Maya turned 8 on the 13th of this month. For our religion, 8 is a big birthday. It's the age when they get to choose to be baptized. Maya is very excited for her baptism which is coming up this next weekend. Grandma and Grandpa Crop and Aunt Jessica and her family are all coming down to share in this special weekend. (It will also be my parents first time finally getting to meet Seth! He's 14 months old.)
This year, the weather worked out for us and we were able to have a little swim party for Maya. Just 4 or 5 friends came and hung out at the pool. Nice and easy and tons of fun. (Last year, during a drought, black clouds rolled in just as Maya's pool party was going to start and it poured for a couple of hours. This year it rained and was cloudy up until about an hour before her party. But luckily, the sun came out and it was a beautiful afternoon.)
Maya is such an amazing girl. We are so proud of who she is. She is such a helper and she truly finds joy in serving others.
Here is a list of some of Maya's favorite things right now.
Favorite Color: Pink and green
Favorite dinner: Chicken Paprikash
Favorite dessert: Brownies, cakes, and cookies - That's my girl!
Favorite Restaurant: IHOP
Favorite sports: Soccer, swimming, and football
Favorite movies: The Little Mermaid, Ariel's beginning
Favorite Books: Junie B Jones series and Percy Jackson
Favorite songs: Follow the prophet (primary) and So What by p!nk (radio)
Favorite hobby: Collect rocks (I am so tired of finding her rocks all over my house! ;)
She does very well in school and her teachers always have the most wonderful things to say about her. She loves her brothers. She has a real musical talent on the piano.
Maya, we love you so much and are so glad that you are a part of our family.