Sophie turned 5 recently. Over a month ago, to be exact. We did celebrate her big day with a full-out Hello Kitty party, and the most fantastic Hello Kitty cake on the planet (thank you, Colleen!!) But the truth be told, the pictures from our little fete were awful. There wasn’t enough light in the room and I had to set the shutter speed so slow that everything was a blur. Yuk.
So I opted to get some pictures at a later date to commemorate her big day. These are of her with her beloved Build-A-Be@r that she got from her G.G. (aka my mom). G.G requested that Sophie get a picture of herself and said bear (that she chose to name “Kitty”, fittingly) and Sophie did not want to disappoint. She was on me for a week about getting these pictures of her. And her bear.
So here they are, G.G. And to sweeten the deal, I’ve added an impromptu interview with our big five-year-old…
Mom: Sooo, how does it feel to be five?
Sophie: Good. Happy. Because I’m big and cuz I like my stuff from my birthday. Like my bear. And my big puppy.
Mom: What are your favorite things, now that you are five?
Sophie: My Kitty stuff. My mom and dad (honestly, she said that) and the candy that I got. And playing with my toys downstairs. I’m happy about Seamus (the new dog, whom she truly does love) because I love him so much. And Velvet, too. (the old dog, whom she doesn’t love so much)
Mom: And what can you do now that you couldn’t do when you were only four?
Sophie: Like, draw really great. And good. I love my clothes that are bigger, more than my little clothes. Like when you’re three.
I just love Sophie!! She has such a sweet, mature spirit that radiates from her!!
She is so darn cute. Love her attitude & that smile just melts my heart!
Oh, she is one precious and beautiful 5 year old!!!! I love her interview! I look forward to what she will have to say when she is 6!!!!! Happy Belated Sophie! Your Grandma will love those photos of you!
Happy birthday Sophie!! Isn’t being five very cool???
Just adorable!! Hope you had a fantastic birthday BIG girl! 🙂
AHHH she’s so cute! I miss that kid. Give her a big kiss from me. 🙂
Sophie is precious. Her bear is so cute.
What cute pictures – her smile is contagious! Sweet little girl!!!
Happy Birthday Sophie!
Sophie is just adorable!!!!!What a big 5 year old girl…so grown up!
Cute pictures! Happy belated birthday to beautiful Sophie!
Absolute, pure, adorable sweetness!!! Such a beautiful girl!Oh I just LOVE to hear what kids have to say!! It is truly the best!
Happy 5, Sophie!!
Mom to my China Posse says
Sophie is such a cutie! I remember when I was folowing your blog when you traveled for her and how cute she was, black eye and all. Now she is 5 and she just sparkles with hapiness. Glad you posted her interveiw, I have been wondering about the new puppy. How is he doing?
That smile! Does she have everyone wrapped around her little finger?
a Tonggu Momma says
生日快乐 Sophie! (And the Tongginator told me to tell you that you have good taste. She chose Hello Kitty for her birthday party, too. It’s happening in two weeks.)
She is so darn precious and such a pretty girly girl.
Happy belated b-day Sophie!
She is so cute!
I can tell that she is much older than four.
What a little beauty!
Happy birthday Sophie. I love your new bear!!!
Mark, Rebecca and Sophia says
She’s precious. Happy birthday to her!
I have been following your blog for a while now and I just love your family! God bless you on your journy to your new little girl. Sophie is so cute! Happy Birthday Big Girl!
Nicole A. says
She is just so cute and so precious! What a radiant smile! Happy, happy birthday to such an obviously sweet little girl!
All the best,
Nicole A. in OH
I just love that sweet grin!
I showed my girls Sophie’s pictures and told Brinley that Sophie was one of her friends in China. She said, “Yeah, I’m glad Sophie was my friend in China ’cause now I do NOT know where she is. When I can go to Target by myself when I am a big girl, I will call Sophie on my cell phone and she will come to Target too and we will go shopping and eat ice cream.”
Sounds like a plan!
Happy belated bday sweet Sophie!
Miss Anna B says
That interview was fantastic! What little ones say always fascinates me….the way their little mind works. And oh! to be excited to be in “bigger” clothes. I am wishing mine would shrink a little.
Happy Belated Birthday Miss Soph!
Adorable! She pretty much covered it all… toys, candy, family and clothes. 😉
One Happy Momma says
Oh my gosh Stefanie.
Could she be any cuter!
I loved the little interview she gave. Sweet, sweet, sweet!!
Happy Belated Birthday Sophie!
Cathy and Camie
How precious! Happy birthday Sophie! The interview was a great, idea Stef:-).
Global Girl says
She’s a special kid 🙂
Happy belated, sweet Sophie!
Happy Belated Birthday to Sophie. 5 is really great! I liked it SO much more than 4. 🙂
Such a big girl and now she is a whole hand!
she is adorable and who wouldn’t love a sweet boxer baby?
That is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. 🙂 I love the pictures and the interview! So very clever, that little Sophie!! She must get it from her mama. 🙂
I love how she adds Velvet on at the end. HAHAHA!
I’ve never been able to get enough of that sweet smile of hers!! Happy Birthday Sophie! You ARE such a big girl now…smile! And not that you have lots of time on your hands Stef…but I gave you an award today…one of many I’m sure! Have a blessed day!
Party of Seven says
What a wonderful smile she has. Sounds like she had a great Birthday!!!
Daisy Dreams says
Love the photos of Sophie! What a beauty she is. I tried fixing Vivi’s hair like Sophie’s a few days ago and she wouldn’t let me! So I called her into the room to show her Sophie’s hair and she proclaimed it as “cute,” so maybe next time I’ll get my way 😉
I love it! Sophie and “Kitty” make such a cute pair…they both have such personality! 🙂 And I love that you quoted the exact “Sophie lingo” as she says it…I love how kids think and talk…they’re just so funny!!