Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gloomy day

So it started off as a wet and gloomy morning. Maya slept in again till 9am, not a big deal, think if I let it, this will be our summer schedule. We hung out in our jammies all morning and then Ford called and wanted to see if Maya was available today. Now, they never give ANY details, I have to ask if I want details, they never offer. I listened to the voicemail and called her back and left a voicemail saying it depends on the time/place/price, etc... Then shot her a email asking the same. She replied with "sometime later today". OK, get that, but when and what??? After many emails back and forth, she finally told me the time, client, price and what exactly it was. So I figured we didn't have any plans at all, other than I should be doing laundry and packing for our weekend trip to MI. By now it was 11:30am, Simone didn't go down for a am nap, since she slept in later than nomal. So I got her out of her crib and fed her lunch and shot Ford a email saying we are in and we will head out. She said to bring "princess dress up clothes", so once I found this out, I knew Maya would love this photo shoot. So we packed all the prettiest dress up attire we could find and I packed a lunch for Maya and off we go. Seriously within 1/2 hour, that is one thing I have down by now. I know what we need and can get all of us ready and packed and in the car on short notice. The only thing we needed was to stop at the bank for quarters for the meter downtown.

Traffic was bad, but that was to be expected. We had plenty of time, since the client requested Maya, I was able to tell them what time we could come, since it was so last minute. Which was nice, so we had plenty of time. This was a new location, but I found it very easily and found a parking spot on the street vs. having to pay for a parking garage. We arrived and asked for our contact Sasha and went upstairs. Maya got to wear a pink dress(even though we brought like 6 of our own with us)and they had some cool sparkly high heel dress up shoes she loved. She is old enough where I think she does better if I let them take her on set and I look from a far vs. me right there. So I had Simone in the stroller and walked her up and down the back of the set and Maya was having so much fun. She was modeling for a catalogue LTD and the toy was a princess case, to put all the dolls, etc in and I think it can go over the door too? Kind of like a travel bag with compartments to put toys in. Watching and listening, I think back of her first photo shoot, she was about 16months old I think?? I remember her as a little baby and now she is a 5 yr old and she gets it now. I'm not sure how long she is going to want to do the modeling thing. I want her to enjoy it and have fun with it, but with school starting, I'm not sure how much she will be able to do. We have her second evaluation tomorrow morning. So I have been anxious to get this done and also talked to our Dr. at her 5 yr old visit and she is recommending a OT evaluation through our insurance additional to the school screenings. So I hope we can work on whatever we need to work on over the summer and not just waiting till fall, in hopes that will help too. On the way home we had to stop by New Balance and get her fitted for her "cheerleading" shoes. We ended up having a very busy day, but had fun. Came home to a very messy house and lots of laundry, but tomorrow is another day....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's me!

OK, so I played catch up all night. For some reason I feel like I need to post pics from the last 6 months, since I have not blogged at all. So I went back and posted pics to try to fill in the gap. Again, I know this is not how "blogging" is supposed to work. You are supposed to blog the "day of", but I feel like I can still catch you all up on our life this way??!!

I still have to post pics for May. Which has been a busy month. Maya turned 5 and Simone turned 1!!! April showers bring May flowers. This is so true. God has blessed me with 2 beautiful flowers, which I nourish and take care for and they are blooming into these amazing little creatures! God is good! Maya keeps asking for me to have another baby girl, which is very funny, if you all remember she wanted a baby brother, not a baby girl when I was preggo with Simone. She says she is so happy Simone is a girl and wants more!!! So we will see, not sure if we will get another girl, but she will be a great big sis no matter what the gender is.

Today we went to get their 1 and 5 yr old routine Dr. visits. Simone had 2 shots and a finger prick. Maya had 4 shots and a urine sample. Maya was a rockstar and didn't even flinch. Simone cried a bit, but not long at all. They were great!

I'm dealing with the thought of Maya going to kindergarten this fall and it's so overwhelming. She is my little baby, we have this bond and it is one of a kind. The thought of her going off to school and getting on a bus and not having me hold her hand and walk her into class everyday is making me very sad. She amazes me with her personality and the way she looks at life. Her innocence and vulnerability as a little person with this whole big world ahead of her. So many choices and obstacles that await her. I know it is just kindergarten, but I know there are many moms out there who can relate. I know she will do just fine and we will BOTH get through it, but I feel once she starts kindergarten the early grade school years will just fly by. I'm going to just keep on hugging her tightly and letting her know I'm here and she can come to me with whatever she is going through knowing mom will help her and be here for her!

I will post pics of the party at Morkes Chocolate, the girls had fun!!!