Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Amaya's Busy, Fun-filled Weekend

Pictures, Pictures, and more Pictures
(see previous entry for a narrative update)

Amaya coming for my camera.
Amaya "eating" one of her bows. They never stay in her hair very long these days.
Amaya carrying her bunny...she never goes very far without it.
We went over to Grandma Cindy's and Grandpa Jerry's on Sunday to watch the Jets game. I always fill up Amaya's suitcase with toys when we head over there and Amaya discovered her suitcase is a fun toy in itself. She started crawling into it, so I helped her finish getting in and she was thrilled. She kept ducking her head down inside like she wanted me to zip it up, but it isn't quite big enough for that. But, the good news is, when she turns 2 we can get her one that's a little bigger and continue having her fly free. Smile, smile. Just kidding of course.
Here she is ducking her head inside. I started pulling her around in it after this picture and she thought that was sooooo much fun. Who needs Disneyland.
G and G bought Amaya this stroller for the upcoming Christmas holiday...but decided she should have it now. Why not let her enjoy it for a few extra months. What a great G and G! Amaya had a ball pushing her babies around in the stroller on Sunday. There were definitely signs these past couple of weeks that she would enjoy a stroller for her dolls. She'd put them in or on anything she could find and push them around. On a stool, on the office chair, in a box, and even at the gym in a toy grocery cart and on a little chair. I'd see on the monitor pushing a chair all over the toddler room with a little baby on it.
Having a ball.
Wow, her bow is still in. Guess she's sidetracked with her new toy.
She should enter the stroller Olympics. Here she is just a blur of speed.

I think Amaya wanted to take her baby for a walk outside. Sorry Amaya...not during the Jets game.
She was fine staying in to watch the game.
She took her babies for a walk inside instead.
Oh, daddy's hair is soooo per-ty. Guess that means the bow is no longer in Amaya's hair.
After the Jets game we headed home and I had coincidentally planned on giving Amaya some of my toys from childhood Sunday afternoon. Here she is playing mommy with her bunny and using my old Cabbage Patch Kids playpen, high chair, and infant carrier.

After she got bunny up from naptime, it was time to feed him.
Then they had errands to run.
Here is my old Fischer Price cook-set. Blast from the past! Did anyone else have this? Our neighbors Carrie and Nate were over for Monday Night Football (along with our good friend Rob and his girlfriend Kim) and Carrie said she had the same set growing up. Neato!
Amaya cooking while holding bunny. Kind of dangerous.

What a good mommy! She put bunny down while she made the coffee...
and started dinner.
Amaya piling bunches of stuff into her "new" toy playpen...
including herself.
Sooo silly.

Stroller time again.
My cpk dish set with potty chair.
Amaya back to feeding her bunny.
She must be stirring up some chocolate milk.
The meal is done, time for Amaya's baby to use the potty.

How cute is that?!?!
Yet more evidence that Amaya may be ready for potty training.
I gave Amaya one last retro toy set. Check out these Tupperware relics. Did anyone else have these? My mom had the big version. Our neighbor Carrie had these, too. Our moms must've shopped at the same store.
Such cute little cups and bowls!
Amaya had a ball stacking the cups within each other and making a tower.

I can't wait until she's old enough for tea parties!
What fun that will be!
Creatures of all sorts have the ability to share a stroller ride peacefully. The Packer and Viking fans in the room at the time did pretty good, too.
Amaya had a ball (no pun intended) watching the Packer game on Monday. I think she enjoyed our guests more than the game, though. Smile, smile. Above she has a pretzel in her hand and below she's chilling in an empty beer box. Now, if those are signs it's football season, I don't know what is.

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Riecke's said...

Oh my gosh....you had the BEST toys! I'm jealous! And how great is that that your mom saved them! Amaya is getting so big and of course still cute as can be. It's amazing to see how smart they are and growing so fast! Her stroller is quite fancy too! Wow! That's nice than Will's. HEe hee. can't wait to get them together again! Love ya!

and Brooklyn makes 3! said...

I love all the pics!!!! But esp. love the one of her in the beer box....why buy all those fancy toys? Amaya should take a part time job babysitting! I most definately can use her so Brett and I can have date night! I can't believe all your retro old school toys are still in awesome shape. I destroyed all my old toys....but I do remember the "CPK" accessories! Too funny!