Archive for July, 2008


Rollin at the Zoo

July 27, 2008

On July 20th we met up with Patty, Warren and their son Matthew and Kelly, Carl and their daughter Addison to go to the Zoo.  Sophie is a zoo regular by now, in fact she had just been there earlier in the week with Debbie and some of the other baby group moms.  Here are the kids lined up in their strollers waiting to go in:

Here’s Sophie doing her best impression of an 80-year old grandma:

Kelly, Carl and Addison have a little lunch:

And Matthew has his lunch too:

They do this cool new thing at the zoo now.  At the front part of the zoo near the flamingos they take a cage of Macaws up about 30 feet high over the crowds.  Then they open the cage and the Macaws swoop down and fly all the way across the front area of the zoo, then fly off back to their exhibit.  Pretty cool to watch, and amazing they don’t just fly away.

We also spent time at reptile mesa, gorilla tropics, flamingo lagoon and hippo beach.

After the Zoo we went down to see Kandice and Mike.  It seems like we just saw them, but I guess it was actually the end of May when we went to see the Police.  They were amazed at how much Sophie has grown since then.  I guess seeing her every day it’s harder to notice how much she has changed.

Here’s Sophie in her new chair.  It’s great because she can sit up all by herself in it.  She really seems to like it.  (Thanks Joan Marie!)

She can even sit at the table with us now.

And, as always, I’ll leave you with some cute pictures of Sophie.

Here’s the link to the full album:

2008-07-20 Zoo

Video Posts

July 27, 2008

I’m trying to figure out a good way to share video over the blog.  Let me know how these work:

Matthew and Patty at the Del Mar Fair.

Nicholas playing in the pool on the Forth of July.

Samantha eating her birthday cake. And making a mess.


Samantha’s Birthday

July 27, 2008

One of Sophie’s new friends Samantha had her first birthday party on July 12th.  Most of the usual suspects were there including Keri and Haley

Joan Marie, Mike and Matthew

Shannon and Julia

and Elizabeth, Joe and Nicholas (strangely I don’t have any pictures of them.  I do have some good video clips of Nicholas jumping around but I haven’t quite figured out the best way to share video online yet).  It was nice to see them at a party that they weren’t hosting, although Joe couldn’t resist running the grill.

And of course Samantha was there.  She got strapped into her high chair and was given her own piece of birthday cake to eat/demolish.  She managed to make a bit of a mess:

Here are the rest of the photos:

2008-07-12 Samantha Birthday

4 month doctor’s appointment

July 27, 2008

I have to go to the doctor again?!?!?! BLEEEAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!

On July 8, our little peanut had her 4 month doctor’s well baby checkup. Can you believe she is four months old!?!? Our doctor was very happy with Sophie’s health and progress. Sophie weighed 11 pounds, 6 ounces and was 23 inches long. 10th %tile for both her weight and height. She is tiny, but continues to grow in a healthy way. Sophie got her shots again. I think the hardest part is when she looks right at you and begs with her eyes, “why are you letting her do this to me?” and then the crying that starts with no sound. She cried so hard and of course, then I cried. Thank goodness Kevin is there to comfort both of us.

The whole experience was too much for our Little Miss Sophie, she slept for most of the day.


4th of July

July 27, 2008

I decided to help my husband catch up on our blogging…so I’m writing. Hopefully, I will have the same humor as Kevin does.

Our friends Elizabeth and Joe decided at the last minute that they had to throw a party for the Fourth of July. (See this past post for their last party). So we dressed Sophie up in her patriotic red, white and blue outfit that Nana gave her (actually, she gave it to her for Memorial Day, but Sophie was still too tiny to wear it then.) and headed over to the party.

Since their son Nicholas was born at the end of October, their circle of friends consists of many of the same group of new parents that I have met in my baby group. So, as usual in our new world, there were about 20 kids under the age of one there (ok, maybe it was just five, but it seemed like 20!). And as usual Sophie just sat back and watched the chaos. I think she needs a few more months before she jumps into the fray.

For a different perspective, check out this post from Elizabeth’s blog. She seem to think Kevin makes parenting look easy. I couldn’t agree more! 😉

On Saturday, we went up to San Marcos to see our friends Teri and Tom. We just spent a nice relaxing evening at their house, checking out their beautifully renovated bathroom, grilling some steaks and letting Sophie (and Me!) get our puppy time in!

Here’s a link to the full album:

2008-07-04 Fourth of July

Sophie Day Care

July 26, 2008

In July Debbie had to go back to work (two days a week for three weeks, six days total). So Sophie got to go spend those days with Auntie Niki, Courtney and Luke. They had all kinds of fun singing songs, running errands and learning new things. Thanks so much for taking such good care of our little peanut!


Random Sophie Pictures

July 26, 2008

Due to popular demand, I’m posting a bunch of random pictures of Sophie from June. For those of you who can’t stand lots of cute baby pictures, please click away now. For everyone else, scroll down for the cuteness:

Here is a link to the rest of the album if you need even more cuteness:

2008-06-30 June Misc