Our day today included a little Asian experience...
12 September, 2012
17 August, 2012
Our little Mae is THREE years old now!!!
Friday was her birthday and we had a BIG day celebrating her.
She is trying to show me 3 with her fingers... she does a pretty good job but its a hard one to do. (:
Cody took the day off from work. We went to IHOP for a delicious pancake breakfast. mmmmm... Mae wishes everyday started off with a pancake breakfast with her daddy.
After breakfast we went to the Children's Museum in Atlanta and it was fantastic! Definitely take your kiddos if you live in the Atlanta area... it was better than I had hoped for. Mae loved every activity and there is soooo much to see and do there. Mae would have stayed glued to the first thing she did if we'd let her... we kept her going to the next fun thing; each new area was just as fun & exciting as the last.
These pictures are a miniscule glimpse of all the fun activities:
|Moon sand to sculpt.|
|Fishing in a pond and rain jackets are provided so that your sweeties don't get soaked.|
|Giant building blocks|
[ Mae's birthday present this year from us was a baby bed that my sister and I played with when we were little... I painted it blue to match her big girl bed and I made a small quilt that matches her bedding. So Cody and I wanted to find her a special baby doll that looked like her... and we decided on the popular American Doll Bitty Baby. ] So when we left the museum and headed for the mall... to go experience the American Girl Store. We witnessed the crazed girls pulling their mothers and fathers everywhere to show them all the babies and the loads of accessories. Mae enjoyed watching the girls more than noticing what was in the store. We showed her the baby and she was happy with her. She loved her all the way home, hugging her and singing to her very sweetly.
It was past nap time here, you can see how tired she is.
Mae was showered with presents... you can see her bed for her baby and a new baby stroller here.
So the fun could and maybe should have ended there... really my mom said that having parties can only lead to Mae wanting a big wedding one day (; We were so delighted about a small and perfect party place for Mae's little playmates. It was at Tuck-n-Tumble gym and it was more than perfect.
Mae was so happy to run free, jumping and hanging and seeing her friends.
But all the fun didn't compare to you guessed it... "HAPPY CAKE!"
30 July, 2012
21 July, 2012
So a lot can happen in just a few short weeks... Mae grew up A LOT. We tackled potty training. It wasn't easy, let me just tell you. Mae would have prefered the diapers and told me so. We pressed on and I was thoroughly worn out from cleaning up accidents or talking constantly about pee-pee. A wise friend said it takes 3 weeks to have it down... and well she was right. At a week and a half I could have cried and by week two we really had it down. And week three we could finally leave the house and not fear embarrassment. (:
We spent a lot of time at home during July...
And now all of a sudden she looks small again... She is still my baby right?
It looks snuggly doesn't it?
She does love her bed and has lots of room now too,
but can somehow find her way to the bottom every night.
30 June, 2012
Here's just a beautiful snapshot of a little girl filled with so much joy. Mae is almost always smiling, or making some kind of joke to make us all laugh.
her beauty takes my breath away...
I had to share these pictures... I think they show her sweet spirit and radiance.
18 June, 2012
16 June, 2012
I am very behind on the blog... again. I wanted to past-post our summer fun and share some of the pictures of our sweet girl.
In June, our little family packed up and headed for the beach. My mom and dad came too (Mae's Nonna and Boppy). Last year we came here in November, so this was Mae's first "real" beach experience. She LOVED every little thing about our time in Hilton Head. It is definitely a family vacation spot and Cody and I enjoyed it in a whole new way; seeing it through her eyes.
Sand castles and the ocean...
bike rides every day...
and a boat ride on Boppy's boat.
Mae was the happiest she could be.