During our Christmas clean-up efforts, Sophie grabbed a broom and started to help out. This picture is subtitled: Why We're Buying a Plastic Tree Next Year. Can you believe all those needles?!? On a Sophie note, helping out is one of her new favorite things. She likes to help unload the dishwasher, help feed Callie (one dogfood kernel at a time), help put away toys (and then help spread them all out because things looked more festive that way). I sort of wish Santa had brought her a tiny broom, but she already got a kitchen and grocery cart from Santa and a doll buggy from Nana -- I didn't want to go over the top with domestic stereotypes. Of course, she received stacking toys (future architect?), a shape-sorter (future engineer?), a doll with one finger chewed off by my grandmother's dog Coco (future plastic surgeon?) and a sparkly tutu (future drag queen?) There's no telling what amazing things this little Sophie will be inspired to do.
I'm a bit tardy in posting our Christmas vacation pics because we've had some trouble with the main webpage software. If I can get it up and working, you can get a glimpse of our holiday by visiting www.frankandstacy.net. If it doesn't work, well...Christmas is over. Let's all move on.