Saturday, October 6, 2012

Autumn is upon us

Dear Maya,

The signs of the season are suddenly everywhere. The temperatures are dropping. The leaves are changing and falling. We've been eating squash, wild mushroom and lots and lots of apples. You now ask for them by name and make sure to say "ap-puhl" in your cutest little voice whenever one enters your line of vision.

Yesterday we went for a little walk outside in these corduroy overalls. They were Auntie Rhi's when she was little and they were the first baby item we got when you were in mommy's belly. I'm so glad they finally fit you! While we were outside you met your first wooly bear caterpillar and only tried to poke him a little.

Speaking of being (sort of) kind to animals, you are finally starting to endear yourself to Clio. You haven't been chasing after her screaming lately--you've been gently petting her and she's almost learned to enjoy it. It's so cute when you bring her presents in the form of Cheerios, sippy cups, and even your books!

Earlier this week you had a play date with Wyatt and Emma where you painted pumpkins. The two of them spent about five minutes at the table before leaving to go play with their toys. But you, my little perfectionist, sat there for at least a half hour covering every.single.inch of your pumpkin.Your daddy was so proud!

Today mommy took you for a walk along the Rail Trail to see the changing colors. Of course you were much more interested in sticks than falling leaves. And when it started to rain on our way back to the car, you wanted to stop and try to catch the raindrops. It was cute, but also cold!


Well, mommy needs to get some sleep. Looking forward to the rest of this beautiful fall with you. Love you!

P.S. Some of the new words you've tried to say this week: cucumber, avocado, bowl, onion (food is obviously a big motivator for you), and you were finally getting closer to calling your father 'toh-chan' by saying 'toh-toh' tonight. Keep trying!

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