Monday, September 14, 2009


August is always bitter-sweet to me. It is the last truly summer month and we love some summer around here.
Teresa and Molly stopped back by on their way home. We were so happy that we got to spend a little extra time with them. It was an extra special treat for both girls when Molly got to join Maya in dance class. Little girls in tutus has to be one of he cutest things ever.

Luckily they came on laundry day and Maya was able to share one of her favorite princess nightgowns with Molly. These two gowns have sure had a work out this summer.

Maya loves her new princess dress from Molly!

We got Maya this little tree swing a few weeks ago and it has been amazing watching her figure out how to hold on and how to get off of the swing when she's finished. She is doing great!

We took Maya on her first camping trip. We had a blast. She loved it and asks to go again every couple of days. We went up to Spruce Knob Lake campground. It is one of our long time favorites and we were as pleased as always. Spruce knob is the highest point in WV and it is beautiful!

This was our home away from home for the weekend.

As is always the case, the food was great. Everything always tastes better when it's cooked over (or in) the campfire.

The view from the top of Spruce Knob. Mountains everywhere! It is awesome up there.

"Enough with the pictures!"

I'm pretty sure sparklers are illegal in a National Forest.

Ahhhh mornings around the campfire with a princess nightgown on.

We had to stop to play in the creek when we came down off of the mountain. It was a super fun weekend. Maya was a real trooper for her first time camping. She's such an adaptable little girl. I never doubted that she would have a great time.

August brought the final piece of our adoption paperwork. Maya's WV birth certificate!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Maya - WV birth certificate!!! Molly and Maya looked so cute - what a treat to have them visit and "yes" little girls in their tutu is the best!! The camping trip looks really adventurous.... sleeping in a tent - no cabin?!?! JK..... looks really fun and very relaxing - beautiful views! Take care!!

Love ya,
The Lazar's

Carrie said...

AWESOME AUGUST!! Love the camping photos! Our girl loves the outdoors too!

I have yet to do the WV birth certificate. Can you email me and tell me how you did it? Matt has been concerned that we need to get it done.

One of these years we need to plan to get together!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Yeah she's a true West Virginian now!!!!! I always love to see the latest adventures of the family. Thanks for sharing. Karen

Anonymous said...

The camping trip sure looked fun. You guys are really prepared. Right down to the little rug for the entrance to your tent!
Love the ballerinas, too. Absolutely precious!
And did I see railing and finished steps?
It's been too long since I've seen you all. Hope to see you soon.
Love, Sissy

Julie From Inmates To Playdates said...

It was so nice getting to know you this weekend!!! So glad you are a flower in my garden =)