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Monday, April 21, 2014

Sophie's 3rd Birthday Party!

My friend Rachel and I have daughters who are just one month apart and who have known each other since they were babies. We thought it would be fun to celebrate their parties together since they have all the same friends anyways. It was fun because this is the first year where they really have friends that they recognize as friends.
Here are the birthday girls: Daisy and Sophie

And here are the birthday girls when they were babies:

 We chose a rainbow theme and split responsibilities. Everything turned out so cute!

I made cake pops with rainbow colored cake inside (I still have not learned how to perfect these things, but at least they taste good):

Rachel made the beautiful rainbow cake:


I made rainbow jello:

Rachel brought Rainbow candy:

We had rainbow cups with rainbow colored drinks:

The kids all gathered around to wait for their delicious goodies:

We told everyone to come dressed in their favorite color of the rainbow. Jason and Judah were most festive by wearing ALL red:

The girls blew out the candles together:



And opened gifts:




If you're looking for a fun and easy theme, go with rainbow!

BabyMill3 [30 Weeks]

I really can't believe I'm 30 weeks already. In 10 or less weeks (most likely), I will be meeting this little girl.


Sickness: I have heartburn occasionally, but I have learned a few helpful tricks this pregnancy (essential oils as well as lifting my arms over my head for a few minutes to help "straighten out" my stomach) that have helped.

Movement: This little girls moves a lot. I can tell she's getting bigger as she kicks harder and stretches out. 

Weight Gain: I'm up 16 pounds now. I definitely am outgrowing my normal clothes, although I've still been making as much of it work as I can ;) I'm planning to pull out my maternity jeans this week.

Other Complaints: I have had quite a bit of cramping this pregnancy- more than my other two- it happens when I'm lying in bed, and I always have to stand up to stretch out the cramping. I also am no longer able to sleep on my belly (which came much later with this pregnancy than with Brielle's, so I won't complain). It's become a little more uncomfortable to sleep as well.

[26 Weeks]

[30 Weeks]

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sophie at THREE


Three. It's hard to remember what life was like before Sophie was part of this earth.


I think it's safe to say that she has changed a lot in three years.

New Things:
-Puts coat on by herself
-CAN part-way dress herself
-Learned days of the week and also correctly uses time words like tomorrow, yesterday, and last week
-Knows some letters of the alphabet
-Being meaner to Brielle (yay, sibling relationships!)
-Setting dishes at table and putting hers in the sink afterwards

Interview:
Who is your best friend? Ivy!
What do you like to do in class?  Play with legos and play with somebody else with legos
What do you like to do at your house? Play a game with my grandma
What is your favorite food? Minne Mouse (being silly) .... CHOCOLATE!
What is your favorite song? ABCDs and Row Row Your Boat and Bubblin’
What’s your favorite thing to do outside? Play on my bike

Funny/Sweet Things She Said:
- “When I am big, I will still be your Sophie and you will still be my mommy.”
- (After Ben got his hair cut) “Daddy, where did your soft and cuddly hair go?”
- (After our friend Aaron told Sophie she should say, “Ok, Mommy” when I tell her things) Sophie stares at him blankly and asks, “Why are you still here?" Another time when he was talking to her, she asked, "When are you going to go back to your house?”
- (After I asked Sophie if she wanted salad) “No Mommy. That food is not good for little Sophies. That food is yucky for little Sophies.”
- Grandma Lori (while reading a story to Sophie about being good): “Are you a good girl, Sophie?” Sophie: “No. I’m not nice to Brielle.”
-After giving a piece of her cake to Brielle: “Mommy, sometimes I’m nice to Brielle. And sometimes I’m not.”
-(Talking to Jason, who has dreadlocks) “Your hair is like hotdogs.”
-Me: “Their names are Josh and Patrick.” Sophie: “Oh.” (Points at Patrick) “ Is that one Ketchup?”