Pfitzauf and Maya Bee in the Alps

So much fun, so little time to write!

October 28th, 2015

I hate that I have had no time to write.  I love that this serves as a diary for Maya, and she will one day look back at all her memories!
So we left off with us hanging out at the house after her dance recital.
She next had a little folk dance show for school.  It was really cute, but really warm inside. It really was adorable.  The kids gave their all.

We capture a picture one afternoon, with the most amazing rainbow!

Maya got to be herself, a little bee,  for her gymnastic show.  It was a very sad event, as the association’s president passed a few days earlier. It was still a show well done.

And this show brought us to the end of the school year and all her activities.  We started our summer vacation going to Omi and Grandpère for the weekend. We took a quick stop at one of our favorite restaurant, sad, but it was Burger King.

We had a week of summer vacation in Grenoble, before taking off to good ole USA, so we gave sailing a try.  We had a blast hanging out at the lake.  Too bad there isn’t really a place to swim there.

They had a “Hawaiian” theme one day.

 I bought this silly little net for Maya to “try” and catch a fish.

 I should have known that she would succeed!


October 28th, 2015

So, I found a few minutes to update the blog a bit.  This Bee of ours is so busy, and I have a hard time keeping up with her! I thought that once skiing was over, things would slow down a bit.  Boy was I wrong.  It seems as though this child is constantly on vacation. Plus, I have been busy making costumes for her dance school.  They aren’t my favorite, but that is they way things go.

So, we will back to March.  She had a little exposition at her gymnastic school.  For the occasion, I made her a new bodysuit that was based a bit on a costume that I had for baton, when I was little.

So pround of our little dancing Bee, as a little mouse!

October 28th, 2015

Proud mommy moment.  Back left hand corner:

After all that dancing in 90°+ weather, some relaxing time by the pool!

Part 2 of what’s up with our busy Bee

October 28th, 2015

So, I found a few more pictures of Maya and her handy work.  She had a blast doing her projects.

Then, on the last day of her April vacation, we made it to one of her favorite things.  The carnival that comes to town once a year.  She had a ball.

Here is a fun video that I manage to get:

Serious proud mommy moment

October 28th, 2015

Yesterday, we received something that I have been waiting a long time to buy for Maya, her first sewing machine. I didn’t want any of those plastic pieces of crap out there, so it took me awhile to find one to my liking.  I first found exactly what I was looking for, of course in the United States. And finally after MONTHS of looking, I was able to track one down her in Europe.
So, without further to do, Miss Maya rockin’ her new sewing machine:

March Maddness

October 28th, 2015

So, Maya had another race and it went much better this time.  It was gorgeous out and a ton of fun!!

This first photo you need to open it in the big sizes.  Look at her mouth!!  Too funny.  At least it wasn’t snow:

 Ski Buddies!!

Bad Mommy, Bad..

October 28th, 2015

Goodness gracious, I can’t
believe how much time that I have let pass!!!!!  Since the last time that
I had a minute to sit down and write, has been forever.  I am actually
sitting in a restaurant, while I wait for Maya to finish her ski practice!!

So, since the last time
that I wrote, I have been busy with all the holidays, being a taxi driver for
one Miss Maya, and taking out the dog.

I figured that I would
catch up on my blog, since I have a sick little girl home with the stomach flu
and can’t do much, besides a ton of laundry.

Couple of photos of our
little growing lady:

Since I last wrote, the end
of November, we celebrated Thanksgiving at our house with friends.  It was
delicious!  Still not home, but it was a good time! We were stuffed.  After we ate we took a walk to walk off our
dinner, in our favorite place.

Next day we started
decorating the house. 

Maya trying to help

Then we
were off to our annual St Nicolas fete. 
It was a little sad this year, as one of our good friends lost his 40
year son to a brain hemorrhage.  Also, quite
a few of older friends were suffering from health problem, so it was quite
small this year.  The kids still had a
great time!

Maya dance
class open the doors to the parent once a year to demonstrate what they have been
learning, since the beginning of the year.
They also
had a private holiday party for the whole dance, which the parent weren’t

Her ice
skating did their holiday party.  She
gave her Christmas dress from last year to her good friend and Gammie got her a
new one, so they were the Santa twins!! 
Even the moms had a bit of fun and got their faces painted too.

We did
quite a bit of cooking too.  Seems that I
have become some sort of cupcake queen. 
At the end of November, I made 40 for her class to celebrate her
birthday.  Then 50 for her Christmas
market at school to be sold to make money for her school, and 50 for Jean-Marc’s
work.  Plus we made cookies for her
teachers for Christmas.  Maya was a great
help and a lot of fun!!She call the Hershey kiss cookies the Gammie cookies, as
she remembered making them with Gammie the last time that we were home for

Miss Maya
Bee is very fashion conscientious.  From
the tip of her head to tiny little toes. 
Her latest thing is combing her hair straight, which kills me, as I love
her beautiful curls. Which aren’t as curly, as her hair get longer, sniff.  Here is my little goof ball showing off her

Maya dressed a lot for the holiday!

Our visit with Santa in town!!

seemed to really sneak up on us.  I was
very unprepared, as we planned to take of the day after Christmas to spend 10
days in Val d’Isere skiing.  We had a
nice, quiet, Christmas at home. The best part was we had lobsters for our Christmas dinner.  They were delicious!!


Here are
Maya and Daddy playing with their Christmas gift from Santa. LEGOS!!

We had our
good friends the Richard’s (Coco, Olga, and Eva) come and ski and celebrate New
Year’s with us.  Oh yeah, I forgot that
during all this, I rip the tendons in my left knee during all of this, so there
was no skiing for me for most of the vacation. 
I did manage to hit the slopes a bit. 
Maya had a great time Eva.  They
were excellent.

Maya has
started competition skiing this year. 
She goes 2 days a week to our local ski station the 7 laux and skis from
3 to 4 hours.  She does this with the GUC
Grenoble.  She is doing well, but prefers
to do jumps and boarder cross than slalom racing.  I usually go along one of the days, so the
pooch can get his snow fix too.

We went
with Maya dear friend Elise and her family to see Disney on Ice.  Lesson learned this year, if you have seen
Disney on Ice the 2 years before in United States, it is the same one two years
later in France.  It was still fun to see
and was a great time.

So, now we
are on vacation (I know, again?!?).  We
rented a place at the 7 laux, because Miss Maya Bee has her first ski
race.  Unfortunately, for Maya she came
down with a huge stomach flu the Thursday before the race, and was very ill for
2 days.  Then mommy came down with the
very same stomach flu, the day before and was sick all night.  So, when preparing Maya for her race, Mommy
forgot to put heated pads in her ski boots. 
So, of course it was freezing during the race, the poor things toes were
killing her, so her first race experience was not the greatest.  On top of everything, I had to miss seeing
her first race, as I was keeping the toilet company. 
We had Maya’s
good friend Elise and her mom come stay with Mommy and Maya during the week,
since both Daddy’s had to work.  It was
great fun.  Except when the dang dog came
down with the flu too. 

So, that is
the latest from the crazy life of one Miss Maya Bee!!

Dear Maya Bee,

October 28th, 2015

Dear Maya,
You are now my beautiful, grown-up little girl.  You turned 6 recently, and you are as busy as your nickname.  This pas year has been amazing.  The beginning of the year, you should off some mad skiing skills.  You also did very well at pony riding, but I could see that it was not your first love.  Your heart belong to dancing and you did great.  School was tough last year, but you are handling it like a champ this year and are now completely bilingual in French and English.  You are always eager to go to school, even when I offer for you to stay with us and your grandparents for lunch.

You are still swimming from time to time with daddy, but it is tough with your busy schedule. You started the year with ice skating, gymnastics, and ballet 2 times a week.  Now we are in the winter season ( which is turning out to be not so great) and you have taken away one day of ballet and added 2 days of competition skiing.  We will see how it goes this year and may cut down later. You are still a great skier, but as I said, you are getting some tough lesson, due to the snow is more ice. 

for mom

October 28th, 2015

Welcome to the family Flambeau!!

October 28th, 2015

So, Daddy and Maya finally broke down mommy, by introducing to a calm, sweet, little guy that we call Flambeau.  He is a doll; it was love at first sight!! So, without further to do:

 I think that he likes it here and trust us, you think? LOL

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