Monday, March 24, 2008


If you scroll down, I've gone back and posted Thanksgiving on 11/22/07 (which I know isn't when I posted, but then it keeps it in the right chronological order!)Christmas is next, I'll let you know when I do that one.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Papoo-Fairy comes to see Sadie

For those of you that don't know, Sadie called her pacifier her "papoo". The Papoo fairy came to see Molly when she was three, so we decided to follow suit with Sadie. The funny thing is that the transition is harder on us than it has been on either of them. The main drawback to losing the papoo is that she's not napping much anymore. Now she and Molly have rest time in their bedrooms (otherwise known as "see how much mess we can make in 45 minutes while Mommy's not really looking) to give me a tiny break which gets me through the day.

The way the papoo fairy works is much like the tooth fairy. We collect all the papoos from everywhere (and I mean they were everywhere--sofa cushions, under beds, drawers, under seats in the car. . . .) and put them in a bag and hang them on the front door. The papoo fairy comes when you are sleeping and takes all the papoos to children who need them and leaves you a suprise. Sadie had requested a purple guitar and a pink teddy bear. The papoo fairy had to improvise and personalize a plain guitar with purple polka dots :-)

The whole collection of papoos. . .

Sadie's chose the gift bags for the papoos and says goodbye!

Look what I got!

It's wonderful and sad at the same time to be rid of the papoos. It was the last "baby" thing we really had left. We definitely have two big girls now!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Birthday Vacation

On the day of Sadie's actual birthday (her party was a few days after, so I guess technically I'm out of chronological order here) we went to Chattanooga (Sadie called it Chagganooga)for a mini-vacation. Kelly was off for the whole week and we decided to get out of town for a few days. We stayed in a train car at the choo-choo hotel and it was interesting to say the least. We knew we were in trouble when we checked in and saw the sign on the wall that said "We have done everything possible to soundproof the train cars without compromising their historical value." About 11pm that night, we found out why that sign was there when the very loud, rude man in the car behind us snored when he fell asleep! I'm not kidding. . . .

Despite the "tin-can" (as Kelly called it) that we stayed in, we had a great time. We visited Ruby Falls (which tested my claustrophobia), the aquarium and IMax theatre and the childrens museum. We all had a really great time together. I will have to say that I think the girls favorite part was the indoor pool at the hotel! Maybe next time we'll just get a room at the local holiday inn. . .

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Sadie has turned three and now officially thinks she is really big girl. I, on the other hand, prefer to think she is still a baby :-) She was so excited to have her birthday party at one of the local "jumpy" places. I love having parties at places besides my house, it's SO much easier and more enjoyable (for the Mommy at least!). She had a wonderful time at her party with all her friends. She was lucky enough to have all her grandparents in town for the festivities, and her cousin Reagan has now attended her first birthday party!

Reagan with her Big D

Sliding with Daddy and her buddies

Sadie's Elmo cake--for the second year in a row!! I couldn't find "Max and Ruby" so she decided on Elmo again--I guess it worked for her last year. ..

The Mayfields are back on!

Okay, so it's been awhile since an update, I know. . . .

I had decided to stop blogging because I felt like I didn't have anything very exciting to talk about. Then I realized that I have a 3 year old and a 4 year old (just their ages make life exciting most of the time) that are growing up really quickly and I'm missing out on documenting some very important moments that I would like them to be able to look back on. So, here I go again!
(oh, and my friend JMom put a link to my blog on hers and gave me the push I needed to get back on track)

Here's a short (also quite generic, I'll get more specific as I move on to the posts) summary of our lives right now--we still LOVE our new home, Kelly LOVES his new job, the girls LOVE their preschool, I LOVE being a full time stay-at-home Mommy and we are overall very happy! Sadie turned 3 in February, so I'm going to catch up the posts from there.