Saturday, May 18, 2013

First Birthday Week!

Sophie turned one this week, and as it is with all of our milestones, it wasn't without it's own kind of excitement!

We started our week rather uneventfully, as I didn't do much in the way of deliberate activities with her this week.  I've been pulling things together for the "official" launch of our Tot School, but was bad about setting anything up for her.

She got a new puzzle in the mail from a good friend, and she really enjoyed playing with that.  It was the first thing she went to from her toy basket every morning!  Each piece has some kind of rattle, squeak, etc.  Her favorite piece (of course) is the heart with the mirror.  She did a cute little double take the first time she noticed herself in it!

On Wednesday, we went to the Strawberry Farm with a couple of Sophie's little friends.  We didn't actually pick strawberries, but they had a picnic area and a little "petting" zoo barnyard.  Sophie LOVED seeing the animals!  I wasn't able to get very many good pictures of her looking at the animals since there were two of us watching three one-year-olds, but you can see her sweet face.  She would point and "talk," wanting to make sure I saw all of the animals.  She even mimicked "cock-a-doodle-doo!" :)

She ended up getting a fever the day before her birthday, and by the big day, it was up to almost 103.  The poor baby was pitiful.  You could just tell she didn't feel good, but she was trying so hard to be happy.  We read her new book, Ten Little Ladybugs, from her "Aunt" Valerie at least twelve times.  No exaggeration.  She was loving her some ladybugs. (And momma didn't mind the cuddling...)

Friday was full of meltdowns.  She still didn't feel good and just couldn't figure out what to do about it.  I was out of ideas so we packed up and went to play with water on the back porch.  She loved me pouring water from the cup into her hand - she kept trying to grab at it. This killed a good twenty minutes to get us to naptime for a sleepy, sick girl.

We got her a swing for her birthday, and today her daddy spent all afternoon and evening making her a frame so we could hang the swing for her.  She absolutely loved it!  She only pitched a minor fit when we had to get her out of it to get ready for bedtime.  I imagine there will be many hours spent giggling in this swing!  (This pic was taken before we moved the frame to the won't stay in our driveway! ;))

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