Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kidsfaire at The University of Phoenix Stadium

Daddy holding back Amaya as she awaited her turn to meet Dora.
"Wow! It's her! It's really her!"
In awe, thrilled, and full of joy, all at the same time.
"I can't believe I am snuggling up to Dora right now."
Up close and personal.
Rubbing cheeks with celebrities.
Amaya wanted to "bunjee bounce" so bad, so we waited in line "forever" to do just that. As we were finally nearing the front of the line, the Wiggles took the stage. Amaya wanted to go "see the show," but we watched from afar. We weren't starting our wait over. :-)
Amaya enjoyed singing along. It helped pass the rest of our line wait.
Amaya getting her safety harness on.
I had to give her a lollipop to keep her from approaching the bunjee area until it was her turn.
Waiting patiently.
Finally her turn.
So excited. She kept saying, "mommy, I'm sooo excited."
Bunjee bouncing begins.
"This is soooo fun!"
Bouncing sling shot style.

Flying high.
What goes up, must come down.
Just a blur.

Our little thrill seeker flying high.
"Oh man. My turn is over." :-(
"That was soooo much fun!"
Getting in a few last bounces as they released the tension on the bunjee cords.
Mom, I'm ready for skydiving now. :-)
Daddy and Amaya four-wheelin'.
Catching some air four-wheeler style.
Disclaimer: Toddler Driver

Airplane time.
Princess Pilot
Concentrating on the controls.

Look at me. I can fly.

Amaya got to jam with DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba.

I wonder where he shops? :-)

His songs were stuck in our heads the rest of the day. I guess that means they are catchy...yeah, that's how we shall put it. :-)

Amaya enjoying the show. She sang Yo Gabba Gabba songs all the way to the car.

We made one last stop to see Sponge Bob on the way out.

Thanks Kidsfaire for the fun-filled day.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Childhood Friends

I know, I know...I haven't been blogging that often. What can I say. Amaya keeps me busy. She rises with us at 6am and by the time she goes to bed at 830pm, the last thing I want to do is blog. I am out of fuel by then and am ready to chill with the hubby for a little while, then head to bed. We are getting old. :-) We can hardly keep our eyes open long enough to see the top stories on the news. We sometimes don't even make it that long. :-) And...naptime is too valuable to blog when you only get 90 minutes a day. That is my time for a quick chai tea and then productivity. It's so much easier to do certain tasks without a toddler trying to "help." So, anyway, I was uploading photos from the last month and thought "childhood friends" makes a great theme for a blog entry. Especially when one hasn't blogged in several weeks. This way I can grab a few photos from our super-fun trip to MN, and playdates here and there and done. I've blogged. :-) I will blog again soon (in Becky bloggin' time, soon=sometime in the next month or so) and give an update on Amaya's latest. I plan to video her jammin' to her favorite group (she loves, loves, loves the Black Eyed Peas...she goes's hilarious) sometime soon and shall post that clip, too.'s some of Amaya's "childhood friends."

These 4 pics require a little explaination. Brooklyn came over to play one day last week. At first Amaya wasn't too sure about sharing certain toys, especially her Dora balloon. But by the end, Amaya was hammin' it up make Brooklyn giggle and laugh and when Brooklyn left, Amaya kept saying..."where'd Brooklyn go?" and "I want Brooklyn to come back." So sweet. Although, she still wouldn't let poor Brooklyn play with her balloon. She gave her her Dora doll, and several other substitutions...anything but the balloon. We're working on it. :-)

Amaya making Brookie giggle by jumping out from behind the rocker.

There's that silly Amaya.