Monday, May 24, 2010

Mya Stats

Age: almost 23 months
Height: not sure
Weight: 22.5 pounds
Favorite Colors: seem to be pink and purple
Favorite TV shows: Yo Gabba Gabba, Barney, Little Bear, Curious George, Dora
Favorite Movies: Charlotte's Webb, Finding Nemo
Can Count To: 4, she did this for the first time today, without help
Best Friends: Maddie, Hannah, Hailey, Addison, Michael, Emma, Rose, Iris
Favorite Songs/Dances: The hokey pokey, Bubbles, Itsy Bitsy Spider, I'm a little teapot, "Circle"
from Yo Gabba Gabba
Loves to: TALK, pretend talk on the phone, sing/dance, play in her sandbox, jump, throw things,
TALK, be the center of attention, visit with friends and family, help with laundry and chores
around the house, play outside, READ and be read to
Hates: getting her diaper changed, sleeping, listening
Favorite things to say: Baby sleepy, Careful Baby, Chuckie little pretty, flowers pretty, thank
you and welcome (elcome), all gone, all done, I see you Daddy, scared, baby crying (cwynin),
stop it, quit it
Favorite things to eat: Chocolate, bacon and ketchup, ketchup, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese,
beans, chicken and noodles, french fries, fruit snacks, goldfish snacks, grapes, watermelon,
Favorite Drinks: Chocolate milk (pediasure), juice (V8 fusion), lemonade

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Mya was so funny last night. She was putting her baby and her stuffed animals into the baby carrier (which was supposed to be their bed, I think). She kept saying "babies sleepy" then she carried all of them (it'll be interesting to see if she ends up on Hoarders as an adult) in the carrier up to the couch. The baby kept falling forward so she would say "careful" and push her head back. Then we woke up this morning and she says "mommy sleepy". She's really trying hard to form sentences right now. Day before yesterday Steve got home from work and she said "Daddy's home". It was really sweet.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Camden Park

We took Mya on her first trip to Camden Park in WV this past weekend. Mandi and her two girls and Melissa and Addison were there with us. We had a blast!!!!!! Mya is such a daredevil she could not get enough of the rides. She cried and yelled "GEEN" (again) when the rides stopped each time. When Steve and I first got there with her she rode inside a pink hot rod at least 10 times. Thank goodness the worker allowed Mya to stay in the car (there weren't any lines) the entire time. I didn't think we were even going to get to see the rest of the park. She was finally persuaded to try a different ride once her friends got there. She rode EVERYTHING including a small roller coaster. She looked so tiny in the seats. Her friend Addison ("Asson") is a wild child, too. So they got to ride lots of rides. We had such a great time. We're really lucky to have such a variety of family friendly activities in our area. Camden Park is perfect because it is a small amusement park geared towards smaller kids. It's contained in a relatively small area and you're never too far from your car in case of the need for a quick getaway! I guess we'll be getting season passes this year, because we'll be spending lots of time there if Mya gets her way about it!!!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Staying Home Today!

Mya and I are enjoying a rainy day at home today. We were supposed to go to the bounce house today with our friends...but, Mya just wanted to stay home ("say ome" she says). I worked this past weekend, so it was Daddy and Mya weekend. It still seems to take her a few days to recover from my absence. At times I'm impatient with her clingy-ness, but someday she won't want to have anything to do with me, so I'll try to enjoy it while it lasts! She's been really good today...just hanging out in her diaper (she took her clothes off) watching her shows (Barney and Gabba Gabba) while reading, jumping on the bed, and playing by herself. It's really nice to see her self-entertain, because it doesn't happen often. She's usually wanting to be on the go! We were doing the hokey pokey ("hokey") earlier...she's really funny, because she tells you which body part she wants to do and it's always something really weird like your eye, teeth, elbow, toe. She knows all of the motions and tries to sing along. She LOVES singing songs with dances and arm motions. She's probably destined to be a cheerleader someday, with me and Aunt Tia. It is a sure-fire way to cheer her up and distract her when there is an impending tantrum! Although, it sure looks silly to see a grown woman doing the hokey pokey in the check out line at Kroger's...but whatever works! Yesterday I actually got the "evil eye" from an older lady who thought I was being too harsh on Mya...yeah, I know, me and harsh usually don't occur together when it comes to Mya. It's amazing how judgemental others can be when they see you dealing with your child. Mya was trying to run completely wild and I've been trying to teach her that she has to stay where I can see her...obviously it isn't working! But truth be known, I'll yank her arm out of socket if I have to, to keep something from happening to her! Unfortunately you can't leave your kids in the car anymore why you grocery shop!!!!
Weekend before last we took a trip up to Circleville and Columbus. Matt just bought an awesome new house, so we had a little get together with the family. It was really fun. Mya loves to see the kids...Kaitly, AJ, and Mary. Mary, unfortunate for her, became the resident hokey-pokey-er. Mya was grabbing her hand and bossing her to do the "hokey" every chance she got! Thank goodness Mary is a really good sport and sweet with her. Grandma Pam, Steve and I took Mya to her first zoo trip. She's still a little too young to get it. It was a beautiful day and we had a nice time...Mya loved playing with mulch and rocks as usual. She did really like the elephants and the aquarium, oh, and the train ride was pretty cool, too.
This morning, Steve took off to DC to see Tia for her nursing school pinning and graduation. I wish Mya and I could've made it...but Mya still doesn't travel well. We're really proud of her...has been a hard road, working and going to school both full time. Although, I've never heard her complain about it. I'm really glad that Mya's Aunt will be such a good role model for her.
Well, my little parasite is back. Guess she's had enough of entertaining herself, now it's my turn.