After a couple of outings with Maya which turned out to be sort of fiasco's, we were wary in taking her out. But for the past weeks, she seemed to have grown up and not behaving as cranky as she did before. So, we decided to 'experiment' once again. After all who could resist the last few sunny weekends of Michigan?
So, we ventured into the downtown of Birmingham. This is one of the posh cities around and the downtown is quite lively and entertaining. Shops lined on both sides of the narrow Woodward avenue and Maple road provide good Window shopping opportunities - but they are most harmful to the pocket for these are some of the most expensive botiques. This is the favourite hang out for teenagers, so we got to see
some nice 'kuttis' (babes) in 'kutti' skirts and tops :) - the latest and weirdest fashions too.
We showed amma the city hall where we applied for Maya's passport - and of course this warranted a photo (there ... in the distance you can see Amma with Maya)
What did you say .... you want a close up - okay here goes ...
Maya was most well-behaved that evening. Though the Mr. always maintains that she is most well-behaved when outside... all her 'true colors' are limited to inside the home. As soon as we landed in downtown, it was here feeding time and she promptly dropped to sleep even before she completed her bottle. Which gave us some free t
ime to go around looking at the shops in 'peace'.. We 'binged' that evening, sauntering into chocolate shops and cupcake stations - sampling and eating all the goodies we laid eyes on...
Greedily the Mr. and I ordered Thai takeout and also went into Panera Bread for a soup and sandwich(I had been wanting to take amma to Panera Bread since a long long time) - which of coursed proved to me much more than we would eat, so the Thai served as lunch next afternoon. (Good one less time to cook .. hee hee).
Maya, in the meantime, had a wonderful time -trying to pick all the flowers she could lay eyes.. oops maybe hands on. See her trying to do a back somersault here.
Soon, the cold winds started to creep in and it was time to leave. So, after making sure the little madame was snug and warm,
we started back home .. It was a nice and fun outing. Maya earned some nice compliments too..."Oh! she is a precious isn't she?" ..."Oooh! look at all that lovely hair!".
I hate coming back to work on a Monday. I miss her so much. It is so much fun these days being with her, playing with her and listening to her non-stop jabber. Oh! she "talks" so much that her dad has to ask her to keep quiet to speak to anybody in the house... ha ha ...