Monday, July 22, 2013

O, what a week!

Dear Maya,

We've had lots of excitement around here this week--some planned, some not, some great, some not so hot...

Last Tuesday mommy's friend Charlotte came over to babysit you while mommy went to the dentist. You had a blast running around, swimming, playing and wrestling with your buddy Wyatt for a couple hours. You two are so well-matched in size and energy--it's really fun to watch you together.

You had had a heat rash last week and though it had gotten better, it really flared up again. We didn't realize until a second trip to the pediatrician on Wednesday that you have scarlet fever! You were in such a good mood at the doctor's office, though, even thanking him after he did your throat swab!?!? Poor Wyatt got it, too, and we're still hoping with fingers crossed that you didn't give it to your baby cousin Grace! Mommy got it as well, though without a visible rash--just a lot of itching.

We studied "O" is for octopus this week and you caught on really quickly, of course. You've also been saying more new words and phrases and making up lots of new song lyrics. The funniest example of the former was when you looked up from threading beads on a pipe cleaner, took my hand and said, "Nice to meet you" out of the blue! The funniest example of the latter would have to be when you sang "water, pool, water, pool, water in the pool" to the tune of "Jingle Bells" in the car on a hot day. Cute!

This weekend we pulled off a big surprise--a tea party bridal shower for Aunt Rhi in our own backyard! On Sunday morning, Uncle Matt got her out of the house at 9am and by the time they got back at 12:30 we had a tent, tables, chairs, cute decor, fun games, yummy food, and lovely guests waiting! Rhi was really surprised and it was a nice time. You especially enjoyed the mini croquet sets, finger sandwiches, cupcakes, and the attention from Grandma, Aunt Sue-Sue and the other guests.

Today you and mommy went over to babysit Grace for a little while so Aunt Kelsie could get some rest. Calming down after our exciting day yesterday and having to share mommy's attention with a baby couldn't have been easy, but you were SO good! You continued being well-behaved all afternoon and we had so much fun playing outside. After dinner Matt, Rhi, daddy and mommy played badminton while you ran around us giggling and having a grand old time. It was a great day!


Well, it's bedtime little darling. Love you!

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