Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Beanie Reanie" Lessons

Now that Sophie is 3 she is old enough for ballet lessons. She calls them "beanie reanie" lessons. I was scared that she wouldn't like them, but she LOVES it! I think it is the highlight of her week :). Her teacher Ms Suzanne said today that she is doing great and improving with each class. I think this means that she is starting to listen and do what she is suppossed to do.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Sophie

We celebrated Sophie's 3rd birthday party with a make your own pizza party at the Mellow Mushroom. It was so much fun! The kids all had the best time making their pizzas. They showed us how to stretch our dough and throw it into the air. Thankfully, none ended up on the floor. Then the kids were able to put as much sauce, pepperoni and cheese on their pizza as they wanted. Sophie's was dripping with tons of toppings! We gave all the kids at the party their own little green apron as a party favor to wear. They all looked very cute in them. The staff even said that this was the cleanest party they had done. Who would have ever thought that 15 three year old kids would be the cleanest party.

Sophie had just tasted the dough....

Taking the masterpiece to be cooked...

Eating the finished product. Apparently, Sophie thought it was really good because she ended up eating most of it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Fun

It has been a long time since my last update. We have been having a lot of fun this summer. Here are a few pictures of what we have been doing.

Sophie in her new playhouse

Sophie and Isabella in their matching gowns sharing french fries at the beach

Daddy's birthday. Sophie picked out the Mickey Mouse birthday cake and helped to blow out the candles.

Father's Day

Sophie and Daddy playing

Picking blueberries

We picked 4lbs of blueberries!

July 4th

Maggie's birthday party at The Little Gym

Maggie, Sophie and Meredith jumping at The Little Gym

Friday, April 24, 2009

All I Wanna Do Is Swing

We have been enjoying our new swingset. It is so nice to be able to go out in the backyard to let Sophie play. All she wants to do is swing--high. She likes the blue belt swings, but she can't swing high in it, so most of our time is spent pushing her high in the yellow bucket swing. We've already killed a snake in our backyard. Sophie spotted it the other afternoon when she and Jason were going outside to play. Hopefully, we will not see anymore snakes for the rest of the summer.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Yay!!!! We have finally gotten Sophie a swingset. We have been looking forever and finally decided on the Rainbow Funhouse. It is really nice and fits well in our backyard. She is sooo excited about it. She keeps saying she wants to go play swingset. The set up is probably about 90% complete. It still needs the rock wall and a few other decorative things and then it will be finished. We are going to have so much fun playing on it this summer!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bye Bye Piepie

We are done with the piepie (pacifier)!!!!! We mailed it to Cinderella and she sent a prize in exchange for the piepies. Sophie did pretty well and really only cried for it a few times when she was overtired. Now she doesn't ask for it at all. Our sweet baby girl is growing up.

Waiting to take the piepies to the mailbox and mail them to Cinderella.

Trying to get one last peak.

Coloring the envelope to mail the piepies in.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Disney World

Yay! We went to Disney World. We went to visit Nanny and Papap and while we were there we thought it would be a good time to take Sophie to see Mickey. We had the best time and Sophie absolutely loved it. We spent the entire day at The Magic Kingdom. Actually, we only saw half of The Magic Kingdom, but that is ok because we saw it at Sophie's pace and she enjoyed every minute. I can hardly wait to go back. Anyway, here are some long overdue pictures from our day. I apologize for the pictures being in random order.

Sophie, Nanny and me watching our first parade of the day.

Sophie and me with a statue of Goofy.

Daddy pushing a napping Sophie in her stroller. She did so great that day. She walked almost the entire time we were there. She wore her monkey harness and it was great. She didn't whine about wanting out of the stroller and we were not constantly worried about her getting separated or having to hold our hand.

Sophie loves balloons, so of course, we just HAD to have a Mickey/Minnie balloon as soon as we walked through the gates.

Sophie waiting in line to see Mickey

Nanny and Papap with Sophie. We were so happy that they could enjoy the magical day with us.

Jason and me with Rella's castle in the background. I think this is the first picture of just the two of us that we have taken in a long time.

Trying to take a picture before we went in was difficult because Sophie was soooo excited she kept turning around to look at everything.

Our family picture with Mickey and Minnie.

Sophie hugging Mickey. She was soooo excited to see him! Actually, Sophie called Mickey -- Minnie and she called Minnie -- Daisy. She stills gets it mixed up and now usually calls both of them Minnie!

Sophie breaking in line to talk to Mickey. The little boy in line in front of us was scared of Mickey, so Sophie decided she would go ahead a give Mickey a hug while the little boy was trying to decide what he was going to do. This totally shocked us. We really thought she would be a little scared of them, but she wasn't.

Sophie with Belle. She was the last princess we talked to and by this time Sophie was more comfortable. I think Belle was her favorite princess of the day.

Sophie with Cinderella. We still talk about Rella and her castle every day!

Sophie with Sleeping Beauty. She was the first princess we talked to and Sophie was a little shy with her.

Excited about our first ride (It's a Small World) of the day. She loved all the singing children.

The first glimpse of Cinderella's castle never gets old. All Sophie could say was "ohhh wow!" and that pretty much sums it up.

Our first picture with any of the characters was with Alice and the White Rabbit. We were afraid that she would be scared of the chacters, but she wasn't. She really liked Alice and gave her a hug, but she just looked at the White Rabbit when he tried to give her a hug.

Well, that is all for now. We also went to the Florida Stawberry Festival in Plant City. We had a lot of fun there too. It was Sophie's first time to be able to enjoy the fair rides. She LOVED the rides and could not get enough of them. I will post pictures from there later.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mardi Gras

Today was a beautiful day so we took Sophie to the K-1 center parade in Fairhope. The kindergarten and 1st grade kids march in the parade and throw beads, candy, stuffed animals, moon pies, etc. Sophie loved it. She thought that it was so much fun to catch all the goodies. She would catch a few things and then throw them down and go pick up a bunch of other things. I think that by the time the parade was over she was wearing 5lbs worth of beads. Maybe we will go to a real parade soon, but it has been way too cold to get Sophie out for the evening parades.

Friday, January 30, 2009


Sophie and I made cupcakes this afternoon. She had the best time helping me make the cupcakes and then helped decorate them. I saw a picture of these cute little bear cupcakes and I thought she would love them. They turned out pretty cute.

** Please note that the cupcake on the bottom left was decorated by Sophie**