Sophie turned 19 months old on Monday. This was obviously overshadowed by the recent Goblin invasion post. Needless to say we did sing to her and smothered her in hugs and kisses to celebrate, albeit not when she first woke up like we normally do. Let's just say we were tired and a bit preoccupied. Poor kid... it begins already.
On the word front, I am no longer going to report on what words she does say. It would be a shorter list to say what she doesn't say at this point. Some notable words of late though include: sorry, steps (but it sounds like teps), chicken (but it sounds like kickin), tunnel, and many more.
Unfortunately, in addition to some wicked teething going on Sophie also caught a cold. Thankfully, it has caused no fever and just a runny nose and some extra crankiness. But already she seems on the mend and we are giving her Sambucus (elderberry) extract for kids which seems to be helping to alleviate the symptoms already. Fingers crossed it is going to quickly run its course and be gone so she can have fun celebrating her first trick or treating this weekend and our upcoming holiday photo shoot with cousin Liana.
On Saturday, we threw a Halloween party for Sophie and all her little friends. Talk about a goblin invasion!! We had two princesses, two dead cheerleaders, a ninja, a power ranger, a fireman, a policeman, a superman, a tiger, a pumpkin a dinosaur, a witch, a ladybug, and more!! Probably all told there were about 15-20 kids or so and because we had bad rain we had to keep the kiddies inside. Needless to say, the goblins were running amok all sugared up and full of Halloween cheer. It was a good time for most. Unfortunately, Sophie was probably the least amused by the whole thing which could have either been a factor of some recent teething that has clearly been bothering her or simply being stunned at so many kids in costumes in her space pulling out every toy and running wild through her house. Sophie did enjoy a break outside walking in the rain and hanging out with her Dee Ree and her Aunt Pat on the porch though so all was not lost. I wish there were more photos but I promise I'll take some more this Saturday on Halloween.
How lucky is Sophie that she gets to hang out with her Dee Ree? Dee Ree comes over to hang out with her Sophia Maria Bumblebea whenever she has a day off. She was here all day yesterday playing with Sophie and last week too! Yesterday they were playing outside for hours and then came inside and called Pop Pop repeatedly. FUN! Isn't Sophie lucky to have such an awesome DeeRee?
Hanging at home playing with my table before the party Checking out the birthday girl's gifts Willa and her mommy opening our gift Playing skeeball at The Works Sophie and Madee Sophie and Colin Sophie and Caely Wow - what a busy weekend!
Sophie had two birthday parties to go to this weekend. On Saturday we all went to my friend Reni's daughter Willa's 1st birthday party. It was a fabulous brunch gathering with delicious food and great people and Willa is just the cutest little thing. We felt very honored to be invited and very happy to help celebrate such a big milestone with such a sweet family.
On Sunday, we drove out to Reading (far!) to attend the birthday party of Sophie's cousin CJ. The party was at this great place called The Works and after the kids had pizza and cake (and ran around maniacally in the little party room) they got to play games in the big gameroom. Sophie had fun visiting with her cousin Madee and to help celebrate CJ's birthday. We were happy to see Jim's cousins and then as a special bonus we stopped in Pottstown on the way home for chicken pot pie dinner with Nanny and Aunt Pat and Sophie's cousins Caely and Colin. What a great day and night with family!!
Last Friday, Sophie had a photo shoot with her new cousin Liana. It was quite a challenge getting an 18 month old and a 4 week old to be looking at the camera and in the same shot but we managed to get some cute shots and it was a lot of fun. The final result was a nice gift for Dee Ree's birthday (Oct. 3rd). We celebrated at GGMom's house and had a lovely time. Happy Birthday Dee Ree!! You're the best Dee Ree in the whole world! We love you!
(Don't worry Moms and Grandmoms... Yes, I know this is a dangerous thing to let a small child put a plastic sheet on their face. It wasn't a bag of course but I did take it from her and won't let it happen again though I did have to catch it this time on camera.)
Sophie got a new do!!! She had clearly been bothered by the long hair in her eyes and was constantly pushing it out of her face so I took her to a place that specializes in kids haircuts and we got her bangs cut last week. I was sad when I saw it because she did definitely look different and not like her baby self anymore but it's totally cute and she is working it something fierce. This was the day we got it cut.
On the new word update she also says: froggy, man, Sarah, flowers, crayons (but it sounds like "crans"), markers, cap, bath, brush, ears, face and more. She also has been saying more two word phrases such as "I sit" or "I coloring" and it's almost hard to notice she's saying them but she definitely is saying them. I went back and was looking at a video recently and clear as a bell she say "I coloring" in the middle of coloring. Cool, huh???
We've had a fun couple of days with a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo with Nanny, Aunt Pat, and Caley on Friday and then on Monday we had a trip to Linvilla Orchards with Dee Ree!! All sorts of good times in the nice fall weather...
Of course, the new words are still rapid fire. More new words include: couch, videos (this isn't so new but I'm not sure I mentioned it before), shoes, fork (but it sounds like f*ck so this one really threw us at first!), circle, Dee Ree, pumpkin, bath, bagel, hair, socks, doggy, arms and more!! She's a walking parrot these days!