Maiya is growing and developing more every day. She's been experiencing emotions such as empathy, compassion, jealousy, and separation. Many of Maiya's friends at childcare have been leaving to go to preschool the last few months. About 2 days after her best friend Lauren left childcare (they've shared caregivers since they were 11 months old and greeted each other every morning with enthusiastic hugs), Maiya started talking about missing her friends and suddenly developed great interest in a collection of stuffed animals and a doll.
The other day in the car she was talking about wanting to go home and see her friends in our bedroom, talking about chicken, baby, bear, monkey, and big monkey. We have been sleeping with them lately and I have to say our bed is getting a little crowded. Here is our sweet homecoming.
P.S. Happy Birthday to Grannie Frannie!