8.16.2007

Fun with Maya





I got to spend this afternoon with Maya. When she expressed that desire ("Grandma, I really want to come to your house for my rest time!"), it was OK with her mom, and definitely OK with me so I strapped her into her booster seat in my car and we headed over here.

She is a most precious little girl -- so bright and silly. I keep a little outfit here in a drawer for her (in case of any accidents or messes) and she invariably wants to 'put on that cute pink outfit, Grandma' -- so that was the first thing she did. Then she settled in for a 'rest' while she watched a few episodes of Arthur and Clifford the big Red Dog -- and then she decided rest time was over. So she found a little frog I have (a gift from a good friend in Reno) and decided it was her birthday present so we had to wrap it. So we did that. After that, we had to blow up some of those long skinny balloons and she knew I could make something fun out of them. I did - a flower. Yay for me -I'm so not creative! Good thing Maya doesn't care. Then she decided we needed treats and should make some cookies ("Please, Grandma! I'm a really good baker!") So we made some cookies and of course had to put sprinkles on at least half of them because she is the sprinkle queen.

Then we had to dance. Yup, we danced. I'm not a great dancer, as you might imagine, but when Maya says dance, I dance. About that time, her mom called and said she was coming over to pick her up and that's when my heart sank. It always does when it's time for the kiddoes to go back home. I know she belongs to her mom and dad and I would never try to interfere with that -- but I love having her here with me. She's another of those shining moments I talked about before.
A big sparkly shining moment, in a nearly-4-year-old body. What a gift.

8 comments:

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

i was happy for you to have her today! she was on my list today. glad you guys had fun.

Miss Jones said...

i love when we can relieve parents of children on the list! and special one on one time is the best. i love it. you're a great grandma! maya adores you, you can tell!!!

Kristi said...

I love that you danced with Maya! You are one fun Grandma, I can tell. How could the two of you not have fun together? :) So sweet!

Meet the Ludlow's said...

I just love reading your posts. You are so nice! Maya will always remember that you took the time to dance!

Jori said...

That's impressive that you can make flowers out of balloons. Maybe you should be over here juggling marbles for Kaitlin.;) How cute is Maya? "rest time" she is so funny! Looks like you girls had a great time. Maya is lucky to have such a sweet grandma!

Jill said...

I am so jealous that Maya has such a fun grandma so close to her that she can see all of the time. You are such a great grandma and Maya is adorable. I love how easily she can talk you into things!

Jan said...

Yeah -- she knows she can have pretty much whatever she wants from me! And I love having her around me and being able to be part of her daily life (Mason's too, of course - - but I haven't known him quite as long as I have Maya!) :) Love them both so much.

The Duenas Fam said...

maya is so lucky to have you!