Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Sophia

Sophia turned 6 years old this week.  It seems like yesterday that it was just me, Rick and Sophia living in our condo on Southport.  We used to walk down the street with little Sophie stopping to smell the flowers outside of stores while she said "hi" to every Cubs fan and Streetwise vendor we passed.   She was always outgoing and friendly and still is.  

I am so proud of her and the girl she is becoming.  At times she is definitely 6 going on 16, but in a good way most of the time.  There is plenty of sass, but it's always with a little smile.  She is a big help to me when we're all out.  She is also the social coordinator for the girls.  She's great at getting them together to play school (she's always the teacher) or sports class.  We were joking last night that Ceci and Katie know all the school rules and will be totally prepared for Kindergarten.  Sophia reads to them while she has them sitting cross-legged in front of her and makes sure they raise their hands to ask questions and wait to be called on before speaking. 

She had a whole week of parties beginning with a family dinner with her cousins and ending with a pizza party at Whole Foods with friends.

For our little family dinner on her actual birthday I let her pick anything she wanted for dinner and she selected the gourmet meal of hotdogs.  I got cupcakes which were the highlight.  I was going to put one candle in Sophia's but when I turned my head she stuck in six which worked just fine.

Sophia's pizza party at Whole Foods was a lot of fun.

You can see Rick in the background reading a book.  He found making pizzas and sundaes less fun than the six year olds.

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