Although life has been busy and evolving lately… I’m back to the blog world! Let’s first do a quick recap of life through the life of Sofia, who has became a little person who has very clear idea of what she wants, expresses them very clearly with her multi-language skills (Spanish, english, mandarin and shanghainese), deeply obsessed with her mom, naughty and playful with dad and grandma.
She got used to her new class and friends.
playful and funny all the time
loving music and dancing
asks for upa (hugs) sometimes
had her first Christmas party at school
with all the amazing food available, all she wanted was fruit
plays with her old friend Smaranda while moms chat
had her first pic with Santa this year
although it was impossible to make her smile
she helped decorating the tree
and was in charge of turning it on every night
we moved half of her toys to her room, so now she plays in her room too
she is still one of the last ones to finish eating
she loves taking pics with me
selfies are our favorite things to do
she’s such a silly girl… her silly laughs crack me up EVERY SINGLE TIME
she melts my heart
she’s very into building nowadays.. and whenever she makes something, she’ll proudly say:” look my house!”
we had a Christmas party at home again this year, similar to last year’s
we all had fun
eating delicious food and exchanging gifts
Sofia is really into cooking too. She’ll take my utensils and real food (pasta), and starts mixing them
making a mess when I worked at home
we went to Aquarium twice and she loves it
she loves Dolphin and jellyfish
such a sweet girl
whenever I cook, she likes to make me company
and eager to help
she loves going to Tj’s and Whole Foods to sample food… if she could, she’d want to go there every day.
she goes to museum on weekends. Her favorite ones are American history and natural history.
she likes taking pics too
Eating has been a pain for me for a long time. Every evening, after a long day of work, I’d spend 1 hour to feed her dinner, playing all kinds of toys and book reading to keep her entertained, which leaves me exhausted and stressed out. So few days ago, I decided it was enough. I needed to stop doing that because dinner time is supposedly to be peaceful, relaxing, and not stressful moment for anyone. So, the new way one is: I provide variety (a mix of new, old and safe food), and she decides how/what to eat. And no toys. Maybe some TV sometimes. It has been working like wonders. No more stress for me, and she enjoys food time too. Surprisingly, she usually finishes them all and even asks for more :shock:! Hope we continue like this.
she really has great time at school. They role-play every day.. and I caught a little fire-lady the other day. So cute!
My sunshine, I love you so much! Don’t grow so fast, allow me to savor you slowly.