Mia + Pebbles = Happiness
Livie lost a boot, but that doesn't stop her
The Bug prefers shovels to spoons
Auntie M pushes Mia and Gwen around
Posted by iMother2.0 at 2:03 PM
This past weekend, we dined at at an eclectic restaurant....a Chinese, Japanese & American buffet :) Mia, quite the eater, ate everything on her plate including duck and frog legs. Daryl and I have wondered how eating various animals that are found in her board books would effect her.
The other day, while reading one of her favorite animal board books, she pointed to the cute picture of a chicken in her nest. Mia pointed to it and said 'ketchup'!!!!
'D' is for Duck
Posted by iMother2.0 at 7:59 AM
Dada helping with Mia's gloves
Ok, on to other things.
She's really into all the acorns she sees on the ground. Really. ALL the acorns. I find them in our bag, my purse, her pockets, her car seat... She likes to sit and find their 'hats'. We went to the park yesterday and she divided her time between pebbles and acorns. She must love me, because she shared some of her pebbles with me, and let me help her find some acorn hats :)
Posted by iMother2.0 at 8:21 PM
Mia has taken to repeating what we say. Ita says 'oh my gosh' a lot. Mia has made it hers by saying 'oh gosh gosh'. You'll hear it in the video.
Last year, my second cousin, Kat, had to give a presentation at school about a family holiday tradition. She thought of all the years she's made gingerbread houses with her Aunt Pam (my mom & Mia's Ita). Kat is now a freshman in high school and they've been making the houses since she was about 3 years old. Kat has three younger siblings, Kristina, Richie and Ryan. They've all taken part in the gingerbread house making with Aunt Pam since they were little, too. Last year, Mia was still too little to join in, but not this year!
Mom used to make everything by hand, now she buys the kits because the kids have short attention spans and just want to get to the decorating. She brought her kit up with her for her Christmas visit, and last night she and Mia sat and the table and created their very FIRST gingerbread house!!!
Mom never pressured me into having children, but she sure is happy to have a granddaughter to share this tradition with. Mia was pretty happy, too. She was very good at eating the icing. Ita had to be quick putting it on and building the house before Mia ate all the icing that joins the walls and roof together. She took a bite out of one gingerbread man and a corner of a wall :)
Mia didn't get that the decorations were candy until the very end, but she was happy with the yummy icing. She even licked it off the table :) In the end, the house was superb, Mia was running round on a sugar high, then crashed and went soundly to sleep for the night. Watching my mom and my daughter create their own gingerbread house really melted my heart.
Some great video of Ita and Mia constructing their first gingerbread house...Mia LOVED the icing :)
Posted by iMother2.0 at 8:52 PM
Posted by iMother2.0 at 1:33 PM
The blue worm brushes her teeth
This morning, we had a block party! She likes sorting them by shape...square, triangle, cylinder, rectangle, arch... and now Ita is showing her how to sort by color. Mia knows all her colors now. She even knows that Niles has gray fur and a bwack (black) nose.
Mia and her Ita have been having a ball. She's the one that goes into Mia's room when she wakes up, and she took care of her this evening while Daryl & I went to the movies. They play, read, play, snuggle, play... Ita even gives her her baths :)
Posted by iMother2.0 at 11:01 PM
Friends: Sarah, Tanya & Lori with their girls Isabel, Mia & Livie
The Bell with the bag we 'made' (used iron on patches) for her
Sarah & Erik have the most child friendly friends around. Everyone sat with the girls asking all about the dinosaurs, animals and vintage Little People they were playing with. Mia was especially fond of The Bell's octopus. Then Sarah broke out the doll house, and Mia was so into it, we didn't have to wander around the apt looking for her. She was plopped in front of it for a while.
Posted by iMother2.0 at 10:40 AM
Friday evening Daryl, Mia and I went over to Unca Joe, Auntie M & Gwen's place for a gift exchange get together. Melissa made some yummy pizza...the girls got a little messy...ok, Gwen got messy, but still oh, so cute. We exchanged gifts, and Mia received a beautiful needle point bear with her birth date in a pretty frame. Mia's Auntie M had been working on it off and on since Nov '06. She started this project with a month old baby! It was well worth the wait. Mia loves it and loves the bear. Auntie M was quite the crafty lady. Mia and I received matching hand knit scarves :) We wore them yesterday, and again today! Daryl LOVES his mini pocket knife with bottle opener. He says he needs to keep drinking beer to practice with it. He has it all figured out. We all got oodles more things...they really showered us! I just hope they enjoy their gifts as much as we do ours.
Gwen had some animals stickers that she shared with everyone. Gwen liked them on her pretty dress, while Mia preferred them on her nose. Even Unca Joe got one on his nose! Mia has been into drawing lately, so she Bogarted Gwen's magnetic drawing board. Auntie M drew many fun and cool things that held Mia's attention for a VERY long time!
Posted by iMother2.0 at 7:13 PM