Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Baybay & Baybee: Week 78 (1/30-2/5)

78 weeks old!

Ella learned how to say her name this week. She says it very quietly and with an emphasis on the "la" part. Maya sometimes tries to say her name, but mostly just smiles shyly when you ask her.

The girls got to see their Grandma Kathy twice this week! She came over on Wednesday to play while Brett and I went out together for a few hours. On Sunday, she came back for another visit with her friend Sandy.

Drawing on the dry erase board.

Grandma had a pocket in her shirt. It was amazing how many toys Maya was able to fit in there!

Not full yet!

Sandy brought Maya and Ella presents! The girls had fun playing with the gift boxes with Sandy and Kathy.  The clothes she got them have become favorite choices when getting dressed.

Taking a pretend nap.

Ella signs "sleep".

Grandma is fun to climb on.

Thursday was a productive day! Guy came over and he and Brett loaded up Guy's truck with the pieces of asphalt we dug up from our yard months ago. Three loads later and it was all gone! After that, they tackled the stove.  A while back we picked up a free stove listed on Craigslist, but it sat in the carport until now.  Our old stove worked alright, but it is huge and it was time to make a change.  They got the old stove out, the new stove in, and even got it all hooked up (after two trips to the hardware store). Yay! 

Out with the old...
Lunch was moved into the middle room so that Maya and Ella could watch the excitement.

...And in with the new!

Saturday we spent at the Holyoke Children's Museum. We met up with Benita, Sam, Avery, and Jonah, plus Chris, Kelly, Evelyn, and Olivia!  It was the first time we'd all been together in a while, and it was fun.  Maya and Ella got pretty tired after the couple hours we were there.  We ate a picnic snack/lunch upstairs before heading home.  While we were at the museum, the girls had a blast exploring parts of it, but we definitely didn't see it all. We'll have to go back sometime.

Chris spots Maya as she climbs up the mail slide.

Olivia and Ella.

Maya (and this big dog) wanted a ride in the wheel chair.

Checking out the inside of the ambulance.

Serious driver.

Maya made sure to buckle herself in first.

Ella, Maya, Evelyn and Olivia.

The 3-story climbing structure was fun.

Maya, taking a break from climbing.

Looking down from the top.

It was a really cool moment when all twelve of us arrived from different directions on the top level together!

Jonah and Sam.

Ella observing others.

Chris with his girls.

Family shot -- thanks to Benita for taking it!

Maya had a runny nose for some of the week, but it never progressed into anything more than that, and Ella didn't seem to catch whatever Maya had. With all the sicknesses going around right now, we feel lucky that the girls haven't had many bad colds or other illnesses. 

Here are some extra pictures!

Ella, doing some reading.

Maya, calling up Uncle Guy.

What could be better than sitting on Rody? Sitting on Rody in the laundry basket, of course!

Sometimes books get ripped, so we tape them back together.

Even when the papaya isn't as ripe as it could be, it's still pretty good.

On the last day of the month it was our friend Max's 1st birthday. Maya and Ella (with a little help from me) wrote this note for him.


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