Sofia 365: Day 326

Day 326: 1.30.13

Last Wednesday was another day at my parents house.
More Toy Story, of course, then we all went out down town to visit my mom’s friend who owns a little boutique. She is interested in having me make a website for her business, so I went to talk with her a bit to figure out what she would like.

I guess I would call myself a pretty tech savvy person, but I hope I can get it right! Maybe there’s a future for me in web design…

Cheesy Grins
Cheesy Grins

Sofia 365: Day 325

Day 325: 1.29.13

A few more catch-up posts for this evening.

Can’t believe we’re almost done with this project, one more month to go… I’m so excited for Sofie to turn 2!

Last Tuesday I headed back over to my parents house in the afternoon to catch up with Sofie and stay for a couple days.
I always feel bad leaving her for long periods of time… now if only I could figure out how to bring her to work with me…’

I soon discovered Sofie’s latest obsession, Toy Story, she can’t get enough of the movie. In fact, she’s enraptured by it every time. On the plus side, it allows me to get a little more work done, on the down side, we watch it about 5 times a day…


Sofia 365: Day 328

Day 328: 2.1.13

Doing the slow catch-up dance… it ever continues…


Friday was a bit of a busy day of traveling.

I had left my makeup kit at my parents house and I had work to do that following Saturday, so I headed back over that morning to get it, and hang out for a bit with Sofie before going back to Seattle yet again.

I rarely get out of my car when I’m riding the ferry these days, but I was prompted to that day and I was glad I did. A pair of Portland photographers happened to sit in the booth behind me and I was able to overhear a bit of their conversation. I don’t usually like to put myself out there and interrupt strangers, but I did anyway and introduced myself before leaving. We were able to exchange contact info and chat a little bit about the local photography and makeup scene.
Not sure if anything will come of it, but it was a great progress point for me because I hardly ever talk to strangers like that.


Sofia 365: Day 324

Day 324: 1.28.13

I was really missing Sofie last Monday, but in an effort to get our lives a little more organized, Jason and I asked my mom to keep Sofie for one more day at their house.

We worked on getting a schedule together, a budget, something we could stick to and agree on. Things have been tough relation-ship wise lately and we just needed something we could come together on. It was still challenging, but I think we made a little head way.
It’s difficult when we’re butting heads all the time, but we have a mutual interest and care for Sofia, and she is what motivates me to keep trying at our relationship…

Life gets heavy sometimes, but at the end of the day, Sofie always puts a smile on my face.

I mean, look at that face!


Sofia 365: Day 323

Day 323: 1.27.13

I promise not to bombard with catch-up posts, so just a couple more tonight, then more tomorrow…


Sunday was another day of work on the music video, got started even earlier than the day before, but at least our first location was at a coffee shop!

We were outside for a bit of the day Sunday so it was quite chilly, but it was at least a shorter day and I got to warm up pretty quickly once I got home…

Saturday a moo moo and now it looks like Sofie’s dressed for a sock hop! Interesting clothing choices my mother makes for Sofie… at least baby looks a little more mischievous here.

Sock hop baby.
Sock hop baby.

Sofia 365: Day 322

Day 322: 1.26.13

Saturday was day one for me on set of the music video I was working on for a local Hip Hop artist – Spekulation.

I hadn’t ever worked with this crew before and was sent over on recommendation from another makeup artist, so I was looking forward to networking and meeting some new people. It was a fun set, and work was relatively easy, so that was nice…


Here’s Sofie, staying at my parents for the weekend. She looks a bit scowl-y, probably because my mom put her in a moomoo! Haha

Moomoo baby
Moomoo baby

Sofia 365: Day 321

Day 321: 1.25.13

I’ve got some catching up to do yet again…

That Friday, I met one of my soon-to-be brides for a trial session at my studio (my last one there before we moved out, actually…), then I headed back to my parents to meet with a tax guy that a family friend recommended.

I actually ended up learning quite a bit about taxes, it is after all, my first year doing taxes for myself… I kind of want to get it right.

After that, I popped by my parents house to visit with Sofie and have dinner before I headed back home to Seattle. Wish I could have stayed longer with her, but I had a music video to work on that weekend.

She was in good hands though…

Seeing Spots.
Seeing Spots.

Sofia 365: Day 320

Day 320: 1.24.13

More catching up… yes yes…

Last Thursday, Sofie had one last appointment with the chiropractor to make sure she was all good to go, so I went down to the ferry that morning to drop her off with my mom. I would have gone with, but my acting workshop had gotten switched from Wednesda to Thursday nights, so I had to stay behind to go that evening.

I had been so tired lately, that soon after I got home from dropping off Sofie, I took a nap (a rare occasion!) hoping that I would feel a little more awake by the time I had to leave for class. Although later I felt that it kind of backfired on me…

Workshop was good though, and I left a little early to meet with the owner of the agency to discuss a little “business”, so hopefully there will be a little more work for me in the future…

I got home feeling wide awake thanks to my nap and coffee, though I was pretty hungry. I ended up staying up kind of late, so that sort of screwed up any kind of a sleep pattern I was hoping to establish… oh well, baby steps.


Little Sofie before leaving to meet with my mom that morning. I need to teach her how to properly smile for photos!


Sofia 365: Day 319

Day 319: 1.23.13

Last Wednesday was a little more of a quiet day with Sofie. The weather hadn’t been all that great the past few days so I didn’t really feel like going out anywhere; however, we needed groceries, so I headed out in the morning with Sofie to run some quick errands down the street.

When we got to the grocery store it just so happened that Sofie had a little accident in the back seat… I think that was a first. So, I had to inconspicuously try and change her diaper, take off her wet under shirt, and since I had only one pair of pants for Sofie, try and deal with the stain on it all in the back seat of my car in the QFC parking garage, and then try and finish shopping as quickly as I could. Fun times.

Once we got back home and changed Sofie’s pants the day seemed like a breeze compared to what I had finagled that morning.

Can you guess by the photo what we had for dinner that night? Well, it’s all over her face, has noodles and a red sauce on it. And no, she did not wet her pants again, the dishwasher happened to leak that night. Jeez, what was it with that day and leakage?

No, she did not wet her pants!
Spaghetti Face

Sofia 365: Day 318

Day 318: 1.22.13

Last Tuesday, I had a fun little out and about day with Sofie running errands.

I had a quick little artists meeting in the early afternoon for a runway project with local salon Obadiah and some architecture firms, called Product Runway. I’m pretty excited to be a part of it! My makeup artist friend, Alexandra, came along with me again to meet the team and then had a nice little afternoon hanging out at the near by mall.

After we had some lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, I headed over to let Sofie play at the indoor play park while Alexandra went out shopping. Sofie had a lot of fun running around and going down the teenie slide like 50 times, not too social yet with the other kids, but she’s getting there!

Headed back home in the early evening and got back for a late dinner. Sofie was pretty pooped from all the playing, so I was able to get her to sleep pretty quick.  With all the sleep issues I’ve been having with her lately, it was nice to catch a few Z’s early!