would be annoying. Johnny said, "now you know how I feel about you." Ha. Ha. Ha. He's a comedian that one.

Oh and she loves kisses. She'll grab your face and kiss you.