Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's raining it's pouring!

It was a rainy day- er, week- in Chattanooga last week. Sofia had her raincoat and purse and was ready to go to "our" piano lesson.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Will's 1st Birthday

On Sept. 28 Sofia's friend Will entered the great kingdom of 1-ness! We went to Coolidge Park near downtown (9/30) to help him celebrate. He and Sofia are just 3 months apart and have a Kindermusik class together. Will's mom, Kate, and Sofia's mom met at Strollerstrides in the spring.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Gatlinburg and Dollywood (Oct. 19-21)

"Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
And I just hit town and my throat was dry," -Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
We spent a great weekend with our friends Kate, Edward, and Will in Gatlinburg. We rented a cottage and also went to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood.

The Kenneys and Pietons at Dollywood

Downtown Gatlinburg (Sofia was sleeping)

Playing at Dollywood's Treehouse was fun. Will and Sofia playing near "The Treehouse" in Dollywood. The ground was so spongy and perfect for running, tumbling, and jumping!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Sofia and I spent a wonderful 8 days in Italy with my dad and family.

Here we are in front of my dad's elementary school in his hometown, Corleto Monforte.

My Dad, Sofia, Me, and Zia Carmelina (my dad's older sister) looking at wares from the vendors in town that day.

One night before dinner we went to take a look at a newly renovated church in Corleto since my dad's cousin had the keys to it and it was right across from his home. Sofia was checking out the pews and kneelers.

Sofia and her nonno

Cousins, Gianni (Zia Carmelina's son) and Eleonora (Zia Ada's daughter; Antonella and Lorenza's mamma), pose with Sofia on Eleonora's back porch. What a view!

Discussion with my Prozia (great aunt)

Cousins, Antonella and Lorenza, LOVED playing with Sofia.

Antonella and Lorenza loved having their friends meet Sofia. All the little kids in town loved "la americana"!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Pat the Bunny

Sofia loves to read Pat the Bunny. She even sniffs the page with flowers on it!

Sit still so Mamma can take a picture, Sofia!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Today's forecast: Chilly in Chatty

What a beautiful day it is in Chattanooga. Sofia and I are enjoying the outdoors. The temp is about 66 degrees right now and it's sunny. You could hear birds chirping and a lawnmower running right now. Doesn't our house look scary dressed up for Halloween?

Sofia thought it was hilarious to throw the little pumpkins down on the ground everytime her mamma handed them to her for the picture. Her mamma got a good laugh, too.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sofia's 15 month checkup

Sofia received a clean bill of health at her checkup Monday afternoon.
Here are her stats:
Ht: 31" (50th percentile)
Wt. 20 lbs. 14 oz. (50th percentile)
Head Circum.: 46 cm (50th percentile)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Il Cane (cah- neh) "The Dog"

Sofia knows the sound a dog makes... well, "un cane". We ask, "Come fa il cane, Sofia?" (What does the dog do, Sofia?): and she responds with a HOO-HOO and looks like this: