Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our Christmas Hoilday

This Christmas was wonderful. Every night the week of Christmas we had somewhere to be. Because of the way we do things with my side, Sophie got to see Levi quit often. She gets so excited the first time she lays eyes on him. It's really fun to watch those two interact with each other. One night Levi's Mommy was slipping him into his pajamas and he was not a happy camper ( he doesn't like to change) Sophie just didn't understand what Aunt Christy was doing and had to crawl over to investigate, but not too close. Then she starts fake crying. It was too funny.

We started a couple of our own traditions this year. This is the first year William and I have stayed home on Christmas Day. Growing up, every Christmas morning daddy would cook a huge breakfast complete with fried taters. I always look forward to that every year. This year William cooked the big ol' breakfast and we read about The Birth of Jesus from Luke. Sophie didn't know what the day was about, but she did know that she had new toys in the floor. The ball popper by Fisher Price was a huge hit.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Tagged! Crazy Eights!

So, we've been tagged by Alyson and Ford over at Imagine Alyzabeth An.... to do this Crazy Eights List. Our list will also be a bit me and a bit DH, as I really don't have eight favorite TV shows or, well you'll see..........

Eight Favorite TV Shows:

Little House on the Prairie
Rita Rocks

Eight Things I Look Forward To:

Each and Everyday With My Daughter
Sophie's First Christmas
Seeing Family and Friends
Sophie's First Steps
DH to get over his cold
No one else to catch that nasty virus
Opening the Pool
Finishing the boat

Eight Favorite Restaurants

Jolly Roger's
Logan's Road House
Red Lobster
Apple Bee's

Sorry that's about it.....

Eight Things On My Wish List

A White Christmas (forecast 70 and raining)
New Tile in the kitchen
DH to finish that boat
A Healthy Family
Returning to China
To Stop hearing the gloom and doom on the News
Revival in America
World Peace (this is a Wish List)

Eight Things I did Yesterday

Cooked French Toast and Eggs
Cleaned Rooms at Motel (housekeeper quit)
Feed Sophie
Folded Clothes
Washed Dishes
Cooked Cookies
Watched Miracle on 34th Street and The Santa Clause III
Night Night

Eight Friends to Tag

So now I have to tag eight Blogger friends and I really don't think I can come up with that many, but here's a few......

Allisyn over at Life is Great...., another Carolina girl
Kim at What Wuz I Saying (mother to three adorable boys)
Amy, one of our travel mates, over at the rubber ducky chronicles

That about does it.....Merry Christmas!!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Her First Birthday

What a weekend. I am sure Sophie has seen enough flashes to last a lifetime! Friday mommy and daddy let her open her present from us, since that was her day. She loved her little lion and off she went. It did not take her long at all to figure out how to go forward, reverse, and even turn so she could get where she wanted to go!
Saturday was her party! The house was full to say the least. We started with the cake. The candle that was purchased in Chongqing was a huge hit. It took Sophie a little while to figure out that she could just dive right in to her cake, but eventually got the hang of it.

She was really into it. I was a little surprised at how much she really seemed to enjoy all of it. From the cake to the presents, she was all smiles. It was a perfect evening. I was so into her, that I'm not sure I got to thank everyone, But I am very thankful. Thankful for that perfect day and for the wonderful support and love that we receive each and everyday from our family and friends. Love you guys!

Sunday there was a Christmas Party in the Nursery and that afternoon Christy came over with Levi and we took more pictures!! It was our own private photo shoot.

This weekend was a blast!! And Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Renaming of the Blog

So, as you can see, life as a mother keeps me pretty busy. I wanted to post at least once a week, but it's looking like twice a month right now is the norm. I've been thinking about the title of this blog. It was originally started to help inform family and friends of the adoption process and to keep them up to date on where we stood in that process. Since then it has turned into a way to document Sophie's milestones and the little things about her growing up. A way to share with our family, friends, and travel buddies that we aren't able to visit. With that said, I think "Sophie's Stories" is just perfect. Just like our little girl!