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Oct 07 2013

Miss Sophie – Fall 2013

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Gymnastics continues to be important to you. But so is playing with Clay. Dancing. And putting on a show. Oh, and you are now an excellent bike rider!!

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Sep 09 2013

Sophie’s 6th Birthday

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Her list was simple….

1) Sushi lunch and ice cream for dinner — this happened on her actual birthday
2) A bounce house…but with a slide
3) A chocolate cake, with white icing and flowers on it — she even ate the flowers!
4) Woody, the Slinky Dog, a radio, books and a clock — she’s not let go of her new toys, the radio got used for a dance party during her birthday party but we’re still working on reading the clock so we don’t get out of bed before (at least) 7am on weekends:)

We ended up with a Luau-themed party on Saturday where all her school friends plus some neighbor friends came, she bounced for hours, got some wonderful gifts and enjoyed several pieces of cake.

Happy birthday my sweet Sophie Girl!

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Aug 27 2013

Kindergarten — Take 2

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You all know the story — Sophie missed the First Grade cut-off by 4 days and is therefore repeating Kindergarten. She’s ok with it. We’ve made peace with it. So here we go…..

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Jul 15 2013

Sophie Graduates from Kindergarten

Published by Tina under Sophia

This was a very cute and special night – the kids had all worked so hard to sing wonderful songs, recite the Pledge of Allegiance and make us tear up with their stories about how grown up they now are.

You’ve learned a ton this year and are continuing to amaze us with your thought processess and ways on looking at the world…in the questions you ask and how you deal with situations. Your biggest accomplishment probably though was learning how to read!!

We’re proud of you little K Graduate!

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Apr 17 2013

A very special “Sophie-Nana-Opa Date”

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Oct 15 2012

Distant memory

Published by Tina under Clayton,Sophia

It seems like summer was so long ago but here are a few memories from September

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Aug 12 2012

Funny girl

Published by Tina under Sophia

You’ve started to develop your very own, unique sense of being funny so I wanted to document a few of your current one-liners that make us laugh out loud every time:

– “So far, so good”
– “Do you need some privacy?”
– “I think I’m going to call you Henry” (to me, at the dinner table)
– “If you don’t listen to me, I am going to squeeze out all the food in my belly”
– “I can’t breathe ’cause the boogers are blocking my nose” (with a hand-motion to show the blockage)

Oh, and what you’d like to have on the cake for your upcoming 5th birthday: A princess, riding a unicorn

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Aug 12 2012

Graduation Day

Published by Tina under Sophia

There was much excitement leading up to this event and she had an almost continuous smile on her face as she marched in, sat in her seat, waited for her name to be called, made her way up the podium and waved to her fans as she received her diploma!

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Apr 04 2012

Dance Recital

Published by Tina under Sophia

After many months of dance lessons, it was time for Sophie’s first recital last night! She had been counting down and couldn’t wait to finally put on her special costume and get to the “big stage”. Mom-Mom made a special trip to be here for it so that added to the excitement too.

She performed three songs and while she did well on the ballet piece, she really enjoyed the fast-moving tap songs more and really got into the arm/hand motions.

We are very proud of our little dancer!

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Mar 18 2012

Catching up

Published by Tina under Clayton,Sophia,The Family

Sophie started soccer a few months back and has really gotten a hang of it. She plays Saturday mornings at the YMCA and her team is the Blizzards. She really likes her coach and three weeks ago she scored her first goal….followed by 4 more!! She’s always loved to run so this is a great sport for her. And the smile on her face when she scores is just priceless. She always runs over to us to make sure we saw it and to get a hug. She does also get frustrated though when others score or she misses…it’s definetly a learning process for her to start to understand the concept of a team sport, doing your best and not being a drama queen:)

We’ve been having beautiful weather for many weeks now which means we spent at least 2 hours every afternoon/early evening outside playing in the yard or with the neighbor kids. Chalk and bubbles are a big hit and riding the scooter down the street. Clay’s even been trying to figure out the tricycle so we need to adjust the setting ASAP so he can actually peddle.

Today was in the low 70′s so we got our patio furniture down from the attic, lit the tiki torches (to keep the mosquitos away) and let the kiddos open the sandbox. The snow melt and a few night time rain showers have left the backyard a bit of a wetland though and eventually Clay snuck off the patio and ran right into the biggest puddle. We just couldn’t bring ourselves to keep him from it and soon Sophie joined it — they had the absolute best time!

Finally, while it’s certainly not always peaceful, these two little people are really starting to figure out how to play together and love being really close. Around 3pm every day, Clay runs to the window, points out and asks “Ati”? That’s what he calls her and I think he’s telling me it’s time to go pick her up. She also loves to pretend like he’s one of her students at school and is so caring and gentle when they play.

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