TonyO and Maiya
Happy Birthday to TonyO! Today is Tony's 39th B-day. This morning, we went to the Ayala's and had chilaquiles, mmm, yum. It was muy delicioso. Then, went went over to Uncle Bill's and boxed up some of Tony's grandma's old fancy dishes. Then, Tony went to look at LCD and flat screen TV's, which is his current obsession, and then Maiya and I took a nap in the car while Tony did some grocery shopping. That's about it for today. Since we got home, I've been doing childcare, housework and laundry. I thought we might go out to dinner for Tony's birthday, but it's almost 8:30pm and he's been taking a "birthday nap" since 6:30 pm. Also, B-day wishes to my sister Gayle, and my college friend Lani, who both celebrated their 40th last weekend.
Yesterday, we went to an Easter party for Maiya's childcare. It was nice. She got 2 eggs and is walking around the house with thse empty plastic eggs. Then last night, we went to my friend Gary's wedding. My nephew Kyle was the ringbearer, so cute in his little tuxedo. I've known Gary over 20 years, which is hard to believe, but I'm so happy for him. I'm sure he and his new bride Christy will be very happy and wish them all the best! It was nice to see so many old friends at the wedding. By the way, bringing a toddler to a wedding? Not the smartest idea, if you want to eat, or have any kind of adult conversation. We left just after she vomited in her stroller after eating tons of crackers and flinging her green beans all over the floor. Next wedding, we'll plan to get a babysitter.
Now that Maiya is walking, she's everywhere all at once--and sometimes she can be a bit exhausting. At 14 months, she's very active--and is actually napping more. She decides when she wants to leave the room now, she plays by herself, loves putting things in bags, and walking around with as many things in her hands as she can hold. She's still nursing a lot--she's not showing any signs of wanting to wean, which I think is great, although nursing in public is not as easy as it used to be. Maiya seems to be acquiring more books and toys, and they are everywhere. Not just toys, but she loves ripping up pieces of paper and leaving them everywhere. This morning I counted 17 teeth, amazing. And, somehow, Elmo has become one of her greatest sources of entertainment... except for maybe this afternoon when Tony and I sang "Summer Lovin'" from Grease to her during a diaper change.
Anyways, it's a busy 3 weeks for me at work these days. I'm still working 3 days a week, but it seems like more. Ok, I've got to run. Maiya's getting a bit antsy. Always on the run. Toodle-loo!