Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cute Pictures

Go check out Beth's blog from some cute pictures of Elaina and Sofie playing together.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sofia Dances

Sofia's latest thing is to run to Marc's side of the bed and turn his clock radio on and off and on and off and so on. And while it is on, she dances. And sometimes she changes the alarm settings. Thankfully, Marc has learned to check his alarm every night before bed and hasn't been late for work yet.

(excuse the video quality...the batteries died in anything that would take video except my cell phone)
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Friday, April 24, 2009

I love Goodwill!

We found this little gem yesterday at the Goodwill....for $3.99!! (It retails for $76.) This is some of the best $4 I've spent in a long time. She hasn't stopped playing with it since we brought it home.
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I found Sofia here yesterday before we headed out. I have no idea how she squeezed in there!
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And Coda thought maybe she'd like to get on the internet....But she couldn't figure out how to open the screen, so she thought she'd sleep on the computer instead.
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(She's awfully big, isn't she?)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lots going on (and lots of pictures)

Whew! It's nice to be home. Sofia and I were in SC for a little over a week. We went down to spend some time with my parents (and any friends who happened to be in the area). We ran the Easter Bunny 5K with Beth and Jenny, saw some reality tv stars and had an Easter Egg hunt. We put Marc on an airplane last Sunday so he could come back home to start his new job (Ellie, we aren't moving. It's a new job in the same city.) I stayed on in SC so that I could get some work done with my dad and Sofia could have a week of "Mimi Daycare."

Sofia, Jack (the dog), and I drove home yesterday.....just the two of us. I was really, really dreading this. I could just picture us going 70 miles on hour on I-81 and her screaming in the backseat with me not being able to do a thing about it. Normally, when we take a trip as a family, the passenger can reach around and give her a drink, snack, toy, etc. How was I to do this by myself? It turned out just fine. I had a bag of snacks and a cooler of drinks in the front passenger seat. I could just barely reach her hands enough to pass her a drink or snack or any other item out of the front seat to keep her happy. I could also reach play button on the DVD player. We stopped every 1.5-2 hours for bathroom breaks and to stretch our legs....stopped for a half hour at lunch, and it only took 30 minutes more than normal to get home. And Sofia was a doll! I would definitely give it a try again.

Sofia fell asleep with her "Baby" (new lamby the Easter Bunny left her, that is as big as her) within 30 minutes of starting our trip
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And she kept asking for "Baby" any time he'd fall down.

Playing with her animal crackers
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Happy on the way home
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(Please forgive the fact that the picture isn't center.....I was shooting blind since I was paying attention to driving.)

Jack was so happy to be out of the car, he let Sofia put stickers all over him (you know, address labels in case he gets lost). And Sofia was so happy to see her daddy.
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And few ended up on Sofia.
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Some how, Sofia ended up in just her diaper. Then she decided that she HAD to have her shoes on. Then she found her rain coat and HAD to wear that too.
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Then she started opening and closing her coat....just like a streaker!
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Once Sofia went to bed, her bedtime Bunny had to have minor surgery. He got a boo-boo while playing with one of Mimi and Papa's dogs. Dr. Marc working hard on Bunny's stitches.
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This morning I got up and ran a 5K. There was another past Biggest Loser contestant at this race also.
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Then we high tailed it home for showers, to pack a cooler, and headed to Marc's baseball game.
Marc is #7, playing catcher.
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Sofia had a blast running around the bleachers, playing with her sidewalk chalk, and getting filthy.
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Sofia decided that her sidewalk chalk would work better as make-up.
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter, Y'all

We had a very enjoyable Easter today. Sofia got up to see what the Easter Bunny had left her...sidewalk chalk, a giant stuffed lamb, bubbles, rubber duckies, and a little bit of chocolate. We had eggs and pancakes for breakfast. Then we noticed that the Easter Bunny had left some treats outside too.
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Sofia was so funny. She had to open every egg to see what was inside before she would move on and find the next one. Some had M&M's and some had fruit snacks. She didn't want anything to do with the fruit snacks, but had to eat every M&M before we moved on to the next one. We finally got wise and made sure the remaining eggs only had 1 M&M.
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Then she got the hang of it and start collecting without inspecting.
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(Of course, the dogs ended up with the fruit snacks.)

We had an late lunch/early dinner of yummy ham and sent Marc to the airport so he can start his new job tomorrow. On the way home from the airport, I came across this beautiful cross at one of the local churches.
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fun in Clemson

Today we went down to Clemson to visit with some old friends and run a race (see the race report here). And we ran into some celebrities.

We had a great time visiting with everyone! And there was a kids Easter Egg hunt after the run.
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Sofia and Elaina both had a great time hunting eggs....
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Mattie loved playing with the eggs.....
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We got tons of loot!
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And Sofia loved seeing what the surprise inside was...
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And Sofia had a participant cookie.
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Then we had yummy BBQ. Jill is so ready for a nap!
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And when we got back to Mimi and Papa's, Papa had a nice pink hat for Sofia to play with.
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Oh yeah, and we got to meet baby Erin on Friday!
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Star Struck

Even if it is a B-List star during her 15 minutes of fame. Today we (Marc, Sofia, Beth, Jenny, Mattie, Beth's cousin, Jill, and I) ran the Easter Bunny 5K in Clemson, SC.

We saw Amy Parham of last season's Biggest Loser (which wasn't a total surprise since she lives in Greer, SC) aaaaand Tara Costa of this season's Biggest Loser. They were running the half marathon. We talked to Tara's trainer in the port-o-potty line (we ended up saying you're cool and looking good to Tara in the port-o-potty line as well) and he confirmed that it was indeed her. He also said that since it still the middle of the season and she has not been kicked off yet (I think she's working on being one of the finalists) that she can't take pictures with anyone, etc, etc. Ok, sure, whatever, I busted out my zoom lense. Oh yeah, and Marc won his age group (while pushing Sofia).

Tara coming in to the finish
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Looks like she finished in about 2 hours and 10 minutes.
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See Jenny and Mattie in the foreground....just to prove we really were there.
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And Amy....didn't get too many of her.
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