Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Past Few Months

I know these pictures go back a few months - to July, but I thought it would be nice to share them with everyone and you can get an idea of some of the things that we have been busy doing. And I mean busy! These are a few of my favourites.
Friend Rhiana's Birthday Party
Friend Madeline's Birthday Party
Fast Asleep on the Floor of the Living Room in Our 'New to Us' Home
Maya and Mandarin (our cat), LOVE the carpetThomas Lake with Aunty Deanna, Uncle Terry, Nick and Sarah

Our New Home
Maya Helping Dad - No, It's Not Running
At the Playground with Macgregor, Genevieve and Anneliese Benning (Mac, Jenny, and Anna)
First Time in the Pool in the Backyard

Back View of Our Old House
Maya's Last Time in Her First Bedroom
At Child's Lake with Cousins Ashtyn and Sarah
Serious Work!
Met Up with Anna and Mac Again Later in the Summer
Friend Sierra's Birthday Party
Beside The Assiniboine River in Winnipeg
Maya's First Time Golfing

The Locks at Lockport
A Visit to Gimli with Grandpa and Grandma
On the Pier in Gimli
Playing in the Leaves

At the Zoo

The Beginning of the Thanksgiving Pictures, spent with Family and Friends
Out for a Walk

Maya and Mandarin (I'm surprised that he's letting her do this!)

Maya's New Room

Halloween Party at Daycare
This was one of two times only that Maya put her hand inside the pumpkin.
Our Little Dalmation

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Been a Long Time!!!

First Snowfall of the Winter November 11, 2010

Oh my, it's been such a long time since my last post! The time really has flown by! In June, we bought a newer house, just down the street from our old one and spent the end of June and beginning of the summer getting settled. We managed to get in some camping with family and a trip to Winnipeg and area for a week with a friend and her two daughters, over the summer. Then, it seemed it was time to get ready and go back to work. Working full time and caring for a child is wonderful, but can be quite busy and challenging at times, I am finding out (as you all know). I am glad for the snow that we received early this year, (and I mean SNOW!!!), and even the colder temperatures, as it has forced me inside to get some things done in the house, including report cards, uggghhh!

Speaking of snow, Maya LOVES it and she loves being outside! Now that we have figured out which jacket and mittens to wear together so they don't separate and she doesn't get snow on her wrist, it's great! She is so funny and entertaining these days and it's wonderful to see her language developing. On Friday Les and I received time outs - hmmmm, I wonder how daycare is going??? Maya turns three at the end of January and we hear about her birthday coming up almost daily - we hear about everything, actually - she has such good memory and she doesn't miss a thing that goes on! I have included some recent pictures and will try to post some more from over the past few months later on.
I have posted videos on youtube of Maya in the snow if you are interested in taking a peek. I have had to take a course called 'Learning, Language and Lovin' It' through work - about children's language, and have several short clips of Maya in the snow, for course purposes. Search llmatkinson on