Tuesday, February 23, 2010

they grow up so fast

this fine morning around 6:35 (the time has no significance, i just thought you should all know how early my kids like to be awake at my expense) sofi was blissfully polishing off her first yogurt of the day when the cat walked in.  this, of course, is an everyday occurence and nothing to shake a stick at, (what does that mean anyway?) but it seemed to have illicited an unprecedented response from the little lady.  something that sounded a lot like kitty...and along with uh-oh, mama, and what grandpa firmly believes to be his name, her vocabulary is rounded out.  aka she's a genius.  just thought you might all want to know, so that one day, when she receives the nobel prize, you won't be surprised.  you're welcome in advance. 

do they really go from THIS to THIS in a matter of a year?  ps those are stickers that happen to adorn her hair and body.  luke so lovingly decorated her after receiving them in sunbeams.  oh, the love. 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010


so, i guess when i said i was coming and that i was going to write once a week--i really meant that i wouldn't write until 3 weeks later.  apparently blogger has even changed their format in my absence.  oh goodness, one of these days i will be held accountable to myself somehow.  as of right now, though, i'm completely overwhelmed with teething, crying, snot, potty training and the endlessless thereof, the ever-pressing question of where i will be in 6 months, why i can't seem to write anything unless its 4 in the morning when i really don't feel like being anywhere but a bed...etc...

are you sure you wanted to know what i've been up to? 

in reality, my situation is no where near as bad as those in say, haiti, but i guess that's the main reason that i haven't updated in a while.  i've been bummed and worried and traveling to exotic places like grants pass, or and nampa, id--all things that i didn't qualify as big news.  i haven't wanted to complain in light of all the yuckiness that is going on elsewhere in the world.  i really am blessed and i am aware of my blessings...i've just been lost inside my own pity party.  why do we throw those for ourselves anyway?  who wants a pity party?  the truth is, i don't and i don't want to invite any of you either.  there, that's my excuse for being absent--told in a long, really drawn out, frustrating sort of way.

in other and much happier news...sofi turned 1!  and i actually did document it.  which reminds me of another reason i'm having trouble being consistent.  i'm annoyed with my lack of photography skills.  i'm planning on taking a class this summer, but for now i feel like my pictures look dumb so i don't take many...yes, it is as juvenile as it sounds.  i'll give myself a good talking to later i promise.  in the meantime.  here's a glance into the festivities of a girl that loves food more than life and isn't afraid to ruin a perfectly good cake.  gotta love her.
i'm having technical difficulties with the video of her in the actual devouring stage, but i'll figure it out and trust me, its worth the wait. thanks for listening and i'll be back sooner than later.  i mean, the sun is out in the middle of february and this happens on a nightly basis.  what is there to sulk about?  answer:  potty training.