Sophie loves to make noises. From her mouth, testing her voice, and in any other way she is able. She loves to scrape her fingernails on different surfaces to see the sound it makes, and she shakes every object she picks up to see if it makes noise. She loves banging things together, and is quite pleased with herself when she gets a strong sound going from something.
She remains fascinated by Lucy, who is very
patient with her. Lucy is truly a remarkable dog. She allows Sophie to
explore her fur, ears, nose and paws and doesn't move except to lick
Sophie's forehead or sniff her face. Eliana is also patient but seems to
enjoy taunting Sophie with her flicking tail. Sophie is really peeved
by Eliana's tail, and most times if she sees Eliana's tail flicking
anywhere near her, she yells at it and puts up a rather noisy fuss until
I move her or the cat. It's adorable, really.
Sophie woke up at
4am crying (I suspect she was a smidge gassy and uncomfortable) so we
are both going to be tired today. Hopefully we can squeeze in a longer
than usual nap. I'm still finishing up Festival stuff but, God willing, I
should be done, completely done, by the end of the week. After that,
Sophie and I are going to take a week's vacation down to Bisbee to visit
my mom and some friends. Bobbi and Maggie will be there, and I'm
extremely excited for Sophie and Maggie to meet. Plus, I can't wait to
snuggle that Maggie! I've seen so many photos of her, I feel I know her.
(Bobbi is one of my best friends from High School, and she had her baby
exactly two months before I had Sophie. We have really re-bonded over
babies and birthing, and I am very grateful to have them both in my
Here's hoping a long nap is in my not-distant future!