Friday, February 21, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Sophia is such a girly girl and looks SO pretty in pink! Here's a glimpse at the last week of her perfectly pink life.

I used my flowers from Valentine's Day to practice making a floral crown for Sophia's whimsical and feminine birthday party full of fairy tales and unicorns. Hopefully, I don't drop the ball on her birthday party this year. Sorry for the blurry photo.

Sophia and her Build-A-Bear friends! She loves them. And she loves flowers!

Sophia, how does a squirrel eat?

A dress full of animals for a little girl that loves animals? Genius!

GO!

 Johnny's family drove through town today and stopped by for a quick lunch with us. I finally got a picture of all the cousins. How cute are they?

And, of course, we had to stop at the park on the way home. 

The dinosaur is her favorite.

What's next for us? Well, we are looking for a place of our own!! Hopefully we'll be all settled in time for Sophia's birthday. I've had my dream home decorated in my head for some time now ;)

We're also ready to tackle potty training, move Sophia into a big girl bed, and hopefully find a swim class for Sophia. Happy Friday and have a good weekend!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Oh Happy Day

Other than Sophia's little cold, we are having the best weekend.

We celebrated Valentine's Day with Sophia Thursday night with dinner and a trip to Build-A-Bear. Her favorite part was picking out the "heart heart!" for Ellie the Elephant. It's the pinkest, girliest, little elephant you've ever laid eyes on, and she loves it. She calls her Heart, gives her kisses, and shares her milk with her newest friend. Sophia sure does love stuffed animals.

Friday, we took advantage of the warm weather and headed to the park for a two-mile walk. 

We stopped at the playground along the trail. Sophia started squealing the second she saw it! P.S. She LOVES her kitty shoes and usually cries when we try to take them off.

Her favorite part was running and jumping up and down on the playground bridge. I just die for her little giggle.

It was so much fun, and we can't wait to do it again before the Houston heat kicks in. At that point, we'll only go outside for pool time…woohoo, can't wait!

Before heading out for Valentine's dinner, we attempted to take some family pictures. Obviously we are incapable of that. At least Johnny and Sophia had some super cute father-daughter moments.

And while I worked today, Johnny and Sophia had more father-daughter time. He picked out a little pink soccer ball, and Sophia had the time of her life playing in the backyard.

Hahaha that ponytail gets me every time :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sassy Sophia

Recently Sophia has been incredibly sassy…finger waving, fake crying, and all. 

My sister even captured her fake cry.
video

Then she'll turn on the sweet and charm her way into anything.

It's so cute until I tell her no, and she gets angry. She'll literally start shaking and biting anything…ANYTHING…toys, books, her shirt, her sippy cup, etc…in sight until she calms down. I'm a little concerned about the biting and how to redirect her frustration. I don't even know where she learned to bite like that.

And then, just like that, she's fine. And shrieking and giggling again.


Oh and Sophia went on a play date last week. How cute are these three?!?! I'm so glad I met Karina and Marissa, and I look forward to our monthly play dates!
(Photo courtesy of Marissa)