Friday, September 28, 2007

SHHHHH, DON'T TELL MOMMY!!!!!

PLEASE DON'T TELL MY MOMMY THAT I WAS ON HER COMPUTER. I KNOW THAT IT IS A NO NO BUT I WANTED TO BE THE FIRST TO TELL HER HAPPY BIRTHDAY. SHE THINKS I AM SLEEPING. MY MOMMY HAS BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH THIS YEAR TRYING TO GET ME HOME, SHE DESERVES A GREAT DAY. I AM GOING TO TRY AND BE REALLY SWEET FOR HER TODAY. I KNOW THAT I CAN DO IT. SHE IS THE BEST MOMMY EVER. I WANTED TO GET HER A PRESENT BUT SHE TOLD ME THAT HAVING ME IN HER ARMS FOREVER WAS THE BEST PRESENT SHE COULD GET. SO, MAYBE I WILL CUDDLE WITH HER TODAY. I WON'T TELL YOU HOW OLD SHE IS BUT.......... SHE IS 34 YEARS OLDER THAN ME. YOU DO THE MATH, I AM ONLY ONE. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY AND I AM SO GLAD TO BE HERE WITH YOU.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY!!!

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!

LOVE, MAYA


Thursday, September 27, 2007

MAYA'S FIRST AND A MUCH BETTER DAY!!!

MY SLEEPING BEAUTY SHOWING OFF HER FIRST HAIR CUT. ALLEEN, WHAT WOULD WE EVER DO WITHOUT THE TAG BLANKET? SHE IS SO ATTACHED TO IT. I DO SNEAK IT AWAY ONCE A WEEK TO WASH IT.
REALLY MOM, MUST YOU TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS THAT THIS IS MY FIRST JUICE BOX??
MAKING CUPCAKES (GHOST SHAPED) TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT WAS SOOOO MUCH FUN. I WAS DREAMING ABOUT DOING THIS A FEW MONTHS AGO. MAYA HAD A BLAST. NOT SURE THE KITCHEN WILL EVER BE THE SAME.
CLEANING UP THE MESS!!!
JUST CHILLIN' IN MY FIRST BUBBLE BATH READING MY BOOK.
TODAY WAS A MUCH BETTER DAY. MAYA WAS SO HAPPY. SHE KISSED ALL OVER ME ALL DAY. I DID SEE ANOTHER TOP TOOTH TODAY, SO THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PART OF HER PROBLEM. WE WILL JUST HAVE TO TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME. ALL IN ALL WE ARE BOTH VERY HAPPY.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

PIGTAILS AND CONFESSIONS

AUNT ELLIE, THIS IS FOR YOU. I REALLY THINK I LOOK CRAZY!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK???
OFF TO CHURCH WE GO!!!

WE WENT TO A NEW CHURCH TONIGHT IN TEMPLE, TX. IT WAS AWESOME!!! MAYA WENT TO THE NURSERY FOR HER VERY FIRST TIME. SHE CRIED A LITTLE WHEN I FIRST LEFT HER BUT THEN SHE WAS OKAY. SHE WAS SO BAD THIS AFTERNOON. SHE JUST CRIED AND SCREAMED FOR HOURS. NOTHING I DID WOULD CALM HER. SO WE BOTH ENDED UP IN TEARS. SHE WAS JUST SO SLEEPY AND WOULD NOT GO TO SLEEP. SO I CONCLUDED THAT I WAS A HORRIBLE MOTHER. SHE WOULDN'T EVEN LOOK AT ME. I THINK SHE WAS GLAD TO SEE ME ATER CHURCH. SHE JUST KEPT GIVING ME BIG SLOPPY KISSES. I MUST CONFESS THAT I AM SO TIRED AND SINGLE PARENTHOOD IS WAY HARDER THAN I THOUGHT. I WAS ADJUSTING GREAT UNTIL I HAD TO GO BACK TO WORK. NOW, IT IS LIKE I AM STARTING OVER. I HATE TO LEAVE MAYA BUT I HAVE TO WORK. SHE DOES GREAT WITH DEBORAH!!! HOWEVER, THIS MORNING AT 3 AM MY CELL PHONE RINGS AND IT IS DEBORAH WANTING TO KNOW WHAT SHE SHOULD DO. MAYA WAS SOBBING FOR ME. I HOPE LEAVING HER GETS BETTER. I ONLY LEAVE HER WHEN I HAVE TO. I JUST WANT HER TO BE HAPPY. SHE IS MY PRIDE AND JOY AND I WILL DO ANYTHING FOR HER.

EDITED TO ADD: I AM NOT GOING TO GO IN TO MUCH DETAIL BUT PLEASE PRAY HARD FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH GUATEMALAN ADOPTIONS. WE NEED TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO GET THESE BABIES HOME. WE WILL FIGHT TO THE END!!!!!!!


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

EVERYDAY LIFE WITH MAYA!!!!

SHE LOOKS SO SWEEET IN THIS PICTURE!!!
THIS IS WHAT I WAKE UP TO EVERY MORNING!!!! SUCH JOY AND HAPPINESS!!!!
WHAT DO I WANT FOR LUNCH?????
GET ME MOMMY, PLEASE!!!
NEW HAIR DO!!!

videoTHIS IS A VIDEO OF DEBORAH MAKING MAYA LAUGH. IT WAS SO FUNNY!!! I LOVE HER MORE EACH DAY!!! SHE IS WHAT KEEPS ME GOING.

Monday, September 24, 2007

MAYA ON MOVE!!!!

videoMAYA WOKE UP THE OTHER DAY AND DECIDED THAT SHE WAS TIRED OF CRAWLING. SO OFF SHE WENT. SHE IS GOING EVERYWHERE. IT IS SO CUTE.

Friday, September 21, 2007

HOME ONE MONTH AND WE ARE SOOOOO HAPPY!!!

WOW!!! I CAN'T BELEIVE THAT WE HAVE BEEN HOME FOR A MONTH ALREADY. TIME FLIES WHEN YOU ARE HAVING FUN!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

MAYA'S FAVORITE TOY!!!


THANK YOU SO MUCH AUNTIE ELLIE FOR MAKING MY MOMMY POST THIS. I GOT TO PLAY IN THE TOILET AGAIN. I JUST LOVE MAKING WAVES WITH THE WATER. MY MOMMY USUALLY SAYS "NO, NO". SO, WHEN I COME TO CALIFORNIA, I OWE YOU A BIG, SLOPPY KISS!!!

PURE JOY!!!

THIS WAS AT THE CHILDRENS MUSEUM, SHE HAD GOTTEN INTO THE GUATEMALAN DISPLAY.
I HAVE A LOT TO LEARN, I DON'T EVEN KNOW THIS ANIMALS NAME. I DO KNOW SHE IS RELATED TO BARNEY. MAYA DIDN'T REALLY CARE FOR HER.
EDITED TO ADD: THANKS TO A FEW OF MY LOYAL READERS, I NOW KNOW WHO THIS BIG GREEN MONSTER IS BABY BOP.
LISTEN TO MY PRETTY MUSIC MOMMY.
LISTEN, I AM PLAYING A GREAT SONG.
GET ME OFF OF THIS THING RIGHT NOW.
THIS WOULD BE A GREAT CHAIR ONLY IF MY MOMMY WOULD TAKE THE STUPID HAT OFF.
THIS IS NOT FUNNY.
I AM BUILDING MY OWN HOUSE!!! MOMMY, CAN I HAVE SOME OF THE LOGS AT HOME.

I WANT ONE OF THESE CREATURES AT HOME. IT WAS A HUGE LIZARD!!!
TALK TO ME BIRDY!!!
WOW!!! THIS IS IN MY BODY!!! I AM STARTING HER YOUNG SO THAT SHE WILL WANT TO BE A DOCTOR.
THIS LITTLE INDIAN IS RUNNING AWAY!!!
I AM GOING TO BE REALLY STILL AND QUIET!!! I THINK THIS BIG BEAR WOULD LOVE TO KISS ALL OVER ME. I MEAN WHO WOULDN'T LIKE TO KISS ALL OVER ME?

MOST OF THE PICTURES ARE FROM A CHILDRENS MUSEUM IN WACO, TX. WE GOT MOVED TO TEMPLE, TX YESTERDAY. IT IS SOOOOO HOT HERE. WE START WORK ON FRIDAY. SO THIS IS MY LAST FULL DAY WITH MY PRECIOUS LITTLE ANGEL.



Wednesday, September 19, 2007

MAYA'S DEDICATION---SEPT. 2ND, 2007

THIS WAS WHEN THE PASTOR GAVE MAYA HER LITTLE BIBLE. HE WAS GOING TO JUST HAND IT TO ME BUT MISS MAYA HAD DIFFERENT PLANS. IT WAS SO FUNNY, SHE JUST GRABBED IT AND GRINNED.
ME, MAYA, AND BRO. BILLY AFTER CHURCH. NO, THAT IS NOT MY LITTLE PURSE.
I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!
GRAMPS, MAMMIE, KK, ME AND MAYA AFTER CHURCH!!!
THIS WAS A VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR ME, MAYA AND MY FAMILY. A LOT OF MY FAMILY WAS SICK, SOME EVEN IN THE HOSPITAL SO EVERYONE COULDN'T BE THERE. DEBORAH DID COME FROM MERIDIAN FOR THIS VERY SPECIAL DAY. IT ALL WENT WELL. I WAS SO NERVOUS AND MAYA WAS BEING HER USUSAL SILLY SELF. SHE CLAPPED DURING THE ENTIRE SERVICE. IT WAS SO SWEET!!! I WAS SO GLAD THAT BRO. BILLY WAS ABLE TO DO THIS FOR ME. HE IS A GREAT MAN OF GOD!!! THERE WAS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO TAKER THERE (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) SO I WILL POST MORE PICS OF THIS DAY LATER.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

MORE PICS OF MAYA AND A LITTLE INFO!!!!

RIDING THE 4-WHEELER WITH GRAMPS. SHE LOVED THIS!!!
READING A BOOK TO MEMAW (DEBORAH'S MOM).
WHY DOES JORDAN HAVE A CUP AND I DON'T??? THIS WAS MY FIRST PLAY DATE. I REALLY HAVE TO WORK ON MY SHARING.
DEBORAH WITH JORDAN AND MAYA!!!! THEY WERE NOT SURE ABOUT EACH OTHER.
MEMAW AT HER 87TH BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH MAYA AND JORDAN. MAYA WAS READY TO GET DOWN.
OPENING GIFTS AT HER FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY.
MORE!!!!
SHE WOULD NOT TOUCH HER CAKE!!!
DAYLA AND MAYA AT HER BIRTHDAY PARTY. SHE LOVED THAT LITTLE ICE CREAM CONE.
WANT SOME??? SCHNELL AND MAYA AT THE PARTY.

NOW FOR A LITTLE INFO ON MISS MAYA!!! SHE IS ADJUSTING VERY WELL AND IS VERY HAPPY MOST OF THE TIME. WE WILL START FROM HER HEAD AND GO DOWN. MISSING SOME AREAS, OF COURSE.

MAYA'S HAS SO MUCH HAIR!!! WHEN IT IS WET IT IS HALF WAY DOWN HER BACK. SHE HATES IT. HER HEAD IS ALWAYS HOT. WE DID SOLVE THE BOW ISSUE. I AM USING A NO PULL PONYTAIL HOLDER AND THEN SNEAKING IN A BOW. SOMETIMES IT STAYS AND SOMETIMES IT DON'T. WE DID LOSE AN EARRING THE OTHER DAY SO WE PUT NEW ONES. SHE DID GREAT!!! I WAS SO PREPARED FOR THE WORST. SHE HAS 3 TEETH NOW WORKING ON THE FOURTH. SHE LOVES TO EAT ANYTHING. WE ARE DOWN TO ONE BOTTLE AT NIGHT. SHE WILL BE ON SOY FORMULA UNTIL SHE IS 18 MONTHS OLD DUE TO A MILK ALLERGY. THE SOY SILK THAT YOU BUY IN THE STORE DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH CALCIUM. SHE IS STARTING TO WALK ALONE A LITTLE. NOT MUCH CRAWLING ANYMORE. SHE LOVES TO PLAY AND LAUGH. MAYA LOVES THE OUTSIDE!!! SHE GOES TO BED BETWEEN 8 AND 9 AND GETS UP ABOUT 7 OR 8. UP UNTIL THE PAST 3 NIGHTS SHE HAD BEEN SLEEPING ALL NIGHT. NOW SHE IS WAKING UP SCREAMING. LIKE SHE IS AFAID!!! I JUST HOLD HER FOR A FEW MINUTES AND SHE IS OKAY. I GUESS SHE NEEDS TO BE SURE THAT HER MOMMY IS HERE.

I HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK ON FRIDAY!!! I AM DREADING LEAVING HER FOR THAT LONG. I AM GLAD THAT DEBORAH WILL BE STAYING WITH HER WHEN I WORK ALL NIGHT.

I KNOW THIS WAS A LONG POST BUT I HAD A LOT OF CATCHING UP. MORE PICTURES TO COME.

ENJOY!!!!!!!




Monday, September 17, 2007

MORE OF MAYA!!!!

PROUD GRAMPS
WHAT AM I DOING WITH THIS HAIRY MAN?? MOMMY, ARE YOU GOING TO DO SOMETHING OR JUST SIT THERE?
I KIND OF LIKE THIS THING!!! NOW, IF I COULD ONLY FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET OVER THERE.
MY GRAVEY JUST LOVES ME.
JUST CHILLIN
MORE PRESENTS!!! MAYBE IT IS SOME CLOTHES, SINCE MY MOMMY HASN'T PUT ANY ON ME YET.
JUST CALLING ALL MY GUATEBABY PALS TO LET THEM KNOW THAT I AM FINALLY HOME. PARTY IN MY CRIB AT 2 AM!!!