Friday, September 19, 2014

1st Soccer Game of the Season

Sophia's 1st soccer game of the season was last Saturday and boy was it chilly. It was in the 60's, breezy and misty. Definitely not your normal Texas weather in September. She's playing on the same team but with a new name, the Vipers, and team colors, lime green and black. Oh, and a new coach. This year they increased the field size, increase the number of players on the field (6 instead of 4), and they have a keeper (goalie).

About halfway through the game, an official noticed Sophia had earrings in (her starter set that are supposed to stay in for 6 weeks). Apparently they aren't allowed to play with them in, so we had to remove them. That was easy but putting them back wasn't so easy. It was painful for her and I both.

She also had a game on Tuesday so we had to take out her earrings again, AND put them back in afterwards. I suggested we just take them out and get them re pierced in November when her season is over. By Wednesday night she agreed and we're earring free right now.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sophia Got Her Ears Pierced!!

Sophia has been begging me for weeks to get her ears pierced. Right before school started, I gave in.
She was super excited!!!!

Not a single tear......

She got the Hello Kitty earrings! No tears!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sophia is a First Grader!!!!

Sorry I'm a little behind. Things have been really hectic with going back to school (for both of us). But Sophia started 1st grade!
We had meet the teacher night on Aug. 21st. Sophia has Mrs. Jeffrey.
For the week that I had back to school training, Sophia went to her old PK with Ms. Melanie. And everyday there were tears. Super duper separation anxiety. I guess spending all summer with me was not a good thing. Normally during the summers, she always went to childcare/PK in order to keep her spot. But this summer she was with me.
But she did great at going back to River Trails. Not as many tears. Just a few tummy aches.

She's not wearing her glasses because we need to get the nose piece adjusted.

She had a great first day! She loves her teacher and school once again.

Love this silly girl and love being at her school!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Introducing....Cupcake and Muffin!

We had promised Sophia that once Russell found a job, we'd get cats. So, finally at the end of July we decided to look. We started at the animal shelters but the cats/kittens were either too sickly to be adopted, had behavioral issues, etc. We finally ended up going to PetsMart. They have a cat rescue group that rescues cats/kittens from shelters, puts them in foster homes so they can adjust to living in a house (and sometimes with other animals). They had 2 kittens that were about 5 months old that were pretty mellow but also got along with other animals. So without further ado, meet Cupcake and Muffin.
Sometimes it's really hard to tell them apart without seeing their faces, but this is Muffin (her original name was Bubblegum, Sophia wanted to change it to Bella and then decided on Muffin).

She loves to play!

This is Cupcake. At first she hissed and tried to stay away from Muffin. I think Cupcake was in a foster home with older cats that weren't as playful.

They quickly made themselves comfortable.

And eventually became comfortable around each other.

Sophia wanted me to post this pic of her "fort".
And eventually they started sleeping and snuggling together.

Two very happy cats and one very happy Sophia. Also, one very happy mom (these kittens are great! They'd already been litter box trained and so far have not destroyed any furniture with their claws).

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy Belated July 4th!

I'm a little behind on my's how we spent our 4th of July......
swimming and eating at my mom and dad's house!

And let me tell you, Sophia is a little fish now. That extra week of swim lessons really helped give her confidence.

Uncle Tim was trying to show her how to do a really big jump.

But she just wasn't getting it....

Still not getting it.

She finally got it! LOL!

Russ and I headed home because we didn't care about seeing fireworks. Sophia stayed behind to watch and Nana brought her home later.