November 23, 2009

What do you want for Christmas, Sophie Lu?


When I asked Sophie Lu what she wanted for Christmas this year, she said, "I want to leave Christmas cookies for Santa, and I want to leave apples and carrots for the reindeer this time!" My Sophie is so sweet that way... rarely does she have a wishlist already thought out. So I asked her what gifts she wanted Santa to bring her. She responded, "Hmm.... maybe some stilts. Oh, and a Barbie who has a dress that turns into a cape... Olivia brought one like that to show and tell." So I handed her some catalogs & asked her to look for some other possibilities. After looking through all the catalogs, Sophie was so excited to finally announce that what she really wants for Christmas this year is a bow & arrow! Stilts & a bow & arrow?... she is so funny! After my surprised "A bow & arrow, Sophie, really?", she answered with great confidence, "Yes, Mommy... a real one. Big girls shoot real bow & arrows." (I should have known that!) ♥
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(of course the bow & arrow kit in the Magic Cabin catalog isn't really real... but to her it will be. Now where can I find some stilts?) :)

27 comments:

zentmrs said...

She's adorable! I found stilts at hearthsong.com. Happy Thanksgiving!

K~ said...

So glad you are posting again. I have been reading your blog for over five years and it is a joy to read will waiting for 44 months for our China baby! Thanks for posting! It lets some of us 'keep the faith.' of completing our family.

K~ said...

magic cabin also has stilts! :)

Rhonda said...

Oh goodness - now those are two interesting gift choices!! I love that Miss Sophie has her OWN personality and knows EXACTLY what she wants from Santa!!! I have certainly enjoyed your more often updates lately!! I have been following your beautiful family since Sophie was a baby!

Mama Duck said...

Have you ever read "The King's Stilts" by Dr. Seuss to Sophie Lu? I think she'd love that story!

Sharie said...

My friend's little girl got a real bow at Sophie's age...her dad could not have been happier...her mom well I think she would have liked to get her a Barbie;)

Team Houston said...

Hi Shana,

I teach PE and you can find some at http://usgames.com/ or http://www.gophersport.com/

I order from both of these catalogs often. I have a bunch of the stomper kind for my kindergarteners and 1st graders, they love them.

Here is the link for skywalker adjustable kid ones from us games:

http://shop.ssgecom.com/usgames(cz1TSUQlM2FBTk9OJTNhU1NHUFJEX1BSRF8wMyUzYWVjNFM0S092anBjU1ZrOERMTGM3NTJGN3RTZ21hT2xrZlgwUWpnZDgtQVRU)/usgames/~flNUQVRFPTI4NDY5LjAwNC4wMy4wMg==?g_sel_sitemid[1]=9900&~okcode[1]=PIDET

These stompers are fun too for her age group:

http://shop.ssgecom.com/usgames(cz1TSUQlM2FBTk9OJTNhU1NHUFJEX1BSRF8wMyUzYWVjNFM0S01rUUVuajJXcVp2RkM0NHVJLXpDZ21hTkZrS24wVkZ3RjYtQVRU)/usgames/~flNUQVRFPTMwMDQwLjAwNC4wMy4wMg==?g_sel_sitemid[1]=96722&~okcode[1]=PIDET

Good luck. xoxo Michele

Carrie said...

Let me know if you come across any "super high jumping spring shoes" while you are looking for those stilts... Kids do come up with very imaginative requests!

my3 kids said...

lol Sophie Lu is so sweet. I love your updates and all your beautiful pictures Shana:)

Two Pearls said...

Shana - try these ones: http://extextoys.com/stilts.html

There are some that have four "posts" on the bottom of each, I guess kind of like training wheels for stilts!

Donna said...

Gwen wants a sword. Just imagine the fun Sophie Lu and Gwenny would have together!

:)


Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Colleen said...

ROTFL oh boy that is some list...Livi wants a pool table and a new deck of cards...hmnnnnn should I be worried?

Jill said...

Awww... Sophie is growing up so fast! She is such a sweetheart. I love that she wants to leave food for the reindeer this year. How precious!

Anonymous said...

It's your lucky day...Magic Cabin has stilts, too.

Anonymous said...

I think stilts are an adorable idea!! Sophie seems like a brave little girl! I am 13 and i have walked on small stilts, and they are really fun!! Great choice sophie!

Josefina beto said...

Hey shana! I found this website! They have stilts for children, and bow and arrows for children! Hope it works!

www.froglegstilts.com

shelley said...

You are doing soooo good with your posting. THANKS

Becky said...

Bass Pro shop carries the cutest pink camo bows and arrow set! I believe Cabellas does too! Good luck finding the stilts though.
I agree that is cute the things she wants.

Laura said...

Hi Shana! I have followed your blog for a year now (during my adoption process). I wanted to share with you a business I have started celebrating adoption during the looooong waiting process. It is The Adoption Shoppe, all clothing and accessories meant to honor adoption and birth cultures. I would love for you to visit and give me some feedback (and share with all your friends!)

www.theadoptionshoppe.com

chai said...

the first thing Sophie wanted for the Christmas is sharing a cookie with Santa? Oh my goodness, your girl is really so thoughtful and sweet!

JPowers said...

Check out Hearth Song for super fun stilts... just saw them in the catalog... they look fun!

Cindy said...

HEY shana so glad to see that Sophie again!
Now where you will find stilts I DO NOT know! (LOL)
she is so sweet and growing so so MUCH! love to see her getting so LONG! Jenna's is too! (SO pretty!)
Give Sophie Girl a big Hug from me! Go Stilt shopping! HURRY!
xoxoxo
Cindy

crazy4chapstick said...

lol, i always wanted stilts and never got them! a bow and arrow...that's too funny!

Allison said...

backtobasicstoys.com

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the bow and arrow kit that shoots marshmellows? Perfect!

oldcrow86 said...

Leesy has asked me for the stilts, too, and the whole page of indian stuff - and also for the Barbie with the cape / dress and the sword and cape - she's been asking for sword and cape for over a year - i thought it was a phase from playing with boy cousins who love sword play. I think she now associates it with BARBIE for crying out loud because she watched "barbie and the 3 musketeers" movie on Jet Blue over thanksgiving. But the funniest thing to me was the "Roller Skates for Dad, size 8 1/2" on her list. "So he doesn't have to rent them at the rink...".

my name is lauren. said...

what a smart little girl. big girls can shoot bows and arrows :).