Sunday, September 26, 2010

50th Percentile!

Sophie went for her 2 year old checkup last week. She weighed in at 25 lbs and is 33 1/2 inches tall. Yea! We finally made it to the 50th percentile on the height and weight chart! That's no easy feat for a Chinese child. They normally stay way behind American children and hardly ever catch up. We knew she was growing because her clothes were fitting much different than they had been. I was beginning to wonder if we would ever out grow anything. Well, I'm proud to report that we are. (I may live to regret those words!)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Please Vote For Sophie!

Sophie is a finalist for Laura Cantrell Photography's Casting Call 2010!
Please go vote for her!  You have until noon on Friday, September 24, 2010!
*Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on 
    view your personal images here
* A new window will appear , type in the event ID to enter gallery:
* Fill out your personal information.
Your vote will not count without your name and email address.
*Click Enter Gallery.
*Sophie is on page 2 or 3.  The image name starts with Rigby, so you can enter Rigby in the search box and find her that way, if you like.  Click on add to favorites.  You have to choose 3 favorites for your vote to count.
*When you have selected a total of 3 images click on HOME at the top of the page.
Click on Favorites and then click Submit Favorites.
*You will then see a notice that says your favorites have been submitted to the photographer.
* IMPORTANT!One vote per email address ONLY! You must vote for 3 different images for your VOTE TO COUNT!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Home 5 Months

Wow, it is so hard to believe that we have been home with Sophie for 5 months now. The time has just flown by. She has changed so much so quickly. She is no longer the shy and tiny little girl we first met in China. She has filled out and gotten so much taller. She is a great eater, and thankfully, we have had no problems with dairy, like some Asian children do.

Her vocabulary has grown tremendously lately. This morning we were sitting at a traffic light on our way to daycare. A school bus went by, and she pointed and said "bus", just as clear as day. She will say things sometimes and Bo and I just look at each and ask, "Did she just say that?". I think being in daycare with wonderful teachers and around other kids has made all of the difference in the world.

Sophie's newest thing is trying to dress herself. She loves to put shorts on, no matter if they belong to her or not. Here you notice that she has both legs in one side of her shorts. LOL!

She is learning to put her shoes on by herself and will sit and work for the longest time trying to put them on and buckle them. Of course we have quite a ways to go on the buckling.

She loves wearing my shoes, too!

Working hard

So proud!

She has been such a blessing to us and our entire extended family in these 5 short months. We are really looking forward to celebrating all of the upcoming holidays with her, and seeing things through her eyes. I'm sure these will be holidays that we will never forget.