Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Good-bye, beloved soo-soo...

Well, it's another sign that my precious little girl is growing up, and far too quickly for this mom! Sophie's beloved "soo soo" (ie. soother, binky, pacifier, whatever you call it!) is no longer a part of Sophie's life. Now, you have to understand, Sophie has only ever used her soo soo for bed, we've never given it to her any other time. She loves this thing beyond belief. When she sees it she'll clap and shriek and run to get it as quickly as she can. Because of how much she loves it, I was dreading the thought of ever trying to wean her from it.

So last week, one day for her nap, I said to her "No soo-soo, Sophie", and just gave her her blankie and laid her down. Oh, she cried and yelled "Mommy! Soo-soo now!" So I go in and give it to her. (It broke my heart to hear that).

Fast-forward to Saturday. At night time I got out this stuffed bear she loved and she wanted it for bed. I said "Soo-soo or bear". She chose soo-soo and went to bed. I did the same thing on Sunday and she chose bear! I figured she'd be up all night. Nope, slept the whole night. At nap time, I didn't even offer her the soo-soo, just gave her the bear. She asked for it a few times but I rocked her to sleep. Ever since then, she has gone to sleep FINE. She'll ask for it, but I'll just tell her, "You have your baby/bear (whatever she chooses), time for sleep" and she goes right down.

I was expecting a battle. Funny thing is, I am the one having a hard time with it! I think I was more attached to it then Sophie was. I almost want to take her soothers and get them bronzed or something. This is just another indication that Sophie is growing up. It is going by far too quickly!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mr. Romantic

I do have to say, I think I must be married to the most romantic guy ever. Now, growing up, all my guy friends were the "macho chauvinist" type of guy, it seemed. You know, the kind where "Me man, you woman". I always was used to be being around guys like that.

Enter Jeremy, my husband. From the very beginning of our dating relationship, he has always been romantic. Whether it's been sending impromptu cards, writing songs for me, decorating my room with flowers, he has always been so thoughtful. And after being together for nearly 8 years, I have to say, that hasn't changed.

For Valentines this year, I received a "Clue" a week before that lead me on a treasure hunt around my house looking for clues to a Valentine surprise. I finally found the "invitation" to a romantic dinner, location held as a surprise, for Feb 15th (I worked on Valentines, and the next day, so thought Friday would be better). Well, as if that wasn't enough, on actual Valentines day, Jeremy cooked me a wonderful dinner, set up a "romantic dinner for 2" in our bonus room (after Sophie was down for the night).

I just have to say, I am so thankful for him. Not that he just does these romantic things, but that he puts so much care and thought into our relationship. I am so blessed!!

Monday, February 4, 2008


Reposting from Deanna's blog

1. Who was your first prom date? Never had prom in Canada. My high school grad, I went with a bunch of friends, no date.

2. Do you still talk to your first love? Yep...I'm married to him.

3. What was your first alcoholic drink? Alabama slammer, 15 years old

4. What was your first job? babysitting at 12

5. What was your first car? '90 Toyota corolla

6. Who was the first person to text you today? no one...don't have texting

7. Who is the first person you thought of this morning? Jeremy, since I heard his alarm go off super early

8. Who was your first grade teacher? well, I only was in 1st grade for 8 days, but I remember my teacher, Mrs. Shumka

9. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane ride? When I was 5 months old, I went on a plane to Hawaii.

10. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with? Ummm...I NEVER snuck out! Seriously.

11. Who was your FIRST best friend and are you still friends with them? Stephanie Epp, my best friend in pre-school. Probably haven't seen her since then!

12. Where was your first sleep over? my cousin Tracy's house, when I was 6

13. Who was the first person you talked to this morning? Jeremy

14. Who's wedding were you in the first time? My cousin Dyane's, when I was 19

15. What was the first thing you did this morning? Got up, read the bible, did pilates

17. First tattoo or piercing? My ears when I was 6

18. Who was your first kiss? Jeremy!!

19. When was your first detention? Hmmm...I don't think I had it actually

20. What was the first state you lived in? Oregon

21. Who was your first true friend? Probably Kelly, my sister

22. Who was the first person to really break your heart? Umm, probably Geoff Prentiss when I was 4

23. Who was your first roommate? my sister for 4 days when I was 5. Then in college, Tomoko

24 Who will be the first to repost this? hmmmm...maybe Katt b/c she is like 1 of the 3 people on here who MAYBE look at my blog? LOL

Been a long time...

Okay, so thought I'd come on here and update. I haven't written anything in over 2 months!! Yikes. I know probably no one even comes on and reads here anymore since I never post regularly, but on the off chance that someone DOES check here, I want to have something new.

Not much is is kicking my butt lately, or at least the kids are. Is it summer break yet? LOL. I love teaching but it's been probably one of the hardest years professionally for me. I love my staff and school, but sometimes I really wonder how long I can stay there. Maybe time for a change?

Sophie is growing and is so much fun. She is definitely Miss Independent lately, "me do", and "mine" are common phrases around here. But she is still so full of joy and loves to do her cheeseball face to get us laughing. I love it when she prays for our "owies" and shows her babies "love" (after she puts them in time-out). She seriously keeps me on my toes, but it is the most awesome thing ever. I remember how scared I was to become a mom, and those first few months when Sophie was around when I just thought, "I can't do this", but now, being a mom is who I am. I couldn't imagine not being one. I never thought it would bring me so much joy and fulfillment.