Friday, July 30, 2010


There will be no pictures of your third birthday parties, of which you had two. As it turns out, parties are not so much fun at three, at least for our feisty little Soso. You did not like the children in your house, playing with your toys and eating your food. Not even their generous gifts were enough to convince you to have some fun. Instead, you spent two hours nervously rushing from room to room to insure that no one was touching your stuff. When everyone had gone, you begged that we never have another birthday again. Ever. When I told you we had another scheduled for the following day you asked, "will it be only adults?" Yes, my dear, only adults. 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

little parisian at the farmers market

Thanks to Aunty Vanessa and Uncle Luc for the beautiful Parisian dress!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

once upon a time, at Kenwood park

A couple months ago while we were playing at the park, we saw a sign for a summer soccer league. For 3-4 year-olds, which we realize is totally ridiculous. I mean, 3 year-olds playing soccer?! Ridiculous. But in the year of the World Cup everyone wants to play soccer. So we signed our soon-to-be-3-year-old up. And then we spent weeks eagerly awaiting. Sonia was convinced she was playing in the World Cup. She proudly told everyone about it. On that much-anticipated Thursday afternoon we picked her up from school and drove to the field. She was very excited. And then she was not. Just like that. Not only did she not once touch the soccer ball, she spent the hour laying on her back, looking at the sky and nibbling on grass. She wore her jersey for about 20 minutes before dramatically ripping it off. The others parents watched sympathetically.

We went back for the next game, and the next. She touched the ball a few times, warmed up once, and at moments enjoyed the experience. And then she enjoyed it no longer. So we gave up. We'll wait till she's a bit older. This will make a great story if she one day ends up playing in the World Cup.