Monday, August 31, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All Hail the King

Scene: driving up Bryant Irvin

Zachary: "Mommy, I don't want to be a prince anymore."

Me: "OK..."

Zachary: "I want to be King!"

Me: "Yes, your majesty! I'll alert the masses." accompanied by major eye rolling

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sophie's 12 Month Check Up

Doctor said she looks great! She was very cooperative, except during the 4 shots (to be expected).

Vital stats are:
Height - 30 3/8 inches - 87%
Weight - 24 lb, 2 oz - 90%
Head - 18" - 70%

Doctor Young has also encouraged me to quit bottles cold turkey. I haven't given in - so far. We'll see what tonight brings. :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to Sophie!

Dear Sophie,
One year ago today, I was in labor with you (please see last year's 8/15 entry for all the gory details), and then I welcomed you into the world. We first got to know each other during late night feedings and watching the Olympic Games. You kept your light eyes, and your hair got lighter. You loved your brother instantly, and bonded with your Daddy after he passed your crying test. You've learned to eat solid food, sit up, crawl, bear crawl, and walk. You love bath time, music class, and your frog lovey. You're not easily impressed, but you're a shameless flirt. Both skills will serve you well later in life.
I hope you enjoyed your family time, party, and dinner today. I know you liked the cake (as any daughter of mine should)! I am so proud of you and I know you will do great things!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

And She's Off!

Sophie has officially started walking today. She's trying to get from point A to point B and is pretty successful. Yay Sophie!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fear of Flying

I have never been afraid of flying, even with my child, until I heard about passengers being trapped on planes for hours at a time. This is the latest instance, and I am infuriated.

1 - Why didn't the passengers do something? Ideas for things to do include:
a - call the airline
b - call a family member
c - call the police
d - fake a heart attack
e - fake an asthma attack

2 - Why didn't the employees do something? Ideas for things to do include:
a - open a door
b - go against 'orders/protocol/etc' and get the passengers out in a safe manner

3 - How is this even allowed to happen?
When did we stop caring about how we treat others? What if the airline president's mother/father/spouse/child had been on that plane? Or better yet, the airline president him/herself?

Within all the 'rules' we have forgotten how to be human, how to show a little compassion and decency toward another.

More to come as I organize my thoughts...