Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day & a fat lip

This morning Mia started our day off with a bang, I mean literally. She decided it's fun to get in the shower with mommy then get out dry off and try and get back in-that is where we get the bang! She slipped on the tile and wacked her lower lip, she is fine I think I cried as much if not more than she did. The floor is not all that slick but I'm not taking anymore chances. All is good but she will be sporting a fat lip for a few days.
We are off to Bed Bath & Beyond now for a grippy mat for our master shower. Good Lord she is hard to keep up with sometimes :)
Today is the last day before daddy returns to work so this afternoon we enjoyed lunch outside, burgers & apple pie :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Snooty & friends

Today we spent the day at one of our local Aquarium/museums and got to visit with Snooty the 63 year old Mantee and some of his friends. After we stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch (well breakfast actually-who goes there for anything but breakfast) and Mia enjoyed rocking in the chairs out front.

I am having camera & CS5 processing funk so hang on til I get my skills back :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lowry Park Zoo

I Love, Love Love Giraffes :)

This giraffe slimed Gordon, she wanted whatever he had in that cup and was relentless with that super long tongue.

Yes, it's a giraffe backpack AND a little purse with a mini giraffe in it.

Feeding the birds, Mia was a little scared of these little guys (but again....she rode the camel???)

Our first visit to the zoo with Mia, she seem to really enjoy herself today. Missed her nap and was wound up until we got home then she was & still is out cold. This girl was afraid to pet a pony or feed the birds but had no problem riding a camel.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Waiting for a Got'cha moment

I am up late tonight waiting for a fellow blogger buddy's Got'cha moment. Krista is meeting her little Mia rightnow as I blog and I am hoping to see some pics sometime this evening well looks like it is after midnight so sometime this am. Make sure you check out her travel blog here to see pictures of her new arrival. How exciting to follow her journey and know just exactly how she is feeling right up to this Got'cha moment.

Here is Krista and her Mia on Got'cha day!
They look absolutely perfect together :)

Monday, May 23, 2011


Today we decided to take Mia out on our boat. I was concerned she would be afraid of the sound our boat makes. There was no wind today, temp was 93degrees F with no rain in the forecast. Well, at first she didn't care for the actual movement of the boat when it was in the water (the side to side motion), the sound didn't bother her a bit. After we were a few minutes out from the docks she looked at the water, then looked at me as if to say "this is a really big pool", she was fine after that. Mia was all lotioned up with #50 sunblock and a hat, that life vest finally situated it's self into place it seemed so huge it has a strap on the back of the neck float part and that is what I was constantly grabbing a hold of. I have to say she definately has her sea legs and had fun dancing and moving from the front to the back of the boat and back for most of our ride today.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Children's garden, 1 month home

Today marks 1 month since we have been home (in the US) with Mia, what an amazing transformation she has made. Everyday we are enjoying seeing changes in her, all for the good. She has now bonded 99% with daddy and mommy is able to have some breathing room - YAY! Not that I don't enjoy her company but atleast I can have a little space to myself now and then when daddy takes her outside or to the pool. This afternoon we were invited to a playdate at the Children's Garden with a friend/co-worker of Gordon - she has a beautiful little 3 year old girl named Madelyn. Mia played, well I should say followed little Madelyn around the garden. Not one time did I see Mia push her (as she has done to little ones before when we went to a playarea) Maybe she is starting to enjoy the company of playmates :) I was starting to worry about this pushing thing as daycare starts in August for Mia. Looks like we will get thru this phase pretty quick-fingers crossed.

I have been taking an averge of 500 pictures a day of Mia but don't seem to find the time to process many but here are a few for your viewing pleasure:)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Playing in puddles & the pool

Looking for more puddles of water to jump in-daddy just finished washing the car.

I finally had some success with pigtails this morning, give her a book on the potty and momma can do her hair :)

Today Mia spent some time in the pool after running around outside with us in the morning. Every day we spend a few hours playing in the yard and I think she has come to enjoy/expect that.

The temps here are still only in the mid 80's but you would swear it was warmer, you can't help but go into the pool everyday during the spring and summer. Speaking of swimming....how 'bout those little swimmer kinds of diapers.....what are we actually keeping in there? Maybe they are good for keeping "floaters' out of the pool but anything less than ummmmmmmmm boyant only gets watered down to seep thru them. Is commando the only way to go girls?

No way.....

She eats everything EXCEPT octopus, can't say I blame her. Ewwwwwwwwwwww.
Last night we went out to a Chinese buffet (yea, I know...I am tired of Chinese food but they do have good sushi). Gordon thought he would try one of these little suckers, after one bite he said no & since Mia was curious he handed it over for her to try. Don't you just love the expression on her face ......she is saying, ut oh no way.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Visiting with Gibby

At the water park yesterday.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yesterday and this evening

Zack, Tyler & Mia

Looks like we have quite the friendship growing here....

Taken with Gordon's cell, Zack is in the car with Mia.

Last night our friends Steve & Denise came over with their 2 boys for burgers on the grill and some playtime with Mia. The top 2 pictures are from last night, the rest are from tonight, we all went to a local pizza place for some $5 pizza and the kids got to run all over the place. Mia has taken to Zack ever since the first time they met, she follows him everywhere and he doesn't seem to mind.
I must have taken 700 photos between the 2 cameras and still only got very few post worthy shots, those kids are having some serious playtime and could care less about me trying to get some "good shots" of them.


I hven't been able to find my sweet spot in my camera lens for the past few days. Not sure if it is because my eye is irritated, I know today's reason is that my eyes are totally dilated and I am wearing glasses instead of contacts. Can you see the blur in some of my pictures???? WTH? Maybe I need a little more practice, I had put this camera down for a few months and still trying to get the feel back. Even my CS5 skils are lacking :( Still have another month off work so there will be time to brush up and get some better shots of Mia. Thinking it's time to add another lens to my collection.