Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Invention

Maya has come up with a few new inventions.  I will post them as the thoughts arrive.  The latest invention is the "No Hair Mirror."  She said when you look in this mirror, you won't have any hair on your head, just hair on your body, like a bear.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Magical Elf.

Maya believes she is part elf.  I think this comes from countless viewings of the movie, Elf.  She also believes she has "magical powers".  I asked her what made her believe she is part elf.  She said it is because she has pointy ears and can have "burp ups".  (See previous post)  You may not have noticed her ears... well, me neither.  I'd say they are marginally or even remotely pointy.  Burp ups?  Well, this is a term Maya has coined referring to her hiccups.  She kinda makes a burping noise when she has them.  According to her, these are things that constitute magic. 

The other night, Maya asked for something to drink at bedtime.  She knows she cannot have anything with sugar after she brushes her teeth.  I offered her a glass of water instead of the chocolate milk she requested.  She was hesitant but I reminded her the importance of drinking water.  "You should really drink about 8 of these a day,"  I said pointing to her small cup.  She said, "I will drink eight sips, Mommy."  I figured it was better than nothing.  She proceeded to take small sips.  I said, "Don't you feel better when you have water to drink?"  She said, "Eight sips of water will give me magical powers.  I'm part elf, you know."  She likes to tell me this insider information each time she does something cool which she thinks is somehow related to her super powers.

"What magic am I doing now?" she said.  She was watching a video in a dark room when she asked.  I said, "You are glowing."   I meant that as if the water made her skin look good.  She said, "That's not magic, Mommy.  That's just the TV."

Silly me.

Melody the Homemaker

Well, I haven't worked a whole lot lately and so I have had LOTS of time to work on my home.  I want to get everything organized and clean so that it won't be hard to maintain when I'm busy.  My father in law is visiting while he paints and gets his house set up.  He moved here from Utah and bought the home we just moved from.  It's interesting to have another person in the house.  I feel I am more likely to keep the house clean and prepare home cooked meals.  I kinda like doing that. 

It is interesting to shift from working woman to stay at home mom.  I get to do wonderful things like have playdates and spend more time with my girls.  I feel so close to them right now.  I think the hardest thing for me in the past was to force myself to be structured and productive at home when I'm not working.  It may not make a lot of sense, but I am much more organized when I am busier.  Since we have moved, I have been able to keep a schedule and stick with it.

I have met one of our new neighbors.  She came over with pumpkin/chocolate chip bread in hand.  She has a son Maya's age.  She loves Craig's List and Ikea... what more could I ask for??  I told her I thought we would get along just fine!

So, now that I am comfortable and feel that my house is under control, I figure there will be some major upheaval just around the corner.  I'm not a pessimist, I just believe the Lord doesn't want us to be stagnant.  I also feel I can finally handle two children... uh oh, you know what THAT means!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yellow Springs: Home Sweet Home

We finally did it.  Remember a couple of years ago how I dreamed of this wonderful place to live?  I have been visiting, obsessing, and maybe even stalking Yellow Springs, OH.  Here's a video of our new dream home.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My First Born Turns Five.

I can vividly remember the LONG labor I went through but the last 5 years have passed so quickly.  My darling daughter had her birthday and I just kept thinking, "I can't believe she's already five."
We had a breakfast dinner per her request... well kind of.  I said, "Maya, today is your special day so you can have whatever you want to eat tonight.  What would you like?"  "Cake," she said.  "Yes, you will have cake, but what kind of DINNER food would you like to eat tonight?"  She said, "Bacon."  I said, "Well, we can have a breakfast dinner with pancakes, eggs, and bacon."  She said, "No, I just want bacon."  I said, "I will make a few other things for everyone else to eat, ok?"  "Okay Mommy," she said as if I was being crazy for suggesting we have other food.

We had a great dinner... no pancakes.  I thought that would be too much since we were having cake.  Maya got a smock and paints for her easel, money from the grandmothers, and jewelery making kit.  We received a coupon from Mr. Fub's for $3 off and also for a free birthday balloon.  We headed over there where she got a purple balloon and used her birthday money and coupon (easy come, easy go) on a chihuahua which she promptly named "Bingo."  She even has $5 left over!  I love my Maya-chan.  She is still my baby, and I still call her "Baby" ;) ...and probably will, even when she's all grown up.