Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our Weekend

Our weekend was pretty crazy on Saturday. I'd already decided on Friday that Saturday would be our day to go shopping for Sophia's pig costume. So even though it was raining cats and dogs, we were bound and determined to find it, so off we went. Did I mention that I'm quite stubborn?
However, we went everywhere and found nothing. Not even a back up cute costume. We did however find this cute cup for Sophia that has her name on it. She was so excited to use it that when we got home from shopping, she immediately jumped out into the rain to fill it up.

All the wet weather did help inspire Russell to hang up some things that have been laying around the house like these art hanging boards that I made at Anthologies.
This one is magnetic.
On Sunday, I decided that I'd see if Joann's had a pattern to make a pig costume. While they didn't have a pattern for a pig, they did have this pattern that makes a cow and I'll just substitute pink for the cow print. We found a pig nose and ears at a Halloween supply store.
And Sunday was also the first day we could comfortably have our windows open all day long. Yea for Fall weather!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September Birthdays

We celebrated our September birthdays this past Sunday. Koby turned 12 on the 18th and my grandma turned 85 (I think) on the 19th.
Here are all the cousins waiting for lunch to start.

Sophia loves rough housing with the boys!

Here's my grandma.
Here's Koby.

Sophia's favorite part was the dessert.

She took a really short nap and when she woke up, she wasn't quite ready to play yet.
I thought it was cute when Sophia helped herself to some sunscreen, especially with my sudden conversion to loving sunscreen.
Until she started getting it into her eyes. It wasn't even occurring to me that it might sting and she'd spend the next 30 minutes crying off and on.
Poor Sophia!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Is it Fall Yet?

Is it Fall yet?
Well, technically I guess it begins on Monday right? But we've been ready for a while. Well, we've been ready for those cooler temperatures for a while. But this week, we kicked into Fall decor mode.
Of course it began with Sophia decorating with the window clings.
She's already managed to tear up the pumpkin one.
We hung up orange lights. Of course Sophia wanted to help. And she's excited each night to turn them on.

Today, I went to Michael's to pick up a few decorative items and let Sophia pick out a craft to make. She chose this jack-o-lantern house (you can't see the jack-o-lantern part in these pics). And boy did she have fun!

I let her pick out the colors she wanted at Michael's, as we've gone through almost all of our paints at home. But good thing they were on sale this week. She chose orange, purple and green.

And blue. She demanded that she have some blue to complete her masterpiece. Good thing we still had some at home.
Of course she had to sample the paint.

Here's the completed version. It came with that little ghost stuffed figure that is removable.
We also went to Target today and I couldn't resist buying her this Halloween Mr. Potato head.
It's eyes glow in the dark and comes with a white cloth so he can dress up as a ghost.
I had picked this ghost ship up at Target last year after Halloween, on sale.
Sophia was super excited about the new addition, the Haunted House.

Last week, when we were at Target (yes, I should buy stock in it), I let her pick out her costume, which was a monkey. But once we got home and she tried it on, she didn't want to be a monkey any more. She said she wanted to be a pig.
So today, when we returned her monkey costume, we went back to look to see if they had a pig costume. They did not, but Sophia noticed this giraffe costume and changed her mind. However, once we got home and tried it on, she once again decided she wanted to be a pig. So now, I'm on the look out for a cute pig costume. Oink! Oink!

Sophia helped me decorate our little Halloween tree.

The funny thing is, I haven't been into Halloween since I was 12. I remember when we were kids, my mom would pull out the Halloween decor and let us help decorate. It was mostly cardboard pictures of pumpkins, skeletons with those movable limbs, nothing expensive. But I remember how fun it was to hang them up. So I decided that Sophia might enjoy that too. So far, she's loving Halloween!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sophia's First Day of Gymnastics: The Next Nadia

Sophia had her first gymnastics class at Sunbelt Gymnastics in Grapevine on Thursday. I was really worried about her. Not only did she have to travel in the car without mama but she'd be meeting new teachers without mama.
Traveling in the car with Sophia can either be torture or sometimes pleasant. Hardly ever wonderful. She hates being confined. She even has figured out how to maneuver out of her straps if she gets really frustrated. Plus, around new people she can be really shy and scared. So I had no clue how things would go.
But I'm happy to report that Sophia had a great time. She did great in the car ride over there. She didn't cry or be shy around her teachers. Ms. Melanie actually asked if she'd already taken a tumbling class before because she knew just what to do at each station. She even said that the teachers were impressed with all of Ms. Melanie's new ones.
So here are a few pics of the stations they went through.

So I'm hoping the rest of her classes go just as smoothly. It's funny. So far, she loves anything athletic and outdoorsy (both Russell and I love both), she loves making things (so do I), she's a picky eater (so was I), she's fiercely independent and doesn't like to be told what to do (that's me), and she LOVES chocolates and all things sweet (Russell and I, the chocolate is more me).
Well, if she's anything like me, I'm in trouble during her teenage years. Guess it's payback time mom and dad. Feel free to laugh.