Friday, December 31, 2010
How will ring in this New Year? Do you make resolutions? I resolve to have more pants on the ground this year. Brandon resolves to finally prove the existence of Sasquatch.
Sofie resolves to read the newspaper each day to keep up with current events...
We wish you all a safe, festive New Year's Eve...and lots of love, laughter and happiness in the year ahead!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
We tracked Santa's progress on Christmas Eve
Star of the show was the kitchen she has been asking for for months...
Stocking full of goodies
Instruments to make music
What's hiding back here...?
After she opened each present she would throw the wrapping in the air and say "surprise!"
Thanks to everyone for the lovely gifts...it was a great first Christmas for this little girl!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It was not easy getting these three to sit still for some photos...but we managed to get a few.
Kim - it was so great meeting you and spending time with you. Your daughters are really amazing. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We decorated the house a bit and let Sofie decorate a little fake (gasp! no offense fake tree lovers...I grew up on a ranch with live Christmas trees and this is THE first fake tree I have had...ever) tree we got for her...
Spending time with our friend Rudolph and reading lots of Christmas books...
We won't be traveling for the holidays this year, so will spend Christmas here in Yountville...just the three of us. How about you? How will you be spending the holidays this year?
Friday, December 10, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
We ran in to Santa over the weekend while out on our daily walk through town. After about 10 minutes of negotiating and watching the other kids climb on to his lap, we were here. It is blurry because she would not sit still...notice how she is not looking at him!
Then we followed him around for about 15 minutes, watching him take photos and chat with others and she ended up here...still wouldn't look...
Telling Santa what she wanted for Christmas...
Decided he was okay and she would show him her "jingle bell"...
Soon they were pals...
And we ended here...
We hope you had a great weekend!
Friday, December 3, 2010
The sun came out this morning and so did we. We weren't the only ones enjoying to beautiful day...
The cows were nibbling on the fresh green grass
The birds were enjoying a little bath...
And about 1000 slugs were out to soak up some sun...Sofie was catching it all on film
A few of the other lovely scenes from our walk...
We hope you have a great weekend!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
She is giving away some lovely cards to celebrate her opening, so check out her design blog. She will be picking the winners tomorrow afternoon!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
So Santa did come to town yesterday! He was here to partake in the Festival of Lights. Sofie waited all week to tell him what she wanted for Christmas and when the time came...she hid behind me. She decided that Santa is "scwarwy". But we had a blast taking in all the holiday cheer...wine tasting, food, entertainment, music and the lighting of the town for the holiday season.
We hope you are having a festive holiday weekend!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wishing you a day full food, football and family fun! That's how we'll be spending ours...
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Friday, November 19, 2010
Sofie's pediatrician referred us to Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento and we are very fortunate to have been accepted to the orthopedic program there. After several hours of x-rays and consultations on Tuesday, we have some definitive answers.
First let me say what a trooper Sofie was. She was so anxious about this experience but let the doctors do what they needed to and of course charmed the socks off of everyone. And I can't say enough about how professional and compassionate and human the staff at Shriners are. It is a very special place.
Sofie has what is called Fibular Deficiency (she is missing her fibular bone), which is what we suspected. The good news is her arm has all the bones and she does not appear to have any syndromes associated with this condition. The doctors were amazed at how well she functions...amazed. The head ortho doctor commented that "she must not have read the manual". We also discovered that one of Sofie's fingers on her right hand only has the phalanges and is sort of "floating". But again, they were very impressed with how well she uses the hand and there is really no recommended treatment.
We were given some basic information about treatment options for Sofie's leg and will go back in February to meet with the head of orthopedics to further discuss them. The concern is that the length of her leg inequality will increase as she grows, which could lead to scoliosis and hip problems.
We do have the option of doing nothing now and waiting to see what happens as she grows. Anyone who has met her will tell you that this limb difference in no way slows her down. See video below. As a matter of fact, most people we meet don't even notice there is something special about her. She can run, jump, climb and play just like other kids her age. And seriously, who can make it past this face...?
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
We are so happy to live in a place where the weather actually changes with the seasons and trees show their colors. Sofie and I ventured out with the camera this afternoon to capture some of the beauty in our little town. Of course I had to capture some shots of my little beauty too.
This is Rex, the town horse...Sofie stopped to feed him
Then we headed to our favorite spot in town...the garden
Next we strolled along looking for pretty trees...
My next photo outing will be to capture all of the colors of the fall grape vines...they are amazing.