Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
This is option #1, the cat (yes, cat. I know it looks like a mouse but she's supposed to be a cat) in action. Maya likes the cat but I'll have to admit, she's just a little biased.
Check out the vintage Oshkosh bibs. These were my nieces when she was a tiny girl. That was more than 20 years ago. They nearly got too small before I got a chance to put them on Maya. As usual she looked just darlin' in them.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Maya said her first sentence of sorts last week. My Mom asked Maya about a scratch on her hand (you can see it in the bowl pictures above). Maya pointed at the scratch and said "MeMe (Maggie our cat) mean!". It was too cute and now she says it every time she notices the scratch, which is nearly gone. She is also telling me "mean" when I tell her no. Oh boy, that defiant streak just gets bigger and bigger! I love toddler hood!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I lost my Dad on February 29, 2000. He would have LOVED Maya without a doubt. But, who couldn't. All of the grandkids in my family have called Dad Pops. For some reason while going through our routine of naming every person in the photos on the wall in our hallway, I called Dad Papaw to Maya one day. She has been saying "Papaw" a lot lately and I can feel my heart in my throat each time I hear Maya's sweet voice speaking to the Papaw that she'll never know in person. She always goes through her list of people she is talking to on the telephone. Usually it's "Hello? Lella? (Ella Lazar, Maya's roommate and best bud from Yangchun City CWI), DaDa?" and that's the list. Well, yesterday she added Momaw and Papaw. Oh, how I wish she could speak to her Papaw on the phone or face to face. Maybe she does...
Turn up your volume. You don't want to miss this sweet voice!
I'm working on better pony tails. It is very hard to draw a strait line on a moving melon!
Monday, October 15, 2007
I carried Maya in to the party and pointed Dora out as we walked over to where she and all of the other kids were. She smiled and started kicking her legs but had a pretty tight grip on my shoulder. Then I sat her down and she walked right up to Dora then immediately ran reaching to me. I picked her up and we talked about Dora and her eyes (as that was what Maya was talking about). Than she wiggled back down and was fine the rest of the time. She even took a little wagon ride with Lauren as Dora pulled them around.
Just had to add in these cute pics. She loved her pocket.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
This was me yesterday before going to work. This is how I wear my hair almost everyday in the summer. Occasionally, I will french braid it. Late this spring I was watching the Today Show and there were people all over the country cutting off their hair and sending it to Locks of Love. I decided that day that I would chop mine off at the end of the summer. I've had long hair since high school except for a few months about 4 years ago. I got it cut not as short as it is now and let it grow out again from that very moment.
And, just a sneak peak of a potential Halloween costume for Miss Girl. I wondered if Maya would keep this cat headband on. She loved it and wore it for quite a while last night. Then she found it again tonight and wore it some more.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
She still loves pictures. Pictures of anyone really but especially of herself. Can't say I don't agree!
All this heat (and butter by the looks of her shiny face) can make a girl very tired. This night she couldn't even make it through her dinner.
What ever happened to that little girl who wouldn't put anything in her mouth? I have to really keep a close eye on her outside because she loves to pick grass and leaves and put them in her mouth. We planted some new grass around the house and the hay has been so much fun for Maya.
Our neighbors got a new puppy. This is Sadie. Maya loves her because she is much more her size than Fisher. Maya doesn't always understand though that she has to be a little more gentle with Sadie than she is with Fisher. Sadie doesn't mind a bit.
Fisher, on the other hand is not so sure about the tiny little thing always sniffing and licking his face. But he takes it like he always does. He's such a good boy. We have noticed that Fisher is losing his hearing. We have always battled ear infections with him. I think that is taking it's toll on him:(
We have been cleaning out our garage to try to fit both of our vehicles in it. Contrary to the way Maya looks in this picture, she is certainly not a girly girl. She is totally filthy. We are so glad that she doesn't mind getting dirty.
Look at those hands!
Dirty bird or not she's still the prettiest girl on the block!
On to another dirty subject...Maya is a picker. Here she is concentrating ever so hard on scratching off a little scabby place on her leg...Gross!!!
Whew, that was tough work. Now I need a drink.
We just had to buy Maya a slide since sliding is about her favorite thing to do lately. She has had a blast with her new toy and will run straight to it when we go outside.
Just had to add this pic. This little guy was hanging out beside of our front door a few nights ago when I took Fisher out. How cute is he? That's my finger below him as a frame of reference as to just how tiny he is. Disregard the hangnails :)