Here is a quote I found a few years ago that has always reminded me of my dad:
"[my dad] taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example." -Mario Cuomo
for those of you who know my dad you will understand the truth of that statement. He is ever patient and kind, he is always doing things for others and making friends. I don't know how he does it but he never seems to have an unkind word about anybody. Those of you that know him, also know, he is a hard worker. He always had some project going, whether it was for our family or for someone else. He got me my first job mowing lawns and worked along side me over the years I did lawn mowing for work. My dad has faith not only in people but in our Savior. I know that is the reason he has the ability to be so forgiving and loving of others. He know what it's all about. I love you daddy.
Now for my husband- I think I have bragged about him quite a bit on this blog so if you don't know him very well you sure have probably read lots of good things. He is a wonderful dad though. He was worried about being a dad but he really does a wonderful job. He is so patient with Sophie and takes wonderful care of her. I love my husband so much.
Last year I had to make a picture slide show about Josh and I's families. It had to have a theme. My theme was good examples, because we both have wonderful examples in our families and have been raised very well. Here is that video. The writing in it is about things we learned in our class but I think the song and pictures explain it well.
My baby is so good and is getting so big, so fast. Last week we went to Oregon for a visit. The day we were supposed to leave Sophie woke up with such a stuffy nose she could hardly breathe. I called the dr. and they said to come in so they could check for an ear infection. So we ran out the door, her not even dressed for the day and left Josh to finish packing. The dr. didn't find an infection so we hurried away and make it to the airport with just enough time. Despite being sick, Sophie was a great flier. She ate and slept most of the time and only cried once on the plane. She had a blowout and just as we finished cleaning her up we started descending. Which of course is no fun on the ears, but we had a very helpful flight attendant who held her and massaged her ears. After we got into Portland my whole family met us and we went to Panda Express and Ikea. I had never been to Ikea before and was super overwhelmed. I got some good home ideas. Anyway we had a great week, I love being with my family so much. We didn't do anything really major but showed off our baby and enjoyed our family time. We did have a bit of an adventure on National Doughnut Day trying to get some Voodoo Doughnuts. It was the Rose Festival and absolutly crazy downtown. Our flight home went so well, she slept. That's about it.
1st plane ride
Sophie and Daddy totally relaxing.
Anyway- reasons I am proud of my daughter. 1st of all, she travelled great, especially for being sick while we were away. 2nd, she, at 2 months old, sleeps through the night regularly. Also, she is getting pretty good at holding her head up by herself and I think she is going to be quite a mover. But mostly I just love her so much, she is so good most of the time and also pretty relaxed and happy. I just love all the time I get to spend with her.
See her tiny hands
Our neice really wanted to hold Sophie, this was our compromise.