Anyway, here's the little lady.
Our other wonderful little lady is growing, absorbing so much, loving and serving us! Get this, she puts groceries away without me asking her to. She just picks up a bag that is almost her size, trudges it over to the kitchen, and off she goes putting things away where every they belong. She loves it and gets excited to do it too! I never expected my 2.75 year old to put groceries away but I sure am thankful for such great help.
Also, yesterday I was folding laundry and heard a kitchen drawer open. I figured Sophie was taking kitchen towels out so without looking I told her not to take them out. Then I glanced over only to find her putting freshly folded kitchen towels away. I said: "Wow, Sophie thank you." She replied: "You're welcome, that makes you happy." I almost started crying. It was so sweet.
She seems to be growing and maturing so much lately. She has had less tantrums, has been more patient, kinder, and more obedient. Bill and I have been taking a parenting class (Growing Kids God's Way) and we have definitely seen fruit from implementing godly concepts into our parenting, but I'm more confident that God has been tremendously gracious to us.