And just like that! She is THREE!
I have been attempting to write this post since the 8th of February. good grief.
While it appears that all signs point to the fact that I should just abandon the blog and in the words of Sophia and Luke's favorite song, "let it go".... I'm going to press on! I have things to say and memories to keep!
So three Wednesdays ago, this little girl woke up and declared, Today is my Birthday! She was elated and excited and could barely wait to see her friends and eat cake!
As I have done for all the kids, I asked her what kind of cake she might like for her birthday. Her one and only request was PINK.
So she wanted a pink cake and a pink cake is what she got! I made sure that it was pink inside and out, too!
(I simply used white cake mix from a box for this cake and made my own buttercream icing. I also added a layer of raspberry filling because I could and it was PINK!)
We had mac 'n cheese and pulled pork and coleslaw for dinner. Sophia wanted "all her friends" to come and thankfully that was just her neighbor friends and their brothers. Her Nonno and Nonna came, too. And her BFF Kathryn, aka our babysitter. It was a great time!
Sophia has turned out to be quite a girly girl and loves dressing up in sequins and glitter every now and then.
Most days we hang out in pajamas because we can and they're cozy and it's winter.
A few of her famous lines are:
I want to see "all the people" or "who is going to be there? all the people"?
I love her generalities.
Sometimes we have to watch Olivia or Daniel on the "picuter" because "the brothers" are occupying the living room tv.
Her Uncle Bill made the YHL dollhouse that I have been requesting all year long. I have yet to finalize it and decorate it like I want to but suffice it to say, it was big hit.
And it melts my heart to see "the brothers" playing right along with her and rearranging the mismatched-not-all-the-right-scale furniture!
Currently it's residing in our bedroom because Luke has figured out how to climb it.
Speaking of Luke, he and Sophia are best buddies. Not a day goes by that they don't play and giggle and share their cups/food with one another.
This summer the two of them moved in together. They've been doing great in the same minimally decorated bedroom now for almost 5 months. I love the way they talk and play together. Last night as we were saying our bedtime prayers, Sophia prayed for Luke and said "He is so funny" (and then she giggled). It's the most adorable thing ever.
I love that regardless of the fact that Luke is eternally taking her stuff and claiming it as her own, she's pretty laid back about that. As you can see in the picture above, they've swapped cars, and they're both making the same face and leaning forward. be still my heart with all the cuteness
Sophia is really into:
being a princess
dressing like a princess
eating LOGURT in a tube
all things Daniel tiger
listening to music- especially Laurie Berkner
all things Frozen
playing with her babies
saying ridiculously adorable things like watching "a show on the picuter"
Typical day. Jammied out. Sitting very close (usually Luke sits ON Sophia). Melting my heart.