I can’t believe that it was eight years ago today when we saw the first picture of our sweet little cue ball cutie, Wan Chun Miao. It’s difficult to believe how quickly the years have been passing, my goodness she’s a little young lady of nine already and so grown up! It’s difficult to remember a time before Maisie was with us. Our A-Maisie-ing Maisie Miao Miao is the best daughter we could have ever hoped for and the absolute love of our lives. We love you sweet Maisie!
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Maisie has never been much of a Halloween lover and trick-or-treating hasn’t held much appeal, but this year she decided that she wanted to go trick-or-treating with her friend Sarah and she actually wanted to dress up and match her. So, presenting two of the most adorable little minions…Minion Sarah and fart-gun toting Minion Maisie! The girls had fun going through Sarah’s neighborhood being escorted by Dr. Nefario (Sarah’s dad) and a banana (Sarah’s brother.) Thanks for taking Maisie trick-or-treating, she had a blast!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
How can my wee little Maisie Miao Miao be nine already??? Seriously the years are passing much too quickly for this Mama! I will say though, I love the young lady my girl has become. She is a sweet, kind-hearted, loving, fun, smart, talented, strong-willed and all-around fabulous kid and though she can sometimes drive me batty, I wouldn’t change one little thing about my A-Maisie-ing girl! This year for her birthday party Maisie wanted a repeat of last year’s birthday, but instead of just having it just be a pajama party, she wanted to extend it to an actual sleepover.
There was of course a bit of gymnastics.
And twirling around…and this was all before the sugar of cupcakes and candy!
Sarah really gets into eating her cupcake!
Maisie opening the gift from Briana.
(photo by Lisa F) A little more time was spent running through the neighborhood with flashlights and then it was time to roast marshmallows, for one last sugar high of the night.
Cute little twinnies!!
The girls laid out their sleeping bags on some mats and happily settled in to watch Despicable Me. The movie ended just past midnight and though Briana left for the night, all the other girls were fast asleep within minutes of the movie ending. We were surprised that even Maisie, who still only and happily sleeps in bed with us each night, was fast asleep too…well until 1:23 am when I thought I heard someone heading to the bathroom only to have Maisie jump into bed with me, gleefully giggling and excited to be in her “safe and comforting” place. In the morning when we heard the girls stirring, Maisie returned to the family room to join her friends.
For the first time ever, Alyssa found a food served in my home to her liking!! And yes, she did finish all ten of those donuts plus a few more she begged off the other girls. Then she topped it all off with two cupcakes leftover from the previous night. Soon after breakfast she was picked up by her dad to go to Church. Hmm…not sure if her parents will ever allow her to come play at our home again!!
It was a fun 9th birthday and Maisie loved spending time with her friends and loved all the gifts. Thanks everyone for coming to Maisie’s party and making her birthday so fun and special!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Yesterday, Maisie competed in her fourth meet of the season.
Overall Maisie had a good meet and other than her vault, (which I only caught her second vault on video and is right at the beginning of the video) she was pleased with her performance.
Vault: 8.55 ~ 9th place, Bars: 9.15 ~ 2nd place, Beam: 9.3 ~ 3rd place, Floor: 9.4 ~ 4th place. All-Around: 36.4 ~ 3rd place. Maisie displaying her Level 6 All-around 3rd place trophy and teammate Sarah displaying her Level 5 All-around 2nd place trophy. (For the eagle-eyed among you, the trophies have incorrect plates, showing AAU, not the correct USA level, so new plates are being sent) Congratulations Maisie & Sarah and to all the NMGC girls!
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Today Maisie competed in her very first optional meet as a USA level 6 gymnast. This was a huge three-day meet with over 1400 gymnasts. Maisie definitely was nervous but she still was my A-Maisie-ing girl!!
A very good start to her meet season. Maisie medaled on three events and all-around. Vault: 8.425 ~ 6th, Bars: 8.4 ~ 3rd, Beam: 8.8 ~ 9th, Floor: 9.375 ~ 1st (tied). All-around: 35.0 ~ 6th place.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Seven years ago today we saw the first picture of our sweet little cue ball cutie, Wan Chun Miao. Our Maisie Miao Miao is the best daughter we could have ever hoped for and the love of our lives. We love you sweet Maisie!
No real celebrating today as Maisie and I have both came down with colds and she has a good case of laryngitis starting. Maisie did though get a nice massage this morning with Tony to work out all her sore and tired muscles, followed by all the chicken soup and popsicles she could eat. Hopefully tomorrow we will both be feeling better.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
So here we are again, another birthday for my sweet little Maisie Miao Miao. And once again I’m feeling that the years are passing too quickly, I mean seriously, where have they gone? Each year I say the same thing, that it seems like just a short time ago when we saw her cue ball cutie face for the first time and she was just a scared little 14 month old being placed in our arms. Each year I also say that I can’t believe how grown up and mature she looks though it’s the same sweet face from when we first laid eyes on her.
Maisie is my sweet, kind, hard working, generous, smart, sassy, beautiful, caring, talented, athletic and loving girl. She is excelling in and loving fourth grade and she still loves being at her gym and is having a fabulous time training for her upcoming USA level 6 season. Each and every day I feel so lucky that Maisie’s my daughter and I adore watching her grow into the person she is and can only imagine the adult she’ll become. Though I wish I could slow down time and keep her my wee little baby girl forever, I look forward to each new day with my girl, seeing all that she is, does and accomplishes. She is my A-Maisie-ing Maisie Miao Miao.
This year for her birthday Maisie asked to have some of her favorite girls over for a pajama, candy eating, sit around the fire pit & roast hot dogs and marshmallows, chalk, play together, gymnastics, decorate cupcakes, hang around like-big-girls party. So that’s exactly what she got.
Happy Birthday my sweet little Maisie Miao Miao, I love you more and more each and every day and each and every year.
Maisie, ready to celebrate with her friends. (Thanks to Lisa for this and most of the pics in this post)
Friends with chalk on the driveway.
More work for the girls as they had to roast their own giant marshmallows.
At 10PM it was time to hand out goodie bags and say good night to her friends. It was exactly the party that Maisie had wanted but she was tired and ready for bed! Thanks everyone for making Maisie’s birthday party so much fun!
I have to share these cute pictures of Maisie at her gym.
I still can’t believe that my girl is really eight but here’s photographic evidence showing my sweet little Maisie on her birthday through the years.
2006 ~ Our second picture of our sweet little Maisie Miao Miao. Waving to us and waiting for us to come and get her.
2006 ~ Our first picture of our cue ball cutie. (she’s probably about 7 months old)