Saturday, October 27, 2007

Then and Now

We have taken Sophia to the same pumpkin patch at a local farm every year. This year she was attending a birthday party there, so I took Alena along for the fun. Soph was busy with her friends, but I got some pics of Alena.
In 2000 when Soph was 1 1/2, she wore this yellow sweater and jeans. Alena wore the same outfit!
Included are a couple of other recent pics. Soph got her haircut again and Alena is sporting her Halloween pj's from her Cooper cousins!!
Hope everyone is having a happy and healthy fall season.
With love,

Friday, October 19, 2007

Potty Talk

Wednesday morning, Miss Alena and I headed to Target to purchase her a new potty!! Yes, the time has come. She is happy to tell me when she is "PU", by walking around with her nose plugged, so I figure she can grasp the concept of the potty.
So, as we are heading down the "potty aisle", I said with great excitement "Are we going to get you a new potty?!" (in annoying mommy to toddler tone) Alena shook her sweet head and said, "Nuh Uh." A bystander mommy chuckled.
About a half an hour later, I narrowed it down to a nice basic model. No annoying/distracting music or flushing sound and no need for an attached toilet paper holder. (She already knows it's located on the wall and she's had PLENTY of practice unraveling it!!)
We make our way through the checkout and the cashier said to her, "Is this YOUR new potty?!!" (Same tone, she must be a mom too!) Alena politely shook her head no and said, "Nuh Uh."
So far, she thinks it makes a great seat while watching mommy do her hair, etc. and she loves to take the little potty part out and walk around the house "stirring" it with her plastic spoons. I ask her if she's making soup and she nods her head and continues on her way. So for now, we have a new little stove in the bathroom. : )
Love to all,

Sunday, October 07, 2007

She's just like me!

Hehehe......Sophia was among forty students from the 3-5 grades to try out for the "Odyssey of the Mind" team. She went to a meeting after school last week, had to write an essay and create something. She got a letter on Friday to say that she is one of 7 selected for the team!! Way to go Sophia!
Oddysey of the Mind
is about creativity and working as a team to solve a problem. She will attend three meetings a week from 3:30-5PM and then there's a competition in February. We are so proud of her.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

"Shut up and Drive"

Alena is ready to roll. She had her first dirtbike ride with daddy this weekend and when he took her helmet off and set her down she signed and said"More"!! It was too funny.
Then, she proceeded to take a long nap!!

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"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

- Helen Keller

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