Maya turned six this week and I laugh that I had to erase five before typing in six. I’m still getting used to the idea that she’s gotten older! She has really sprouted up this summer and needed all new shoes and clothes for school. She’s gotten very picky so we went on a special time last night to try on things to make sure she likes them. She likes shoes that are wide and clothes that are soft with few seams and decals. She decided on some brightly colored sketchers and soft jeggings from H&M. She still likes her hair short and loves playing house and school with her brothers.
She wanted her birthday party on her birthday, a Wednesday so we had planned to meet a couple of her best school friends Lilly, Camille and Ava at the pool. Unfortunately we got rained out so instead they came and played at the house with the cousins Alice and Benji too. I made her a Octonaut pinata and an ice cream cookie cake. I thought ice cream cake was good, but man ice cream cookie was so much better! We tried playing water balloons and four square but mostly they just enjoyed jumping on the trampoline and playing. I was glad Grandma and Aunt Beth came too as it was tricky to have a party with out any help! I miss having my brother Justin and his wife Jen around. They moved to Charleston for med school and they used to always come for birthdays and even most Sunday dinners. Here’s some pics from the fun:
For her birthday Maya wanted a three wheeled scooter and a gymnastics mat. She’s still doing gymnastic tumbling and can do five or six backhand springs in a row. She says she doesn’t like how hard she has to work at gymnastics but she likes being able to do the tricks and prepare for performances. Its a good lesson early on that hard work pays off! She starts first grade next week and is doing French immersion like Ari. I’m a little nervous for her going all day but I think she’ll get used to it soon enough! All she has been talking about is how funny her French teacher is and that she gets to ride the bus to and from with Ari and her friends.
Here’s Maya’s stats at her check up: 55lbs 90%, 46.5 in tall 75%