Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Off to the Emerald City!

Tomorrow morning I leave for Seattle for my first PhD Residency. It will be four days of writing, networking, thinking, learning, and developing my skills as a scholar-practitioner in this crazy doctoral journey. I am excited and nervous. I'm going to miss Chris and Sofia so much, but am also looking forward to some "me" time. It's going to be weird to just be a student again. I'll be sure to write about my adventures when I return...maybe after a few days of resting my fingers! :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

It's Official: My Kid Is Smart

Sofia is quite enamored with Chris's iTouch. We've downloaded some educational games for her and she's become quite a master at them. Watch and see...BTW, be sure to watch until the end. What she says is PRICELESS!

Best. Story. Ever.

It's no secret that Chris and Jack-the-Cat are not the greatest of friends. In fact, I think Jack looks at Chris like a guest in his hotel. Needless to say, the other night, Jack got a little revenge on Chris....

While he and I were sitting on the couch watching TV, Jack jumped up onto the banister behind us and stretched out in his normal evening routine. Chris took a drink of ice water from the GINORMOUS broncos cup we have and placed it up on the banister as well.

And then it happened.

It was like time stopped. I heard a funny noise, like ice clinking on plastic. Just as I looked up, there was Jack, batting at the cup just above Chris's head. But it was too late. Down it went! All over Chris's head, shoulders, and back!

Chris sat there stunned while Jack just sat on the banister and stared at him. I would pay a million dollars to know what that cat was thinking!

I tried my best to not laugh, but it was waaaaaaayyyy too funny. :) After Chris warmed back up, he was laughing too.

I wonder if this is Part 1 in determining who the "man of the house" is ? The saga will continue, I'm sure.

Sunday, November 08, 2009


A cute fairy, a singing fairy, family shots...and NO comments? they say on SNL, "Really?"

Thursday, November 05, 2009

If I could only spend 5 minutes inside her brain

In the car...

Sofia: I miss my daddy.
Me: Do you want to have special Daddy-Sofia time when we get home?
Sofia: yeah, 'cause that firetruck makes me sad...Hey! Look at that tower!

Um, yeaaaahhhhh.

Monday, November 02, 2009

To Never Never Land and Back

This was Sofia's first official Halloween where she trick-or-treated and man, did she live it up! We had so much fun! After much debate over whether Sofia would be a bumblebee or Tinkerbell, she finally made her decision....
We started the day at a super fun First Birthday Party for our friend, Maryn. She was A-dor-able! There were TONS of kids at the party and they all played and got along with one another so well.

After such a busy morning and a well-deserved nap, we made our way out for trick-or-treating. Sofia was incredibly shy at first; hiding behind my legs and barely even whispering "trick-or-treat". By the end of the evening, however, she was running up onto the porches, knocking on doors, and yelling "TRICK-OR-TREAT!" at the top of her lungs...and all by herself. I think she finally figured out that there was a pretty good prize on the other side of the door. :)

After all that excitement, we spent the evening with some friends at their new house and passed out candy there while the kiddos played and ate too much candy. Lots of fun!

....and for an added bonus, check out Sofia singing along with the Little Einsteins! It's more than hilarious!