Monday, June 29, 2009

"Mom! I'm Hiding!"

Our daily post-bath ritual:
1. Get Sophie out of the tub
2. Wrap her in her monkey towel
3. Unplug the tub and clean up the bathroom while Sophie runs into the middle of the living room to hide under her towel.
4. Get clean clothes out while Sophie yells "Mom, I'm Hiding!"
5. Go and "look" for Sophie. "Where's Sophie?" "I can't find her." "I see a big green pillow in the middle of the floor, but I can't find Sophie."
6. After a few minutes of muffled giggling she pops her head out. "Here I am!"
7. Sophie jumps up and runs into her room to get dressed.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Jacob's graduation deserves more than a bullet here's the (slightly) extended version.

It all started about 5 years ago....

when Ella was this big.

Jacob decided that he wasn't happy with just a Bachelor's degree. He wanted to go back to school to get a Master's or two classes at a time while continuing to work full time at IBM.

(almost) Five years later...

Ella's (almost) five years older and Jacob's a Master of Engineering degree smarter.

The girls were ecstatic....

that BOTH Grandpa Bob and Grandma Wendy...

AND Grandma Jean and Grandpa Gordon came to visit them.

Ella during the "Star-Spangled Banner."

We couldn't keep Sophie's shoes on.

The Hooding.

It was a long day (and night).

We are so proud!!!(and I really like this photo, so I'm going to post it again!)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bullet Points

I been suffering from an unfortunate case of blog neglect. Here's a feeble attempt to remedy the situation.

In the last month:
  • We took a quick weekend trip up to Pinetop with some friends
  • Jacob graduated from the U of A with his Master's degree
  • Ella "graduated" from Joyschool
  • We enjoyed some unusually "cool" weather for this time of year, and decided to spend an afternoon at the zoo. We made friends with a hummingbird.
  • We tried to take the girls to the movie Earth, and realized that Sophie is a theater pest. Every new animal that came on the screen elicited an unacceptably loud "oh wow!!! What's that!?!" She also wanted to to climb on the chairs, and run around the aisles.

  • We've watched lots of puppet shows.
  • We had 5ths disease.

  • I catered a wedding.

  • I wrote a camp skit, and designed some camp t-shirts.
  • I finished my dietetics portfolio...still waiting to here if it was accepted.

  • I've been working at the hospital.

  • Sophie turned 2. Ella threw a party for her..invited some friends planned games and cupcakes. Sophie didn't know it was for her, but she had a blast.
  • I've been taking lots of photos.

  • I am in the middle of another big project...but more about that later.

This next month is looking to be just as awesome.
Currently in the works...
  • Another little catering gig.
  • girl's camp
  • a BIG trip
  • more photos
  • lots of paperwork
  • Ella starting KINDERGARTEN!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


100% Sweet

100% Spunky

100% Girl

100% Cute

100% Personality

100% Sophie

100% TWO!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009