Saturday, May 28, 2011

Feasting

The Memorial Day Eating, I mean weekend has begun, and suddenly what we thought was going to be a quite weekend with us gardening has turned into a weekend with a ton of plans.
Today was a BBQ at my sister's place, the weather was great, the food was abundant, and the company was grand...Not to mention the kids were hysterical.
All in all ... a great way to start the long weekend..

A few pictures for your viewing pleasure.










Friday, May 27, 2011

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A little spring cleaning

After all the clothes and toys Mia had gotten for her birthday, we really need to organize..everything.
We got together all her old clothes that she no longer fit into..and put them away ..sniff..sniff..
I didn't get rid of them, just in case we have another kid,and it is a girl....


We put away all her clothes and really cleaned up her room..it looked alot better..

Then we working on the dining room which is also her play area, she had gotten a kitchen set from Magic Cabin..awesome store,and we all were stepping all over her toys..so it was time to make a change..

The before

We got a shelf for her stuff and organized her toys, again it looked alot better




Mia really liked the new set up now she could tell what was hers and what she could destroy, she is loving the new kitchen set, especially the shiny bowl that is a sink.




The kid has some awesome stuff, I actually want to play with the kitchen set myself!

The Month of May and Mia- The Actual Birthday

I wasn't kidding when I said we had been celebrating Mia's birthday for a month. Went up to Maine where she received this shirt.
which is pretty much perfect for her.

AND THEN!!!!..THE ACTUAL DAY CAME, MIA BEAN TURNED 1 YEAR OLD!!!
I did really well, I did not cry at all..but it was hard..

The day started out by us getting dress with a shirt that Grammy gave her, for a special birthday girl.



then we went to have a fun time by going to Mini Music Makers, a music class that we go to once a week...




Next we to Wholefoods to get a birthday day cupcake worthy of this cute girl...I think I got it right

The plate was made by Grammy before Mia was even born, it makes for a great tradition, I think we may do cupcakes from now on instead of a cake..we shall see.

When Craig came home, we got out her birthday ring, which has a figure of...The Murple Kitty on it.
and Craig and I said Happy Birthday to Mia




And then the cupcake eating fun began, this is only the second time in her life that Mia has had THAT much sugar and she was loving it!.







All in all, it was a great day, at night Craig read her the Rainbow Bridge Story that I had written for her.

                                                 Mia’s Rainbow Bridge Story
Once upon a time, in a forest not too far away, a Girl-Fairy was sitting on a mushroom, sunning herself on the edge of a rainbow.  The Girl-Fairy heard a voice far up in the sky, the voice of a child saying, “Please find me a family that I may play with and love.”  The Girl-Fairy sat up with a start and whispered “Who said that?” The Child showed herself, sitting on a cloud in the heavens just above the rainbow. The Child said “I did.   Please Girl-Fairy find me a family that I may play with and love.”

The Girl-Fairy thought and thought and said, “I will ask my friend Boy-Fairy, he and I will find you a family.”  The Girl-Fairy flew to her friend Boy-Fairy, who was napping in the wild flowers. “Boy-Fairy!” said Girl-Fairy, “There is a heavenly child looking for a family that she can play with and love.  We must help her find one!” The Boy-Fairy agreed, and they began their search.
The Fairies, searched high and low, over tree tops and under rocks, they peaked in windows and down chimneys, but they had yet to find a family for the heavenly child.   Until one day they saw a kitty sitting in a window, snoozing in the sunlight.

“Kitty”, the Boy-Fairy called, what is your name?” The kitty yawned and stretched, and said “Murple is my name, why have you interrupted my nap?”  “We are looking for a family for our heavenly friend to come to and play with love, do you know of any?” the Girl-Fairy asked.

“Why yes I do!” said the Murple Kitty, “The earthly people I live with would make a wonderful Mama and Dada to a little child.  I chose them to live with because I saw kindness and love in them. They take care of me, give a warm place to sleep, and feed me kitty treats.  I am very glad I chose them to live with.”

The fairies agreed that if such a couple could treat a kitty so well, that they would be perfect for the heavenly child. They raced back to the rainbow, and told the heavenly child all about the Murple kitty’s family. The Child agreed that this would be the perfect family, but how to get them to the rainbow, so that The Child could come down to earth?

“Leave that to us,” the fairies said.

That night the Girl-fairy whispered into the Mama’s ear while she slept, “There is a child waiting for you at the end of the rainbow in the forest, come find her.
The Boy-fairy whispered in the Dada’s ear while he slept, “There is a child waiting for you at the end of the rainbow in the forest, come find her.”
The next morning the early couple awoke and spoke about the whispers the heard.  They decided together to take a walk in the forest.
The found the rainbow, and said “We are here fairies, where is the child?”
It was at that moment that the heavenly child slid down the rainbow and became a baby in the Mama’s arms.  They called her Mia-Bean…  And she took her first steps right before she was One Year Old!


Happy Birthday Mia..with all my love.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Month of May and Mia- The Birthday Party

May had a lot going on, it is the month of birthdays in my family. My nephew Errol starts us off on May 2, My Father is May 5, Mia is May 18 and I am May 24...So we pretty much celebrate the entire month of May.

On May 7, We had Mia's First Birthday Party..it was at Flamig Farm and Fun was had by all, also a ton of presents that I am STILL sorting though..
The farms claim to fame at the time was the birth of their piglets


There was a super awesome tractor ride...on hay, which I didn't think we would be sitting on.
But she didn't seem to mind

And of course there was the cake
and the singing

and Mia eating her first ever, loaded with sugar desert!

The farm had a wonderful petting zoo, where Mia and her guest could roam and feed the animals.




We had amazing weather, the rain held off till after that party, and I had one wired Bean on my hands for a while, but she crashed after a day filled with animals, cake, friends and love.

The 12 Days of Bean- Month 10

Winter dragged on, other then playing, playing, and more playing, we didn't really venture outside that much, it was a pain trying to get anywhere, snow was piles way over both our head, as Feb finally finished up and March approached it looked like we were going to finally start to get some sun.

We stayed warm, and snuggly,

There was a lot of Mia and Murple napping

But honestly we really didn't do too much in march or april
the real fun began...in may

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The 12 Days of Bean- Month 9

This passed winter had more snow then I had seen in a long time, so we were stuck inside most of the time, which was funny as Mia seems to get more mobile with each passing day. We passed the time, chewing on things, trying to stand, cruising.and of course being really cute.

we set up a little gated area, so she could have a bit more freedom, she got the hang of it, and began cruising..and did really well..most of the time


We would also spend some time learning shapes and colors..which for some reason Mia thought stars were hysterical