13 months…

i have a TON of photos that i have taken the past few weeks that i have done nothing with.

so i thought i would share some here…

most of the photos are just from sophia & i going thru our days & it was so hot last week we tried not to leave the house unless we had to, so they are all pretty much “around the house” photos…

june 12, sophia’s first grilled cheese…

i love this photo so much…

this month sophia has gone from eating rice cereal & “baby food” to eating big-girl meals, just cut up into tiny bites. it seemed to happen over-nite too, she had her usual baby-food dinner one night & woke up the next morning & she wouldn’t have anything to do with the baby-food anymore. right now sophia’s favorites are watermelon, cheddar cheese & peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. all good stuff!!

june 16,  a long & hard rainy-day. i was home with my girls all day & they made me smile, it was tony’s birthday & mikayla helped me out so much that day. thank you girls…

the best thing to do on a cool, rainy day in june…

have a picnic on the living room floor & laugh with your mommy & sister…

june 17, rocky smoked some amazing ribs at mom’s house in his smoker that he built…

sophia got to have a brownie after lunch!!

and she loved it…

i love her portable chair so much. it’s perfect for times like these…

pretty baby toes…

me, rocky, karen & kathy…

kathy & sophia…

june 19, sophia got her first coloring book & crayons…

choosing just the right color…

june 26,

june 26. jarred had just gotten home from his visit to connecticut late the night before. sophia & i went outside for a bit to check him out on his new skateboard… sophia was really scared of him on that thing, especially when he did a trick. i’m not sure if it was the noise or just seeing her brother fliepping around on that board & all the banging that goes along with that.

she even has her fist clenched while she is screaming, that means she is really, really upset…

she felt better watching from mommy’s lap…

see, jarred is o.k…

grandpa came to visit. they played with toys & sophia showed off her new walking skills…

june 27, the day that sophia really started walking…

this was also the day that the awful heat started & we started spending our days at home & inside, only going out unless we absolutely had to.

she tried her first cheerios today & she loved, loved them. now she loves to have cheerios & bananas for breakfast…

of course biggs had to see what the new treat was & sophia was very happy to share with him…

so funny, check out biggs getting all the left-overs from her chair & he does that every time she eats now…  what a scavenger!!

such a happy girl…

yep, it was so hot out that day that we decided to try & fry an egg on the pavement…

it didn’t work…

june 29, just another normal day for us at home…

we went out in the morning to take a few pics by the flowers, it was so hot out there that my camera lens fogged up & stayed that way. i like the way it made these photos look though, they have that old-fashioned hazy look to them…

she has figured out feeding herself with the spoon… don’t get me wrong, it is still messy & it takes about 45 minutes for her to eat but she get’s it in her mouth & she is so, so proud that she can feed herself…

she was tired after breakfast & i was coming down the steps & saw that she had decided to lay down for a minute, tired baby girl…

never-mind. time to play…

sophia is now going up & down the steps all by herself…

she is so very proud…

such a little model…

i love these feet in her cute little sandals with her frilly little skirt. so cute…

she has recently started “playing” with her dolls, carrying them around, pushing them in the stroller & hugging them.

i have always, since she was first born, rubbed sophia’s belly at night while she is in my arms drinking her milk before bed. now i see her laying her baby dolls in her lap & rubbing their belly’s & then she picks them up & hugs them. when sophia hugs her baby dolls or stuffed animals she lays them on her shoulder & wraps her arms around them & puts her head down over them, i can’t put into words just how cute it really is.  i love seeing her mimic what she knows about how mommy holds & loves her & that she associates how i hold her & love her with her baby dolls, she knows she is my baby & i love that…

a little snuggle before bed-time…

the next morning, June 30… i was bringing sophia her bottle of milk & when i came down-stairs she was pulling the blanket off of the couch & getting it all laid out just the way she wanted it to lay down on it, it took her about ten minutes. so cute…

July 3, sophia & i went to grammy’s in the afternoon…

dancing with grammy…

sophia had some lunch while grammy showed me how to make yummy home-made pesto…

such a pretty girl…

that evening we went to rocky’s to see the new puppy he & the kids got!! i tried to get a pic of sophia with little max the puppy but they both were moving so fast all the time that i couldn’t get a photo that wasn’t blurry. ha.

sophia was running back & forth down the hall & dancing all around, i think she was showing off a bit…

sophia, we can’t believe all of the changes & growing & learning you have done this past month!!

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