Monday, December 22, 2008

Taking Her First Bath at Home

After attempting to bathe Sophie at various hotels and in many ways, we finally got her to enjoy it at home! She was such a riot to watch as she began slowly splashing, splashing, splashing until the water splashed up onto her face. She laughed, giggled, and basically thought that taking a bath was the best thing in the world! Sophie always claps when she does something that makes us laugh or cheer for her. She amazes herself with her new abilities.

...splish, splash, I was taking a bath on a Saturday night...

Yay! Sophie is clean!
Who needs TV, books, movies, or any other form of entertainment when you have a very cute 1 year old around to make you fall out of your seat laughing, with her antics and adorableness? It seems like every minute she does something else walk while pushing a walker, mimic you as you teach her sign language for "more" or "banana", learn to crawl...backwards, pull herself up using Aunt Sog's leg, or eating a tangerine for the first time, and seeing her face scrunch up when she drinks plain old water out of a bottle-expecting sweet milk. Or eating more banana than thought possible by a one year old...and ocassionally shooting it out of her nose (cleft babies have that special talent).
She was the celebrity at church today, waving and letting others hold her, winning them over with her cute smile. Everyone that saw her was blessed. It was great to show her off.
Aunt Sog reports that she seems to like cookies and licorice, much to her mother's dismay. Frank is trying to win her over by giving her any kind of food he can...and it's working!
Life is definitely busy, but, boy are we having fun!!!!! Christmas will have a new meaning this's not about shopping, gifts, and decorations (cuz we don't have time or money to do any of that now)'s all about God's greatest gift to us...His love...and the love he has for all His children, especially little spoiled orphans (as Frank has come to affectionately call Sophie). She is God's gift to our family and we couldn't be more happier.
If you haven't had enough of Sophie yet, or just want to see this silly, little girl in action...view the following 30 second video. It's guaranteed to make you smile!


DOG416 said...

Mrs. G-

I have to tell you that Christine and I (and Alexandra) really look forward to your posts. It brings us such joy to see Sophie. You are all so lucky.

Thank you so much for sharing.

God Bless...

Ryan Wright

string cheese said...

Hello, auntie kiki/killer, finally some new pictures...was just wondering...have to make eggs and corn salad for my job, tomorrow...then have to go to the dollar tree,calendars...
Every picture, Sophie looks bigger, yea she can pass as a you aunt kiki/killer....she is a doll....

dollase said...

Dear Mrs. Gamariello,

I have been looking at all your pictures.

We have a new class frog. Mrs. Spahr took Ding Dong to the vet because he was turning a dark color. The vet said he needed a friend and we now have another frog called Tank.They get along well together.

I miss you very very much and hope to see you very soon.

Love, Hayley

Jenn said...

Sophie looks sooo little in the sink!! Sweet baby!

Glad to see everyone is doing so well!