The days and weeks seem to have been getting the best of me lately! I try to update weekly, but there are just not enough hours in the day. Summertime for us means go, go, go! And heat! The temp has been reaching three digits in STL lately. Not cool. ;)
Anyway, I wanted to post a quick update while I have a few spare minutes. Sophie is ever-changing and is saying several new words including:
Ollie (our dog)
alligator (sounds like "ah-gaa")
Dora (the Explorer)
Sophie is constantly babbling and talking in her own language, throwing in real words here and there. She is becoming very expressive of her wants and needs and is not afraid to tell us. When I put her down for bed or a nap, she stands in the corner of her crib yelling, "Up! Up!", even though she can't hear herself. As I type this, she is actually doing just that. I'm hearing, "Up! Aye-yayayayayaya! Up!" Silly girl. When we pull into the driveway, she starts saying "Out!" because she hates the car and can't wait to get unstrapped. She is slowly evolving into such a little person and I cannot comprehend where the time has gone.
I also think she is turning into a Dora lover and I'm not sure how I feel about that. :) Our babysitter has a little girl who will be three in the fall and is obsessed with Dora. The other day when I picked Sophie up, she had a Dora doll in her hand and would not part with it. I recorded an episode when we got home today and this was her reaction:
I'm not a big fan of letting her watch TV, but this was pretty cute. I guess I'll keep an episode on the DVR, at least. ;) I also tried to get her on tape saying, "It's hot." and this is what I got:
Such a funny little girl! For every doubt and worry in my mind, there is always a cute moment or a heartwarming thought to counteract it. These times are just so FUN!
I hope everyone out there is having a great summer so far! Enjoy it, because it will be over before we know it. I will leave you with a video of what Sophie likes to do in her free time now. Hopefully it will bring a smile to your face as it does mine.