Friday, December 4, 2009

November Days

Maya with Grandma Pat on her Birthday
This pool was just perfect for Maya
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November has turned out to be a very busy month. It started with our first snowfall of the year on November 1. It didn't last long and soon melted away. We has some beautiful, mild days that followed where we were able to get out for some last stroller rides.

We celebrated Grandma Pat's birthday with Aunty Wendy and Sonja. Dad and Papa were out of town on a Guy's weekend with the rest of the men in the family.

Les and Maya spent the weekend together while I snuck away with a couple of girl friends for a shopping spree and found some adorable boots for Maya, (one of many purchases I have to admit - it is soooo much fun shopping for little girls!!!)

Maya and I travelled to Grandma and Grandpa's for the last part of November where we stayed for a week and a half. Dad had to stay home and work so he missed out on all the fun times that we had with family there. We watched two of cousin Nick's hockey games, cousin Sarah's volleyball game, went bowling with other adoptive families from the area, saw 'Little Bear' in concert, stayed in a hotel with cousin Ashtyn, went shopping, watched a Santa Clause parade, played and visited with family and friends and entertained Grandma and Grandpa. We had soooo much fun!

Here are a few pictures of our fun times throughout the month.

Maya's first snow

Ready for Grandma Pat's birthday

New boots

Dancing to Grandpa's music

Grandpa Dave and Maya

Cousin Sarah

Cousin Nick

Aunty Deanna

Grandma Shirley and Maya

Mom and Maya

Two Bums


Sarah, Maya and Uncle Terry

Maya's First Hockey Game

Mom and Maya at Little Bear. Maya slept through the first half of the show which turned out well because then she was content and interested for the second half. She loved the singing and dancing.

Maya, eating cheese puffs and happy to be back in a crib (for the moment), in the hotel. Maya decided that she would not sleep in the playpen at Grandma and Grandpa's. So, guess where she slept? That's right! With Mom. Guess where she still naps at home? That's right! With Mom. I cannot get her to sleep in her crib, but Dad can when he's home at night. She's got us figured out! (And yes, I do try and try and try...)

Mom and her little girl

Family in the big pool
Last Saturday Maya turned 22 months old and as of Monday, November 30, has been part of our Forever Family for six months. I am so glad that I am at home with her these days because I would be missing out on so much. I look forward to these next five months before heading back to work in May. Thank goodness for unemployment and parental leave!
On December 1, we had another snowfall and it looks like this one is here to stay. We have decorated for Christmas and Maya had a blast helping to decorate the tree. Now on to the baking and Christmas cards!

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