Monday, November 29, 2010

Maya-Isms: TAKE TWO.

"Jonah's first Thanksgiving weekend was a success! We are both tired, no, though..."

"When Mommy tells me to smile and say cheese, this is the goofy face I make."

"Joney got TWO teeth last week! He might bite me, now, but I'm not scared."

I will post about Thanksgiving, but first, an awesome Maya-ism:

Me (talking to Kevin): I wonder what Jonah will be like when he grows up.
Kevin: Yeah, I don't know...
Maya: Maybe he'll be a dinosaur.

"We love Mommy."

"Mommy and Daddy say it's easier to get Bobo to smile, than me. Hmph. I like being mysterious."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Did I mention that my little man has a tooth? It's the most adorable tooth I've ever seen, on a little boy. The second one is on the way, but we are very proud of the first one.

Maya cracks me up. She is just so funny. Yesterday, we had this conversation:

Me: "Maya, I love you so much. NO ONE loves you like I love you."
Maya: "No Mom. Goomy loves me that much."

Here's another one, from the car today:

Me: "Maya, I'm going to a party next week, and Nora and Adam are going to come stay with you and Jonah."
Maya: "Oh! Joney! Guess what? Nora and Adam are coming! Are you so excited?"

And another:

Jonah: "Wahhhhhhh! Babababa!"
Maya: "Oh Joney! That's good talking! I knew you could do it!"


Me: "Maya, I bought a new dress today!"
Maya: "Can I see it?"
Me: "Sure. Here it is!"
Maya: "WaaaWaaaa... It has sprinkles!"
Me: "You mean sparkles?"
Maya: "No. Sprinkles."

"This is my angry face."

"Jonah, are you eating crackers with that spoon?"

"This is fun... I'm just PRETENDING to strangle Jonah."


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Take a Break?

You may (or may not) have noticed, that I have a list of links, over to the right of the blog. They are my friends who have blogs for their babies or families. I have noticed recently, that most of my friends are no longer posting anything to their blogs. This makes me wonder - is anyone really reading our blog anymore? Perhaps I should be taking a break as well, or posting less often. Hmmmm. Maybe things will be more exciting, if I only post every couple of weeks or so. It's a thought, right? Anyway, my kids are cute, they're doing all kinds of sweet things, and I love them to pieces. Can you tell?

"I had a tea party at the Lutz Museum last week. Mommy thought the museum was a bit of a dump, but I had a great time."

"We made brownies, and I licked the spoon."

"Jonah and I love to share Ritz Crackers. Jonah is always holding one, these days."

"This is my happy brother."

"Mommy knows just how to make Jonah and me laugh."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just Goofin' Around.

We've been busy lately. Between our "Sticky Fingers" painting class on Mondays, and school on Tuesday and Thursday, our weeks are flying by! Maya and Jonah have been happy little campers lately, even despite the time change. I don't have many new things to share, but here are some recent highlights:

Maya got a new (giant) car seat, and Jonah also moved into a big boy car seat. They love to hold hands in the car, now. It is so sweet. Jonah thinks that holding hands or passing things back and forth is hilarious. I mean, he cracks up, every time Maya touches him from her seat. I love it.

We visited friends this past Friday, and Maya made a new friend - Aspen. She loves Aspen (who is 5) so much, she can barely contain herself.

Jonah is addicted to crackers.

Jonah is just on the cusp of popping out his first tooth. Congrats, Bobo!

"Mommy bought me these awesome Halloween 'guys' on clearance at Target. They dance and play music, and have become my new pets."

"I am really into using the camera lately, but Daddy took this picture - I can't take any credit."

"Momma took this pic. My parents are awesome self-photographers."

"Look at Joney!"

"When Jonah first wakes up from his nap, he make silly faces. I love Joney!"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Belated Halloween, 2010

I posted all the photos from Halloween, and then never wrote any text with them, so I've been saving this post all week, in the hopes that I'd have time to put it on the blog. Anyway... Halloween... It was fantastic this year. We prepped Maya for it, many weeks in advance. I don't think she really understood the concept (it is strange, let's be honest), but she was pretty excited to get out there and hunt for candy in a costume. She decided to be Uniqua, a Backyardigans character (totally super awesome show on Nick Jr.), and Jonah was set to be a little monkey in a giant costume that didn't fit him at all. It was funny, because Maya's costume was a tad too small, but oh well. Anyway, we decided to trick-or-treat in a subdivision that is about 5 minutes from our house, because our neighborhood has a lot of longer driveways and hills, and we didn't think we'd have the stamina to walk there in the cold all evening. We set out at around 5:45, thinking the kids would have about an hour before they melted down and wanted to go home. Well, Maya was tireless for close to 2 hours. The only thing that set her back a little, was the fact that some of the houses had some scary Halloween stuff on their doors and in their windows. That being said, she was SO into it, she actually ran from house to house, in between, saying, "MOMMY! I NEED MORE CANDY!" Here was the typical dialogue, when the people would open the door:

Maya (very excited): Trick or treat!
Person at Door: Happy Halloween!
Maya: Can I take one more, for my brother Joney?
Person at Door: Sure!
Maya: I'll just put it in my "bakset," and give it to him later.
Mommy: Maya, what do you say?
Maya (already walking to the next house): THANK YOU! Mommy, I need more candy!!!

Jonah sat in his stroller, going with the flow, as usual. Maya finally got home at 7:45. Surprisingly, throughout the whole evening, she never even asked for candy, until about 7:15, when I gave her a mini bag of Teddy Grahams, and a snack sized M&Ms. We have still been organizing and trading the candy every day, as all little girls should do, but she doesn't care all that much, about actually eating it.

This was one of my favorite Halloweens, to date. I can't wait until next year!

"This is me in my costume. I am preparing a small picnic, because my Papa Burt is coming to play with me before trick-or-treating."

"I am Uniqua. Uniqua is a unique species of Backyardigan. She is friends with Pablo, Tasha, Tyrone, and Austin."

"Papa should come soon, or I might eat this whole picnic myself."

"This is Jonah, my monkey brother."

"Clearly, I knocked him over."

"He's a happy boy."

"Can I take one, for my brother Joney? I'll just put it here in my bakset for later."

"I need more candy, Mommy!"

Monday, November 1, 2010

Playing Dress-Up

I realize I have some catching up to do, but here are some photos from our visit with Aunt Nora, and Cousin Shane. They came into CT for a knitting convention this weekend, and stayed with us overnight. Maya and Jonah adored spending time with them. My mom met us for trick-or-treating at some of the local shops, on Friday. It was a great time. Some highlights to ponder:
1. Jonah is a giant, compared to Shane
2. Maya thinks our guest bed is Grammy's bed, so she graciously gave Nora permission to stay in it.
3. Maya is slightly terrified of life-sized characters, and keeps claiming that she didn't actually see the giant Elmo while trick-or-treating, because she was too busy "sleeping in Grammy's arms" (a.k.a. screaming and clinging to Grammy with her eyes closed in fear).

We loved Halloween weekend. More pics to follow.

"I love my little Jonah-monkey."


"Mommy, do NOT let Jonah take Shane's bottle!"

"Joney loves Cousin Shane."

"Awwwww. Hugs."