Happy Birthday Maya!
5 years old
We had fun celebrating Maya's birthday last week on a snow day.
Hurray! Play, play, play!
It's a family-only party on odd years for us...so the highlights were...
-French toast and chocolate milk for breakfast
-McDonalds with Grammy
-zu-zu pets all day
-play in the snow
-Ikea for dinner and playing with the whole family plus Grandma
(it's what she most wanted to do to celebrate!)
-Cake and Ice cream back at home
Maya has grown up so much just in the last 6 months! I feel like she's finally feeling more comfortable in her own life and less defensive and scared of everything. She's so smart and seems to understand way more than she should at her age. I'm sure going to miss my little shadow when she heads off to school this fall but I'm so happy to see her spread her delicate wings and dream of a life beyond the safety net of her home!
Interview with Maya
What's your favorite color?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I don't want to be a farmer anymore...I want to be a mom
What's your favorite thing to do with Mom?
What do you like to do with Dad?
What do you like to play with Alice?
What do you like to play with Hayley?
Play Mouse trap
Pretty Pink Purse, Magic Tree house books
What do you want to do most this year?
I want to find out what it's like to be as tall as a parent
What's your favorite breakfast?
"Pioneer Sweet Sandwiches" (= PB with jam and honey)
What's your favorite dinner?
Burritos with chips
What's your favorite dessert?
Cake and brownies
What are you good at?
I'm good at loving people, cooking with mom, reading Jack and Annie chapter books
Deep thoughts in the back of the van...
"Mom, I can’t have kids when I grow up until I find a man to love because then Jesus wouldn't know what color to make the kids' eyes”
“…and we have to get married first because it’s important that moms and dads love each other lots and lots first.”
That's right kiddo!
(Gotta get that eye color right!)