one year & one month…

time has flown & our baby is one year & (almost) one month. i was looking back through old pictures from shane’s phone & i found some favorites i had forgotten about, or have never seen at all.

shane, we are doing good. we now have three beautiful children & they keep us busy, they drive us nuts, but more than anything they bring so much joy to both of our lives.

sophia at 7 days old, so comftorable & safe with her mom & dad…

12 days old, getting to know her friends in her crib…

i figured out where sophia got her love for music & dancing… mikayla would always prop her up & “dance” with sophia, starting when she was teeny-tiny. mikayla, you have taught your little sister so much in her first year of life & i know you will teach her so, so much more…

sophia, you have grown so much, you are so healthy, you are so happy & we are nothing but blessed to have you…

sophia at one year…

1. she now is refusing, or at least heavily protesting, to being fed anything but “big people” food & if there is baby food in the bowl she has to be the one holding the spoon & feeding herself. sophia has always been such a great eater so having her fight me at meal time has been a bit of a shock & frustrating for me. sophia, you just want to learn & grow & be a big girl & that is a good thing, i just have to adjust with your growth, & i can do it. you already love trying different foods & flavors & fruits & pasta & so much more… this will be fun!!     ( i just have to keep reminding myself how much fun we are having when you are screaming at me & shaking your head & throwing your spoon full of baby food).  haha.

2. you are now sleeping in your own bed through the night!! you still wake up crying about 3 times a night but i only need to go into your room & you lay back down as soon as you see me, i cover you with your blanket & rub your back a little & you are asleep again. you just need to know that we are there & then you feel safe again.

3. sophia loves music!! she dances to any music that she hears, even commercials on the t.v.. i could watch sophia dance all day long, oh my gosh, you got some moves girl!!  we all have so much fun dancing & clapping with her while she dances & she get’s this look on her face, like she is just so happy & so proud that we are dancing with her…

4. if sophia is tired & i rub both of her ears it is like a sleep button for her. after her bath while i am drying her off & getting her dressed i will go round & round in both of her ears with my fingers & her eyes immediately get heavy & shut, i wish i could capture it on film but if the camera is there she is too interested in that to get as relaxed as she usually does by it.

5. you are colorful sophia… your heart, your spirit, your laughter, your emerging personality, you are just colorful & we love to watch you become more & more YOU every-day…

6. you are now climbing on everything!! you can now get up onto the chair & the couch & that is all you want to do. thankfully though, you learned how to get down off of the furniture too. you turn around & stick your butt up in the air & slide your legs & feet down onto the ground… such a good climber. when we are in the living-room & if i get up to go upstairs for just a second, when i come back you are always in the corner spot on the couch, watching your cartoons, propped up with a pillow & smiling & so proud of yourself. oh-my-gosh i can’t help but smile & laugh every time…

7. you are very proud to “help me” get you dressed. it really is so funny, you put your clothes no matter what it is on top of your head & smile so proud because you think you are getting yourself dressed. it is especially funny when i am folding laundry & look over & you have your daddy’s underwear on your head, just laughing away… you make me laugh every-day sophia.

8. you are adorable!!!

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