Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Almost five

Well, I figured I'd jump back into blogging the easiest way I know how - with a story.

I was driving Aaron's to a play date at a friend's house this morning, and we were talking about what life will be like when the new baby arrives. I was explaining that it would take me a few weeks to fully recover from the birth, and I would be tired because I will need to wake up a night to feed the baby. His response:

"That's bad that babies don't sleep at night. I'm glad I'm not a girl because I'll never have to wake up at night to feed a baby."

I told him that was true, and explained that I planned on taking naps so that I could get enough rest.  He said, "That's okay, mama. I'll watch Hannah for you while you and baby sleep."

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday morning

Strawberry smoothie, Tiger headphones, and "Are you going to be my girl? by Jet."

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In a box...

Hannah tried on real underpants for the first time this morning.  She was so excited and proud.  Paul and I kept checking with her to see if she need to go to the bathroom. "Nothin' comin'," was her answer.  Then we made a total rookie parent mistake.

The kids often play in our basement on their own while an adult is in the kitchen.  It's easy to hear them down there, and it keeps most of the toys our of adult spaces in the house.  Hannah asked to play in the basement, and we agreed. (There's that rookie parent mistake.)  Ten minutes later, she came climbing up the stair with wet underpants.  I took her to the bathroom to get her cleaned up while Paul went to the basement in search of the puddle. 

Meanwhile, Hannah - sitting on the potty now - tells me, "Wee in monkey box."  It took me few tries, as well as hearing Paul's laughter in the basement, to realize that she found a cardboard toy box in the basement and peed in that. Not far off, I guess. But we're back to diapers today.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dear Hannah!

Let's try this again...

My little girl turned two this week. (Gasp!)  It's funny, I read something the other day that struck a chord with me. It said, "First time parents will see their 2 year old as all grown up. Second-time-around parents will see that their 2 year old is really still a baby."  It's so very true.

Certainly, Hannah can pour on the tantrums with the best of them. She can wine, cry, and tattle on her brother like no other. But she is the sweest girl - quick to apologize when she's done something wrong, always ready with a kiss, and coming out with new things to say all of the time.  Her favorites right now are: "Wait a minute!" when she has a new idea; and "Have it?" when she wants something but is not sure it's okay to take it.

This girl of mine is an animal lover. She is giddy over the dog that we occasionally care for, and is always excited about the pets at her best little buddy's house.  We'll have to get a dog or cat for her someday, to be sure.

For her birthday, she wanted balloons, cake and ice cream. And she wanted to be sung to at every meal - easy breezy.  Here are two to check out.


 (Notice the icing on her face from sneaking a fingerful while I put the candles on...)