Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Christmas Morning

Telling baby Jesus Happy Birthday

Checking out the new house

It even comes with new furniture!

Santa ate all the cookies and only left some crumbs.

Christmas Eve

Jason & Sophie opening gifts.

Sophie playing dress up with her new dora dresses from Grandma Sue.

Checking out Santa's plate of cookies.

Sophie & Piper sampling some of Santa's cookies

Christmas in Monroe

Jason, Sophie and I celebrated christmas with Grammy & Grampy the weekend before christmas. Sophie had the best time playing with Abbey & Macey. She loved the presents under the tree and even decided that she couldn't wait for everyone else to open theirs.

Sophie with Grammy & Grampy

Posing in front of the tree

Sophie, Abbey, Emmey & Macey...this was the best picture of the 4 of them together.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Shelley Parker tagged me to post the fourth picture from my fourth picture file. It took me a few days to decide if I wanted to use the picture from my computer or the one from Jason's computer. Well....my computer won (it is the more recent picture of the two). Anyway, this is a picture of Sophie and our friend William playing at Chick-fil-a. They always have the best time playing together. Will is such a cutie and Jason says that he is Sophie's future husband. That would be great, but it is waaay tooooo early to think about that. We are so sad and will miss Will, Kirsty, Hamish, and new baby Madeline when they return to New Zealand (which rumor has it will be soon). We will definitely be planning a trip to New Zealand to visit them. Now I tag Sarah to post the fourth picture from her fourth picture file (I'm doing this so we can see new pictures on your blog page!)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Worn Out.....

Sophie does not seem to be in too much of a hurry to get better. She is still running a low fever and has had a terrible cough since Tuesday. I took her to the doctor yesterday afternoon, but the doctor said it is just a viral infection that must run its course. We didn't sleep very well last night because Sophie coughed and tossed and turned all night. To make matters worse she decided to get up at 6:30 this morning for a glass of bunk (milk). After watching Sesame Street she took a little nap while sitting in her chair. We spent the rest of the morning sitting in her Dora House reading books. She thinks that is where we need to play now even though it is very crowded with her, me, 6 dolls, 10 books, a blanket, pillow and whatever else she picks up on the way in.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Princess slippers for a Princess

Sophie has been sick this week so I got her a prize. Princess slippers! I really got them for her because she doesn't want to wear socks and since she is sick she needs to have something covering her feet. Well, the slippers turned out to be a great idea because she thinks she is something wearing them around. Please notice that we still have a purse in all of our pictures.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Program

Sophie's preschool had their christmas program on Monday. The pictures are not that great because we had to sit in the back so that Sophie would not see us. She did not want any part of getting on stage so one of her teachers, Mrs Kathy, had to hold her the entire time. Sophie's class did a poem called "The Twos are Bringing Tidings of Joy." It was a really cute poem that incorporated all the children's personalities. After Mrs Kathy read the poem they played a song and the kids were supposed to dance, but only one little boy danced and he stole the show. She at least let me take a picture of the cute t-shirt they made when we got home. As for the christmas program, oh well, maybe next year.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Choo Choo

We went to the train museum in Foley to see the model train exhibit. Sophie's friend Maggie, from our playgroup, and her mom Julie went with us. Before we left for the day Sophie let me take a picture of her in front of the christmas tree. Lately, she goes everywhere with that little purple purse, so of course it had to be in the picture. Sophie is in love with trains right now and she thought that this was the best trip ever. She gets soooo excited when she sees a choo choo (she usually calls large trucks choo choos). Which is pretty funny considering that there are no trains where we live. Anyway, the model trains were very interesting. They have put a lot of time into making such an intricate exhibit. They were even having a funeral in the exhibit, which I thought was a little morbid, but the men thought it was humorous because they had one of the women attending the funeral wearing a red dress. One of the men asked us "Now who would wear a red dress to a funeral." Another one of the men running the trains asked if we wanted to see Mr. T (for those of you who are as uninformed in train lingo as we were Mr. T is Thomas the train.....not the 80's tv star with a mohawk and gold chains). I was glad to realize he was talking about Thomas the train, because I was thinking why would two year old girls want to see Mr. T. Sophie's favorite part of the exhibit was when the trains would go through the tunnels.
My favorite part was when the men would let the girls blow the train whistles.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Here Comes Santa

Sophie, Abbey and I saw Santa when we were at the mall the other day. I thought that maybe Sophie would sit in Santa's lap if Abbey was with her, but nooooo she was having no part of it. I was finally able to get her to sit in my lap while I sat in Santa's lap and as you can see from the look on her face she was still not happy about it.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Trip to Monroe

Here are a few pictures of our trip to Monroe. We celebrated the arrival of Emmey, my Mom's birthday, and Thanksgiving. We had a great time and the girls all played really well together. Sophie really misses Babbey & Mae Mae alot.

Big sister Abbey holding Emmey.

Big sister Macey helping mommy feed Emmey.

Sophie & Macey

My Mom (Grammy) and Sophie

Abbey and Sophie having a parade.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving.
We have so many things to be thankful for, but we seem to take most things for granted. I am most thankful for my family. I have a wonderful husband and the sweetest daughter anyone could ask for. Every day with Sophie is a blessing and I am so very lucky to be able to stay at home and enjoy every moment of her.

Our New Addition

Rachel and Brad welcomed another sweet baby girl to our family. Emmey Claire Tullos was born on November 17, 2008. She has 2 big sisters, Abbey and Macey. We are so glad she is finally here!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fire Station Playdate

We visited the Daphne Fire Station on Thursday for a playdate. The kids loved being able to climb all over the firetrucks. Sophie was scared of the firetruck at first, but she decided that it wasn't that scary after seeing the other kids climb on it. She loved getting to pretend she was the driver. I think she could have spent the rest of the day playing inside the truck. Fireman Tom gave all the kids a fireman hat, but I couldn't get Sophie to put hers on. Unfortunately, the firemen had to go out on a call while we were there and the kids didn't get to see one of them dressed up in their fireman suit. The kids all had the greatest time and it was fun to see everyone enjoy themselves so much.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sometimes a Band-Aid Fixes Everything

....and you don't always have to have a boo-boo to need one!

Friday, October 31, 2008


Sophie was a little lamb this year for halloween. I was afraid that she wouldn't want to dress up, but I didn't have any problems getting her to wear the costume. Our friends Kirsty, Hamish and Will came over to trick or treat with us. Will was a very cute little scarecrow. Sophie and Will had the greatest time. We bought a wagon for them to ride around in and I think that they mostly just liked climbing in and out of the wagon. Sophie loved running up to everyone's door and getting candy. She was very polite and would always say thank you (we've been working on manners -saying please and thank you) when she got a piece of candy. After we let the kids trick or treat we came home to some of the best chili Jason has ever made! It was the perfect thing to warm you up on a cool night.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

We took Sophie to Wales West Railway to the pumpkin patch to ride the train. At first she was a little scared of the train, but luckily we sat there a while waiting for everyone to get on and by the time we left she was over being scared. We rode the train to the pumpkin patch and when we got there we had to go through a little haunted house to get to the pumpkins. Sophie had a good time picking up the little pumpkins and carrying them around. Once we picked out our pumpkins we got to go inside and decorate them. That was Sophie's favorite part. On the way back she wasn't scared of the train and really enjoyed the ride. The conductor let all the kids blow the whistle once we returned to the station, but Sophie was scared of the whistle so we skipped that part and went to get our juice and cookies.