Monday, May 11, 2009

"My Mother" by Maya

Maya did a fill in book for me on Mother's Day. Thanks to her teacher at church, Sis. Pitcher, for putting this together. Everything in italics is what Maya wrote. She kind of filled in some of her favorite things instead of mine, which was hilarious. I laughed so hard at the last line!

My mother likes to cook brownies.

My mother and I like to play at the park.

My mother likes it when I am nice to my sister.

My mother's favorite color is blue.

My mother's name is Melody.

I love it when my mother sings to me.

My mother's favorite food is spaghetti with meatballs.

My mother is great because she reads books to me.

My mother is good at drawing stuff for me.

My mother is 23 years old.

Friday, May 8, 2009

You know you're doing a good job when...

I always used to keep my car immaculate. I remember going clothes shopping with my friends, Tessa and Jane when I was pregnant with Maya. They already had at least one kid each at the time and knew better than I did about motherhood. We took my car on the trip and they giggled about how clean my car was. They swore to me that it wouldn't last, that my car would soon be covered in cheerios and juice. I swore to them that this could NEVER happen to me! Well, it didn't really until child #2 was born. Here's a snippet of a conversation with Maya recently.

Maya: "Mommy, you car smells so FRESH..."
Me (full of pride): "Really, Maya? Thank you!!"
Maya: " french fries!"

So, that wasn't the kinda fresh I wanted. I cleaned my car out from top to bottom a couple of weeks later. It was, well... scary. Not only did I find those infamous french fries, but also some hard-boiled eggs and a slice of summer sausage. Ok, so my husband is a Boy Scout leader and the boys left that one behind. The scary thing is, he hadn't been camping in about 3 weeks...

Family Vacation

We recently returned from a family trip to Valley Forge, PA. Jeff had a conference for work there and we tagged along. It saved us on many expenses. We visited the Valley Forge National Historical Park and also Jenkins Arboretum in King of Prussia.
We also got to visit our dear friends, the Lasters, who we knew from Birmingham. They live in Lebanon, PA, which was only 1.5 hours from where we were! Below are some of the pictures.