Fun Things About Soapfi

Corn-y

Yep, yep – the posts are few and far between, and super short when I even manage to get around to it. What a sad turn of events for the 1 year anniversary of starting this whole thing.  I had really hoped to keep up with it better… then life kept happening.

But we are still here, I am trying to remember to post when funny things happen, and at this point I will take getting something up once a month as a huge accomplishment!

And when tibits like this come out of Soapfi’s mouth it makes it a wee bit easier to do.

Today we went to visit grandma, there are a lot of turns around corners as we wind our way up to her house. We were just going around the last one when Soapfi exclaimed:

“We need to turn more corners!!!”

When I asked why she replied:

“So we can finish our corn field!”

I’m still not sure if she was trying to be funny or if she really thinks that turning corners is where corn comes from!

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What a Ride

So Soapfi informed me tonight that she would like to go to a festival so she can ride on a “roaster-coaster”.

I have visions of a ride like the Matterhorn, but instead of a Yeti it would be some kind of animal getting revenge for being on a spit and you would go splashing through BBQ sauce at the end.

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“Out There”… A Christmas “Song” Story

Been forever, but we are still around, she’s been doing tons a cute stuff and I’ve been a bad mommy who hasn’t put any of it down in print.  But this one was too fun not to share.  Enjoy!

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Adrenaline Junkie

Over the weekend we did the pumpkin patch thing.  We happen to live very close to a great place that we go to every year: Carlton Farms.  Each year they get better, and this year was no exception.

We sprang for the $5 pass to get Soapfi into the Kid Korral. Worth. Every. Penny!

Can you say kiddie zip line? Soapfi was hooked after the first ride – it was a litany of “again Daddy” for at least 30 minutes!  She was probably one of the littlest kids giving it a try, but was giving the biggest shouts of “whhhheeeeeeee” and unrestrained giggles.

I’m hoping this bodes well for my planned attempt to get her on skis in the near future!

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Backseat Driving

Soapfi is all about safety.  As previously mentioned, we even “buckle up for safety” on the pretend school bus (aka mommy & daddy’s bed). She is also very vocal in her opinion of how we should drive.  Instructions from this weekend included:

“Red means STOP daddy.”

“Go, go, go, green means GO!” (It matters not to her that the car in front of us hasn’t started to move – the light is green already!!)

“Go faster!!” (The light was yellow!)

And my favorite of all as we were cruising down the freeway:

“TWO HANDS Daddy, use TWO HANDS”

I am now waiting for her to further reprimand him whenever said hands aren’t at precisely 10 & 2 on the wheel!

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Wordless Wednesday – Got Tickets?

Photo Credit: Erica Cooper (using Instagram 70’s filter)

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Goosey Head

So Soapfi has apparently lost interest in ducks, because she has revised a classic game and abolished all mention of them.  She now just keeps walking around the circle, bopping people on the head and giggling “Goosey Head”!

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Giddy-up!

As Soapfi continues to grow, she inches up on those minimum height requirement charts and more fun activities are open to her when we go places. We were delighted to find out she was big enough to go on her very first pony ride while we were at the Skagit Valley Highland Games. It was the best $4 we had spent all day – she was ecstatic.

We had been concerned it would turn into one of those things that sounded better in concept than in execution. That she would be excited right up until she actually got on the pony, and then it would morph into one of her “it’s scary” episodes. But she remained enthusiastic the entire time, from waiting in line for her turn, clear up until it was time to wave goodbye to the pony.

Early on she was concentrating fiercely on keeping her grip on the saddle horn, but by the fourth or fifth time around she was feeling brave enough to practice her parade wave!

The only downside to the experience has been for Mommy, as I am now the de facto pony around the house, and she likes to go for rides… a lot!

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Knights That Go Tee-hee-hee

The Kingdom of An Tir had best watch out – I present future SCA Baroness of Aquaterra – Mz Soapfi!

Over the weekend on our way home from the sprint car races (Which apparently made a bigger positive impression that we realized (or thought possible considering the bump to her noggin). We have been told that all Soapfi wanted to talk about Monday at playschool was getting to see the cars go fast – this conversation was accompanied by visual and sound effects that included (but was not limited to) running in circles really fast and making “vroom vroom” sounds.) we stopped off at the Skagit Valley Highland Games for all of ninety minutes.

The original plan was to keep our five year streak of getting T-shirts unbroken, and for Daddy to get his haggis fix. Lucky for us, it morphed into watching Soapfi have a blast being a kid, starting with the tried and true game of “dress up and pretend”.

It was a hard fought battle, but in the end neither the grass nor Daddy could defeat the mighty arm of Mz Soapfi!

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The Gatekeeper

Still crocheting like a mad woman, but feeling much more caught up, only two hats to go, but I have to wait for purchasers to get back to me on what size they want, so at least I have a slight respite – so I’m using the time to make some more progress on my proof of concept World of Warcraft shadow knit Thrall baby blanket (but what I really want to do is try my hand at Entrelac knitting!).

But the best part – Soapfi is home!!!  And she was happy to see me and gave me some of the best & biggest hugs ever. We spent Sunday playing out in the yard where she decided that dirt really needs to be swept, and that brooms make excellent gates.

She wanted to play gatekeeper for what seemed like hours, shouting “No Daddy, you stay there” and then changing her mind and demanding he come inside as she lifted up the broom for him.

Half a tube of sunscreen later we had spent a wonderful day outside and managed to even do a little weeding and yard maintenance – although Soapfi did think the lawn mower was much too loud and scary – of course I think it was just a ploy to get to ride on Mommy’s shoulders which is her second most favorite thing to do behind OMG SWINGS!

It’s wonderful to have them home safe!

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