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My monkey

I signed up Maia for gymnastics class.  For her age group, it consists of 35 minutes of free play — running around, jumping, swinging, etc. — and 10 minutes of circle time with the teacher leading songs, jump-spins, and somersaults.  She loves it!

We went to an indoor play space a few days ago since it was rainy, and Maia did the zip line “by self!” as she likes to say.

Moar Halloween!

It was so much fun to do family costumes this year!  Last year I kinda dressed to match Maia, but I don’t think I’ve really put together a costume for myself since college.

We wore our costumes to Tom’s work party and then again tonight for trick-or-treating.

2017-10-30 dropbox halloween 2 2017-10-30 dropbox halloween 3Maia got into the trick-or-treating after a couple of houses.  She was like, “Try another one!” and, “Baby trick-or-treat someone gives to Maia!”  She doesn’t really know about candy yet, so she was most excited about the box of crayons she got from one house.

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Maia the Totoro

I started taking sewing classes two months ago.  It’s a lot of fun!  Two weeks ago I decided at Tom’s urging to make Maia’s Halloween costume.  It was a lot of work, but it turned out great, if I do say so myself!

We debuted the costume at the zoo today.  Maia is the Chu Totoro (medium sized Totoro) from My Neighbor Totoro.  (I dressed up as Mei, and Tom was the giant Totoro.)

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Beanie checks for her tail  😀
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The tutorial I used for the costume is here.

Five little monkeys

Instead of “Five little monkeys,” Maia has been chanting:

Five little mamas jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped its head

Baby called the doctor said (sic)

No more mamas jumping on the bed!

Also, apparently the mamas on the bus go, “shh shh shh” (which I think is odd cuz I don’t shush much), and the dadas on the bus go, “tickle tickle tickle.”