Friday, February 27, 2009


We went to the playground today. It's 60 degrees out! But it's supposed to pour cats and dogs later and maybe have a wintery mix on Sunday. So we thought better go now, even if it is super windy. Sorry for the quality, these are from my phone.
(don't know why this pic is reversed...mirror image)

She's a climber! Did this all on her own. Even got to the top and stepped over to the platform (while holding Mom's hand) to go down the slide. The slide was her favorite today!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A week with Grandpa

Warning, lots of pictures ahead.

Marc's dad came Tuesday to visit. Here is Sofia showing him her cigar box and all the stuff she likes to put in it.

Thursday, Marc took Bob to work with him. So, Sofia and I went to the mall to get rid of some pent up energy. We went before the stores opened, and it was great! We were the only ones there for awhile. No big kids running around like idiots while their parents talk on their cell phones and don't pay attention to their children.

I finally finished a knitting project! I made a shawl. I should have made it a little less wide. Then I would have had more yarn to make it a tad longer. Oh well. At least it's finished.

Yesterday we went to the Marine Corps Museum. These are the only 2 pictures I have. First, she's sleeping on the way down. Second, us waiting on Dad and Grandpa to finish looking at stuff.

And this morning, we woke up to a sick kid-o. She was sitting in her own puke. Who knows when it happened. After we got done bathing her, she had diarrhea. She hasn't had any more incidents since, but she's already taking her second nap of the day....this from the girl who hates naps.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sofia Dances

Weekend in Pictures

I'm sorry for any confusion, I thought everyone knew already. Marc had his gallbladder removed last week. He had a gallstone, about an inch big. It was causing him much pain and it was too big to pass (and has been bothering him for years now). It was a laproscopic procedure and much less invasive. He's got 2 small incisions, 1 larger one, and 1 in his belly button. And yes, having the gallbladder removed is really the only way to treat this. Once the gallbladder is diseased, you can't live with it forever. Plus, even if they were able to remove the stone, another would come back.

Some pictures of our weekend...

Sofia decided to help me make waffles this Sunday. She brought the chair over (with a little help).

She helped stir the chocolate chips in.

Yes, we are both wearing Christmas PJ's in February. That's just how we roll.

This morning, Michelle and Lolly went to IKEA with Sofia and I. Marc still isn't able to lift much weight at all, so I talked Michelle into going with me in case I couldn't pick up the item on my own. IKEA was selling the MALM dresser for $39.99 (regular $79.99) for one day only! They also happened to have free breakfast! So we came home with one of these snazzy dressers for Sofia's room (to replace the changing table). And of course, you never leave IKEA with just the item you went in for...Michelle ended up buying a dresser as well and a new lamp, I bought a lamp to replace the broken one in the living room, bought more plates that are Sofia proof (i.e. plastic), and light bulbs for all the new lamps. I had a gift card from Christmas from Aunt Barbie and Uncle Tom. Thanks for Sofia's new dresser!

Sofia supervising Daddy putting the dresser together.

The finished product.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chocolate puddin'

Marc had his surgery on Thursday and all went well. He came home Thursday after it was all done. He's been up and moving around since and he keeps getting better day by day.

Mimi came to stay with Sofia while we were at the hospital (THANK YOU!). Could you imagine chasing a 17 month old around the hospital and keeping her happy for 6 hours? While she was here she got Sofia some new shirts, one modeled below.

Everytime I tried to take a picture of Sofia and I, she made this silly face. As soon as the red-eye reducer light came on, she got all silly.

We decided to test out the weather shield on the BOB. It was great. It kept her warm and toasty and protected from the super wind we had the other day. Now, if only we could get Mommy a weather shield.

Chocolate pudding for dessert last night.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Picture Update

I guess you could say we have a new tradition in our house. We've been making chocolate chip waffles on Sunday mornings for the past few weeks and now it seems funny not to do it. Sofia loves the waffles! The way to Sofia's heart is through her tummy.

Sofia also decided to help Dad change a light bulb today. She climbed all the way up the ladder herself. (Don't worry, Marc was just outside the picture to grab her should she lose her balance.) We've got quite the monkey on our hands.

I don't remember when this pic was taken. But she's in a Clemson sweatshirt and finally liking hats again, so I thought I'd post it.