Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dr. Weliwitigoda

Dada: Sonia, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Sonia: A doctor.
Dada: Why do you want to be a doctor?
Sonia: Cuz I help peoples.

True story.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

phat lip

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

My name is Sonia Paz Weliwitigoda. I am two. I am a good girl. I play with my friends and swim. For Christmas I would like a doggy. I would like a doll and a treat. And Mommy, too. And I need a kitty cat. And I like a bone.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Merry Thanksgiving

We have much to be thankful for this year—wonderful family, great friends, a warm home, health, a two-year-old who can put away the clean silverware all by herself...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Soso says

Mama, how was work today? Dada, how was school today?

Can you believe it, Mama? I can NOT bewieve it.

Sonia: "Santa is going to bring me a bicycle"
Dada: "How do you know?"
Sonia: "Mama told me"

"They're bringing my baby sister" (watching friends get out of the car with their new baby)

Grandma Barge & Grandpa Dona

Grandma: "Does Daddy buy groceries with his money?"
Sonia: "No, he buys beer"

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009 - the day that never happened

We skipped Halloween this year. We replaced it with a one-week journey into the non-H1N1, or so they say. We survived. What a drag though. We'll hit Halloween up next year.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

halloween parade

Rather than wear her vintage clown costume (circa 1980) that was worn by her Uncle Josh, Mom and Uncle Joe, Sonia dressed as a bratty two-year-old for the halloween trick-or-treat down Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Too cool, as always. We'll try the clown again next year.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

last day of the 2009 farmers market

Farewell Mill City Farmers Market. We'll miss your Indian-spice mini-donuts, McDonner Muffin, Americano coffees, urban animals (they live on Boom Island) and local food and goods. We'll see you again in April!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sonia's second year

I've been putting off making this slideshow of Sonia's second year. Time, of course, but also because I couldn't bare to see a year flash by so quickly. Because, this is really how quickly it has gone. Slow down're breaking my heart.

Sonia's second year from kimonobaby on Vimeo.

The fact that her papa chose the song makes it that much more heartbreakingly beautiful. I dare you not to tear up. Something about Sonia lately is making me so nostalgic for those early days. Maybe it's that she told me today - "You can't do that, Mama. It's not allowed. It's not safe." There is no baby left. It's all girl. Curious, mischievous, stubborn girl. With words for nearly every thought.

Marathon Sunday

We weren't running, but we were cheering!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


two of her favorite things...watching herself and listening to music

p.s. found from March 2009

Sonia singing and being rascally from kimonobaby on Vimeo.