Maya is 4 years old!
We're celebrating by having a cooking party with her friends today. Should be lots of fun, planned chaos and mess!
In honor of Maya's 4 years of life I created a slide show of pictures to play on our computer screen-saver during her birthday week. The kids have been loving it. I think it will be a new family tradition. Maya's loving being the center of attention and Alice and Hayley are looking forward to having a slide show all about them!
We feel so blessed to have Maya in our family. She's been my "pause" between intense and energetic kids and I am truly grateful for her calming spirit in my life! Here are a few things we love about our Maya:
-The way her little foot kicks up every time she gives a hug or kiss (I thought that was just a movie thing but it came as a built in trade mark of Maya!)
-Her laid-back personality--she's fun to hang out with--low maintenance and great conversations!
-The way she says "I understand" to signal that she gets it and you need to quickly stop explaining or lecturing.
-Her pretty dancing
-Her enthusiastic singing (belting it out for all to hear!)
-Watching her slowly and cautiously come out of her shell
-The way she "flits" around--she's a constantly twirling and leaping little fairy
-Her eclectic clothing style--this kid can pull of the most amazing outfits and look truly adorable
-How she has always loved accessories--shoes, hats, necklaces, etc.
-Anytime she gets a present she says in the most sincere tone "Oh, thank you, it's what I've always wanted my whole life!!!"
-Watching her teach herself how to read!
-Watching her master whatever she puts her mind to when she is ready.
I love you Maya-girl!