Birthday Girl 2013!

Here are just a few highlights from Sofie’s big Birthday two Sundays ago!

STILL can’t believe my little girl is TWO!

It was such a long, fun, day, but I’m so glad the weather cooperated and we were able to take her to the zoo.

Morning started off with birthday waffles, opening presents, I got her some new clothes, shoes and a purse! She loves the purse, has to take it with her everywhere now, she’s got her own little lip balm in it and a compact mirror. God, I’m gonna turn her into such a mini-me! Haha.

After breakfast we headed out to the Woodland Park Zoo.
The Zoo was great, we made it mostly around the park, spent almost all afternoon there walking around and seeing animals. It was my first visit to the zoo here as well, pretty neat, but also kind of a bummer. Couldn’t help but feel bad for some of the animals in there, it’s a cool experience, but I’d much rather see them in their natural habitats…

Anywho, we saw a huge list of animals; penguins, monkeys, leopards, zebras, hippos, gorillas… all kinds of cool creatures.

I would say the best part of our zoo visit was the very last exhibit we visited: the snow leopards!

When we got there all the snow leopards were way far off and the closest was turned away from us; after watching for a few minutes, we were almost ready to head out since Sofie was so tired. Then, the leopard closest to us turned around and came right up the glass in front of Sofie! She was so excited, the thing would have been nose to nose with her had the glass not been there. It was the coolest moment, and so glad I captured it!

We walked through the gift shop right before leaving and I couldn’t help but pick out a stuffed snow leopard doll to keep as a little keepsake from the day.
Sofie still talks about how it “looked right at” her, so friggen cute.

Enjoy some of our highlight pictures from her birthday morning and trip to the zoo!


Opening Presents!

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At the Zoo!

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The Snow Leopard!

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Sofia 365: Day 112

Day 112: 6.30.12

The weather was great Saturday. It was so warm when we woke up, I pulled out some of Sofie’s shorts!
I had a rare weekend in which I wasn’t working so Sofie and I stayed home together getting some things done around the house. Jason also stayed home from training, it was great having the whole family home for the whole day, it doesn’t happen too often during the week because Jason works.

It was so cute, she kept pointing at her shirt and saying “bop-bop”, her name for bunnies.

Bop bop.

Sofia 365: Day 111

Day 111: 6.29.12

Whew! It’s been a long and busy weekend, now it’s time to catch up on all these photos before the holiday!
Friday, I had planned a surprise birthday party for Jason.  Safe to say it went really well. It was just a small group of old friends and family. I was really glad he got a chance to hang out with some of his old friends, we don’t get to do that much often. Sofie had a blast meeting all the new people too, she’s getting more and more social.

Her little dress was so cute; I almost forgot to take her picture that night, glad I remembered, though it’s a little blurry.

Dress Baby!

Sofia 365: Day 110

Day 110: 6.28.12

It was Jason’s (daddy’s) 28th birthday yesterday! I had errands to run so Sofie was being watched by her great-aunt (when I write that it sounds so old, but she’s not!), so I got a chance to meet with Jason once he was off of work in Seattle. I bought him his favorite dessert from the Cheesecake Factory (Dulce de Leche, anyone?) and we grabbed a quick snack and drink while we were there.

After we got home, Sofie in tow, we had a nice quiet dinner with Jason’s sister and dad. Overall I would say Jason’s birthday went well, the weather was nice, I got to spend some one-on-one time with him as well as some family time. Sofie was good, and was giving him lots of love; but, methinks the fun may not be over yet…

Sofie didn’t give a great birthday picture for her dad… more like a scowl, but hey, what can you do? To her, it was just another day. 🙂

Birthday Scowl.

On Turning 21

Hey guys!
I know I haven’t done a video in a while, but things have been quite busy.
I did want to get this post up though, because I have had a lot of time for reflection the past few weeks and I wanted to share what I have been thinking about and going through. Turning 21 is a huge milestone, and being a young mom on top of that comes with its own set of challenges and feelings.

Thanks for watching, and hope you enjoy!
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(I am quite aware that I use a lot of “filler” words when I ramble and get nervous, so I’m sorry that I say “you know” like a million times in this video.)

[Update] …. Just a little photo from the night. Needless to say, I had a great time.

At “The Unicorn”

The Birthday Baby

Alright, Alright. I know, I know, Sofie’s birthday was almost a month ago and I still haven’t gotten the photos up and edited. Sorry!
I have been super busy, but here they are now!

Can’t believe how much she has grown. I especially can’t believe it has been a year already! Time sure does fly.

Here are some highlights from her birthday… mostly photos, nearly frame by frame, of her destroying her cake (which I made for her by the way).