Saturday, October 29, 2011

Finally mobile...sort of

Sophie just doesn't like to get down on her hands and knees.  Can you blame her?

Crawling is for the birds, really.  Oh, and Sophie's second tooth came in yesterday.  Another week full of success!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Discovering Autumn

Ryan and I were out doing some yardwork this weekend, so we bundled Sophie up and let her enjoy the leaves.

Her first taste of autumn...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Big Week

Well, this has been a big and important week for Sophie.  I get to add two stickers to her milestones calendar!  First, she finally cut her first tooth a few days ago and second, she has been busy practicing standing all by herself.  We caught one attempt on video.

Delicious Breakfast

Usually on the weekend I get up with Sophie and give Nicole a few minutes extra of sleep.  This morning Sophie might have been acting up a bit while I was feeding her.  Sorry it's not in focus I've just recently learned that our camera doesn't auto-focus in video mode.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mesa, Arizona

Ryan, Sophie and I just returned from our week long vacation out in Arizona.  We stayed at Richard and Karen's place, which they purchased earlier this year, and had a great time.  The weather was perfect; first day there was 28 degrees celcius and the last few days were plus 35.  This allowed us to ease into the heat.  We were pretty much the only people that frequented the pool because the locals found the water a bit too cold.  We made sure that we went every day.
While we were there we managed one day trip; we drove through the desert to the Superstition Mountains.  Once in the mountains, the road is very windy and the establishments along the way are very much of a western theme.  We ate at an interesting saloon that was covered in dollar bills.  This saloon was said to have been established by Jacob Waltz, the man from the legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.  It was a unique restaurant with stuffed animal heads and snake skins mounted on the wall, some interesting plaques sharing all sorts of wisdom and saddles as bar stools. 
Other than our one day trip and a day of shopping, we didn't venture too far while we were there.  We did visit downtown Mesa and tried a few mexican restaurants , the Tia Rosa being our favorite.  Wanting more of a relaxing vacation, we sat out on the patio in the backyard while Sophie napped and spent most of her waking hours by the pool. 

All in all, a great week of vacationing!  Thanks again Richard and Karen!  To see more pictures of our trip, click here.