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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Say Cheese!

Just recently, when you ask Sophia to smile she crinkles up her nose and shows her teeth. What a ham! These are her posed smiles. She cracks us up. Just yesterday on Valentine's Day she became really excited about her snow boots and her ability to clomp around the house. Several times throughout yesterday and today she has wanted her snow boots on and tromps about the house.
The last few weekends Cody and I have seen movies and each time we come out of the theatre crying and then crying some more during the car ride home as thoughts of gratitude for each other, Sophia and our family come to mind. We've really got to start seeing more comedies! But in actuality, I really enjoy a good cry in a movie. I like coming away with renewed appreciation for the people, not things, in our lives.
Sophia is changing so quickly and her little spit-fire personality is just bursting through. She enjoys pointing to each side of her, whether on the floor or couch, and making an insistent noise with closed lips for Cody and I to sit beside her. She also likes to bring out her favorite toys of the day and arrange them on our laps and arms wherever we may be sitting. If we try to place the toys beside us, she scurries over and puts them back on our legs or in our arms. She loves to run to each place she is going rather than walk and her current spoken vocabuarly (she likes to do baby signing) includes: duck, truck, stuck, pop, boo!, bonk, mom, dad, and papa (Dad take note), and a variety of animal noises. We've decided she shouldn't learn too many more "uck" words before she'll be cussing like a sailor.
She is pure delight!
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10 comments:

Brianne-zam said...

Natalie,
Thank you for sending us a Christmas card. It meant so much that you would remember us and keep our friendship alive:-) The photo was absolutely beautiful. Sophia looks like such a happy girl. Come visit us anytime:-)
Love, Briana

Emily Tycksen said...

I can't believe how big Sophia is getting. What great pictures! You guys are the best. We're so happy to have you as our friends.

Annalee and Jake said...

Sophia is getting so big!! I guess we will see you this Saturday?!! It has been too long!!

Jeremy and Heidi said...

Wow, look at you and all the posts all of a sudden! I love it! I didn't know you could sew stuff like quilts--now that is Martha Stewart!

Caroline said...

Nat! I'm so happy to have found you (long story short- Rachel found me via FB, and I saw a link from her blog to yours) I can't believe you have a beautiful daughter! I lost your phone number you gave me when we ran into each other at the gym years ago- and felt so bad that I haven't been able to get in touch. We're just in the middle of moving out of South Jordan back to Sandy but we definitely have to get together sometime and maybe your "Martha-ness" will rub off on me. We'll call it a playdate for the kids.

Teej and Jenn said...

Sophia is so cute. i love her crinkle, and her coat. (tay has the same one. Gotta love Target).

Marc and Randy Patterson said...

Hi Natalie! You have such a cute family! Your daughter is adorable! The little boy I nanny for does the same thing with his boots, he puts them on then points to the door and says "snow!". Its so cute! :)

Julie said...

very cute nat! I appreciate your post. I think you are such a wonderful mother and wife!

Jess and Heather said...

Natalie, what a cute girl you have! Sorry, I looked on Em's blog and saw you. See you at powerflex!

Julie said...

Well, I looked through lots of your blog before I realized the date on these posts! I was thinking that sophia was looking rather young! How are you and I hope you're doing well! I've been thinking about you guys. Expect a call from china sooner than later!
p.s. I didn't know you quilt!