Monday, July 30, 2007

Bathing suit modeling!

Here are a last few pictures from our trip to visit the Raps/Berlows. Maya was loving just hanging out outside in her bathing suit-don't worry-she wasn't out there long and she had plenty of sunscreen on!

Also, she's had quite a few accomplishments in the last week or so:

1. Definitely cruising a little bit (ie. holding on to something and taking steps-either side to side or pushing her little activity table and walking behind it).

2. Pulling herself up on anything and everything.

3. Saying "A-ja" whenever she sees Ajax.

4. Making conversation in the form of zzrbrts.

5. Playing peekabo with Buster while she's in her high chair.

6. The arrival of one of her top front teeth..but not the other one. She's got the top right tooth and the one next to that. But no sign of the ones to the left!

She's growing up so fast! We're in countdown mode 'til her first birthday! Crazy!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fashion Statements and other pictures...

I remember reading about a year ago that leggings were coming into fashion. I also remember thinking-"Yikes!". A magazine did say, "If you wore leggings the first time around, don't be tempted by this trend". Well, Maya wasn't around the first time, so she is allowed-and I think she looks pretty cute in them!

Hanging out with Dziadek:

Generally looking cute:

In the pool:

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Beach Bum..

Maya had her second trip to the beach yesterday. The first was in Florida, back when she was 4 months old, so she had a lot more fun this time. She found the sand particularly interesting, but only tried to eat it 3 times. She dipped her toes in the water, but hasn't taken a full swim yet.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

10 Months!

So Maya is 10 months today! We're in East Hampton with Dziadek and Wai Po celebrating..we are even certain that she said Dziadek today! Babcia is coming tomorrow, so Maya will have the whole family to take care of her-maybe I'll even be able to relax!


Monday, July 16, 2007

Meeting the Cousins!

We went on a whirlwind trip to Chicago this weekend-Paul, Karin & the kids were visiting for a few days before they head up to Charlevoix-unfortunately, we can't go to Charlevoix because of Peter's work-darn job always getting in the way!

It was great for all the kids to be together-and Maya loved being around her cousins! We did some shopping, hung out at the Brookfield Zoo and Peter went to a Cubs game with Paul and Jack, like last year.

Here are a couple pictures from this weekend..I should have gotten more, but my hands were always full ;)

Maya being with her cousins and having so much fun reminded me of how much I enjoyed being with my cousins when I was little too-and I still do! I wish we all lived closer!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

She keeps me busy!

Maya is into everything! She's learned the cause and effect of pushing buttons to make noise, she loves to bounce up and down to music, she's learned to open drawers, pull books off bookshelves, pull toys out of a bin, and generally create havoc!

Amy, Mike & Abby have been visiting-Mike went off with Peter to Vegas, leaving all of us girls here to fend for ourselves. We're managing--if not a bit tired!

I see another tooth coming in-its to the right of the top two center teeth. I think it will break through any day.

Here are some pics I just took this morning..only got a few because she's too interested in playing to look at me!


PS. She just saw the pictures I was uploading and started waving to them..gotta run-she's eating my checkbook!