Sunday, January 03, 2010

A Brand New Year

All Signs of Christmas are gone and the house is clean. It is January 3rd and a New Year is upon us. One of my many New Years resolutions was to blog more often so I am starting off on a good foot by writing down some of the things that are going on in our lives right now. We had a wonderful Christmas and a very quiet New Year Eve and New Years Day this holiday season. Riz and I don't like to be out on the road on New Years Eve so we usually stay home and watch the ball drop in NCY on TV. We did the same this year too. Sophia was fast asleep by the time that happened tho. We did let her stay up a bit later but by 9pm she said to us "time to sleep" So we took her up to bed and tucked our girl in for the last time in 2009. Riz and I stayed up watching TV and reflecting on the year we have had. It is amazing the changes in Sophia in the last year. She has gotten taller by nearly 4 inches and has gained 4.5 pound since last year this time. Her hair has grown and is now past her shoulders (not for long we get hair cuts on Wednesday). The thing that amazes us the most is how her mind has grown in the last year. Every single day she amazes us with a new word,phrase or action that we haven't seen before. Tomorrow starts a whole new world for Sophia and for her mommy and daddy as well. Sophia will be starting school at a great Montessori School not far from our house. We have been preparing her by talking about school, reading her books about going to school, taking her there several times just to look around and her favorite TV show right now is Little Bill. We love Little Bill too because it focuses on age appropriate things for preschoolers. We are all very excited about her first day of school even if mom and dad are going to be a bit choked up. See it seems when you adopt a 15 month old child everything is in fast forward and every little milestone is a HUGE milestone to be celebrated. My plan is to start a blog that follows our Montessori Journey. I have started working on it and hope to have a post ready for tomorrow night. I will post the link here tomorrow night if I get it ready in time. We are excited about what this next yer has in store for us.

Thanks for keeping up with us :)


mumma to many said...

Oh My I must measure Alice!
She is still wearing some size 0!
And size 2t fall off her butt!
May 2010 bring you all great joy and wonderful memories blogged or not!:)
Hugs from Ruth in NZ

Wanda, Geoff and Lexi said...

Ah Susan and Riz,
I can't wait to read about Sophia's first day of school! She has changed so much since you got her at 15 months. It's a "beautiful" amazing! I love reading your posts of the changes in her. She is growing into her own everyday! I can't believe she will be 3 soon! (Gracious, the wait didn't go by this quickly!)

Anyhow... take a deep breath tomorrow... you both are doing a great thing for her!