Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kisses, Guiness and More!

Hello from Ireland! Well Sofia and I made it to the Emerald Isle safe and sound. It took four days for poor little girl to get on Ireland time, but other than that we have had a blast so far!

Some of the events of our "holiday," or so they call vacation here, have included rain, rain, hail, more rain and some sunshine:) Marian wants you to know that it is sunny right now... for the next 60 seconds at least.

We went shopping in town the first day. We then went to the beach and saw GIANT waves. We have gone to the park, which was a great hit besides the 45 degree weather. Sofia actually tried to steal another girl's doll:) Yesterday was a great day though. We went to church in the morning, where Sofia got to sit with Marian and I in the cry room. She LOVED giving the sign of peace to EVERYONE at least once if not twice. We then went to the Harp Tavern where we had a Guiness and listened to traditional Irish music. Sofia danced the afternoon away. She even met a boy there who she danced with and blew kisses at. He thought this was an invitation to plant one on her. So she had her first boyfriend, and kiss in Ireland!

I have been able to see a lot of old friends, and visit. They all think that Sofia is just "gorgeous!" They all, also said how American she looks....I am not quite sure what that means. Sorry for the long post, we are just having a great time! I hope you enjoyed the slide show, and here is a video from the Harp...there will be more to come.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Halloween

Even though we will be gone for Halloween we are still going to get dressed up and celebrate all month long. Here is Sofia carrying around her trick or treat bag in her Halloween shirt from Mimi. She is also singing and shouting pumpkin in excitement in her shirt from Grandma.

Sofia kissing the pumpkin and singing "Five Little Pumpkins."

Running and yelling Pumpkin and pointing to her shirt.

Is this a trick or treat bag or a purse?

A purse!

Well I could put DVDs in here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Snow Suit

We got a great package from Grandma last week that included two snow suits. Sofia got to try one on and was hilarious walking around in it, and put a monkey in her pocket! I guess she is not like her mommy, because she is obviously ready to play in the snow!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Last weekend I went with our friends Jeff and Jenn and their baby Avery to the Pumpkin Patch while Chad stayed home and did some writing (I think he was so sad to have missed out:(
We had a BLAST! The girls ended up by accident wearing the same shirt, so the pictures are extra super cute! Everyone kept asking if they were twins:) I think they loved the moon bounce the most. We loved spending time with Avery, here are a couple of pictures and two short videos.

One pumpkin for you and one pumpkin for me:)

Walking on hay was harder than it appeared to be!

Measuring each other according to the "pumpkin" chart

Eating dinner together at the big girl table after all of our pumpkin fun.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wild Things

Our current favorite book is "Where the Wild Things Are." I think that I could literally recite the entire book to you at this point. Sofia we have found that she is just like me, she LOVES to be scared and scary things. So she just loves this book, she will bring it to you and say "Wild Thi." The other day I took her to the toy store to just look. Well we found max the doll and a wild thing. After playing with them and telling everyone in the store that it was a "Wild Thi," we had to go home. The whole way home from the back seat I heard, "Wild thi, Wild thi." I guess Santa may be bringing her a wild thing for Christmas! Here are is a video or her reciting a part of the book. It is all pretty hilarious to me.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mommy Sofia

Last weekend we took Sofia to the park with her baby carriage. She loves baby dolls and she loves her carriage, our house is just to small to really stroll in. She loved it, all except for wiping out when she went down a hill too fast, after that daddy had to push the stroller and she carried her baby. I guess it was too dangerous for Cinderella baby to be in the carriage after the wipe out.