5.08.2008

Maya's List

Some of you may be aware that Chris and Natalie are off on a cruise, celebrating their 10th anniversary. That means, their two little ones, Maya and Mason, are spending the next few days with us.

As Natalie was prepping Maya about what was happening and how things would go, Maya got excited about spending the time with Grandma and Grandpa, and came up with a list of things to do while she and her brother are with us. She even had her mom write it out and Natalie brought it along when she dropped them off this morning. Either that girl has higher hopes than I thought possible, or she thinks her grandparents really love her. [and we do!]

Here's a few of the items on her list:

  • Go to Disneyland [yup, Disneyland]
  • Go to Sea World [much more possible, but not very likely as I have a wedding to play for on Saturday]
  • Camp out in the back yard. I'm not such a fan of that kind of stuff but I will tell you that I'd do it for her if I thought it would make her happy.
  • Buy a pool and a slip'n'slide for our back yard and put them into use. [you can pretty much count on that one happening tomorrow.]
  • Go to the Snow Shack for sno cones. [Another slam dunk there]
  • Sleep under the stars. [see #3]
  • Get a library card in her name. Probably will get done, I think.
  • Ride bikes in the driveway. Easy.
  • Do puzzles and build huge towers. Again, easy. Grandpa's an expert at the tower thing.
  • Go hiking, swimming and to the park
  • Make snowflakes [Grandpa is good at this -- I'm thinking it will happen.]
  • Pretend it's Christmas [what?? But maybe . . . ]
  • Make colored cookies - lots of cookies. This one sounds easy.
  • Buy tire swings. Umm -- probably not although it's a great idea. But we have no big trees so . . .
  • Watch SpongeBob. Already done. And no doubt will happen again.
  • Go to the movies. Is there anything good out that I could take her to? Ideas, please!
And there are more items on the list. She's very creative, isn't she?

I love it. I really do. That this amazing, funny, bright little girl can make lists like these and know that her Grandma and Grandpa will do whatever they can do do as many things as they can to make her stay with them fun.

So here's to a fun time with the kiddoes!

21 comments:

hoLLy said...

that maya always makes me smile! my favorite is "pretend its Christmas." how cute is that? and smart too!

Jori said...

I wish my parents were going out of town, so i could come stay with you.;) Fun,fun times!

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

you are such a good grama! and maya knows it! i love that she has ideas of what she wants....so cute!

Marilee said...

I am worn out just reading the list. You all will have a great time for sure. Oh, and thanks for always posting a comment. I love it! By the way, it snowed last night.....Have a fun day with the slip and slide and pool!

Christina said...

That is so fun! I hope you have a great time with the kids! You are the most amazing grandma- all of your grandkids sure are lucky!

Mel said...

hehe! I love the list. What a smart one that Maya is!

Natalie Scott said...

Maya is one lucky girl, not to mention Nat!

MiaKatia said...

What a fun girl Maya is! Have fun crossing off all (ok most) of the list!

Chris and Tara Mason said...

What a cutie! I should have sent Daniel and Ben down their also - they would be up for everything on that list! :)

Tiburon said...

How cute is that?!?! Have a great time!!!

Emily J. said...

What fun grandparents. You sure have a cute little grand-daughter!

Melissa said...

That little girl really knows how to go for gold!! But that's what grandmas and grandpas are for...spoiling!

my aura said...

Sounds like it will be a busy and fun few days! Here's a movie idea. It's PG, and I know Maya is pretty young, but it could be a good one. Here's a link:
http://movies.aol.com/movie/nims-island/30174/main

Sarah said...

Too awesome! Maya sure knows who loves her. I hope you all have a fabulous time while Chris and Natalie are away.

Ashley said...

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Kristi said...

You are such a fun Grandma, Jan, and Maya is one hilarious girl!!! I loved her list--Disneyland isn't too much to ask, right? :) You two are soooo sweet together and what a blessing you are to those kids, I hope you have had a great time together!! Happy Mother's Day!!

Emily said...

haha I love it! Kids are so creative, and oh so cute! I'm sure you had a blast this weekend with those 2!

Phogles said...

I second the recommendation for "Nim's Island". It's good clean fun, with just enough peril to keep it from being boring.

MiaKatia said...

Jan, could you send me your email address so I can forward it on to my mother in law so she can send you your tote? :) thanks flashingyellowlights (at) gmail (dot) com

Cammie said...

I can't believe you didn't get to Disneyland!! At least she aims high, right?!

100 Percent Cottam said...

she loved making that list! and she loves any time she gets with you guys.