Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mom's Visit From Tucson!

Part 1:
(we took so many great photos that I need to break this up into 2 posts!)

The kids LOVED having Meemom play with them and make great memories together.

From sockpuppets...
To bounce fests...
To games of chase...
To bedtime stories.
We also enjoyed great weather and fun activities.

Sophie chased the ball while Lucas had his own fun.

Here he comes, so fast on his bike!


Sophie used her powers of cuteness to persuade Mom to play catch with her every chance she got!

She's a great thrower!

Lucas was so excited for me to paint his face like a red kitty

Part 2 coming soon!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lucas' Birthday Wish List

Me: "What do you hope to get for your birthday this year, Lucas?"
Lucas: "Ummmmm, a cheese knife!"
Me: "Okay.... what else do you want?"
Lucas: "A giant robot as tall as you are, Mommy! And it has lots of dials and makes us breakfast!"
Me: (not sure he gets the concept on what are normal types of presents...) "That would be really cool, Lucas! But what kinds of things would you like to get that we've seen in a toy store?"
Lucas: "Pretend scissors!"
Me: "But you already have REAL scissors."
Lucas: " Yes, but I don't have pretend ones yet!"
Me: (I give up) :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sophie Sessions: twelve months

Happy Birthday our happy, silly, playful girl! We love you!

Sophie's Favorite Things:
Toys: balls, music-makers, bikes
Activities: Swinging and bouncing
Foods: strawberries, popcorn, avocado, zucchini muffins, and Chipotle rice and beans
Games: peekaboo and chase
Friends: Lucas, Lucky the monthly photo dog, and her soft blanket from Auntie Laila

The Stats: 18 lbs, 12 oz, 29 inches tall

Sunday, October 2, 2011


These were taken in late September. Yup, I'm catching up again!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

September Misc.

Lucas claimed some packaging material for cape-making.

Then he wanted to make a hat with these feathers.

And he needed a superman-style badge telling everyone who he was!

And an empty dish soap squirt bottle to fight the bad guys.

Stop taking so many pictures of me mommy.

I'm sorry cutie, but you're just so creative and adorable! I can't stop documenting it!
Does Super Kitty fly or have a vehicle like batman has the batmobile?

Super Kitty rides a motorcycle, of course.

Wet chalk art

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sophie Sessions: ELEVEN months!

Closing in on ONE YEAR!!

Lots of developmental leaps and bounds again this month!

* She's said her first words: "Dadadadadada" for Laith and I, and "ball" for her favorite toy of all eternity and back. This little girl is obsessed with any kind of ball!

* She's cruising and pushing our coffee table around the family room as a do-it-yourself walker. :)

* She's also started to become much more animated and clear about what she wants and doesn't want and will protest when she's unhappy about a choice we've made for her (though it's only a one or two second long squawk, so she's still quite easy-going!)

* She initiates games now- like chasing her, peekaboo, etc.

* She loves trying to put hats and shoes on herself- cutest thing ever to watch!