Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spring is Here

While much of the country is still cold and wet, in typical AZ fashion, it is already in the upper 80's and beautiful. Sofia and I went to the mountain across the street from us and snapped a few pictures today.

Saturday Fun

Today was "Transportation Day" at a local church and Sofia and I went for a little while. There were lots of things to see but of course her favorite site was the City of Phoenix Police Department. Because they brought their horses. She was very happy to see that!

There were many different modes of transportation: ice cream truck, fire truck, helicopter, horses, UPS van, USPS truck, garbage truck and more!

It was a beautiful day outside and a nice event.

Monday, February 23, 2009

More Out of Africa Pics

Is a Zebra black with black stripes or white with black stripes?

Correct answer: they are black with black and white stripes.
We did not touch the snakes. YUCK.

Out of Africa

This weekend Sofia and I went to Out of Africa Arizona and it was really great. It is about 2 hours north of where we live and we had never been. It really beats the zoo, hands down!

I mean, at the zoo I have never been kissed by a giraffe. Well, I did get kissed by a giraffe at this place. Kind of gross, but you hold the treat in your lips and the giraffe's big tongue will sort of snake over and just take it from you. We purchaed tickets to the safari that took us inside of the fences with the giraffes, zebras, ostrich and sables. You can get so close to all of the animals, really amazing!

Tons of pics to share!

Bird seed at the sensory table?

Not a good idea.

Bird seed, seems pretty simple, though messy I would say.

I found out this weekend at the birthday party that one day last week at school (during "nap") a child threw a piece of bird seed at Sofia so she then tossed it at another friend (the friend she says she is going to marry) and it bounced off of that friends cheek and rolled into his ear. So as the day goes on at school, apparently he shoved the seed down deep into his ear. His Mom took him to Urgent Care, they could not remove it. Took him to ENT doc, they could not get it out.
He had to have outpatient surgery for them to go deep into his ear and suck out the seed.

Yes, my child. The same child who asked me tonight if she was an Angel everyday or just somedays. Hmmm, that is questionable my dear.

Monkey Jammies

Sofia loves these new jammies and I have to admit,
so do I. She was also very happy to find this little pillow
(at the Goodwill of course) that she wanted on her door
that tells her visitors when they can enter her room or
when they have to stay out! Yes, she is getting to be that age!

By the way, you can also tell in these pictures that Sofia
will have a lot of eyebrow tweezing and/or waxing in her
future. I always tell her she got her eyebrows from her dad!

Where have I been

So it seems like since the New Year I have been letting my blog down! Thing is I have just been too busy and it seems like nothing really exciting has been going on. But I am trying to get back into the groove.

So this weekend Sofia had a friend's birthday party to go to so here are some pics from that. The party was at one of those places with the jump house things. Oh and yes, people still tell me how awesome Sofia's party was whenever I see them at other parties! Yes, I love it!!!

Oh and also on Saturday night, Sofia went to Parent's Night Out at the YMCA from 5-9 so I got to go grab a bite to eat and see a movie with a friend! Woo Hoo!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Have / Have not done it list

I borrowed this from One Fabulous Mom, you just bold the ones you have done!

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7.Been to Disneyland or world!!

8. Climbed a mountain (part way!!)

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon or 1/2

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71.Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76.Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82.Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94.Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

I tag anyone else who wants to join in! Leave a comment to let me know if you decide to play along!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tuesday Tune

Just thought I would share an awesome song / video that I found on YouTube (thanks to my Norwegian friend)! Really Beautiful!

Cougar Den

This is SOOOO funny!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Valentine's Day

Sofia and I got beautiful flowers sent to us for Valentine's Day!

But maybe the best part of all was this:

That I got when her Daddy came to town! I am very excited about this!!!! I mean you gotta have a vacum and if you gotta have one, it might as well be PINK!
So, did St. Valentine visit you? Or did you give great gifts? Do tell!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Flashback Friday

Sofia's 1st Valentine's Day, 2 1/2 months

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Last night a MIRACLE happened at our house!

Sofia ate 2 bites of each of the above items!!!! Woo Hoo! Now, many of you know that at the age of 2, Sofia decided she would no longer eat fruits or vegetables--and she does not! NONE! For a while I had her eating a few peas each day. She quit. But last night, without too much of a battle (but some minor threats on my part) she consumed 2 spoons of sweet potato with marshmallow and sugar and cinammon and 2 spoons of corn from the cob - yes covered in butter and salt. But hey, at least she ate vegetables!

She also drank this:
and she NEVER drinks juice!

But the best thing is that I smuggled this:

Butternut Squash
Into this:

her yummy cornbread (along with some cream corn) and she did not even know it!