Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fun with Friends - Pictures

Sick Kid

I'm having a lazy day at home today because Mya is sick with Croup. I hate to see her sick, but she's so tough that it barely fazes her. She has that horrible barky cough and had a pretty high fever last night. She slept ok and has been playing today, but is just a little tired (hence the nap at 12:00 which is unheard of for her). It's truly amazing how tough she is...when we are at our playgroup functions everyone is always surprised at how little she cries when she falls or bonks her head. She was hospitalized this past November for dehydration from a stomach bug...after she got some fluids in her we were chasing her around the floor with her IV pole! She kept holding up her little arm saying "off", it was so pitiful. Even being sick doesn't drain her of her energy and silliness.

We've seen a lot of our playgroup friends this past week. Had some beautiful weather and spent quite a bit of time at the park. Mya's becoming so independent and's really nice to be able to sit back and watch her play on the equipment without hovering over her all the time. She still loves seeing her friends and is usually saying their names when we get up in the morning, wondering who she gets to see that day. I rarely have trouble getting her out the door on time because the moment I say "let's get dressed to go see (Addison, Maddie, Hannah, Emma, Rose)" she becomes unbelievably cooperative. We had a great turn out at Toddler Time yesterday (storytime at the public library) and all the kids were WILD. It was so much fun. Our playgroups are getting bigger and's given us a chance to meet lots of great Mommies and fun toddlers!

Mya has been cracking me up when she wakes up in the mornings. She jibber-jabbers almost constantly. I know when she's awake because she wakes up talking. She's been "reading" her books in the mornings, too. It's really cute...she talks (nonsense) and then throws in a real word here and there (that matches the picture). Usually it is the name of an animal, mommy, or daddy. She loves to talk on her pretend phone whenever I'm on the phone, and she loves talking to her grandparents on the phone or webcam. She has very important conversations with my Mom friends, too. She's very expressive with the inflections in her voice and uses hand gestures that let you know what she is saying is of utmost importance. It'll be interesting what all she has to say as she says more and more real words and sentences. She's at such a fun age right now, wish she could stay 21 months forever (minus her telling me to stop it, or quit it when I do things she doesn't like).

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mya and the Easter Bunny

Mya loved the Easter Bunny...I mean LOVED him and could not get enough of him. Luckily she got to see him twice over Easter weekend. Her Grandparents and Dad took her to an Easter egg hunt where she first met him...hugged him and sat on his lap. Then later in the evening we took her to Kyova mall where she yelled "bunny" and wanted to hang out with him all evening. She got to pet him, kiss him, and even sit next to him on his chair. It was so cute. I had to practically peel her off of him so other kids could get a turn. I think Easter has been her favorite holiday so far.

Day before yesterday we took Mya's bear "Teddy" to the park. I guess he was in need of a day out. He got to do so much stuff...Mya pushed him on the swing, and let him go down the slide a thousand times. She thought this was hilarious. She didn't do much of anything...but Teddy got to do it all! I'm glad she's so good to her babies!

We've been enjoying the beautiful weather here for the past few it's rainy and I'm actually kind of glad. We went to the bounce house with friends this morning so now Mya is crashed. We rarely spend our time indoors, but hopefully today we'll have a relaxing afternoon and evening. Although, when Mya wakes up, she may want to go again. She really likes to be out and about, but after a couple hours she's ready to come home again. She says "home" and tries to go to the van. She's definitely a girl that knows what she wants...and whatever it is, she wants it RIGHT NOW! She's our strong willed, determined, energetic girl!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Pictures by Mandi

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures, great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God make them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He make their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
-Cecil Frances Alexander

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pictures of Mya and her Friends

Mya and Hannah
At Central Park

Egg Hunt with Play group at Wonderland Park

Egg Hunt with Moms Club

Gymnastics (stretching)
Mya, Emma, and Addison