Friday, April 30, 2010
And here is an adorable video of her showing off her walking skills...you cannot imagine how excited and grateful we are to have this video. We hear that same laugh here at home all day long!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This morning I was surprised and elated to find new emails from this wonderful fella, including with over 100 photos and six videos of Sofie as a baby!
They are very large files so I am working to re size them so I can share what a beautiful baby our girl was. But first, a test photo to see if I am on the right track...
Looks like I've got it figured out so stay tuned for more!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sofie was very quiet and a bit introverted and stuck close to me pretty much the entire time, which was interesting to watch considering she is quite the opposite here at home. But she was generous with her kisses as we were leaving the party.
I kept forgetting to keep the camera on me, but her are some photos...
Picnic lunch with her friend Sienna
Not too sure about all of it...so decided to look for flowers
Sofie loves the baby...she calls her Kenzie
Playing with Sienna, Kenzie and their Aunt Wendy
Friday, April 23, 2010
It was quite warm and humid today, so we spent some time in the pool...
Sporting her new suit from Nana Mary
We discovered our tomato plant had set fruit and we have "baby tomatoes"
Some silly faces...
Splish splashing around
Enough with the camera, Mama
Something else we did today...helping Mama unload the groceries...
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Sofie eats everything we do, except mushrooms and only if she sees them first. Her favorite foods so far are bananas and all other fruits, tomatoes, spaghetti, nuts, raisins, prunes and salmon. Of course this can change from day-to-day!
So far, her favorite toys are her baby, bunny, etch-a-sketch, "microphone" and books.
We watch cartoons in the morning and she really loves Curious George, Sid the Science Kid and sometimes Sesame Street, but only for Abby and Elmo.
Sofie loves, loves, loves to be outside. She loves to help us in the yard and to splash around in the pool. We try to make it out to the park or for a walk each day too.
Her favorite games to play are the ones she & Baba make up. The "wine cork game" is a winner...I'll try to get that one of film one day. She also loves to play the balloon game:
She sends it up to Baba and they come up with new ways to send it back down...
Sofie also loves to exercise in the garage with Baba. Exercise is fun when you have silly Baba...
And last but not least, a photo of Sofie & I...for those of you who ask why I am never in any of the videos and photos! I guess it's because I am always behind the lens...so we took one of ourselves!
It's hard to believe we've only been home for a month...a month full of love and laughter and joy and lots of firsts for us all...and hard to imagine what our life was like before Sofie became our daughter.
Monday, April 12, 2010
I forgot my camera, but Randy was kind enough to send a few precious pics our way and I caught a few pics and a short video on my Blackberry...
Not sure about this slide thing...
But all is well with a little help from Baba
Swings are the best!
Sofie and Sienna "planting flowers"
Moving up to the big slide
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Sofie came to us with a monkey-rigged pair of shoes that she immediately stopped wearing in favor of her pretty new "regular" shoes and hasn't worn them since. We recently sent a few of her new shoes to this fella who "lifted" them to accommodate her inequality. He did such a great job! Sofie immediately test drove them and was so, so, so happy to have two pairs of proper new shoes!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Sadly, we had to make it disappear after only one viewing. She suddenly forgot all the English she had learned and lapsed back in to speaking only Mandarin...but her English is back after just a few days.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Now she knows what all her swimsuits are for.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010