Sunday, December 14, 2008

Aloha...part two!

Here are some pictures from the last couple of days in Maui.

Maya has had a great time playing in "the sandbox":

"Swimming" with Daddy:

Taking baby on walks:

Admiring herself in the large mirror--we don't have any full length mirrors in our house!:

Exploring nearby resorts:

Visiting the aquarium:

Friday, December 12, 2008

Aloha from Hawaii!

We arrived here on Wednesday night after a long trip. Luckily, we really couldn't have asked Maya to be a better traveler. She enjoyed being on the airplane, listening to music, watching DVD's, reading books and more. She was awake for the whole flight from DC to LA and then promptly fell asleep for over 2.5 hours on our flight from LA to Maui.

Here are some pictures of her travels:

Yesterday, the weather was not cooperating, but we still managed to get out and explore:

This morning we woke up to sun, so Maya needed a swim asap:

More to come...

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


We're headed out on vacation in the morning and I should really be in bed, but here are some pictures from Maya's favorite activity of the week:

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Entertainer...

We shot this little video when we were out to dinner the other night. It captures Maya's personality quite well--she loves to ham it up for the camera. Oh, and the reason that we told her to "Shh" is because we were in a restaurant ;)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Just a couple of pics...

so that I don't look like a complete slacker. These are from last week...

Maya is currently obsessed with "Baby" and she is fully decked out with stroller, baby bag and most importantly, baby bottles.

Winter has arrived, which means lots of bundling up. This does not come naturally, since Maya never actually wants to wear her coat. She must run warm like her mom and Dziadek. Here she is actually wearing her coat...with the hood, no less.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Maya loves Ajax...

Still trying to figure out if the feeling is mutual...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rainy Days...

We've had some rainy days this week, and I figured that there would be no better time to put the umbrella and rain boots to work..we had to go inside quickly though because apparently there were dinosaurs outside (someone's new irrational fear).

Maya's time in school has resulted in very good manners. Everything is "thank you mommy!" "sorry daddy!"..last night in the middle of the night Maya was sleeping in bed with us (don't ask) and Kona was pushing up in Maya's space a little too much for her liking. So she asked Kona to get off the bed. With a little helpful nudge from me, she did. And as Kona is getting off the bed, Maya says "Thank you Kony!".

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Maya loves her bath, especially since it is full of bubbles. I think Peter enjoys it too..unfortunately it can take an act of Congress to get her out.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Maya had a great time trick or treating last night...she was very good about saying, "Trick or tree" when prompted and we made sure she said Thank You to everyone. We found it quite humorous that when we would leave someone's house, she would say "Thank you daddy!" Daddy gets all the love...

Here she is before we left the house:

Waiting at her first door (I don't think these people ended up being home):

Action shot:

At one of the homes where you get to take your own!

Sometimes miniature giraffes get tired and you need to carry them:

At home enjoying the candy:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Parade

This morning Maya had her Halloween parade at school. I am pretty sure the kids in her class were meant to walk by themselves with the teachers around school, but that didn't end up happening--all of the parents marched with. Maya was adorable as a giraffe--she has two different sets of headpieces!

With her teacher, and the head of school, Miss Denise:

Waiting around getting ready for the parade to start:

Parading in full headgear:

Class picture:

With mommy: