Sunday, February 28, 2010

We're going to Disney World!

My oh my oh my is Sophie gonna be in 7th heaven! After many debates over mamm's selfish desire to go drink margaritas on the beach in Mexico vs. Visiting cinderella, cinderella wins. And we are totally excited about it, too. They are going to give soph a special pin that says, 'triumph'. This signals to the cast members that she is a survivor of some sort and they will give her extra attention. This morning we were looking @ airfare and told her we were taking a ride on a plane. She dead eyed me and asked, 'with cinder gaga, belle beast, snow white?'

Since Easter is coming, we will have to stock up on frilly dresses so she can be a princess too. This from the parents who tried to keep her away from pink! Ha.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Last home expansion

We just finished the last expansion we'll have to do at home for this round. Yay! She takes such an active interest in the needles and other equipment, handling it better than I would. She says it doesn't hurt when I do it. I really think the frighting thing at the doctors is when there are 4 doctors holding her still. That is just human instinct to get away from that type of situation.

One other bit of good news just surfaced. Staying in the hospital is -4 star accomodations, making for a grueling 48 hours with no sleep. Eric just called the hospital and they said she is old enough to sleep in a bed and that one of us can sleep in the bed with her. This is good because she requires constant contact post op, which was awful when she was in a hospital crib. A nice contrast to pittsburgh where one of the nurses told us how weird it wa when parents tried to lie down with their kids.

Now we just have to enjoy this week and focus on post op when she is in our arms again.

Vacation, maybe?

We have been spending every spare second trying to figure out  a vacation for this April or May. My goodness what a waste of time! We could go to Europe for the same price as Disney. Although Sophie loves Cindergaga I bet she'd love Barcelona too!
We have been trying to fast track potty training so she could go to the kids club at a resort, but I think that may be an optamistic timeline. I remeber vacation planning being fun pre baby, now I think it is giving me a series of mini strokes.

Surgery is next Monday. That is also giving me some mini strokes, but we have to finish what we started. She might be a little upset if she goes to the prom with the bumps in her head. She is now systematically unraveling a ball of yars so I gotta go.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sophie eats salad

And seems to like it!

However, I think the dressing may have something to do with it.

Big step

Is it a big girl bed, a trampline or a new dog bed? We'll, should we baby gate her in?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sophie @ sam's club

Demanding she be given a ride. Cleopatra complex?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fishing for treasure

At the science center. Sophie is going wild over the aquarium and tide pools she can play in.

Big bow

Daddy's little nerd

A few years back the one laptop per child (OLPC) had a buy 2 get one program. Basically you pay for two, one gets sent off to a child I need, and they send you one. It was all the rage a while ago in the nerd community.

I got one then, and now Sophie has an interest in it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Snowman finally

We made sophie's first snowman. We skipped the botton nose, and the eyes are food coloring, but I think that Sophie is happy with the outcome.


Now I know why moms are characterized as nervous hoverers. If that kid throws one more bucket of water in sophie's direction, I'm gonna have to fight his mom!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Oh no run run

Mr ginger bread man, before you get eaten!

valentine 4 daddy

this os whar daddy wants 4 v day:

When sophie saw it she yelled 'daddy!!!'

Making vakentines

Sorry 2 ruin the surprise! But I don't know if we'll get to a finished product as sophie is just eating the colored pencils and shoving them into her car and making a moustache on her face.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Experiments with lactofermentation and greek yogurt

This is a fun little post to my local food website about experiments with fermented food.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Since snOMG is making it's way the the innernets, I firgured it would be perfect for this post. Here's a picture of sophie after I cleared off the sidewalk. She's a bit stuck.

Heather is likely stuck in state college till tomorrow so I will have to figure out when to clear a parking spot for her in the road. Since she works for the county, she got a county car.

Walking the dog this morning was fun to say the least.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

shameless plug

So today I noticed that the videos we have been uploading you youtube aren't really showing on our side bar thingy. There also isn't a setting to get them to be displayed by the time it was uploaded. if'n you are interested in seeing cute videos of Sophie, I would say check out my youtube account as there are plently there....
I am erockerockerock, we're trying to keep all the videos under that one.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oh potty training and juggling work

Sophie took an interest in the potty today. More specifically, she is into her big girl pants. So this is her practicing putting them on, putting them ALL on at once.

This is a very busy worktime for me, my part time job has swelled to full time (with the extra hours being volunteer). This means I am working from home while caring for the crazy babes. Wow, did I really just manage a conference call while changing a diaper and wrestling her off the table?

I am thankful for her and my job. I am trying to find the humor in this but all I can find is the path to high blood pressure and ruminations about how I should have picked a lucrative career so I could bring in help at times like this.

Ok, time to go make a blanket cave while putting away laundry, writing a letter for corporate sponsorship, submitting a grant support letter and packing for a conference! I will try to be more present once this work event passes. Either that or start smoking again!

Little miss show off

Sophie was hanging out on the couch with ziggy, Heather and I heard "So cute" and "take picture".

After telling her to smile(which she did) we snapped this picture.

Monday, February 1, 2010