Sunday, November 30, 2008

Go Dawgs!!

I think we have a bulldogs fan on our hands! :) If you can't understand her baby talk she is saying Go Dawgs!! I'm just a little excited because we have been working on it for awhile. She could say go and she could say dog but wouldn't put them together until tonight.
I've been wanting her to say it because there is a really sweet man at our church that the kids call the "candy man" If the kids are good during service they can get a piece of candy from him. Anyway...he is a real big bulldogs fan and he and his wife have always been really good to our family so I thought he might like this. :)

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Our week started out a little rocky...Sophia got sick Monday night and we all ended up sleeping in the guest bedroom together. :) The next day she seemed like she felt better but still wasn't eating a lot but was keeping her pedialyte down. Then on Wed. it got bad again and I ended up taking her to the doctor. Of course they told me it was a virus and to let it run its course. That is easy to say when your not the one washing a baby, bed linens, and the carpet every hour. Luckily she was well by Thursday morning and was eating everything in sight. :) I was just going to keep her on the BRAT diet but she insisted on having the annual Thanksgiving pancakes with daddy she also wanted some vegimite on toast and a few BBQ chips. :)
We ended up having a very nice relaxing day. We stayed in Senoia this year and cooked a turkey at home. We didn't eat our turkey until around 6 that night so it gave us plenty of free time. We decided to take Sophia to the park since it was such a pretty day and it ended up being a nice temp as well. We didn't even need our jackets. :) We stayed there for about two hours and then came home and had PB&J for lunch and took a nap. That evening we celebrated Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, and cornbread. YUM! :) Sophia isn't a turkey lover yet so she got to have hot dog for dinner haha!

Now we are getting ready for my birthday, Sophia's birthday party, and Christmas! This is a very busy time of year for us. I'll have plenty of pics to post for the month to come.

In the meantime here are a few pics from turkey day.

Playing with the leaves at the Senoia park.

I was throwing the leaves into the air trying to get a picture of them coming down around her. She was waiting for them to fall in this picture. :)

Turkey dinner or should I say hot dog.

Sophia has the color of her daddy's eyes but she definately has my smile. The more she grins the more her eyes disappear. :)

Yummy yogurt for dessert and yes she did shove that whole glob into her mouth. :)


Using an Outfit Again!!

Those of you who have/had children know that buying them clothes at this age can get very expensive. Most of the stuff Sophia fit in this past summer she will not fit by next summer. So I was VERY pleased to find out that one of my favorite outfits from last winter still fits her!! :)

This is Sophia this past February. See how the pants are a little long and the outfit is a little baggy. Seeing this picture gave me hope that it would still fit. :)


This is Sophia last week (November 2008). The sleeves are a little short but other than that it still fits!!!


You may think I'm a little silly but this has really made my day. :)

GA Nanny's Birthday!!

Phil, Sophia and I surprised my mom for her birthday this year. We drove down to St. Marys on the 13th and stayed with my sister Lisa. We were going to surprise my mom the next day when we took her to lunch for her birthday. When we got there the first night we couldn't wait to surprise her so Lisa called and asked if she wanted to come over and go out to dinner with her and her family. Phil, Sophia and I hid in the kitchen when she got there and then walked out. I think we really surprised her because she looked a little stunned. :) It was fun surprising her and we had a nice time while we were down there. We took my mom to a restaurant that is in downtown St. Marys. It is called Marianne's but a lot of locals know it as Sterling's Southern Cafe. Here is the link if you want to check it out: www.SterlingsSouthernCafe.com
The food was sooo good! I had the crab cakes with a side salad and sweet tea. The desserts are absolutely to die for and if you love chocolate like I do they have a chocolate cake with chocolate icing with some extra chocolate shoved in the middle for good measure. :) My mom had the coconut cake and Lisa had the carrot cake. I need to stop writing about food because I'm making myself hungry. :)
After we ate we did some window shopping downtown and a little bit of actual shopping. We all had a good time and enjoyed getting to see everyone. It is really fun to watch Sophia and Josh play now. They ran around the house playing chase the majority of the time we were there. Sophia also loved getting to play with all of Josh's cars. :)
Here are a few pictures from that weekend. I love you mom I hope you had a nice birthday!!


Sophia with her cousins. L to R Harrison (8), Josh (3), Sophia (2), and Hudson (12).

Swinging and playing with daddy at Aunt Lisa and Uncle Jay's house.


Feeding the Ducks. She was a little scared of them at first but then warmed up to them. They would get really close. :)

She had to try out her cousin Josh's spiderman quad. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting

Well Sophia and I went to vote this morning. We met up with Robert, Carly and Andrew around 9:00 and walked to the senior center where we would be voting. We figured it would be easier to walk there instead of driving and trying to find somewhere to park. We left about 5 after 9 and got there around 9:45. So the walk wasn't bad and we got to enjoy the nice weather. :)

The wait wasn't as bad as we thought it was going to be. We only waited for about 2 hours which is better than some of the other places I've heard about. The kiddos did pretty well but Sophia was over the whole experience by the time it was time for me to vote. :) She kept yelling du du..which is down is Sophia language. There was a big field next to the senior center so I let her out of her stroller to run some with the other kids. She did well though for being such a busy toddler. :) Phil met us after I voted and drove us back home. He was originally coming to get Sophia and take her home but by the time he got there I was already done so I just rode with him. On the way to the senior center Sophia managed to drop one of her books but Robert and Carly found it on there way back home. :)

It has been a busy day so far but I can't wait to see what happens tonight! I know Sophia wont remember this day but I hope when she looks back at pictures she will realize that she was part of a very important day in History.

Andrew and Sophia on the way to vote!

Sophia playing in a field with a line of people in the background. That line goes all the way around the building.

This is what Sophia did while we waited...I think she is saying CHEESE! :)

This is what Andrew did while we waited. Zzzz! He woke up at the end though and decided that fussing a little might be a good idea to hurry things along. :)

I'm a Georgia Voter!!!




Monday, November 3, 2008

Family Links

My friend Megan was asking me the other day how I found out about activities for Sophia to do. Mostly I just go online and google whatever I'm interested in but sometimes I find out from other moms. So I thought I would post some of my favorites. Let me know if any of you know of something I'm missing out on. :)

http://www.tinytunesmusictime.com/
Tiny Tunes Music Time. This is the class I take Sophia to.

http://www.uncle-bob.com/
This is a pumpkin patch in Newnan. They have hayrides, puppet shows, animals that the kids can pet and feed and of course pumpkins. :) It is only open to the public on certain days so check the website out.

http://www.dausettrails.com/
I haven't actually been here but my MOMS Club went and said they had a good time. They said to take plenty of bug spray though.

http://www.localkidfun.com/
I've found some fun local things to take Sophia to on this website.

http://www.shoptheavenue.com/
The Avenue Shopping area in Peachtree City. They sometimes do fun events like the Trick or Treating we took Sophia too. Just go to their calendar and it will list everything coming up.

http://www.peachtree-city.org/index.asp?NID=125
Peachtree City Library. Click on Children Services and it will give you a list of story times depending on your childs age.

http://www.senoia.com/
Even Senoia has things going on! :) The Christmas parade is Dec. 6th this year. The parade starts at 5 and they usually have other things kids can do. They had an awesome memorial day celebration this year. That is where Sophia got to ride the ponies.

http://www.thepotterypatio.net/
The Pottery Patio in Sharpsburg GA. Paint your own pottery kind of place. :)

http://www.stonemountainpark.com/
Stone Mountain always has some kind of event going on. The weekend we took Sophia to the pumpkin patch they were also having a Celtic Festival. :)

That is it for now... I have a few more but can't seem to find the links for them at the moment. Take Care!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!! Muh haha!!

Sophia and I had a great day on Friday. It started out with her going to her Tiny Tunes class. Since her class is on a Friday and Halloween landed on a Friday this year her teacher let the kids dress up in their costumes. It was so much fun getting to see what all the kids would be for Halloween. The class was fun as usual and Sophia participated a lot. It is amazing to see Sophia now in that class as opposed to when we first started. She participates so much more and really knows the music now. She still runs around a lot but will do all the motions to the songs. She even likes to help put things away. :)

After class we came home and had lunch. Carly and baby Andrew came and visted us for a bit. We were making plans for later that night. Carly, Robert and Andrew came with us this year to go trick or treating in the neighborhood.

Later that night we all joined up and the fun began we went to several house but not all of them. We still stuck to house where we knew people would want to see Sophia and if anyone was sitting outside we would go visit them as well. Sophia had a great time and has really got this trick or treat thing down pat. She should really by now. :) She can't say trick or treat yet but she knows how to open doors. :) We would go up to houses and I would tell her to knock on the door while I rang the door bell. She would just turn the door knob and try to walk in. :) Everyone was very sweet to her and several people had little bags already made up for her. Mrs. Stewart across the street out did herself. She gave Sophia a Halloween card, stickers, and some glow in the dark bracelets. After all that Sophia stood there with her face down. I think she was pouting a little because she didn't think she was going to get any candy. When she saw the chocolate though she perked up. :) The night continued on like that and I let Sophia stay up a little later so she could see the other trick or treaters. She didn't know what to think about seeing all the kids dressed up.

Saturday night we went out to dinner with Robert, Carly and Andrew to Carrabbas. We were celebrating Robert's 25th birthday. Sophia did really well they gave her crayons and a kids menu so that kept her occuppied for most of dinner. I also brought along these placemat things that stick to the table and she can color on that as well. :) After dinner we went to Rita's they serve custard and shaved ice. You know you go somewhere to much when your child recognizes the parking lot. Sophia started yelling YAY!! YAY!!! when we pulled up. :) She doesn't care anything about the food but they have a big gated area where she can run and play and that is what she likes the most. Well October is over and now it is time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year has flown by!

Sophia on her way to Wanda and Kent Stewart's house..look at that smile she knows what it coming. :) They spoil her. :)

Trick or Treat Ms. Sheri!


Looking for something to eat.

Robert with Andrew and Phil with Sophia.

Daddy and Sophia! My mom said she looks like me in this picture. I think it is the eyes..the more she smiles the more they disappear...just like mine. :)



Trick or Treat in Senoia

Wednesday of last week I took Sophia Trick or Treating in downtown Senoia. My friend Kandis and her little girl Reagan met us so we could trick or treat together. We had a good time the girls were a little whiny but they did better once we got going. The library was organizing this event and they did a great job. When we got there they were letting the kids color pumpkin pictures and then letting them stick them on brown paper bags to use when we went trick or treating. Sophia didn't want anything to do with the brown bag and got very upset anytime I tried to paste her pumpkin onto it. :) She just wanted to color the pumpkin and luckily I had brought her trick or treat pumpkin anyway. After the coloring was done one of the ladies read a halloween story and then we were off trick or treating. We went to several stores in town and they were all very generous. :) Phil got some good candy! After we were done everyone went back to the library and they had juice and halloween cookies for the kids. Sophia was starving by this time it was 11:30 so she wanted to eat everthing in sight. I got her home and made her lunch and she was much happier after that. She is pretty good when she is tired and uncomfortable but don't mess with her when she is hungry. She turns into a little beasty! :) Here are a few pics from that day.
Sophia and Reagan eating their cookies. Sophia was a 50's girl and Reagan was a lion ROAR!!


Sophia doing her favorite thing...coloring.


Okay I just thought this was to funny!!! This is after trick or treating. She was starving(note the cookie crumbs), cold(runny nose), and aggrevated I wouldn't open any more candy. :) Haha!