Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Sunday night, we had the end of year English Dept. party at our house. There were a few speeches from folks leaving the department, and as we clapped, Sophie stood in the middle of the crowd and clapped and squealed. Then she did what her Daddy has taught her to do: twirl and bow, twirl and bow, twirl and bow.
Frank brought her to me in bed this morning and when I said, "Hi, baby," she answered back in this groggy little voice, "Hiiiiii, baby."
Instead of "I did it!" Sophie shouts, "I dig it!"
I dig it, too, Soph.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The real roadside attraction was in Weatherford at the farm. The wildflowers are spectacular this year, so we strolled out into the meadow by the lake for some obligatory kid-in-a-Texas-field shots.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
She saw Momma eating a salad and wanted "bite bite bite!" I popped a crouton in her mouth so she wouldn't touch the food herself with her rainbow-colored fingers, but she'd never had a crouton before so she had to reach up, take it out of her mouth, inspect it, pop it back in, then show it to Daddy:
Sophie's fingerpainting skills transferred nicely to the garden later in the day when she painted her face with mud. When I told her she was a messy little garden gnome, she picked up some gravel and pretended to wash her hair. She LOVES getting dirty!
Friday, May 4, 2007
While we were cleaning out the garage, we ran across this antique car (found in an abandoned farmhouse on land near my grandmother's place). We thought we would clean it up and repaint it -- maybe for the next kid. Instead, Frank attached a leash and entertained Sophie for a while:
When things hit a lull on Saturday, Sophie and I headed out to see what was left at the sales and bought ALL of these dollhouses for just $30. I only wanted one because she was playing with the little schoolhouse and bus and I thought that was cute, but they wanted $8 for one house or $30 for all. Who could pass that up? We're going to share them with Laney and Lucy, because NO little girl needs NINE dollhouses:
The best "find" of the weekend was on Sunday, when we were driving around after church trying to get Sophie to fall asleep. Only a few stragglers were still selling, and they were all willing to drop their prices to get rid of the stuff. Frank found this great bike buggy, quite the step up from hauling Sophie with a leash. He took Sophie and CreepyBaby on the maiden voyage Sunday afternoon: