This isn't the BEST illustrator of her adorable vocabulary, but I cannot seem to capture it on camera as she stops all performances when I point the little machine at her. So here is at least a glimpse (a strangely over-exposed one since she's sitting in front of the window) of Sophia practicing her own language. She does have some words--- but when she really gets going, it's mostly just her very own language.
Conference weekend really was great. Lizzie, Shad, and their TWO kids came over for a session on Saturday and both on Sunday as their TV is "broken." Quotation marks accompany broken because their very nice brand new plasma TV is out of commission due to their 2 year old's addiction to it. He rarely even actually watched it, but wanted it on all day and was furious when Lizzie would turn it off, and would wake in the middle of the night and demand to go downstairs and watch Clifford-- so it "broke." And they are sticking to it. Wow-- I really hope some day I am that consistent of a mom. Everyone always says how important consistency is and sometimes... it just doesn't seem worth it to say no, have her throw a tantrum, put her in time out, and hear her scream for a minute that feels like 100...when I can just clean up the fake plant grass myself... yeah, I'm not consistent... especially when people aren't looking. gasp. :0
Oh how did I almost forget?! I bought my ticket so it is official... I'm going to DC to see Sarah!!!!! April 18-23, a Wednesday to a Monday. I can't believe I really did it. As much as I wish I was, I'm not the most adventurous girl in a room, and leaving Sophia and Ross sounds a little/lot (depending on the day) scary. But I figured I had to take advantage of one of my best friends ever living in one of the coolest cities ever... able to show me around and know just what to pack into a couple of days in DC and a couple in NYC! We'll do museums, food, shows, maybe a bike-ride, food, shopping, tourist sights for my sake, food, hopefully see some WONDERFULLY familiar faces from BYU (Rebecca? Christy?), and probably some really great restaurants. :) Is it true they're banning Trans fats from NYC? Anyone? Then I could not gossip and not eat Trans fats and feel incredibly on track all while visiting the wonderfully historic east. I'm oh so excited. Less than TWO weeks away Sarah!!! Holy Moly.