Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dirty 30

Yeah that's right. February 22, 1979 to February 22, 2009. Like Ferris Beuller said, life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

I had an awesome birthday this year which lasted over a week long!! Thank you everyone for all the gifts, cakes, treats, movies, trips, flowers, calls, messages...it was great!


I took lots of pictures of my parties but none turned out all that great. Here are some decent ones.

First was the family party...

My delicious cake



Cheese!

Mya and Bebe


Honk, Honk!


Hold my hand please!


Visions of the future..



Then my Fredonia gals all got together to celebrate with me!!

Holy dessert

You only turn 30 once!


Holy margaritas!


Then...this weekend Matt took me on a trip to the Finger Lakes. We stayed in Watkins Glen then drove into Corning for the Palate Festival. We had a great time and it was great to get away for a weekend. Mya got to stay with Uncle Tom and Aunt Amanda. They spoiled her of course and she had lots of fun. I got to come home to a cake, flowers, and card from Mya! Thanks guys!

Our hotel


Watkins Glen

Seneca Harbor Park


Our suite


Happy Birthday to me!

Typical self portrait


Wine tasting

Suffering through the Glass Museum


I'll drink to that!!



THANK YOU AGAIN TO EVERYONE!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

20 months

and 5 days...

Mya, Mya, Mya...20 months going on 16. Let's see, the girls at daycare call you Diva, Miss Sass, Sassypants... visions of life to come?!

Mya is finding her independence and watch out if you get in her way. She knows what she wants and has no patience if you can't figure out what she's looking for. She fully understands the meaning of "No" and "Mine". She knows exactly how to manipulate mom and dad - and can turn on and off tears like nothing. My favorite is when she is screaming and pretending to cry, then looks and me without a single teardrop on her face. I just laugh at her - cracks me up.
Developmentally she seems to be doing well. She uses her words appropriately and can pretty much let us know what she wants or needs through words or gestures. She is 23lbs and 31.5 inches. Her legs are so short - just like mom. We'll be hemming all her pants I'm sure. She loves to run everywhere. On walks she plods along until her legs just give out. She is a dancing fool, and has very good rhythm. She can follow the beat very well, especially in the car. I want to look into dance lessons soon. Anything to keep her busy. Her favorite activities are jumping on the bed and playing in the tupperware cupboard. She hasn't touched her toys in days! She is also going through an aggressive phase and hits a lot. A lot of this she picks up from daycare - I've seen the other kids hitting while I was there. All come with the territory but we're working on her behavior.

She now tells us when she needs a diaper change so potty training is around the corner. I have no idea how that works so I will have to do some reading! We are also moving her to a toddler bed soon. She goes to bed easily and sleeps very good on the cots at school so it's time. I can't wait to find new bedding - her comforter has seen it's day!

Where did my baby go?!!!






My big 3-0 is this weekend. We had a big celebration over the weekend at my parents and this weekend Matt is taking me away while Uncle Tom and Aunt Amanda baby-sit! I have lots of pictures so I will be working on that next!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A month in review..

Well apparently January went pretty quick because it's all of a sudden it's February and I never even got around to putting in updates from the last month. It's that mid-winter slump thing that we all get I suppose. So what's been going on? Well, in one month's time Mya went from whiny, clingy, snotty (as in boogers...) to happy, silly, loving, fun, clean (as in no more boogers!!). What a change! I never did the 19 month post because it was around the time of her surgery and we just got too busy. She was a real champ and healed up pretty quick. It's been two weeks now and we go back to see the doctor on Monday to check her ears and nose. I'm hoping we won't ever have to go back! Mya got so many nice get well gifts, way over the top! But she loved them all. MWAH!

What else...My Fredonia Christmas party was the weekend of January 19th, which was also Maren's 30th birthday! Happy Birthday Sister. We had a blast at the party and will soon be getting together to celebrate my big day.

Grandma and Grandpa T came to visit Mya the weekend after her surgery. Unfortunately she was pretty cranky and not feeling her best, but she did enjoy the visit! Grandma made cupcakes, which quickly disappeared..

Mya is learning so much - her new favorite activity is to stand on the countertop and play with all the cups in the cupboards. She takes apart all her sippy cups and can put all the pieces back correctly, over and over again. She would stay there for hours if I let her, but it gets too boring for me! She also tells me when she needs a diaper change and ASKS to go to bed!! Every night for about two weeks now she points to the stairs, walks up, then runs right to her crib. I put her in and she lays right down and says Mwah! I guess I am doing something right LOL! Can't beat that. Oh, and it's always around 7pm - she is like clockwork! We also got some good video of her dancing the chicken dance. It's so funny, but no clue how to get that on here.

Other news...Mar went back to work, so sad! Tom and Amanda are having a BOY!! Now the count is even, 2 girls 2 boys...hmmm what will Mar have next?? We have lots of fun stuff planned for February so I will be updating a lot more often!


Snack time

Cheese!!


I really do try to smile, but this is the best I got!


Mommy can I get one of these?



I'm just gonna help myself and mom will never know..