Wednesday, December 30, 2009

7 months old!

Our little miss is now 7 months old!!! It's unbelievable how fast it all goes!!

We don’t have another dr. visit until she’s 9 months old so I don’t have a weight update (even though I planned on weighing her myself today…and then completely forgot before I put her to bed!)  At 7 months she’s wearing mostly 9 month clothes (and a few 6 month pieces that still fit ok) and size 3 diapers.   She loves to spend time sitting up and playing with her toys…either on the floor or in her pack ‘n play.   She’s also been much happier now that she’s figured out how to sit up when she’s lying down.  She’s still scooting around backwards, and has also figured out that if she lies down, then sits up,   then lies down, then sits up again (repeat, repeat repeat) that she can cover more distance :)  She’s thisclose to figuring out how to crawl so I’m assuming she’ll be starting that any day now.

Sophie is a fairly good sleeper - she still sleeps through the night more often than not (although the past 3 nights have involved wake-ups between 2 and 4am!) but no matter what I try she’s still a serial cat-napper!!  She loves sleeping on her belly and insists on doing so no matter how many times I flip her to her back.  She makes a little tripod with her hands and rests her face on them (so she’s facing the mattress rather than turning her head to either side).  I’d try to get a picture but that could wake her up and none of us want that! 

Here’s a look at Sophie from months 1 to 7 :)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rainy Day Fun!

Today is just dark, gloomy and rainy so we spent the day inside reading lots of books, doing puzzles, taking nice long naps (the girls - not me!) and relaxing.  When Addison got up from her nap this afternoon she was insistent about wearing a dress that her Gaza (grandma) made for her.  My mom is a fabulous knitter and had made this dress for Addison last year but it was a little too big then.  Now it’s fitting her perfectly!  Recently she made a coordinating outfit for Sophie so I decided to dress both the girls up and take a few pictures by the Christmas tree.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa pictures

Last Friday Erik took the day off so we could take the girls for their Santa pictures.  I was less than hopeful that the picture would turn out well after last year’s fiasco.

Naturally, we arrived at Nordstrom just after 3pm to find a sign that said Santa was ‘feeding his reindeer’ until 4pm.  Of course.  So Erik got in line with Sophie while I tried to keep Addison from collecting balloons from the shoe department, riding up and down the escalator, touching EVERYTHING, tripping little kids…oh wait, that last one was just a joke :)

The time actually passed quickly (and we were second in line) so we got to head back right at 4:00.  We walked in the room Addison spotted Santa right away.  She immediately started jumping up and down saying “Hi, Santa Claus!”.  It was so cute…and made me hopeful that the picture wouldn’t be a complete disaster this year. 

Those of you who have met Sophie probably know that she is a little wary of people at first and really prefers to be held by mommy and daddy, so I was surprised that her first sight of Santa didn’t send her into hysterics.    After Addison chatted with Santa about her wish list (choo-choo train, Barbie dolls, babies, etc) we set Sophie down on Santa’s lap and backed away slowly…fingers crossed. 

I have to say that I was *thrilled* when this came in the mail yesterday.  Sophie may not be smiling but she’s not screaming so I’m happy!


Just for fun…here are Addison’s pics from 2008 and 2007.

2008               Is it wrong that I laugh out loud every time I see this?!?!


2007             So sweet at 9 months old…if we only knew then what we know now ;)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fallen Lakewood Police Officers

I know anyone local is aware of the recent killing of four Lakewood Police Officers on Sunday, Nov. 29th.

My friend Kerra knew one of the officers and his family well and has spent the past week organizing a benefit dinner and auction for the families of the fallen officers. The benefit is open to the public (and is free to attend) and will be held on Sunday, Dec 13 from 3pm-7pm at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood.

I'm doing my best to help Kerra in every way I can by collecting items for the auction and raffle, and also by collecting financial donations.  If anyone is interested in donating here are the options:
- I've been collecting donations (cash/checks/PayPal) from family and friends and then will write one large check at the benefit along with a list of everyone who contributed. If you'd like to donate via PayPal you can do so at
- You can write a check to Lakewood Police Independent Guild Charity Fund (501 c3) and give it to me to me to bring to the auction along with my check.
- You can donate directly to the Lakewood Police Independent Guild online at

This has been a very sad week and is just so tragic for the family and friends who lost someone that day...please keep them all in your prayers, especially tomorrow during the memorial service.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Halfway to 1 ???

This past Sunday (the 29th) was Sophie’s 6 month birthday!  6 months seems like such a huge milestone since we’re now halfway to her first birthday. 

Lately she’s really perfected sitting up and she’s LOVING it.  Our pediatrician even said she’s sitting like a 10 month old!!  She’s still having fun rolling all over too -  on the floor, in her crib, getting her diaper changed, etc.  The last week or so she’s been putting all her effort into figuring out how to crawl.  She’s scooting all over (mostly backwards) so I know it won’t be long before she’s cruising around after Addison and Sampson!

Here’s a look at Sophie’s first 6 months :)

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We love you so much Sophie girl and we can’t wait to see how much you change in the next 6 months!!