Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Walking Pro

I finally got a video of Sophie waddling about the house. I know its bad lighting, for some reason this house sucks with lighting. But hey, she's still cute. :P


So who doesn't love to make a little extra money? When I have down time (normally when Sophie sleeps) I get on the computer and do nothing. I signed up for one of those websites that pays you to do surveys. I didn't really know what to do at first, but once I was told how to get going, I started making the money! :) In the past 2 weeks or so I have made $30 from just spending 30 minutes every few days doing this. Its easy. So I figured I would pass this on to anyone else who would be interested. Plus I get referral bonus. Tee hee. If you feel like giving it a try (and you should) just sign up by clicking on this link:

Or just email me and ask for more info on it. Its easy and gives me something to do when I'm bored.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Too Cute

So today went fairly well. Sophie and I went to the craft store so I could go spending-happy. I love the craft store. :) Near the end she started getting crabby so I decided it was time to head home for a nap. Once we got home she absolutely REFUSED to nap. For nearly an hour I battled her, then gave a sigh of defeat and let her wear herself out. I was sitting in our rocking chair working on a cross-stitch. I saw her rubbing her eyes and new at any moment her sleepiness would take over and she would just hit the floor. She grabber her blanket and waddled over to me. She laid her head down on my lap and closed her eyes. My heart melted. :) Who could be frustrated with such a cute little girl? So I picked her up and we went to lay on the bed. The moment her head hit the mattress she grabbed hold of 2 of my fingers and fell right to sleep. It's moments like that, that keep me going on those rough days.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas AND a Birthday?

Most of you know that Sophie has a cousin named Katie, who is 10 days older. These poor girls were cursed with birthdays within a week of Christmas. Lord knows they are going to get screwed over when it comes to gifts. Luckily, they won't figure it out for a few years. :P Tasha (Katie's mom) asked me what I plan to do for Sophie's birthday. Honestly... not sure. I know I want to do it in January, but when? I'm thinking the 3rd, since its the Saturday right after her real birthday. (for those of you who don't know its new years eve... and shame on you for not knowing) I suppose it won't really matter this year, since she won't even remember. I sure do need to come up with a plan though. So mark off the 3rd of January for Sophie's party. And you best be showing up with a gift. *points finger* You cheap asses know who you are.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Lists

As you all know, I am sneaky sneaky. :) Okay so not really, but I try to be. Denny is the WORST person when it comes to gifts. He doesn't see the reason in getting something, wrapping it (without a shitload of tape), and keeping it a surprise. This is the same man that will call someone up and ask them what they want for their birthday, because he is in the store and doens't want to try to find something they would like - when he could just ask them. Drives me nuts. He ruins EVERY gift. This Christmas... I SHALL PREVAIL! I am determined to get him gifts without him figuring out what they are before Christmas. This means I will have to use cash, becausd paper. Denny also ie he looks at the bank stuff everyday. I will have to hide them somewhere in the house, because he is a nosy little man. Do you see what I have to deal with? For some crazy reason I love this frustrating man to pieces. :) Sophie on the other hand will be easy to shop for. I already found a bunch of cute toys for her... even though she will probably be more interested in the boxes ansn't allowed to wrap Sophie's presents. You think I'm kidding? He puts gifts in either paper, or the bag he got from WalMart, then wraps that with about 500 layers of tape. Imagine a poor 1 year old trying to open that?


So I felt like being lazy this weekend, and didn't get any videos or pictures... I DID however get Sophie some cute church dresses. I went to get one, but I just love the tiny clothes and walked out of the store with four. What can I say? I'm a girl. :) Sophie also knows who "dada" is now. During the day, while Denny is off making money, Sophie will wander around the house yelling "dada!" Its adorable. I think she just gets sick of me all day everyday. She gets so excited whenever someone else comes over, or when all the boys come home.

More good new- after dealing with all those assholes I finally found a job. It may only be once a week, but hey, that's one day out of the week Sophie and I get out of the house. Its watching some rich lady's kids on base. I met them today and they seemed pretty good, plus its only 4 1/2 hours. Hopefully the kids don't turn into devils once the mother leaves.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Finally, she utters the word "dada". The only thing is she will say it to anything and everything EXCEPT Denny. :) She says it to her rubber duckies, the tv, the cat, grandpa, but not daddy. Its silly. At least she's got the word down, now she just has to learn who it is. :P

Picture Perfect

I have always loves photography, and awhile back I downloaded a picture editing program. I love how easy digital cameras have made my life. I was just proud of some of my pictures and felt like posting them. :)

That is of our wedding day. :) Right putside the courthouse. Jared took the picture.

This is of Sophie on Halloween. My little lion. <3

Then here is little Melody back when I was pregnant. It was in July of 07 right around Isaak's birthday.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How Did I Forget...

To tell you all that Sophie is WALKING! On the 5th she took her 1st two steps to daddy. I got so darn excited. Ever since then she has been trying to walk all day long. She is a pro now. She can make it across a room by herself, it takes a while though. She will take a few steps, then stop to steady herself so she doesn't fall over, and keep right on going. I love it! She also discovered clapping this past Monday when we went out to eat with Denny's family. She loves to mimic. I got her to start blowing raspberries too. :D Its so silly. I'll have to get videos of her doing all these things. That is my mission for this weekend. She is just growing up so fast. Its amazing how quickly time goes by...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Already A Nerd

Despite my efforts to keep my darling daughter from becoming a nerd like her father... I have failed. *sigh* Sophie LOVES the xbox controllers. Whenever Denny, Isaak, or my dad play she has to go grab a controller of her own and "play" too. She will sit there and stare at the screen too, its great. She also loves keyboards. Whenever I am on the computer or Denny is, we give her one to play with on the floor so she doesn't bang on ours.

Social Butterfly

I try to babysit kids whenever I can, for the extra Christmas money, and so Sophie can interact with other kids. She LOVES other kids... probably a little too much. She doesn't really understand how to be gentle, so she will get excited and grab someones face. Tasha commented and asked if Sophie will play with other kids yet, or just play around the other kids. She likes playing WITH them... or just taking their shit. :) I watched 2 boys the other day, and one was only 2 months older than Sophie. They chased each other around the house and played with the basket of toys I keep upstairs.Cute huh? She always wants to play with the kids when we go anywhere, she just doesn't like the older people touching her. So that's good. :) Like we went to WIC today, and I saw a friend of mine that I went to school with. The second Sophie saw the little boy her age, she wiggled out of my arms and ran over to squish his face. She is a silly girl.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I have been tagged! *gasp* So I have to upload my 4th picture from my 4th folder. Now I have TONS of pictures... I'm obsessed with my camera. Hopefully it won't be an ugly one.

Well I may not have makeup on, but this isn't too bad. So I guess its okay. :P This is of me and my childhood friend Mariza. She has a little girl about 6 months older than Sophie. We are both statistics... YAY! Hispanic teenage mothers... gotta love us. Now I have to load the other one with the girls.
Sophie looked away right when we took it, of course.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fabulous Friday

Tonight we had our Relief Society's big craft day of the year. Its like Super Saturday. I signed up to make a cute little block nativity scene and learn now to make hair bows. As you all know, Sophie loves mommy, and mommy isn't allowed to leave the room to pee for 5 seconds... let alone leave for 2 hours. So I put her down to nap and headed out. So much for that, Denny ended up bringing her over. She woke up from her nap and quickly realized mommy was no where to be found. I didn't finish my nativity scene, but once I do I'll take pictures to show off how crafty I am. :) And I loved the bow making. My first two looked like a special-ed kid made them, but the 3rd was pretty darn cute. If only Sophie actually had enough hair to use them with. *sigh* Oh well. Soon enough.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Little Dork

Sophie has decided that the new wake up time is 6:30 am... WHO DOES THAT?!? The end of day light savings time has really screwed up her sleep times. And I hate it. Anyway, notice the picture. Her little bottom is plopped right on top of her bag of crackers. I turned on Nemo this morning and let her sit on the floor while I slowly forced myself to wake up. She had her ziplock bag of crackers and her sippy cup on the middle shelf of her changing table. I put them there so she can reach them. She got her cackers down, then decided she wanted the sippy instead and just threw the crackers. Silly girl forgot she put the crackeres down, so once she got the sippy she just plopped on the floor (or rather the crackers). Sophie didn't mind one bit. She just fished out a few crackers from the bag and ate them that way. You can see there are a few on the floor. She makes me smile every morning. If only those mornings would come at like 8 or 9... we'll have to work on that.
What a little dork.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Energizer Bunny

At the bottom of the page I put up a few videos, 3 of which show Sophie walking around with her littler "lawn mower" toy. For the past while she has been wanting to walk EVERYWHERE. If we are in the store and I am holding her, she'll wiggle and scream until I put her on the floor and hold her hand so she can walk. At home she will follow me around, pulling herself up on my let, until I take her hand and help her walk. Just yesterday I decided to let her use her lawn mower toy on the carpet, just to see if she could use it without actually falling on her face. It worked! All she does now is walk back and forth across the room with that thing. She will run into everything in the room, but she loves it. She especially loves running me and Roffle over. Lovely little girl isn't she? Sophie is also getting more and more independent every day. Like today at nap time, we were reading books before nap time and SHE was only allowed to turn the pages. After awhile she started "reading" the book to me and got mad if I tried to read it. She is so silly. Or if I try to help her do something, or take something she is using, she pushes my hand away. Stubborn little thing.


We got a kitten a few weeks ago, and I made the mistake of letting Denny name her... that's right. RoffleStomp if the newest addition to our happy family. Denny had a kitten named Scurvy when I met him, and I hated the little thing, so I had him get rid of her before I had Sophie. I found a lady online giving away kittens, and decided out of the goodness of my heart to get one for Denny. He looked at the pictures and picked her. The little orange furball things she is a lion, ninja, and invisible all at once. But Sophie loves her to pieces, so I put up with her.
Besides scratting Sophie once, she has been pretty good. I am the one she normally decides to attack... go figure. I try to do something nice and she ends up hating me. Stupid cat. Anyway. Her and Sophie play every morning, its adorable. Sophie talks to her a lot and always wants to hold her... but she doesn't really know how to be gentle yet, so she just ends up pulling her foot or her face.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat

Yesterday was very fun for us. First off, I made the mistake of not getting the candy until yesterday... WalMart was a mad house. I won't be doing that again. At 2:00 pm we headed out to Denny's work for some Trick or Treating. They have a big building with over 200 workers, and all of those workers had CANDY! :) There were bunches of people there, all walking around to each desk and getting some candy. I forgot my camera for that :( we were in a hurry to get out the door. Sophie loved being around all the people, especially the little kids. At first she wasn't really sure about taking candy out of bowls, because normally its me trying to keep her from taking people's things. After a few minutes she got the hang of it, and loved it. She would pick a candy (or 5) out of the bowls, and plop them into her bag that either daddy or I was holding. It was adorable. Then at 3:00 there was a magic show! Everyone crowded into the cafeteria and watched the nervous little man do his tricks. Then we headed home to let daddy get back to work.Once dad got home we had some dinner and packed up to head out again. There was a Lutheran church in Roy doing a Trunk or Treat. Right before we got there she fell asleep in the car, poor thing was pooped. So we just drove around a bit, and 20 minutes later when we got home she woke up. Since it wasn't that cold outside, I decided we would just go around the block to a few houses. We got a couple done, before it started to rain. Wonderful huh? Luckly we were just across the street so we didn't get too wet.
Once we got home we passed out the rest of the candy. Denny gave fist fulls of candy to the really small kids. He said that the really little ones actually get really excited for the candy so they deserve more, while the older kids don't really care - they just want candy. It is true though, how the little kids will sort out their candy and count out how much of each they have. :) That was our first Halloween with Sophie, and I think it went pretty well.