Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Maya has loved Christmas this year. She talked about it for a month. She's still talking about Santa. She loved her tree. It was "bootiful" as she says. Unfortunately she had a fever of 103 for three days during Christmas. Grandma Paula still let us come over for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we spent at home opening presents and having Christmas croissants.

(On Christmas Eve that sneaky Santa came and put the Christmas tree on the coffee table, and all the presents underneath. In the morning after a fitfull night of sleeping and doses of children's tylenol Maya awoke and looked out in the living room. "Christmas, Santa, around" she said. She loved it.

She got all the Gabba Gabba's and a Gabba dvd so that mommy and daddy no longer have to watch Halloween Gabba Gabba (Maya still sings it). She talks to her Gabba's. "Fufa, nananaundastuff?" Actually, I think she interrogates them because everything she says is a question to them. (At supper at Hot Harry's tonight she was talking to Cookie Monster he was standing behind me, I totally didn't see him there! I think he wanted her cookie.)

That afternoon we all took a three hour nap together. And then went back over to Grandma Paula's for the evening. Oh Man (Maya says that now...thanks Swiper) I still have to upload Christmas in Ames from the weekend before!!

Friday, December 11, 2009


I keep writing "November" at work, I blame having been sick for two weeks with a sinus infection/cold/ear infection. It stole two weeks leaving me so close to Christmas I feel a little freaked out. AHHHH!

Now Maya and Dadda have the cold. I hopehopehope it stays just a cold, because next weekend we go to Ames for our family Christmas there.

Here are some photos from Thanksgiving. Maya sooo loved seeing her cousin Lili. They got along great and I wish they could see each other more often, unfortunately Nashville is a ten hour drive. Unfortunately I also didn't take any photos of them, just a lot of video.

She loves the Christmas tree! Maya and painting!! She demands painting, and then she demands bubble time. She climbs, she hangs, she digs in my plants. She's into being naughty. Naughty usually means she's bored, or tired. Or both. "Maya please stop taking ornaments off the tree." She picks one, throws it and then goes, "bablahblbhbhbhbhbbaaa" with her tongue. Silly, stubborn, smart and sassy.

And loud.

Just like her momma.

Only cuter.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Night of One Happy Kitty

Maya ready to go at Aunt B's house.Maya and "bucket" deciding where to go- and making it hard for mommy to talk good photos (she never stops moving!)
This is the only good one I got of her tail.
Maya and her lolly.

She had been wearing her kitty ears for weeks, carrying around bucket for weeks (still wears the ears, still carries the bucket), and so of course she was excited to walk up to strangers houses, knock on the door and give them candy! Yes, she gave them candy. But they always gave it back. Not knowing what candy is (except for the occasional m&m), Maya played with it (in and out of bucket, sorting, etc.) for days until...

A couple days later, daddy gave her part of a kit kat. The next morning she walks up to me holding two reese's cups and a kit kat and says, "Open..candy...open...chocolate?"

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009


Maya loveslovesloves pumpkins!! Everywhere we go she says, "Ohh, punkins!" So I asked her, "what are we going to do when there are no more pumpkins?" Needless to say she was covered in dirt after this pumpkin patch experience. But she loved it. She loved the wagon the most.

She also started to speak three word sentences that freak me out because they're so clear. "Momma going potty." "I running fast."

Babies aren't supposed to talk yet! I keep running into other year and halfers and they are quiet and don't talk but this little girl goes up to kids and says "HI!" And starts yelling, "Baby Elmo Gabba Gabba?!!" Which I think means, "Hey baby, do you watch Elmo or Gabba Gabba?"

And she's always yelling!!! "ELMO MOMMY DADDY ELMO!!" Hurts my ears.

Another one is "Fix it?" When I say "It's broken." Maya thinks everything can and will be fixed. "Maya your crayon is broken." "Fix?"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Changing faster than the leaves

Maya has really sprouted verbally and sleeping..ly this week. She's going to sleep on her own, and telling us..well, telling us everything. "Elmo, Elmo, Elmo" or "Be Bwird, Be Bwird". All of this while running back and forth around the apartment yelling for joy. She yells and yells when she's happy.

I don't mind it, cause she does it when I come home.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Terrible Two's at Fifteen Months??

Remember how I said Maya is a Stinker? Well, it got worse. I literally cannot take the girl to the store or she throws tantrums. Independent, check. Stubborn, check. Strong-willed, check. "Maya, these are your choices: you can either sit in the cart, or mommy can hold you."
Her response, "NO! NO! NOT!", stomp stomp. Scream, Scream. If I walk by apples with her she yells, "Apple, Apple, APPLE!!! WAHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh."

It's really hard.

Shopping for a Halloween costume, "Maya look at these costumes, which one do you like?"

"Gabba. Gabba. Gabba." All the way home empty handed, "Gabba, Gabba, Gabba."

She was stuck on Brobee ("the little green one") from Yo Gabba Gabba. We looked at Walmart, that's where "Gabba" was. We looked at Target, nothing. We went back to Walmart, "Gabba, Gabba."

I bought her kitty ears, a tail and I'm in need of a black leotard and tights now.

Brobee cost a lot. And she loves the ears. Kisses! Or as Maya says, "Maah."

Monday, August 31, 2009

Stinka at Fifteen Months

She's a stinka (and if you say "you're being a stinker!" she sometimes says "stinka, stinka!" or if you say "are you cranky?" She'll say "Crankee.")

Maya is obsessed with crayons. "Colur, colur, colur." She runs around saying. She doesn't actually color, she just holds them and accidentally draws on the couch...or me...or the stove. And then she tries to eat them.
"Maya, look there are deers behind you, Maya look at the deers."
(Rocks, she just wants to lick rocks.)

She's also obsessed with Abby from Sesame Street...okay, she's obsessed with anything Sesame Street. But she runs around with a squished up sticker (I don't know why, but she squishes them up and carries them around crumpled) of Abby saying, "Abby, Abby, Abby." Doctor says she's advanced in speech. I guess not many 15 month olds pick up there grandma's cell phone and say "Call Mom." Or hand there momma a book and say "Here ya go."

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mama is So Busy

Dear Grandma,

Sorry, Mama has been busy looking for a house for me. She has not picked up her camera in a while, which might be why she is kinda cranky lately. She promises to do so soon. In the meantime, here are some photos from a couple weeks ago.



Friday, July 17, 2009


Maya's a big fan of "outside". She'll grab her shoes, or a bag and stand at the door saying "Outside!".

This was last week during a thunderstorm, we sat on the porch and watched some heavy duty rain. She's trying to eat petunias.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dear Grandmas and Grandpas

Dear Grandmas and Grandpas,

I would like to say thank you, even though I haven't figured out how to say thank you yet, for being such great grandmas and grandpas.Thank you Grammy Jo for my pretties! I love my pretties! I even say "pretty" when I wear them. This is me wearing my pretties while I color for the first time.

Thank you Grandpa Greg and Grandma Peggy for the big girl chair. I love, love, love it!! I love to sit in it while I watch my shows, and while I drink my milkie and juicie.
Thank you Grandma Paula (and Grandpa Jeff when I get to see you!!) for letting me play with Wylie Kitty and for letting me play with your phone and stuff. And also for playing patty cake with me!!

Here are some other pictures from what I've been up to.
This is me wearing a pair of shorts on one leg and a shirt on the other leg. I think all clothing should be worn on the legs.
This is me wearing my momma's sandals. I love shoes.