FINALLY! I am getting around to a new posting on the adventures of Maya! And yes, every day is an adventure with Maya! She had her first trip up to our cottage in northern Michigan over Memorial Day Weekend. She LOVED it. She fits right in with all the craziness up there. She went on boat rides, made a trip to the sand bar to play in the water and had a campfire at Grandma & Papa’s cottage. And of course got some mosquito bites too! Our neighbors up north were so excited to meet Maya and they all got a kick out of her silly personality like everyone else does the first time they meet Maya! Maya will be having a bunch of dental work on Friday, June 10th (the last day of school for Madeline and Will). She needs 4 crowns and 3 cavities filled. Holy Moly! Of course they’ll be knocking her out completely for this procedure. My poor baby is all I keep thinking! But, we know all of this is necessary. Maya has been enjoying her time at Miss Jen’s house every week. Jen is my friend from the school district who runs the BEST day care out of her home. Thankfully she had room for little Maya. She goes 2 days/week for 4 hours. She was a little nervous in the beginning but she’s fallen into a good groove now and loves her friends there. Jen is one of the few people I can trust my little one and I know she’s in great hands while she’s there. I’m sending her there so she gets some interaction with other kids and it also gives me a little alone time to run errands and get some things accomplished that’s almost impossible when I have my little firecracker around. I am beyond thankful to Jen for taking Maya those 2 days every week! As the weather has warmed up in Michigan (hard to believe), Maya has made the great outdoors her new obsession. I swear she wakes up every morning and the first word out of her mouth is, “Outside!” She loves going for walks, playing in yard, drawing on the cement with her sidewalk chalk and getting in the way of her big brother and his friends while they play basketball in the driveway. She also cracked up when she saw Lola catch her first snake (personally it grosses me out). Maya really has enjoyed going to Madeline’s track meets. She goes from one mom to another seeing what kind of snacks they brought with them. She also loves to cheer on Madeline and her friends! We had our first visit to John’s office. Maya acted like she was running the show (what’s new?). She went right in John’s boss’ office, got on his chair, picked up the phone and studied charts like she was making some big decision. Once again, Maya got a lot of laughs from everyone. We got to eat lunch with some friends there and they even put a cartoon on one of the projectors for her in the conference room. I think Maya was more interested in visiting people in their offices and cubicles! Maya has been doing great in her speech therapy! She loves her speech pathologist, Cecilia. She also loves to make Cecilia run in circles at some of her sessions! I think Cecilia is looking forward to some rest this summer! As the school year winds down and the summer is finally approaching, it’s hard to imagine that Maya has been with us almost 6 months. She’s come so far and she fits right in with our family, friends and community! What a lucky girl…and how lucky we are to have her in our lives!