My mom has arrived! Maia is in seventh heaven with a grandma in the house. She took her back to the studio almost immediately and asked her to paint rocks with her.
They also spent over an hour in Maia's room playing what I imagine is every game Maia owns. I got my own time in with Mom after Maia went to bed -- we ate chocolate and played a couple hands of Bali, an almost unknown word game that is one of our family's favorites.
It's good to have her here.