Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Waterpark visit

Benefit of working at a waterpark?  Free admission.  Sophia approves.  I got her a new suit (she outgrew her old one...I'm in denial), and I managed to find the one with no branding, no Dora, no ponies....and rather adorable.  It even has a pink "bo".  :)

Moooooooom!  I'm dressed!  Let's go!

Out of the mouth of babes, Part the First

I get the feeling there will be many iterations of this post, as Sophia gets more and more verbal.  But, this is the first installment.

Setting:  Church
The "introductory" stuff had concluded, and we had just finished the hymn.
Pastor:  You may be seated
Sophia:  YAAAAY!
Congregation in our half of the church:  hahahahahahaha
Me: *blush*  shhhhhhhh

On the way home, every day:
Sophia:  "Sissy outsie {outside}"
Me: "That's right, we're going to let Sissy outside."
Sophia:  "Sissy pee pee.  Outsie.  Sissy outsie"
Me: "....That's right.  Sissy goes pee pee outside."
Sophia:  "Sissy pee pee.  Sissy pee pee.  Outsie.  Pee pee outsie."
Me:  Yuuuuuup.

Also on the way home, as soon as we hit the other side of the mountain:
Sophia: "Sassys!  Sassys!"
Me: Do you need your sunglasses?
Sophia: "Yes!"

When asked a question:
Me: Sophia, do you want to wear your shoes?
Sophia:  Ummmmmmmmmmmm, yeah!

While driving:
Sophia:  "Bee 'cuck [truck]  Beeee 'cuck!"
Me: Yes, that's a big truck.
Sophia: "Whi' bee 'cuck"
Me:  That's right.  That's a white big truck. *dear Lord child, work on your enunciation!*

Nap-time at Nana and PopPop's

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mommy ABC!

Sophia has a new favorite song:  the ABC song.  Every day, I get the request "Mommy ABC", and generally oblige her.  She is also able to "sing" them herself...but doesn't get much past "C".  There will occasionally be a "D" or "E".  So, for your entertainment, here is her 'singing' the ABCs to Jake through the window.

Youtube link here

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spartan training and my training partner

I decided it would be a good idea to register for an obstacle race that's more than 26 miles.  As in, longer than a marathon.  With a time limit.  With this in mind, I have also decided that it would be a good idea to train for said race.  You know, so I don't get kicked off the course and given a DNF.  Which would be sad.  I want my medal (and, okay, bragging rights) darnit!

With the training, I am loathe to miss out on Sophia time, so she has become my training partner!  She's great weight training (you try carrying a 30ish lb squirmy mini-human on your back!) and fun motivation:  "car!  car!  Tee!  Tee!  Tuck!  Bee Tuck!  Busss!  Tee!  Roc!  Roc!  Bee Roc!  Roc!  'tump!" (car, tree, truck, big truck, bus, tree, rock, stump).  She is very proud to point out every. single. item to me.  And, truth be told, I am happy to acknowledged her efforts and provide colors.

Sophia has her own weights now.  (Heaby!)

Itty bitty weights.

Training partner.  Backpack style.

This is where I started...to go up to the very tippy top of the hill that you can barely see in the clouds.  It will be good hill training, to go up a mountain I said.  Even better to have a squirmy 30lb mini-human on your back I said.  This will be a great workout.....

And this is the view from the tippy top.  The bottom is down in the snow.  The tippy top only took, oh, an hour or so to reach.  ($#)&#_+(% hill training on a mountain.  Maybe next weekend it will only take 45 minutes.....

We also went for a trail hike.


She was my backpack buddy again, but very eager to hike.  So, right after I promised her she could walk, we came to this.  I tried to talk her into riding again (NO!), and then decided to let her try.  Why not, right?  She conquered it like a champ.  :)

Let's go mom!

Jumping off all the rocks was fun.  

It feels good to be training for something again, and it feels awesome to have such a wonderful training partner.