Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Two Weeks and Singing

So long time no blog. This has been a whirlwind month and then I woke up this morning to realize we'll be meeting our baby boy TWO WEEKS from tomorrow! Unbelievable. I spent the day yesterday arranging his clothes and that helped it seem more real, but I think I'm still mostly in denial that we will soon be a family of 4.

Maizie has been so fun (and a teensy bit challenging) lately. She makes us proud and makes us laugh out loud every day. She also finds a way to test us every day. Her list of things she wants to do herself is growing and includes turning on and off the fan, the fish tank light, our living room light, getting in and out of the car, getting anything out of the fridge and putting groceries on the belt. Anyway, enough chatter. Here's one cute pic and one adorable vidya. Enjoy.

We've been living at IKEA lately. Here she is enjoying her favorite meatball dinner.

And she is an amazing singer, if I do say so myself. If you can get her in a performing mood, she will sing "Happy Birthday" "Twinkle, Twinkle" "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" or "Ice, Ice Baby". Your choice. Here she is singing happy birthday to my good friend emilie.

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Daughter, The Spy

A quick tale of life with a 2-year-old.

So, Maizie wakes up from a nap last week and I feel her diaper and notice that it felt dry, but there seemed to be a "brick" of some sort inside. I was feeling bad for the struggle she must have endured laying it. So, I put her on the changing table, undid her diaper and discovered...a cell phone. She has been picking one toy and one book to go to bed with. The toy cell phone was obviously not safe to be left to roam free on the bed, so she put it away for safe-keeping. We caught her later that day trying to use her diaper as a "pocket" and quickly found some pants pockets to help channel her hoarding habit.

I'm not sure what new quirk she'll come up with next, but it truly, truly never gets boring.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


So, another fan of Picassa 3 is born. I had too many images from Halloween to post them all, so I created a little video. Quick and easy!

It was an eventful day. First, she had a Fall Festival at school, where she mainly loved playing with the rubber duckies and could not understand why she couldn't eat the candy prizes right away. After nap, we met the Robertsons for some Mueller Halloween fun at the park and knocked on 3 or 4 doors. Maizie was pretty shy, but we think she got the gist of what was going on. At one point, she emptied her entire bucket into the candy bucket at one house. Very generous, that girl. After trick-or-treating, our "young and free" friends stopped by to change for a night of Halloween fun on 6th street. It was fun to see them get all tricked out, but Maizie ended up having nightmares, probably due to some Zombies she saw roaming her kitchen earlier that night. All in all, a full and fun day for our little bee.
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