Sophie has recently learned how to match puzzle pieces with her puzzle (the cow piece goes to the cow picture). It's neat to see her connecting this as in the past she has just tried to randomly throw the puzzle pieces on the puzzle board. This also means we have a new toy to occupy Sophie!
And incase you're wondering about her outfit in the photo above... Sophie was invited to her first birthday party! It was a ballerina birthday party for a three-year old girl, so we dressed Sophie up. She didn't love it when I gave her the buns, but they were a must for a ballerina party.
Sophie ADORES helping her daddy as he works. She likes his tools (she knows that they have buttons, which is fun for her, but she likes the screwdriver and hammer and others tools without buttons too). She also likes to help mommy with cleaning and cooking. Her cooking skills still need a lot of work, however.
Sophie has also recently discovered her love for movies. Ben discovered a few colorful movies with kid songs on youtube, and Sophie is slightly obsessed with a few of them. We monitor her time with watching them, because I really don't want her to watch tv all day, but it's nice that we have this option now as we will be going on a l o n g flight soon! Whenever she wants to watch her videos, she says "bus" because she loves "The Wheels on the Bus" song.
Sophie has also been asking for her pacifier more recently. We would like to wean her from it by time she's 2, so we'll see how that goes. We also would like to potty train (she's gone in the potty about 3 times now) and move her to a big girl bed when we get back from PNG, so that along with having a new baby in February is going to make the beginning of 2013 a bit crazy, I think.
She's also began pointing out who people are a bunch ... like mama and dada. But if you ask her where Sophie is, she points at herself now... so she knows who she is now :) She still can't say her name though.
Loves: books (she loves to have me read to her and especially likes books that we can sing to and "We're Going on a Bear Hunt"), puzzles, dogs, food (especially cheese- which is funny, since I'm allergic), pacifier and blankie, baths, playgrounds, pretending and "helping," grandparents and aunts and uncles, water (in her cup), shoes, hiding
Dislikes: Being dirty or having stuff stuck to her (what kind of 1 year old is she?), having her hair washed in the bath or really having her hair done at all, being "stuck" (which includes having her hands or legs being held or being strapped into things), being dropped off at nursery (but thankfully she does well once I leave)