Saturday, November 27, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The Festival of TreesWe had a wonderful afternoon. We went to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel to enjoy the Festival of Trees. Each year, the Forrest L. Flashman Guild for Children's Hospital coordinate this fundraising event, hosting 20 decorated Christmas trees to be sold, along with the lighting of the main hall tree, cookies, and Santa photos. Each tree sells for $2,500-$4,000. All the trees have a featured patient from Children's Hospital, and this year Mya was honored as one of them! What a wonderful time to share how thankful we are for the many blessings & miracles we received from her heart surgery experience. She had a great time, being a special guest at the event, she was given a ribbon necklace with a silver bell on it along with a sprinkled cookie- the mix for a perfect day! Grandpa & Grandma Tiegs helped enjoy the time together. We haven't forgotten Thanksgiving, but it was a wonderful kick-off to our Christmas Season! Please visit the website at: http://www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com/
Here is the write-up that is online and posted next to her tree, #6!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Yo Gabba Gabba!We just spent the evening seeing Mya's favorite show live, Yo Gabba Gabba. This is a newly acquired interest, we bought her a DVD for our plane trip to Puerto Vallarta... and boy was it a good purchase! At this point, it's taken priority over watching "Mya shows" of herself. I think she got her dancing & singing quota in for the day! We got to "shake our sillies out" and had a "party in my tummy!" This was our first kids show as parents that we've attended... and a very different experience! Kids were everywhere, decked out in costumes, specific headbands and hats, or carrying their favorite (& very loved) stuffed character. It was amazing to see the parents who wore the stuff too! The funny part was how while waiting in line to go to the bathroom, I realized that there were multiple people in every stall! A new experience for sure, I'm certain it won't be the last.
Monday, November 08, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
HalloweenI'm not sure who had more fun on Halloween- Mya or her parents. We had a great evening. Kayla's family, Mya's BFF from daycare, invited us to their house for dinner and trick or treating. The girls had so much fun! After we went to the first house, Mya quickly figured out the treat part of the evening. She was so excited, when Rob asked her if she wanted to go to more houses, she jumped up and down yelling, "yeah, more!" Our little monkey was out like a light after all of her trick or treating fun!
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Puerto Vallarta Vacation
We just returned from a wonderful vacation to Puerto Vallarta. It was definately different travelling with a toddler, but we had a great time hanging out and enjoying the sunshine (90 degrees every day) and the beach. We stayed at an all inclusive resort- it was way too easy to get used to, with drinks at the pool and the beach whenever we wanted them! At one time Mya told me that "My drink coming" although she didn't understand that you have to order them first! She was a super little traveller, we went into PV one day and to another neighboring village another time. We got her a little Mexican doll, which she introduced to her existing favorite dolly with hugs and kisses. Pretty darn cute. Another highlight for Mya was DANCING! She loves it! There was a kids show every night at the resort that invited all the kids on stage to sing and dance with the hospitality team. She took to that pretty quickly, and she commonly asked, "Mommy, watch me dance?" "Daddy, watch me dance?" We had a great time!