Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gobble, Gobble...

Peter pronounced tonight's turkey "the best ever". And coming from the guy who eats the Thanksgiving meal year round, that's quite the compliment. On some very good advice from friends, we tried a new recipe that included brining and covering the turkey in pancetta. Here was the final product:

Here was our table set for Thanksgiving..looks a bit different with a toddler at the table!:

Turkey, stuffing and potatoes makes Peter very happy:

Maya's favorites were the Butternut Squash soup and the stuffing:

I think even Maya got a food coma:

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

14 months, 1 day

and another upside down picture ;)

Current Maya updates:

1. Adamantly points to her nose when you ask "Where is your nose?". Also points to her nose when you arbitrarily says nose or knows or even no.

2. Throws her arms up in glee when you ask, "How big is Maya?".

3. Points and says "da da da" when she sees a dog. Or Peter.

4. Loves to hug. Climbs on laps of close friends and strangers. Also likes to ask to be picked up by said strangers and close friends, as well as hold their hands.

5. Recently learned that she loves the 1, 2, 3 & swing game. Now will not walk if both her hands are being held.

6. Loves to talk on the phone. Give her a home or cell phone and she inclined to walk around with it on her ear jabbering away. Also likes to dial random numbers.

7. Loves to carry around shopping bags or purses-even throws them over her shoulder. I wonder where she got that one from?

8. Loves Pad See Ew with chicken.

9. Loves to get into chairs on her own and sit there. Mostly child sized chairs though.

10. Has no fear. This afternoon, she got to the top of the slide and without hesitation, slid head first on her belly down the slide. Laughed with glee at the bottom.

11. Wants what you have. Water? Yes! Caramel Machiato? Yup! Iced Tea? Oh, yeah! We drew the line tonight with beer.

12. Doesn't like the whole "pile of leaves" thing.

13. Loves to swing.

I've been so busy taking pictures of other people's families and kids that I haven't had much chance to do my own! I hope to take a bunch tomorrow and this weekend...

Friday, November 16, 2007

A "Fancy" Portrait...

In the end of September, Peter and I participated in a Photo Marathon done by our wedding photographer, Matt Mendelsohn.. The premise of the Marathon was that Matt had people coming to his studio all day doing quick sessions at a discounted rate, and all the proceeds benefitted the college fund of the children of two fallen soldiers in Iraq.

Anyways, Matt is a genius and this great picture was posted on his blog:

Monday, November 12, 2007

A little goula-goula...

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. We've been without internet for so long..but it looks like it will be just a week before we finally have a permanent connection.

It's been a busy time since I last posted-Babcia has moved to the area and is settling in--well, she's currently away, but has been settling in. Maya loves having her around all the time, and Peter and I do too...lots of babysitting, yummy home cooked meals and motherly affection ;)

Maya's favorite new phrase is "Goula Goula". We're not sure what that means, but it could be some variation of "Look!" or "Give me that!". She's also tried lots of new and interesting foods recently-her favorite is Indian-yummy! Of course, she's still partial to a helping of mac'n'cheese or pizza.

Here are some pictures I took recently in her fuzzy sweater: