Friday, November 26, 2010

And Nobody Cried!

Miaya was reaching up to put her milk glass on the counter when it slipped from her hand and landed upright on the kitchen floor. The first look was at mama to see how she would react... Mama just laughed especially when she saw this cute milk splattered face. Such memories. I guess you don't need cry over spilled milk.  "Got Milk

Happy Birthday Lyla!

Miaya's cousin Lyla came from South Dakota for Thanksgiving, and Miaya surprised her with some birthday roses.  They have been getting along famously, Miaya seems to be on her best behavior -- kind of scary good! 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tis (Almost) The Season

We started our Christmas decorating today.
Being very careful!

Arranging so they're just right....


Now for the star...

Petie, my favorite dog......Well, some of the time.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Art

Miaya's preschool teacher sent home a farmily assignment, a picture of a turkey to decorate for Thanksgiving.  Kim came up with the idea of using natural materials, so Miaya and Michael were tasked to collect leaves and pine cones. 
Pine cones and leaves in the Halloween bucket.

Miaya and Kim working on the turkey.

Look at the intense concentration on that face. 
The final result, using brown and yellow leaves, and "petals" from the pine cones.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Miayaism today: (really yesterday)
Kim asked Miaya to get her coat so they could leave to go to preschool. In response she said "Why?" Mommy said because you will be chilly if you don't. She responded rather emphatically "I better get my coat, I don't want to be chili I want to be chicken noodle!"
Two Days ago:
Miayaism (funny sayings by Miaya) wore a polk-a-dot shirt today and wanted to hurry and get a coat to cover her shirt...when asked why she said..."I don't want anybody poking me!" Ahhh to be 3 again!

Sunday, November 07, 2010


Here's our girl in her Monarch Butterfly costume.  She really loved having wings!

We had been working at Kim's school installing some media equipment, and stopped at Kim's parents and her brother's before heading back to town for Trick or Treat evening.  Miaya was very confident about walking up to the doors by herself.

I thought afterward that I should have gotten a safari helmet and and a big butterfly net!