Maya is finishing up her third week in child care and is loving it there! She's in a family child care setting and she loves that there are little babies as well as kids her age to play with. It's been tough to be away from her for so many hours each week but I've adjusted my work schedule to be home every Friday, so we still get some great Mommy/Maya time. She's also getting more quality Daddy time since he's the morning guy who gets her out the door and drives her to child care each morning. It's pretty adorable watching her walk out the door with her backpack on, holding her Daddy's hand. Yesterday I caught her blowing a kiss to our cat, Izzy, who was on the porch watching them leave.
She's getting more grown up every day and this week has made us very happy by dressing herself each morning! She's totally obsessed with the piano and plays it at least once each day (not always with the sunglasses seen in the latest video). She's trying to figure out to how to navigate a scooter that a very generous neighbor at the park gave her and still loves cruising around the block on her tricycle. She actually loves any kind of transportation and spends most of our car rides explaining to us that she doesn't like the car anymore, she wants to ride in a bus or a truck. We're trying to work a bus or Lightrail ride into her upcoming birthday plans!
We continue to be so grateful that she's actually here with us AND that she's such a delightful little buddy. Life is good! :)
The Baby Breininger Blog
Welcome friends! In 2007 we started this blog to share the status of our adoption process. After an excrutiatingly long wait, we travelled to Haiti in June 2009 and brought our girl home on July 15. Now this blog is a place for us to share pictures and videos, give updates and brag about how wonderful she is. Enjoy!
Link to Landscape Smart Photos
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
At the top of our blog we've had our Before and After pictures from our backyard transformation, thanks to HGTV's "Landscape Smart". Thanks to the arrival of a certain adorable and very active child, our backyard has been transformed once again. Not sure how the HGTV designers would feel, but Maya thinks it's great!
Posted by Allison and Sean at 1:01 PM
There's a cable show called "Ace of Cakes" where people can request cakes in interesting shapes for special occasions. Well, now on Marshall Street in St. Paul is a shop called "The Little Cake Studio" and Sean's board president enlisted their help for a special cake in honor of Sean, which was enjoyed at their last board meeting. The image just about sums it up: Sean loves to sleep almost as much as Maya avoids it!
Thanks, Sue, for the fantastic cake! If any of you are local, give this new local business a call.
Posted by Allison and Sean at 12:26 PM
Sunday, September 6, 2009
In this clip you'll see Maya go through the stages with opera that many of us have experienced: first attempt, sadness and feigned disinterest when it becomes obvious that it's not as easy as it sounds, second attempt, more disinterest and then outright whining. I apologize that I'm not savvy enough to edit the video so please ignore/forgive the blonde in the video!
Posted by Allison and Sean at 12:05 PM