For the last two years, October 18 was a day I dreaded, knowing that it would mark another significant milestone in Maya's life that we were missing. For her first birthday Sean and I made a little cake and I bought her the little elephant that you saw her carry around in the Haiti pictures. The second year I think we pretended it wasn't actually that day. So you can only imagine how wonderful it was to have her HERE WITH US on her third birthday last Sunday! It brought back all of the initial feelings of disbelief that she is actually here, actually ours.
We celebrated by going to her Uncle Adam and Aunt Amanda's house. They had created a dance party in their spare room, complete with streamers, twinkling lights, and rhythm instruments. She had a blast dancing the night away.
And, of course, we had cake.
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!
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Friday, October 16, 2009
Last weekend my mom came to town and the four of us went up north to our cottage on Lake Superior (want to rent it? check out lakesuperiorgetaway.blogspot.com!). We were thrilled to wake up Saturday morning to the first snow of the season. We bunded Maya up the best we could and sent her out. She has quite the vocabulary these days, but could only say, "Cold, Cold, Cold". After she came in, she had hot chocolate for the first time and clutched that mug like her little frozen hands depended on it.
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