Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Better late than never. I did a quick photo shoot of Sophia in the adorable skirt my mom sent for Valentine's Day. I think it goes perfectly with the tiny uggs. I was trying to get her to smile, but she didn't understand. She did, however, understand when I told her to stick her tongue out - so I included one of those cute pictures in the collage.

I have also been experimenting with different ponytails and bows because for the past couple days Sophia literally gets upset if I don't do her hair when she gets dressed. She also turns EVERYTHING into a bracelet, and today at the dollar store she found a necklace somewhere and no matter how many times I hid it on the shelves, she'd find it and put it back on (luckily, I distracted her at the end so we didn't have to buy it - it was kinda ugly). She sure is becoming a tiny girly girl!

In other news, we are still quite a ways away from both a graceful transition to 1 nap a day and breaking her of her binky/blankey/teddy bear, BUT she is pretty much done with bottles now. Wahoo! Also, she understands and picks up on so much more than ever before (which I feel like I say every month, and it's always true). She does about 30 signs on a regular basis, and she's getting pretty proficient at Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and Popcorn Popping. I am crazy about my little girl!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sign Language

Sophia was showing off some sign language for Russ today on Skype, and he mentioned how many new signs she has learned this month. So I recorded some of them. :) These aren't ALL the signs she knows, but they are most of them. Now if only I could get her to SAY more of these words.

This first video was right after she woke up from a nap, so she isn't as animated as she usually is, but she's still pretty cooperative.

In this next video, I mostly wanted to get her to say "meow" because it's so cute!! I could have edited it, but that's a lot of work...

 Sophia watched these videos with me and started doing all the signs along with the video. What a funny little girl!