Maya came to me and said “I want to sew Mummy”. It had been a while since she had said this, and so I said “Ok”. We went to the craft cuppboard and I dragged out the scrap felt box. “What would you like to make?” I asked. Maya started rummaging throught the small pieces […]
Today was an exciting day for Maya. All summer long we have been looking forward to Ballet sign-on, and it finally has rolled around. This season Maya is studying combined Ballet and Tap Dancing, and so today we bought her first pair of tap shoes. Maya tried them on (and tried them out) at the […]
While I said in my previous post that on Sunday I did nothing…this really is not true. I did quite a few things, one of which was to start Maya’s Halloween costume…..So here it is, my new project, Maya’s “Midnight Fairy” costume for Halloween. Maya has been talking about being a Midnight fairy for a […]
I have a journal that I use for designing things I want to make. I use the pages to jot notes, paste inspiration and as a place for process. It is bound hard black cover art book with many pages. Since moving to Ditmas Park Maya has claimed “The black book” as her own. Often […]
I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful, colourful gifts Maya received for her Birthday. People enjoyed the rainbow theme so much that it carried over into gift selection. Maya was delighted by her rainbow gifts. Many of which were home-made….which as you can imagine is our favorite type of present! Thank you […]
We had a fantastic day full of colourful party games and activities! Rainbow face painting, a rainbow pass the parcel, a rainbow pinata full of glitter, freeze dance and then the rainbow sparkle cup cake Birthday cake! It was an incredibly hot day and at some points we were all a bit heat exhausted….funny though […]
A BIG weekend for us, starting with Maya’s Ballet Concert. It was the 10th Anniversary of Terrace Dance Studio and because so they had gone to effort to make it especially fancy. The concert was held in the auditorium of Bishop Ford School as it has been since the first production. Maya was a star, […]
Maya wanted a bike for her Birthday, and so that is what we gave her. An eenie teenie hot pink and aqua bike. By 8am on her Birthday morning we were out on the streets of Ditmas Park learning to ride a bike. So far we have learnt that Maya can not steer, can not […]
Four years old today! Birthday breakfast in our house is often pancakes with candles which makes for one happy and adorable Birthday Girl.
On Saturday Maya completed her first term of Ballet. Parents were invited into class to see the Children receive their award, or ‘reward’ as Maya calls it. A shiny golden trophy with pink ballet slippers on it. We were so very proud of her, being so young and being able stick with it. Despite some […]
Four years ago today I was due to have Maya. Almost two weeks later I finally had her…and had someone told me at this due date point that I was going to go on to be 10 months pregnant…I would have cried….please no, can’t I have my baby now! Having had a drug free natural […]
Today at Ballet the Ballerina’s were given their performance outfit. My-oh-my what a bunch of happy little girls! Nothing could have pleased Maya more than her outfit being rainbow sparkle. Parents were invited in to class to see the girls all dressed up and standing in line. We were then given a sneak preview of […]
Maya has a chore. For doing her chore she gets pocket money. Each week, on either Saturday or Sunday, Maya folds the washers. These are the wash cloths that we use for mess and spills and dirty faces. For folding the washers and putting them away, Maya gets one dollar. What is she saving up […]
We spin a lot at our house, until we get dizzy and fall over.
This year was Maya’s introduction to Valentines Day. When I collected Maya from playgroup yesterday she had a bundle of hand made Valentines cards! One boy in particular adores her and brought her chocolate coated almonds wrapped in hand stamped heart tissue paper that he made. It could not be cuter, she had captured the […]