Sofie’s 2nd birthday went without hardly a hitch last Sunday. Birthday weekend was great overall, my parents Friday, Jason’s family on Saturday, and Sunday was Birthday ZOO Day (photos coming soon)!
I honestly couldn’t believe she was turning 2 already, felt like I just had her yesterday.
This year has been full of so many ups and downs, but my one constant has been Sofie, and her safety, happiness, and growth.
It was a tough year, a learning year, but now, I’ve ended up with the best little girl I could have ever asked for. She’s not a little baby anymore! I have to get used to that…
She’s gonna grow up so darn fast…
Enough words, there will be more to come, so let’s get to some photos!
Hard to believe this will be my very last photo in the series (I’ll still continue to take photos, just not daily)…
Can we recap with some of the highlights of every month from the beginning?
The very beginning…
It was a long day of birthday celebration and zoo going, the photo was one of the last things we did that night. She was tired, cranky, but I had to get this last one in! Hard to fathom this photo was going to complete my project after a year of work on this… But, I got a smile out of her eventually. 🙂
Tuesday was a fun and busy day. My parents had another appointment in Seattle and my friend Autumn was having her birthday party that night. I also had leasing paperwork and keys to pick up for the new apartment!
So that morning after I woke up I got ready to go then started packing up things since Sofie was going to be staying with my parents since Jason and I had a birthday party to go to. After Sofie and I met up with my parents we went down to get some lunch before parting ways.
Once my parents left to the ferry with Sofie I headed to meet up with a friend, Anna, for a little pampering and relaxation and got an awesome facial and massage (my first ever!). It was a nice little detox before heading out for the night to drink and be merry.
It was a fun night and great catching up with friends, just another reason to be excited about moving back to Seattle! We have friends everywhere, and in such close proximity! That’s definitely one of the things I’ve really missed this last year.
I also just realized, since we’ll be moving the majority of our stuff this weekend, this may be one of the last photos we take of Sofie in the old apartment. What a weird feeling! Half a year accomplished with her and this project; now we’re transitioning to a new place for a fresh start for the rest of the year.
Sofie was playing with my accessories in the morning as I got ready so I decided to finally do something with her hair. Not quite sure if it was a super “stylish” choice, but heck, you could put a pair of swirly horns on her head and she’d still look adorable.
Wow, it ended up being another bit of a busy day today. Mostly organizing paper work and preparing to sign a lease on our new apartment, which I’m getting very excited about! Sofie, Jason and I all went back to the apartment today to give it one last once-over before making our final decision on it; it’ll be a smaller space than we have now, but since we are taking an apartment manager position in the building, the money we’ll be saving will be worth it. Sofie definitely seemed to like it, she couldn’t stop running around and sliding on the hardwood floors.
We’ll be back in our old neighborhood and close to everything, I can actually walk to places again and live close to my friends! It’ll be great.
And not to mention! Here we are: the year and a half mark.
I can’t believe Sofia is already a year and a half, she has grown up so fast, and I have the pictures to prove it!
Aside from the stand-alone picture of the day I also edited one with a side by side from day 1 to today.
When you’re posting pictures day by day, sometimes you don’t realize the gradual change, but to have those two images right in front of me is just another solid reminder of how quickly she’s developing, and learning. She’s getting smarter and cuter by the day.
It’s been a crazy 6 months, heck, a crazy 18 months! Now, here’s to another 6 months ahead (And then she’ll be TWO, what in the world!)!
I know it’s going to fly by fast, and I hope you all can stick around and join me for the next half. It’s been quite the journey and quite the project, but I’m glad that I decided to do this and stick with it.
Well then, until tomorrow! Have a great night everyone.