Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cinco de Maya

Well, it's official.  Maya is now 5 years old.  I no longer have two toddlers, but one toddler and one KID.  Every mother says it, but seriously, where did the last five years go !?!  I can still remember the day that I found out I was pregnant with Maya.  The excitement and fear that life was not going how we expected and was never going to be the same.  The worry that I was going to have to learn to be a new wife and a new mother all at the same time.  It has been a wonderful 5 years and I am a better person because of them.  The good has outweighed all the bad and I am so proud to call myself Maya's Mom.

 (Fair warning:  here comes some bragging).  Maya is such a smart little girl and quick as a whip (which tends to get her in a bit of trouble).  She is quite the little leader.  Maya loves to play games, sing, sing, oh, and sing; make up her own songs, play with her dolls and barbies, build forts, color, paint, go to the park with dad, play with Dex and pretend (well not really pretend) to be her sister's second mommy.  It has been so amazing to watch her little personality develop and I am so excited to see how God guide's this little one to do great things.

For Maya's 5th birthday party, we celebrated with the theme Cinco de Maya.  (Come on, you know we had to do it ).  We celebrated with family and had a great time.  Maya's favorite mexican food was served (cheese enchiladas, rice and beans) and she also got a colorful birthday cake as requested.  At the end of the party, after everyone had gone home, Maya told us that, " . . . it was such a magical day."  Score one for Mom and Dad!!

The Decor - made it all myself
(Not to toot my own horn or anything)

Sydney keeping herself busy.

Maya loved her birthday princess tiara.

Enjoying the birthday dinner.

She was told to make a wish

Out of all the gifts she received,
her favorite was a box of princess tissue from the dollar store.

The Pinata!!!

She must have swung at least 30 times at that thing.
Eventually, David needed to hold it while
she took a few good shots.

Finally, busted it open!

We later brought out her last gift, a fishing pole.
She has been asking for a "real" one for awhile now.

Sydney silly girl

Seriously, that child moves so much,
we just can't get a decent shot of her!

Maya Says . . .

It's been awhile since we posted one of these.  Some of these Maya Says...  quotes go a few months back.

We were in the car and a commercial for a pizzeria came on the radio.  Maya says:  "Pizzeria? I know what that is.  It's when you eat pizza and get diarrhea."

Driving across the narrows, Mt. Rainier is in full view.  Maya says:  "Hey look, it's Elk Mountain." What? "Oh, I mean Mount Reindeer."

Maya was getting in trouble one day for talking back (happens quite often) and was told that she had better watch her mouth.  Maya says:  "I can't even see my mouth, how am I supposed to watch it?"

Driving past Factoria, WA and the giant buildings where T-Mobile is based.  Maya says: "Hey look, that's where the T-Mobile girl lives."

We were driving home from my parents the other night and passed the Puyallup Fair just as their Friday night fireworks show started.  Maya asked what they have at the fair.  Among the list of items we spatted off, we mentioned the Rodeo.  She asked what a Rodeo is and we did our best to explain it to her.  David asked her if she thought she would like the rodeo.  Maya says: "Well, I do love riding ponies, so I supposed I would like it. (pause)  Why do they call them cowboys and cowgirls?  Why not call them horsegirls and horseboys since that's what they ride?  They don't ride cows!" At this point, David tried to explain to her where the term came from.  She paused a moment when he was done explaining and said, "We can talk about this again sometime when I am older."  Guess it was a bit too difficult for her to comprehend.