So a lot has changed since I stopped blogging (all the time). We've had another baby (a boy named Jack), I'm still a photographer, and Ross is still a designer, but he works for Smith-Micro now. The girls are growing in leaps and bounds (it seems like every time I turn around they're another inch taller, or more teeth have fallen out, or the shoes are too small, and on and on. So things are still chugging along here. The main reason for this beginning-the-blog-again post is to show friends and family the slideshow I created for Sofia, who has just turned eight.
Sofia is very funny, (although she says at school, most of her friends think she's kind of quiet), slightly goofy, quirky, beautiful (inside and out), loves whales (and most animals) and is so tender-hearted. She's smart, does great in school including math (which is a wonder Ross and I who couldn't stand it), but we figure she got some good solid math genetics from Ross's math-major dad., She loves art; to draw, paint, color and it's her favorite hobby, and most times you can find her with her pad of paper and pencils, asking, 'Now what should I draw?'. She is (very) sensitive and thoughtful, and is so tender hearted. Fia feels stronly about things and people; compassionate and kind, she always tries to make sure everyone is included. She has a passionate personality; the things she loves, she loves deeply, and if she gets fired up, watch out. She is (now) the 'middle' child, but as much as she has adored being the baby, she has now equally taken to being the older sister. She looks up to and adores her older sister, and she dotes on and cannot keep her hands off her brother Jack. She has always had a servants heart, and loved to be helpful, but it's blossomed in an entirely new way being a big sister, which she relishes.
She's always been a bit of a mommy's girl, and I would be lying if I said I didn't secretly love it a little bit. She also looks a lot like me (Ross has always called her 'Little Kelly,", and I would also be lying if I said I didn't secretly also love that. (She would also tell you that she not-so-secretly likes that too. I am so blessed and proud to be her mom; to watch as her personality grows into who God has made her to be. She is an amazing person, and I cannot believe I get to be her mama. I made this slideshow for her, to show her in pictures, how very much I love and adore her. It's her life, up 'til now in photos.
I showed her the slideshow just a little while ago, and she started crying. I was a little shocked, as Bella is my 'crying-because-I'm-happy' girl, and I can't recall (if ever) the last time Sofia did that. But it made me happy, as I know she loved the slideshow I made for her. If you have the time, and are interested, the slideshow can be found by clicking here. While I doubt it will make you do the happy-cry, I hope you enjoy it, (although, be warned, it's a bit long) and can see how very much I love my little Fifi. Also, I chose the first song because for most of her life, when I've watched my Sofie, that song has gone through my head, especially the opening refain, "Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful, isn't she precious..." She is all those things and more.
I'll write an ode to Bella, and I'm sure, at some point, to Jack, (becaus of course, I love them as passionately), but to start the blog up again, i wanted to start with my Fia, my mini me, who I so adore.