Thursday, June 14, 2012

Random Pics

Mommy and her 3 year old :)


Playing at the park on her birthday

Jayden and Sophia, my whole world, and the reasons for my frequent headaches :)

Sophia, visiting the George Rogers Clark Memorial


Her new favorite thing to do on our playset besides the swing

What's up?

the traveling saleswoman.....

.....and her side kick

Always trying to be bigger then what she is :)

"I'm pretty sure I can do these monkey bars."

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bustin' a Move

Dora AND Sophia's Dance Party

Last Saturday we celebrated Sophia's 3rd birthday with some family and party style :)

the dance floor and the DJ table :)
Boots is missing Dora because our luck with balloons, SUCKS!!  Dora flew away less then a half hour from putting her up, for once it wasn't our fault.  Needless to say, I'm NEVER buying balloons again, they always end up flying away and I might as well just throw my money in the air and watch it fly away.....ok, rant over :)
Dora says, Happy Birthday!!
The craft table...Dora birdhouses

The Cake!  Thanks Ashlee!!!

the kids getting their craft skills on


eating, like she's been doing it all her life :)
the party crew!

We love you Sophia!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Three is a big number for our little girl.  It's the closing of a chapter in her life and the beginning of a new chapter on our journey.  For the past three years we have undergone 4 surgeries, 5 hospital stays, crash courses in oxygen tanks and feeding tubes and too many doctor appointments and therapy sessions to even count.  We have met new friends and connected with a community of people who know that having an extra chromosome is truly a blessing.  Sophia went from this tiny peanut who struggled to gain weight and thrive as a baby, to this toddler who has turned into an eating machine, almost over night!      

 I don't even know where the last three years went.  Looking back then, to where we are now, seems like decades ago.  She is a totally different little girl now, on so many levels.  I can still remember some days like they were yesterday, and feeling like those days were NEVER going to end, but today I look at Sophia and she AMAZES me at how far she has come in only three years. 

Sophia will be starting preschool in the fall and I just can't believe that I will be slipping a backpack on her little body and walking her into a big girl school in only a few short months.  It just doesn't seem like we should be at that stage in her life yet, but we are, and I know that she is going to do great!  I have so many hopes and dreams for her and her future, and I have no doubt in my mind that she is going be something wonderful!