And a new year for Maisy begins....

Giving Love at the Aspen Maroon Bells

W e had a great start to June with a trip out to Colorado to visit family in Denver and to celebrate the marriage of a very good friend in Aspen.  We had a fantastic time!  Congratulations Matt and Kim!  We did so many fun things on our trip and Maisy did quite well considering all of the moving around and schedule disruption she had

Family photo with the Urbands

Maisy and Daddy getting down with the hula hoop at Matt and Kim’s Wedding reception

Maisy was due for her 12 month shots after we got home.  She did really well!  No reactions nor fevers.  She now weighs 18 lbs and 8 oz.  She is 29 inches tall.  The doctor continues to give her a thumbs up on her health.  She is eating pretty much all table foods now, although bland.  Maisy is a bottomless pit.  She is a champion eater!!  She has 3 teeth on the top and two on the bottom.  She’s working on the 4th top tooth now.  She is doing okay with teething-  she has her moments!  She isn’t walking yet, but will take your hand and walk around that way or will cruise around furniture.  I think she could do it, if she gave it a shot, she’s just very cautious.  She’s still sleeping through the night wonderfully.  She usually is asleep by 7:30 and then doesn’t wake up until about 8/8:30 and she still takes two naps a day around 10 am and 2:30 for about an hour and a half to 2-3 hours.  She is starting to talk a little.  She says Mama, Dada, Oh Wow, Ni-Ni and Uh-oh.  She signs a lot though- so we communicate quite well and if nothing else works, she just squeals loudly- and that usually gets her point across!

We are excited that we have no trips planned for the month of July, so we are just going to relax and enjoy our new “back yard in the front yard”.  We are enclosing our front yard, because we don’t have a back yard.  We’ll show some before and afters…..

Also exciting in July is the SF AIDS walk this July 19th that Todd and I have signed up for.  This will be Maisy’s first AIDS walk.  We are very happy to be able to bring her along to join in the cause.  We are still gathering donations, so if you are able, it would mean so much to so many if you would be able to donate.  Todd needs more donations than I do-  Here is the link to donate.  http://aidswalksanfran2009.kintera.org/toddmatthews  This is a fundraising event that we have been committed to for years and really want to do our best to create funds for helping to find a cure or at least stop the spread of HIV, that affects way too many.

Us at Kim’s Wedding.  That fancy bruise is self inflicted from a heated tennis match using the Nintendo Wii.

Much love and more later- Todd, Becky and Maisy