Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

From your favorite little monkey! She loved trick or treating-she totally got it! She scored a good loot and made some friends in the neighborhood. We even had a little Halloween playgroup this afternoon, so she got lots of costume time-and she even enjoyed it!

Monkeys get very thirsty:

Trick or treating:

Checking out her loot:

All the pics:

Check out more pics: Flickr.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My little pumpkin...

Is so cute! I snapped a few pictures today in her little fall hat..I had some other hats and was going to do a whole series..but her patience wore out ;) Maybe it will be a weekly series!

Maya is doing just fabulous. She is a pro at walking and likes to go all over the place and is constantly worming her way out of your arms to go down on the floor to walk.

She is babbling up a storm..jibberish all the time. It often seems very intent--she walks up to the picture we have of Ajax and Kona in front of the supreme court and goes on and on and points at the picture. Maybe someday soon she'll learn English.

Here are the pictures I took today:

Oh..and here's a little video of Maya with her friend Grace:

Monday, October 22, 2007

13 months..and 2 days.

Sorry we haven't posted has really been going fast!

Here are a few recent pictures:

Peter thinks we should send this picture to the Obama campaign:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Fall is here...

Fall seems to finally have reached the D.C. area..temperatures were in the 90's earlier in the week, but by the end of the week we were wearing sweaters and loving the cool breezes. Of course, thanks to global warming, it's going to be in the 80's again this week, but we'll take it.

We've been enjoying the fall weather by heading to some local fall festivals. Maya's not really sure what to make of all of it, but she's been enjoying all the outside play time. She even got to dress up in her Halloween costume for the first time on Thursday for a special Halloween music class. You'll have to wait a little while longer for pictures of her all dressed up..

Maya's been practicing walking a ton..she loves her new method of transportation, though she is easily distracted by anything and everything. She's been babbling a ton and we may have heard "dog", but we're not identifying any words quite yet. She's down to two bottles of milk (real milk!) a day and eating lots of yummy foods-she was quite the fan of egg rolls and potstickers yesterday at dinner.

Here are some pictures from this weekend:

Monday, October 08, 2007

Back from Colorado...

We just got back this evening from Boulder for a weekend of fun and festivities for Dan & Gretchen's wedding. We had a great time and got to hang out with great friends.

Here are a couple of pictures from this weekend...

Stacy & Me at Holiday & Co:

Peter and I with the happy couple:

With our "Las Vegas" table-mates:

Enjoying the scenic vista outside Nederland, Colorado:

More pictures of Maya to come this week...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A trip to the zoo...

Maya, Melissa & Owen, Margaux and Grace and I all headed off to the zoo today. We started the trip off with a yummy lunch at 2 Amys. After a full tummy, we walked from 2 Amys to the zoo (which is all downhill) and then walked through the zoo (all downhill). Maya enjoyed the small mammal house the most I think-there were lots of little exhibits with random animals like an Acouchi-which basically looks like a squirrel on steroids and a Golden Lion Tamarind, which looks like a cross between a squirrel and a monkey, dyed bright yellow.

She also enjoyed watching the anteater (yes the picture is blurry-that's what I get with the little point and shoot camera in a dark mammal house with no flash).

We also saw some monkeys and a sleeping panda. Well, we saw the panda's butt at least.

Then we walked back through the zoo and back to 2 Amys where our cars were parked. Which was ALL uphill. Let's just say we worked off the pizza we ate for lunch!

Later, Grace and Maya decided to hold hands while in their strollers (again, point and shoot camera action shot=blurry):

And then they both looked so cute:

And then I took a VERY short video of Maya..she's so good at walking, she can do 2 things at once ;):