Sofia 365: Day 291

Day 291: 12.26.12

Yesterday, the day after Christmas, everybody woke up after a long night of post-holiday recovery sleep.

We scooped some breakfast together, then Sofie and I started packing to make a visit over to my parents house for round 3 of presents and holiday celebrations.
I hopped over on the ferry again, and made it to my parents house just shy of dinner time.

Before our meal we opened and exchanged the last bit of presents we had, and Sofie scored even more toys and goodies.

It was a nice (not so quiet evening) with Sofie and the family, catching up and enjoying each others company.

That’s what the Holidays are all about right? ūüôā


Sofia 365: Day 290

Day 290: 12.25.12

Christmas Day!

I think it’s safe to say it was a success. We all slept in a little that morning, but we eventually rolled out of bed and had a little cocoa and opened presents, mostly for Sofie. It’s pretty nice waking up as a little family together. After all the present unwrapping was done, everybody got out of their pj’s to head over to Jason’s moms for some late breakfast and more presents for Sofie.

I’ll admit, Sofie was pretty tentative about opening her presents when we first started in the morning, but by the end of the day she was pretty much a pro. It was pretty funny watching her realize that there are THINGS in the boxes, like TOYS and CLOTHES, and no, it’s not just a box covered in colorful paper.

After spending some time at Jason’s mom’s we headed out to visit with his dad for a little bit where Sofie had even MORE presents! Boy this girl got pretty spoiled this year (not to mention the presents she hadn’t even opened from my parents yet!).

I didn’t do too bad this year either, but for the most part I feel like the older I get the more practical the gifts I want… but mostly just money, which is mostly what I got, so I’m happy. Jason got me some nice clothes and¬†accessories, new boots too since¬†my last pair totally just fell apart, and he’ll be smelling good with the new Burberry cologne I got him. But, Sofie was the star of Christmas anyways, and she deserves all the love and attention in the world.

By later that evening we were all pretty tired, so we decided to head home and just veg out the rest of the day with our leftover chinese. We watched a little more of the British Office then it was nighty night for us.

Well, that’s it for now, I sincerely hope everybody had a great holiday!

Goofy Sofie in her pj’s after the long day of making the Christmas rounds! I couldn’t get a straight face out of her!

Christmas Baby.
Christmas Baby.

Sofia 365: Day 289

Day 289: 12.24.12

First off, can I say that it’s pretty nice not being so behind? Second off, I hope everybody had a great Christmas, if you celebrate that sort of thing. ūüėČ

Ahh yes, Christmas Eve.

It was relatively a quiet day at home, didn’t really go anywhere, just sort of did our thing. We had planned originally to go to my parents house for the evening, but plans changed so we ended up just staying in¬†cause we’re pretty terrible at planning on the spot.

Sofie was definitely enamored by all of the lights and boxes of wrapped things around the house, but overall it just felt like another normal day.

Since we ended up staying home, we decided to try a new tradition of our own. I didn’t really feel like cooking, so we just ended up ordering chinese (one of the few places open on Christmas Eve!) and watching the British Office. Not a bad night to be honest, until Sofie puked up her dinner… but she felt better right after, so at least she wouldn’t be sick on Christmas!

One other thing that did crap on my day a little bit was the fact that my nice¬†camera broke, or, I think it did. In any case, I can’t get it to take pictures anymore. ¬†It is pretty old I suppose, but I’m pretty bummed that it had to break on Christmas Eve! Well, at least it gives me an excuse to get a new camera, or at least a new lens in the near future…

So yes, that’s my long drawn out excuse for the crappy cellphone pic, but I guess my Droid doesn’t do too bad…

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

Sofia 365: Day 288

Day 288: 12.23.12

Sunday was a busy day doing prep for Christmas.
Jason had left to his dad’s to do the rest of his Christmas shopping and wrapping, and Sofie and I did the same. We spent some time in the morning doing some wrapping, then headed out to the mall later that day to grab a few last Christmas essentials. Not the greatest idea I’ve ever had… it took me over half an hour to even get into the parking garage!
However, Sofie and I did end up getting in eventually and got what we needed.

Once we got home we had a nice dinner to ourselves and spent the rest of the night hanging out, organizing and prepping for Christmas.

Cookie Face.

Sofia 365: Day 287

Day 287: 12.22.12

Saturday, we had a special visit from Santa!

We decided to try something different this year. Rather than waiting through lines and subjecting Sofie to a bunch of strangers and flashing lights, we thought we’d ask a Santa that we knew if we could have some photos taken with him. Even better, Santa and Mrs. Claus did house calls! ¬†Check him out for next year right here.

Sofie did end up falling asleep before he came to visit, so when he came she was in a bit of a daze. So unfortunately, not too much of an improvement from the grumpy baby last year, but at least she wasn’t crying the whole time! Maybe she’ll smile next year…

Here’s Sofie in her pretty little Christmas dress, and enjoy a few of the Santa photos below. ūüôā

Santa Baby.
Santa Baby.
Christmas Family
Christmas Family
Cranky Christmas

Welcome, and Merry Christmas

Hope everybody is having a wonderful Christmas weekend.

I’ve decided to delve back into the blogging world, at least in a more personal way (I already do a beauty blog). I started vlogging about a month ago, but figured that I could expand it and provide a little more insight into my life (You can visit my Youtube page for the previous vlogs I’ve done, all subsequent posts will be posted on this site as well). Being a young mom (I’m 20 years old, with a 9 1/2 month old girl), it can get isolating at times. I can appreciate the need for a strong support system, as well as the desire to have people you can relate to. I feel that having an outlet for your thoughts and feelings is extremely important. Writing has always been a way for me to do so, and sometimes the only way I could let my true feelings out.¬†My hope is that my experiences can help others in a similar situation as mine.
However, I can continue more deeply into this topic at another point in time because tonight is Christmas eve, and that is a very special milestone in my baby’s life.
Her first Christmas.

For baby’s first Christmas we decided to spend the eve quietly at home. What better chance for some quality family time?¬†¬†Instead of running around seeing all the family (which would have been a chaotic day I’m sure), we took it easy, or as easy as having a little baby can be, and spent our evening as a little family unit. Although sometimes it can be frustrating, things don’t always go as planned, tempers can be short, the baby doesn’t want to go to sleep, she’s fussy, she’s needy, there’s dishes to be done, my knee is hurt and swollen and I hardly even remember hitting it… these are the times that we will cherish, just mommy, daddy and baby. Time as a family is special; however¬†dysfunctional¬†it can get.

Now, the baby is asleep, tummies are full, eyes are slightly groggy, the house is quiet, the daily duties have been accomplished, and it is now my time.

In all honesty, I am quite excited for the morning. Not for myself, but for my baby Sofie. In the past I’ve always looked forward to opening my presents, morning couldn’t come sooner. As I have gotten older I have come to want, or need, less and less each year. Yet I have been wanting to give more and more. There is something rather rewarding about being able to give a gift, and see the joy you can bring to others. I know the baby won’t appreciate it that much this year (or even remember it); she’ll probably just want to play with the wrapping paper, but even being able to give her something,¬†however insignificant it might be in the future, means a lot to me.¬†We are not the richest or have the perfect home or life, but we are comfortable, and we are content. There’s no shame in wanting more, but for tonight, for this weekend, it’s all good.
I guess it’s the principle of it all, tradition, or whatever you might want to call it. I want to give the best that I can for my baby, and I want her to have everything she needs. ¬†It is her first Christmas, and I want it to be the best that it can be.

With that said, we have a big day ahead of us in the morning. Presents to unwrap, places to go, people to see. I should rest up while I can.

Until next time, hope you all have a wonderful Holiday weekend.