Apr 6, 2014

Maya turns ONE!

Happy FIRST Birthday to our lovable, beautiful, fun, smart, silly, adorable, incredible Maya!

We can't believe our girl has turned ONE YEAR OLD already!  Time sure does fly when you're having fun! On her actual birthday, we decorated the house, sang to her, and let her [try to] blow out her first candle on a sweet roll for breakfast, and then we took Maya to the zoo!  She loved every minute of it and would hold her hand out beckoning the animals to come to her - it was so sweet!
After she woke up, we piled balloons in on her - she was in heaven!
Trying to figure out the candle - and a yummy breakfast!
Fun birthday at the zoo!

We had a family birthday party to celebrate the birthday's of Maya and her cousin!  It was a blast!  Maya got pretty spoiled, and she loved smashing into her own cake!
All dressed up and ready for the party!
Fun dinner - and spoiled with a lot of fun presents!
Maya dug right in to her smash cake!  With every bite she would say, "Mmmmm!"
What a wonderful ONE YEAR OLD!  We are so blessed to have our girl, and we are eternally grateful for her sweet birth mother!  Love you!

Mar 21, 2014

March Fun

Oh, we've had a great March!  We got to celebrate Brandon's birthday and St. Patrick's Day this month!
Happy Birthday to Daddy!  We decorated the house (favorite birthday tradition),
and that night Brandon and I went on a date: out to dinner and to see WWE.
On St. Patty's Day Eve, we made sure Maya was decked out in green
pajamas - so there was no way she could get pinched! :-)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
We celebrated with a fun family party for our nieces birthday!

Last Sunday we went on a fun little family adventure to feed the ducks.  Maya LOVED it and kept trying to call the ducks to her with something that sounded a lot like "Come Here", Oh, so cute!

Happy March everyone!

Feb 21, 2014


Oh, we've had fun since the new year!  It's gone by too quickly for our liking, but we're sure enjoying ourselves and our BEAUTIFUL girl!  Life can't get any better than this!
9 month check-up in January - Dr. reports that she's "Perfect, as always."
Maya and Lucy - best friends. 
Maya has 8 teeth - they all decided to come at once, it seems!
This girl is ALWAYS on her feet!  She walked before she crawled!
She took her very first steps on January 1st - great way to start the year!
She cruises furniture and walks short distances between furniture and people!
Did I mention that she's unstoppable?  Her and the cat love climbing the stairs together!
See the video below.


Our little Valentine enjoyed her first Valentine's Day!
She even got her very first rose -- from her daddy. 
Here she is with most of her Valentine loot!

And for your viewing pleasure - a little "I love you!"

Dec 27, 2013

Maya's First Christmas!

Oh what a Merry Christmas we had this year!  We wish you the merriest Christmas too!  This Christmas was a very special one for our little family because it was Maya's very first Christmas!  She sure loved every minute of it!
On Christmas Eve we got to start some new family traditions!
* Maya opened a present which had some new pajamas for her to wear that night.
* Maya opened a second present which included 2 Christmas books for us to read together.
* We re-told the nativity story as a family with Maya's new nativity. 
On Christmas morning Maya came out to see what Santa brought, then Rachael's
parents came for breakfast, and she opened the rest of her presents.  Then we went
to Rachael's parents' house for lunch and more presents! 

It was the perfect day!  We are so blessed to have Maya!  She is our whole world and she really makes every day a celebration for our little family!
Merry Christmas!