Friday, February 06, 2009


The day of Mia's birthday, her China sister, Meaghan came by (if you haven't popped over there yet, you should ~ Meggie's mom posted a beautiful post about the girls and Mia's birthday).

This last shot of Mia "jumping for joy" is just too funny! You see, while we were trying desperately to get a smile out of both the same time...I would count and pretend I was going to jump real high in the air. Like mother, like daughter :)

After dropping Eddie off at the bus stop for afternoon kindergarten, Mia and I met grandma & poppy at build-*bear! We thought having a nice cuddly bear/animal from her grandparents may give their relationship a little boost! Since my parents are the only ones we allow to babysit the kids, Mia associates seeing them with mommy leaving! Not good! Even when my parents come over just to see the kids, Mia will shy away from them and stick to me like glue. I try to assure her I am NOT leaving, but it is very difficult. So, we thought this small gesture might help...
Mia was excited and thrilled to pick out an animal. Decisions, decisions - oh boy, decisions - it took quiet a while :) When "we" finally picked out this adorable bunny, she seemed very happy and placed the little heart inside the bunny. When the lady started the machine to "fluff" the bunny ~ Mia screamed and cried, frightened of the noise! I was honestly shocked (as was her daddy when I told him the story), loud noises have never scared her! I didn't realize until later that she was not feeling well! She ended up with a high fever this night that has lasted a few days. Poor girl!
I really felt awful for my parents. . . I could see how sad they were that Mia was upset. Wow, what a moment! When Mia and I got home, she was so happy with her bunny and it's croc*s! I did call my parents and tell them how much fun she was having with the bunny and she even slept with it during her nap!

wild hairdo=where her bow was!

crazy girl!

Yes, my Mia
you are
"One of a kind"!
("Can you make this into a bow mommy?")
*Mia had her 1st speech session on Thursday. It went very well and she seemed to be intrigued by the therapists bag of toys :) Mia sat on the floor with her for a while while mommy kept "busy" within her eyesight. She is very receptive to learning and repeated after her and did put two words together, "Me more" for Mia wants more, "wah apple" for want an apple - not bad for her first 3o minutes! I got a few helpful hints and plan to put them into action on a daily basis. I am so excited we have begun and I know this will help Mia tremendously.


Red Thread to my Daughter said...

love the bear idea for your parents. Glad that the first speech session went well.

I will talk to you this weekend.

Colleen said...

The photo of her jumping in the air is just adorable....oh it made me laugh! I'm sorry she hasn't been feeling well..hope she is feeling tons better!
Also great to hear her speech therapy has started and went well!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Jo! Hope you are having a GREAT day! What great pictures. It is so nice to see all the fun adventures of Mia. So glad she is feeling better and looking adorable in her new outfit :)

Shandra said...

Happy Birthday Mia! Love the sweet dress she has on. I am sure her speech will take off now. Soon you will asking how to make her stop!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I love her dress, her jumping for joy AND hugging Meggie. Great news that speech went well.