Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Here's a picture of Santa's little helper standing in front of the Christmas Tree (which she loves to look at the lights):
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
One year ago to the day (today), Sofi was placed in our arms. The first picture you see in this posting was taken that night (last year) and you can see how reserved she was. Last year, she couldn't even roll over, sit up, or eat solid food.
What a difference a year makes. Now let's fast forward to today the picture to the right (in a red outfit-this was taken tonight as we celebrated her "Gotcha Day") and see what she's like:
Today she runs everywhere, climbs up and down the stairs and everything else for that matter, she eats everything she can (including mamaw's soap), is all smiles and lights up any room she's in, can't go 10 seconds without asking about mama and loves her family. She's gained almost 7 pounds and 6 1/2 inches. True to Newsome form, getting her to be quiet is near impossible and with two older brothers who like to talk too, it should get interesting around here.
It seems like it was just yesterday that we were getting her into our arms. The past year came and went so fast and only proves that it's as if she was always right here with us all along.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tell me that this doesn't look like a happy group. Just thought everyone might like to see one of more recent pictures of the kids. Zach, Will and Sofi are all doing well. Zach's almost as tall as Dawn, Sofi has grown 2 1/2 inches in the past three months and Will is taller than Zach was at 7. When the day is long and you feel completely beat down, it's faces like these that make you go back for another round.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Popcorm quickly became one of Sofia's most favorite foods (and she loves to have her own bag / cup when she's home).
Will decided he wanted to be a chef so true to form, mommy made sure she got him his much needed chef outfit.
He made some cookies and likes giving a hand to mom.
- > Dawn took the kids to the Milwaukee County Zoo. Sofi took her first zoo train ride. They enjoyed seeing all the animals and petting the sharks and stingrays. Mommy even treated the kids to eating at the zoo (rather than the PBJ days).
For the past couple of years, our friends the Jameson's have invited us to northern Wisconsin resort called Silver Birch Ranch. It is a great experience and this year we were able to really enjoy it as Sofia was with us. We had fun doing everything from boating to horse back riding.
We're already looking forward to next year's trip.
The boys started another school year (here's a picture of our 1st grader - Will and our 6th grader -Zach).
How did Sofia react you ask, she cried when the boys left and Dawn had to pull her away from Will when she dropped him off. Dawn said she kept crying Will's name most of the morning.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
We had a very nice (but busy) visit but unfortunately couldn't visit everyone. Several new things occured during the past month; will and Zach have both lost more teeth, Zach broke his arm, Sofia has started to crawl on her own and stand/walk -with help, Sofi met more family members, our first all day concert at Alpine Valley - Fishfest, a Christian music event and other events. Here are some additional pictures over the past month :
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Here are some pictures from Florida:
Here are some photos from our trip to Chicago this past weekend. We traveled to Chicago on the train and spent the day shopping and yes, we took Sofia to American Girl store and purchased the Just Like Me doll (although she shouldn't play with it for a few more years, we're ready and it actually looks like her) The day ended with dinner at Rainforest Cafe.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Well, it's been a little while since the last update. I've posted a recent picture of Sofia and the boys at the Chicago Auto Show. Let me tell you, THE BOYS loved the auto show (including me, James). Sofia continues to grow every day and is absorbing everything like a sponge. She is so smart and can remember things that amaze you.
Our next adventure is going to take place in a few days. We're off to Florida to visit Dawn's family, The BEACH and our friends we made in China (who live in Tampa). We'll keep the site updated with pictures of the trip.