People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Saturday, February 21, 2009

More Kisses

Todays post is dedicated to my one and only, highly energetic, super sweet, mostly silly Sopher Dopher. My heart just flutters when I look at her and realize she is mine. Tonight as I was putting the girls to bed I gave her a kiss and sat up. She said, "More kisses. Dere ("there" pointing to her eye)". So I kissed her eye several times and then sat up. "More kisses. Dere". I kissed her several more times and this pattern repeated for about 15 minutes. I would get up and start to go when she just kept saying...more kisses. She wanted me to kiss her to sleep. Of course I had to oblige. How could I not? It melted my heart and made me forget about her tirade through the local thrift store this morning. I laid by her until she finally stumbled off to dream land. What a great night.

I have never seen a girl with more energy. She makes caffeine nervous. She can make a mess faster than I can clean it. I really don't know how I have the energy to keep up with just her, let alone the two partners in crime. This picture is pretty much the way I see her half the time because she is always running as fast as she can with her little egg beater legs away from me. Her walk is not really a walk. It encompasses, running with skipping, galloping, and jumping. I love the way she gets her little arm out in front of her and moves it back and forth when she walks.

She likes to read books upside down and sometimes the right way. Her hair has the cutest little curls in it and I love to get it ready and hope she doesn't decide to "help" and mess it up. She is the most stubborn kid yet very loving and loves to give Regan hugs and kisses. She adores Regan and misses her when she is at pre-school. When she is sleeping next to me, she has to have her arm around my neck and if I try to pull away she grabs me that. She is the wildest sleeper and has refused to sleep in her crib since she was 9 months old. (i.e. screamed at the sight of the crib and screamed for hours without stopping if she was in it....hence part of her stubborn streak). When I have a sad looking face she rubs my cheek and says, "Sad".
She has become very possesive of everything, especially me. If she is around me and you ask her any question, she says, "My mama". My sister, Kandra, loves to get in a "possesion war" with her. (Sophie wins of course :) And she loves to smash and rub her face into my face.

I love to hear her talk. Her little voice is like a little chime. Her mouth is so expressive and is frequently puckered out to say words. She is talking so much and just jabbers all the time. Here are some words that I love to hear her say...
fuffin = muffin
fribbitt = ribbitt
munch = lunch
pockiso = popcicle
fend = friend
stinky toes
ticky = sticky
openit = open it
whe au you = where are you (in a sing-song tone.....LOVE it!)
Kisso = Kristal
kaka monkeys
ocean = lotion
Wegan = Regan
peese = please
pie corn = popcorn
tubby tubbies = teletubbies
onge = orange
poons= spoons
joosh = juice
hoo ray = hooray (but rather loudly and with emphasis)
shoosh = shoes
cuder = color
wackersh = crackers
raf = giraffe
weezeen code = freezing cold
lub you = love you
hode you = hold you
bye, see ya
yater = later
carsh = cars
da poo = Winnie the Pooh
chocate nilk = chocolate milk
She says sorry every time I change her diaper because that is what I say to her when she has a diaper rash. I think her favorite word is "No way!".
I may add to this list when I remember more.
Sophie loves to sing. Her favorite is "Twinkle Star". In church she has to have her own hymn book and will sing at the top of her lungs. She climbs up to my piano and pounds the keys while singing loudly. She will try to climb anything, anytime, anywhere. She is a better climber than Regan (which is sometimes not a good thing).
Regan has never been that into hats, but Sophie sure is. She can't go out of the house without a hat on. For her, anything can be turned into a hat. Hence the picture below. If you can't figure out what it is, call me. Little princess Leia (Laya?) will get the plastic that the diapers were packaged in and put it on (not over :) her head and even her Halloween bag that I made her turned into her hat. I just made a matching halloween pillow case and when she saw it she said it was a hat.
But even with all the hats, she loves to be naked. I can't leave her without pants on or her diaper will come right off. Even then it's a gamble. After a bath she runs out to me and exclaims, "Naked!!", then runs away so we can't get her. Once she is out of the bath we have about 20 seconds (somtimes less) to get a diaper on her or else she whizzes on the spot. We call her whizzer.
I just can't wait to see how this sweet little tom-boy turns out. And at the same time I wish I could freeze time for a moment. Love you kiddo!


Amber Sheffield said...

Oh, all this makes me miss her and you all so much... Come Home! (or a least when you come home we have to hang out)

Ashlee & Christian said...

This is too funny! It was fun to hear an update on her and hear all those cute things she is doing even though they aren't always the cutest while they are doing them, but they do make us smile in the end. I agree, I wish we could freeze time for just a moment, but can't wait to see how they turn out!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

She is a little mess but too cute. I always like to have the wars with her..."my mommy" then she says "no MY mommy". And it goes back and forth. Pretty funny. I know Gavin sure loves them.

Alicia and Jose Luis said...

Kristal I love your blog! The pictures of your girls are so precious. I totally empathize with what you wrote; my daughter is the same age as Sophie.

Catherine said...

I love that girl! I hope you're lovin' Arizona because we miss you guys!

Dawna Greer said...

Its fun (but hard work) having the two Joy sisters for a visit, they are never still a minute. All you SLC girls will just have to be patient so we can enjoy them here a little longer! I love it when I tell Regan she's precious and she says, "I AM precious!" and Sophie says, "pressus".

The Colvins said...

She is such a cute kiddo--and you are such a great mom Kristal--I can tell that you really LOVE your kids. Also--I want to know what kaka monkeys are?!

Brandi said...

Hey there buddy! I missed you at UDA! Probably good though, since I have a terrible cold and had the worst sore throat while I was up there. Sophers sure is a doll! I love your posts!

{nicole coombs} said...

Your Blog is so cute! Your little girls always crack me up and they are sooo stinkin cute!

Jason & Kelli West said...

Hey Kristal! Long time no talk. Miss you on the forums. It feels like I havn't seen you on there for a while. Hope life is going well. I know you moved up here, how is that all going? Anyways, get on and say hi at the forums. it's just not the same when the true posters aren't posting!! take care!

The Baileys said...

Krystal I fully love the Bra photo that is one you will have to show at her 21st! lol You write such wonderful and detailed blogs poised with love and affection, but I guess the inspiration comes freely when you have the strings of your heart pulled with every little crinkled smile, laugh and giggle and kisses and such.
Hey when you coming back, feels like I havent seen you for forever.
oxox Love Terina

Kristin said...

Cute post Krystal! THat last pic is HILARIOUS. I can't stop laughing. What a little character she is. I would LOVE to get together. Thursday or Friday is probably best for me before nap time. ANd I will definitely call the next time we venture to the zoo.

thewaites said...

Sophie is such a doll!!! I too am curious about the kaka monkey. Knowing she is your daughter... I must say I am a little affraid, haha! I just recently heard about your dad :( ! I am thinking about you all we are praying for each of you!