Saturday, March 24, 2012

playing catch up

a couple of weeks ago we visited an old family friend. almost 20 years ago, elder christian faulconer baptized me in san diego. he lives in provo, and i got to go to his house for dinner and see his 4 beautiful kids, and lovely wife. it was so much fun. sofia absolutely loved their house. not only did they have 10x the amount of toys she has, but they also had a very friendly cat she fell in love with instantly.

i was trying to take a picture of christian and his family, but sofia stepped in the way. you can see them laughing in the background.

here's the picture, without sofia stepping center stage. their youngest is hiding behind the couch :)

jeff and i love to take sofia to the park together. i mainly love it when he goes so that i don't have to be the big pregnant lady chasing her kid up a jungle gym, or trying to get her out of a tunnel she's "stuck in."

poor girl, i'm always adjusting her hair.

she looks so chubby here. i love it. she has a neck, i promise.

she kept running down the hills. we tried teaching her to roll down em, but she didn't quite get the concept.

we are itching for summer to arrive. 

one last thing. i just love the following picture of sofia. she's really in to wearing sun glasses right now...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

more of her

sofia is our life. everything she does is cute. well except when she kicks me in the stomach and screams when i'm trying to change her, oh and maybe not when she hits my face. other than that, she's adorable.

she's looking more and more like a toddler...which makes me so happy. i am so not a baby person, never baby hungry. the older, the better. everyone tells me i'll miss her as a far, nope.

she's had this "strawberry patch" on the back of her neck since birth. do you see it?

 eyes...still light.

i keep telling myself to do this, and every month i forget. i need to document better! my blog is my journal, shame on me. i'll get more accurate weight/height at her next check up.

Sofia Mae Crane 17 months
weight: a lot (she's was over 25 lbs at her 12 month!)
height: again, don't know (I'll find out next month)
words in english: mom, dad, papa (grandpa), mama (grandma), up, ball, tent, no, book
words in spanish: agua (water), mas (more),  bebe (baby), no
fav show: mickey mouse club house
fav food: green beans
fav toy: her bebe (her baby doll) Tia Mary, you got this for her last July and she hasn't touched it till now!
teeth: 9 (including one muller)
sleeps: all night (bedtime is 8 pm); takes one nap 2-3 hrs. she is so easy to put down, loves drinking her milk, brushing her teeth, and walks right to her crib, waiting for us to lift her in.

sofia, you are sooo smart. when i ask you, "quieres leche?" you walk to the fridge and wait patiently for your milk. when i say "ponga tus zapatos," you walk to your room and get your shoes, then you walk to the door and wait to leave. when i say "dale un beso a tu hermano," you lift up my shirt and kiss my belly. you also cannot control your body. once you hear music, you have to stop and dance. you have no stranger danger, and are absolutely in love with dogs. you would trade your mom and dad for a cell phone. but we still love you. a lot.

Friday, March 9, 2012

spring is almost here

but before spring comes...we had to enjoy one of the only good things that comes from snow. my husband being absolutely ecstatic that it snowed enough to go sledding. ok, i admit, i was a little happy (i said a little) because i really wanted to see sofia sled for the first time. i love this girl, with a love that i never knew i had.

the only bad thing, was that after the fun slide down the hill, was the long trek up the hill, which sofia insisted on walking.

we tried taking a family picture...they were all unsuccessful. sorry.

now spring can come. now that the sledding is over.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


whenever the Bliss come over (our good friends who just had a baby), sofia likes to revert to her baby years. yes, she's still a baby, but, not really. she's been walking now for about 8 months. and she surely eats like a toddler. anyway, she see's baby reddick and wants to be held like a baby, and sit in his car seat. so, after reddick was swaddled to go to sleep, sofia needed to be swaddled. we thought we needed good practice before baby boy crane comes, so we did it. don't judge us. she didn't go to sleep after this...unfortunately.

she looks huge, huh?

told you she's weird.