And a Happy New Year
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Micaela and I went shopping. I gave our kids some hats to keep them entertained.
Attended the last Discovery Days of the year. She made LOTS of Christmas stuff.
The Longmont Museum has this train that Maggie simply must see every time we go.
She's developing the funniest sense of humor.
I finally relented and bought her some scissors.
Patrick's boss came through with the Harry & David pears! So good...
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Today would have been his 44th birthday. Happy Birthday Bri!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Mail Time. She loves to get the mail and held up a big pile of envelopes at me and said our last name! I told her we were all named that. Driving around a day later she said, "Daddy's a McCarty, Mommy's a McCarty, and Maggie's a McCarty".
During one of her nap times we sat listening to her play through the monitor. After a while it went quiet and she seemed to have settled. I want up to her room to see her sleeping. I walked in to see her bed/toys in complete disarray. I walked slowly and quietly up to her bed trying to figure out where her tiny little body had finally curled up and fallen asleep. As I got closer confusion set in because I couldn't find her! All of a sudden I hear, "I wear these shoes tomorrow?" coming from the closet. She was wearing one pair and holding another (way too small) pair in her hands. Ok. No nap today.
Maggie was a little congested so I brought out her humidifier and had to scrunch everything else on her dresser over--essentially hiding her little CD player. She was sitting on my lap asking questions about the humidifier and then realized something wasn't visible. She asked, "Where'd the singing TV go?".
Since we didn't get into Terrific Two's this month we decided on Tumble Bugs instead. I figured Maggie could use the practice in the large motor skills department anyway. She really loves this one too! Just imagine a tiny obstacle course of jumping, running through hoops, sliding, summer saulting, etc. Then onto circle time of songs (with lots of actions), funny stretches, and movements. They also do some floor mat time with a few yoga poses disguised as "cat arching", "snake squirming", "doggy". Maggie's favorite, though, is always the big colorful parachute. Now I want to do both classes come January but that might be too darn much. Should I already be overbooking my child like this?
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I was in charge of making 3 dozen cookies for our church Christmas dinner. I made 3 different varieties but thought Maggie would really appreciate the peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kiss on top. I pulled on off the cooling rack and handed it to her with great anticipation. She proceeded to tip it on its side and eat the chocolate kiss off the top. She then turned it back and handed me the rest of the cookie, requesting "more chocolate". She doesn't quite yet appreciate the greatness of this cookie. She will one day. She will.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
And she's using many more colors and in more precise ways when painting her masterpieces.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Patrick also took the day off and took his family to the zoo. We had SO much fun! It was overcast and only 50 degrees out so we practically had the entire place to ourselves. It was perfect.
She loved the reptiles:
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
The turkey hat from Discovery Days, again:
A hand print turkey from daycare:
After our big fat dinner at the Hartmans:
Friday we headed out to get our Christmas tree. This was our way of getting our season started with enough time to actually enjoy it and avoiding Black Friday nightmare shopping.
Maggie was most interested in this tiny wire tree with little LED lights on it. She put a few ornaments on it and carried it around.
She keeps calling the big tree "her" tree with "all the toys on it". So far she's nearly destroyed a couple of my childhood ornaments as she tries to play with those "toys". This is going to be a very interesting holiday season. I have to go back to watching her like a hawk.