Wednesday, October 31, 2007

MAYA 1ST HALLOWEEN HOME!!!

I ALMOST MISSED THIS PICTURE. SHE WILL NOT STAND STILL FOR A SECOND. SHE IS ALWAYS ON THE MOVE.
SHE HATED THIS COSTUME!!! I ONLY HAD IT ON HER FOR A FEW MINUTES. AT LEAST I GOT A PICTURE. SHE REFUSED TO LEAVE THE CUTE LITTLE HAT ON.
MAMA, YOU SMILE AT THE CAMERA. I AM GOING TO READ MY BOOK THAT I JUST WON SPINNING THE BIG WHEEL.
WHY WON'T THIS LADY IN FRONT OF ME MOVE. I HAVE A CAKE TO WIN. GUESS WHAT?? MAYA WON A HUGE FUDGE CAKE. SHE WAS SO EXCITED!!! MY GIRL LOVES SOME FOOD ESPECIALLY SWEETS!!!
DISREGARD MY FACE AND LOOK AT MAYA. SHE HAD JUST DONE HER FACE LIKE THAT BUT DEBORAH WASN'T ABLE TO CAPTURE IT ON CAMERA.
YOU WANT TO GO WHERE AND DO WHAT????
THE HOSPITAL WE WORK AT HAD A CARNIVAL FOR THE CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK. MAYA HAD SO MUCH FUN!!! SHE WALKED AROUND LIKE SHE OWNED THE PLACE. IT WAS SO CUTE. I THINK THE FISHING GAME WAS HER FAVORITE. SHE DID EAT A LITTLE CANDY AND WAS WILD FOR A WHILE. NOW SHE IS SLEEPING LIKE AN ANGEL!!! SO I THINK I SHOULD DO THE SAME. MAYBE NOT LIKE AN ANGEL BUT JUST SLEEP.



Tuesday, October 30, 2007

MAYA MEETS ALBUQUERQUE!!!!

THE MORNING AFTER WE ARRIVED IN ALBUQUERQUE!!! TALK ABOUT MAJOR BED HEAD!!!
MAYA MEETS HER AUNT GOLDA!!!
UNCLE STEVE SHOWING ME HIS NOSE. THIS GUY IS WAY TOO COOL!!!
WATCHING MAYA AND MIGUEL WHILE EATING FRUIT SNACKS.
THIS IS MY SPANISH FRIEND THAT CALLED THE FOSTER MOM FOR ME EVERY WEEK.
MAYA IS REARRANGING THE FRIG WHILE JEREMY AND BELLA WATCH. I LOVE IT WHEN SHE SITS LIKE THIS.
HER COMES THE PRINCESS!!!
TWO LITTLE DRUMMER GIRLS!!

ELANA AND MAYA TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS 2 CRAZY CHICKS.
OUR SRI LANKAN FAMILY!!!
ATTENTION FAMILY:: DO NOT GET MAYA A DRUM SET FOR CHRISTMAS. SHE REALLY KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE STICKS.
STILL BEATING!!!
I LOVE THE FALL TREES IN ALBUQUERQUE. WE HAVE NOT SEEN THEM IN TEXAS.
I AM IGNORING YOU!!!


FINALLY, I GET TO MEET RACHEL!!! SHE IS AWESOME.
MAYA AT HER FIRST HALLOWEEN PARTY. SHE WAS CHECKING THINGS OUT BEFORE SHE WENT AROUND THE TABLE.
GERI AND MAYA.
SASA AND MAYA!!!
MAYA, SASA, AND MILIDU.





DINNER WITH BELLA!!! THIS VIDEO IS PRICELESS!!! THE LIGHTING WAS HORRIBLE BUT I HAD TO POST IT.

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WE HAD AN AWESOME WEEKEND IN ALBUQUERQUE. IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE ALL OF OUR FRIENDS. MAYA MADE IT VERY SPECIAL. EVERYONE LOVED HER. SHE LOVED ALL OF THE ATTENTION.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

TIME FLIES!!!!


WE HAVE BEEN HOME 2 MONTHS NOW!!!! I CAN'T BELEIVE IT. IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THAT I WAS BEING DRAGGED OUT OF THE EMBASSY IN GUATEMALA. I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT. I JUST LAUGH ABOUT IT NOW. WE ARE LEAVING TOMORROW AFTERNOON GOING TO ALBUQUERQUE. I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS TRIP. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOME VERY DEAR FRIENDS HAVE MET MAYA. SO, I WILL HAVE TONS OF PICTURES NEXT WEEK.

Friday, October 19, 2007

QUICK POST!!!

I HAVE TO PUT MAYA IN DAYCARE 3 DAYS A WEEK FOR ABOUT 6 HOURS. I HATE TO DO THIS BUT RIGHT NOW I HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE. I AM COMPILING A LIST OF QUESTIONS. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INPUT.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ONE YEAR AGO!!!

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE FIRST TIME I HELD MAYA!!!
THIS IS TODAY!!!!
WOW!!! WHERE HAS TIME GONE???? ONE YEAR AGO TODAY MAYA WAS PLACED IN MY ARMS FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS HAS BEEN SUCH AN AMAZING YEAR. I STILL LOOK AT HER AND CAN'T BELEIVE THAT SHE IS HOME.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

ONE NIGHT DOWN!!!

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WELL, WE MADE IT ONE NIGHT WITH NO BOTTLE. WE WERE DOWN TO ONLY ONE AT NIGHT. MY GOAL WAS TO HAVE HER COMPLETLY OFF THE BOTTLE BY 15 MONTHS. SO, I THOUGHT WHY NOT TONIGHT. IT WORKED. I HOPE IT LAST. SHE DIDN'T EVEN CRY. SHE DID KEEP GOING TO THE KITCHEN BEATING ON THE WALLS. I ALMOST GAVE IN BUT I MADE AND SO DID SHE.
EDITED TO ADD: MAYA WOKE UP ABOUT 10:30 PM AND CRIED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR THEN SHE WENT BACK TO SLEEP WITHOUT A BOTTLE. IT WAS HARD FOR ME BUT WE MADE IT AND SHE IS STILL SLEEPING.

Monday, October 15, 2007

SOME CUTENESS AND I HAVE BEEN TAGGED!!!

MAYA LOVES HER VEGGIES!! WELL, SHE LOVES ANY KIND OF FOOD.
HERE MOMMY, YOU CAN HAVE SOME.
HER FIRST TASTE OF GRAPEFRUIT. BELEIVE IT OR NOT SHE WANTED MORE.
OUR FIRST HALLOWEEN CAKE TO MAKE TOGETHER. OKAY, SO MAYBE IT WOULDN'T WIN A CONTEST BUT WE HAD A BLAST AND IT TASTE GOOD. MAYA DID THE SPRINKLES.
MAYA'S FIRST PUMPKIN. SHE THINKS IT IS SOOOOO FUNNY!!!

I HAVE BEEN TAGGED BY HOLLY (GIA AND NINO'S MOM)


JOBS THAT I HAVE HAD:

WAITRESS

NURSE


PLACES THAT I HAVE LIVED:

ALABAMA

MISSISSIPPI

TENN.

VIRGINIA

TEXAS

NEW MEXICO

CALIFORNIA

ARIZONA


FOODS THAT I LOVE:

CHICKEN

CHEESE

MEXICAN

MCDONALD'S FRIES


PLACES THAT I HAD RATHER BE:

ALABAMA WITH MY FAMILY

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

TROPICAL ISLAND


MOVIES I LOVE:

PRETTY WOMAN

THE NOTEBOOK

JOHN Q


T.V. SHOWS I WATCH:

THE BACHELOR

THE BIGGEST LOSER

ANY LIFETIME MOVIE


BOOKS I LOVE:

ANY NON-FICTION


I AM TAGGING:

ELLIE (ANGELENA AND ANGELO'S MOM)

FARRAH (MADYSON'S MOM)

NIKKI (OLIVIA'S MOM)

APRIL (AVA'S MOM)


Saturday, October 13, 2007

MAYA GOES TO THE FAIR!!!

THIS IS FOR YOU GRAMPS!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.



SHE WASN'T REAL SURE ABOUT THE ANIMALS.





SHE REALLY DIDN'T CARE FOR THIS HORSE RIDE. I THINK I ENJOYED IT WAY MORE THAN SHE DID.



WE WENT TO THE TEXAS STATE FAIR LAST NIGHT. MAYA WAS SO MUCH FUN!!! SHE WASN'T SURE ABOUT A LOT OF THE STUFF BUT I THINK SHE HAD A GOOD TIME. I MESSED UP AND LEFT HOME WITHOUT HER TAG BLANKET SO IT WAS A LONG RIDE HOME.