Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Let Me See

Sophie has finally made the connection about the camera, that there is a display that shows the pictures. I was taking pictures and she kept coming over and grabbing the camera. I decided to take some close-ups to make it easier for her to see them on the display. She got mad when I finally turned off the camera.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Puzzle Fun

Kelly's Korner recommeded this website You sign up and they send you an email each day with a different activity geared toward your child's age. Today's activity was about puzzles, so we pulled out just one puzzle and worked on it. She can't put the pieces in but she does a great job of taking them out.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Trip to the Zoo

Sophie and I made a quick trip to the zoo this week. It was quick because I had an appointment after lunch, but turned out to be even quicker because it started raining an hour after we got there. I didn't get but just a few pictures.

Here is the rhino. He was eating when we came up and was just a few feet from us (or so it seemed).

Sophie's favorite animal is still the giraffe. I think it is her favorite because there are about 6 of them and they are really close to the fence.

She immediately started squealing when we came up to them. She wanted out of the stroller so bad. I couldn't get a picture of it, but she eventually started climbing that fence.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

I didn't get any pictures of Sophie and her daddy or any of our dads. But here is the gift the teachers had Sophie make before preschool ended.

After church, we went to Grandad in Aledo for lunch. He had been in the hospital that week, so we didn't have much planned because we weren't sure when he was going to be home. Thankfully, he did get better and had a good Father's Day.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Duck, Duck...Turtle

Today, we met up with some of the Luna Moms Club families at the park to feed the ducks. Turns out the turtles like bread, too. Sophie was more interested in feeding the bread to herself than to the ducks, but she had fun.

Then we went over to the playground had a snack and tried the swings. Not a big fan!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Puzzle Basket and DVD's

I switched around some of Sophie's toys in the living room, putting her puzzles in this basket on the coffee table. It didn't take her long to figure out how to get the basket off the table. She then proceeded to take everything out, one piece at a time.

Then she got in! What fun!

I also moved all the kids videos and some random VHS tapes to the lower cabinets, that way if she wanted to get in them at least it was her stuff. She spent most of this evening pulling movies out of the cabinet and sitting on her puzzles.

You've Got Mail

Maw Susan and Pawpaw Briggs sent Sophie a postcard. We usually get the mail together and she loved that this time I actually let her have some.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boogers Concert

On Wednesdays, the city has children's concerts during the summer. Today we saw the Boogers-Sticky, Greenie, and Crusty! The anti-Barney...the Wiggles' worst nightmare...the Ramones meet Mother Goose ...the Boogers! We had lots of fun.

This is pretty much how Sophie enjoys any concert...eating and drinking!

I did get some video of her jamming.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Scary Night

I honestly thought about grabbing the camera, but knew it needed to be charged. Paul did get a couple on his camera.

When I put Sophie to bed last night, she felt a little warm. I didn't take her temperature because although than feeling warm, she wasn't acting too bad. She woke up about an hour later screaming and crying, when I went to get her, she threw up. She was burning up, the first read of the thermometer said 105.5, but the I did a second read and it was 104.7. Paul came into to help me, we called the doctor's office, gave her ibuprofen, and got her in a warm bath while we waited for the after-hours nurse to call me back. Paul had Sophie in the bath while I got dressed and finished putting the stuff up from dinner. I was pretty sure the nurse was going to want Sophie to be seen by a doctor.

When she called back, the big thing was the spiked fever with the vomiting. She sent us to the hospital. Of course, the only hospitals that have any pediatric facilities are the children's ones, so off we went. They got us signed in and her vitals taken very quickly (within minutes). They also gave her a dose of Tylenol. Then we got registered, waited a bit, then went back into one of the rooms to wait. And wait. And wait. I can't really complain too much, we saw a doctor within 2 hours of getting there. The problem was that Sophie's fever was coming down and she was tired (it's way past her bedtime now). If they had had a crib in the room she probably would have gone to sleep, but as she started feeling better she just wanted to be moving around. At one point the nurse came in and didn't see her because she was sitting on the floor taking everything out of her bag.

The doctor said there was a virus going around causing vomiting and high fever, about half the kids in there had it. I said something about it being related to the heat or maybe the change in the weather, I wasn't paying enough attention to him at that point. He gave her Zofran for the vomiting. That is the same medicine I took when I was pregnant with Sophie. They had us wait 30 minutes then wanted her to drink some pedialyte and keep it down before we could go home.
They brought us unflavored pedialyte in a baby bottle with one of those brown cheap nipples.

Now Sophie has never had anything but formula and milk out of a bottle, and we've actually been weaning her off the bottle (only has one a day). She would not drink any of that stuff. She was fascinated with the nipple. We were waiting for the nurse to come to ask if we could put it in her sippy cup but the doctor returned and said he really wasn't worried about her being dehydrated since she only threw up once. He also mentioned that she must not be since she was making plenty of tears. She cried every time they took her temperature, with her big crocodile tears. So they let us go home with a prescription for Zofran if she needs it.

They said it is contagious and to keep her in until she didn't have fever or throw up, probably just a day or so. Thankfully, all we did Friday was lunch with Daddy so we shouldn't have gotten anyone else sick. We were supposed to have her one-year portraits done today, so we will reschedule those, but that was all we really had planned, so some special Sophie-on-parents playtime will be had and enjoyed by all.

By the way, tomorrow is my birthday. Someone really needs to explain to Sophie that mommies prefer jewelry and chocolate as presents, not late night trips to the ER. I'd say that homemade gifts are great, but as Paul would say she did make the vomit all by herself.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Sophie took a very short nap late this afternoon. I figured she'd be hungry when she got up, but she just wanted to cuddle. So we laid on the couch watching Ni Hao Kai-Lan. The great part was that Wrangler joined us and she stayed on my chest for almost 20 minutes.

Look at all that sweetness!

David Chicken Concert

Sophie and I went to the Levitt Pavilion to see a kids concert. David Chicken was pretty good for a children's entertainer. It was still pretty hot at 10:30 so we only stayed about 30 minutes. Sophie seemed pretty interested, of course she was having a snack during the show so it may have just been the food. We ran into a couple of friends from Preschool. They have the concerts each week so we will probably go again. Hey, you can't beat cheap entertainment!

David Chicken-part superhero, part Elvis, 100% fun!